FWIW: TV THIS WEEK
For what it's worth:
I don't think I've fully followed an episode of Alias since the first season. Michael Vartan is indeed very hot, but I would give him up for Greg Grunberg in a flash.
People on the Apprentice should not cry. Magna is a stupid name: it reminds me of Dr. Evil saying the word "magma" over and over again. Net worth is an even dumber name: it is actually two names of one syllable each, and evokes only money, no heart. Every season they have people who look the same. Bill=Kelly=Todd and five different guys on this season. I also loathe the product placement...it's not even remotely subtle anymore. I do like Danny the Guitar Guy, though. He's a bit of a loose cannon, but he's fun. If he'd only learn to listen to other people...but I suppose that's too much to ask for.
It really bothers me that I don't care more about Joey. But I think it's Drea DeMatteo's fault. I just don't enjoy her overacting. (Plus, she shares a face with Portia DiRossi, and that scares me.) Joey Tribbiani we are used to. But his sister is useless. And then there's that other blonde woman, who's also useless. And I think among the other five Friends, Joey was cute. But on his own, he's just a jerk--a sexual predator who thinks only about himself and the next conquest. Not very nice. And not funny at all.
I love Lost. All of the acting is stellar, drama and comedy together, flashbacks informing you that there's no one main character and that everyone has a story...but why are they all good-looking, except the fat guy who they clearly use as comic relief in the tenser moments? That kind of offends me. But as long as they keep hiring Buffy writers, I'm ok with it in moderation. But what is up with that gi-normous polar bear on the tropical island? Will we ever find out?
Scrubs makes me laugh. I love Janitor. And Dr. Cox. And of course, Dr. Dorian. I can never see the jokes coming, which makes me appreciate its random zaniness all the more. (OK, I almost never see the jokes coming--I am good.)
Arrested Development is my new dream. I dream to live it, be on it, write for it, accept awards on its behalf...it's just a great team of actors that anyone would be lucky to work with. I hope they all know how lucky they are. Especially Portia--if it were by face alone, she could be on Joey, floundering, instead of with Ellen, flourishing.
No worries. I still love the host of the Daily Show. But that goes without saying. (And that's mostly because according to the terms of the restraining order, I'm only allowed to mention him by name three times in any calendar year. So I'm saving them up.)
That's all for me right now. An ep of AD and then off to B-E-D.
A wonderful weekend to all...and maybe this weekend, I'll finally get the time to write up a considerate account of last weekend.