Friday, January 21, 2005

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.

7 Comments:

At 2:35 AM, January 21, 2005, Blogger Jack's Shack said...

I am a big fan of "Lost" as well.

 
At 9:22 AM, January 21, 2005, Blogger Kristi said...

Don't you just love Arrested Development? I've watched it since the beginning and have been begging people to watch it so it doesn't get cancelled. It's one of the few shows I even bother to turn on the TV to watch. I'm still torn on who my favorite character is at this point, but I think it might have to be GOB, although my "star crush" is actually on Jason Bateman.

How's that for being a complete dork?!?

 
At 1:57 PM, January 21, 2005, Blogger Andrea said...

Michael Vartan is yummy. Greg Grunberg is very attractive.

Danny IS a loose cannon. He won't last long. The right decision was made. Carolyn, Donald and George seemed to have learned a lot from the previous two seasons, too. They understand how these people think and how they act. At the beginning of the episode when Donald introduced himself in voiceover ("I'm Donald Trump") I thought, "Duh!" Who doesn't know Donald and why is anyone watching if they don't know who Donald is. Furthermore, does someone like Donald really NEED to introduce himself? I guess not everyone knows who he is. Some people don't have TVs. I thought that story about him paying the deed to that couple's house was cool.

I watched Joey last night fogetting that The OC was on. Joey is funny and yet it's bad. The OC is funny and good. I will acquire the episode I missed.

I missed Scrubs this week. Next week is the Colin Farrel (sp?) episode. I WILL be watching.

Arrested Development... well, you know my thoughts on that.

You know what I watched last night that I haven't seen in years? ER. Usually I do last minute instant messaging and get ready for bed after 10 but I stayed up. That show is so good! The has the cast changed a lot (but cutie Noah Wylie remains). Sarah Gilbert is now playing a resident? The guy from A Walk to Remember and Linda Cardillini from Freaks and Geeks are in it. I watched thinking, "This definitely isn't Scrubs."

I'm done.

 
At 2:48 PM, January 21, 2005, Blogger Edgar said...

What is a Kvetch?, a Spaniard asked.

 
At 3:47 PM, January 21, 2005, Blogger Passionate Life said...

Lost is good. Boston Legal is great. But the best show on TV hands down is the Bachelorette!!! If you want to see exactly how not to date and the worst mistakes people make and the flip side, what really works, this is the show for you. Its real people with real emotions who are (mostly) looking for real everlasting love.

Jen, this years Bachelorette is a genuine sweetheart of a girl who is looking for the real thing. It's very telling how our instinct sometimes overtakes our common sense. Like Jen's attraction to the guy who carried her down the steps who is a hunk. She is stirred by him but ultimately she will (hopefully) realize he is NOT the guy for her. On the other hand my bet is on Ben (I think he is from Colorado) the quiet guy with the twinkly eyes and sense of humor underneath his smile. (Maybe I am biased towards guys named Ben.)

Watch and learn.

http://abc.go.com/primetime/bachelorette/

 
At 8:48 PM, January 21, 2005, Blogger Julian said...

I love LOST! What do you think about Walt's powers? And the whole Polar Bear looks like he made it corporeal from the comic book. Was it unleashed after Dad threw it in the fire?

And what about Point Pleasant? Marti Noxon is part of it. I tivoed it. Didn't want yet, but I will this weekend.

 
At 10:06 AM, January 22, 2005, Blogger Plantation said...

For a guy who used to watch friggin EVERYTHING, do you realize now that I've lost interest in ER and with no Survivor on, and with Am. Idol (shameful admission) being so ratings-conscious, no Sex on HBO, no Curb either, I'm now down to ZERO TV watching? Been thinkin' of posting these very thoughts. Hmmm...if I do, I'll give you due credit.

 

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My Urban Kvetch: FWIW: TV THIS WEEK

Friday, January 21, 2005

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.

7 Comments:

At 2:35 AM, January 21, 2005, Blogger Jack's Shack said...

I am a big fan of "Lost" as well.

 
At 9:22 AM, January 21, 2005, Blogger Kristi said...

Don't you just love Arrested Development? I've watched it since the beginning and have been begging people to watch it so it doesn't get cancelled. It's one of the few shows I even bother to turn on the TV to watch. I'm still torn on who my favorite character is at this point, but I think it might have to be GOB, although my "star crush" is actually on Jason Bateman.

How's that for being a complete dork?!?

 
At 1:57 PM, January 21, 2005, Blogger Andrea said...

Michael Vartan is yummy. Greg Grunberg is very attractive.

Danny IS a loose cannon. He won't last long. The right decision was made. Carolyn, Donald and George seemed to have learned a lot from the previous two seasons, too. They understand how these people think and how they act. At the beginning of the episode when Donald introduced himself in voiceover ("I'm Donald Trump") I thought, "Duh!" Who doesn't know Donald and why is anyone watching if they don't know who Donald is. Furthermore, does someone like Donald really NEED to introduce himself? I guess not everyone knows who he is. Some people don't have TVs. I thought that story about him paying the deed to that couple's house was cool.

I watched Joey last night fogetting that The OC was on. Joey is funny and yet it's bad. The OC is funny and good. I will acquire the episode I missed.

I missed Scrubs this week. Next week is the Colin Farrel (sp?) episode. I WILL be watching.

Arrested Development... well, you know my thoughts on that.

You know what I watched last night that I haven't seen in years? ER. Usually I do last minute instant messaging and get ready for bed after 10 but I stayed up. That show is so good! The has the cast changed a lot (but cutie Noah Wylie remains). Sarah Gilbert is now playing a resident? The guy from A Walk to Remember and Linda Cardillini from Freaks and Geeks are in it. I watched thinking, "This definitely isn't Scrubs."

I'm done.

 
At 2:48 PM, January 21, 2005, Blogger Edgar said...

What is a Kvetch?, a Spaniard asked.

 
At 3:47 PM, January 21, 2005, Blogger Passionate Life said...

Lost is good. Boston Legal is great. But the best show on TV hands down is the Bachelorette!!! If you want to see exactly how not to date and the worst mistakes people make and the flip side, what really works, this is the show for you. Its real people with real emotions who are (mostly) looking for real everlasting love.

Jen, this years Bachelorette is a genuine sweetheart of a girl who is looking for the real thing. It's very telling how our instinct sometimes overtakes our common sense. Like Jen's attraction to the guy who carried her down the steps who is a hunk. She is stirred by him but ultimately she will (hopefully) realize he is NOT the guy for her. On the other hand my bet is on Ben (I think he is from Colorado) the quiet guy with the twinkly eyes and sense of humor underneath his smile. (Maybe I am biased towards guys named Ben.)

Watch and learn.

http://abc.go.com/primetime/bachelorette/

 
At 8:48 PM, January 21, 2005, Blogger Julian said...

I love LOST! What do you think about Walt's powers? And the whole Polar Bear looks like he made it corporeal from the comic book. Was it unleashed after Dad threw it in the fire?

And what about Point Pleasant? Marti Noxon is part of it. I tivoed it. Didn't want yet, but I will this weekend.

 
At 10:06 AM, January 22, 2005, Blogger Plantation said...

For a guy who used to watch friggin EVERYTHING, do you realize now that I've lost interest in ER and with no Survivor on, and with Am. Idol (shameful admission) being so ratings-conscious, no Sex on HBO, no Curb either, I'm now down to ZERO TV watching? Been thinkin' of posting these very thoughts. Hmmm...if I do, I'll give you due credit.

 

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