May 2010 Archives
I should probably be more ashamed that I watch, and laugh, at this show every week, but there is something about this drunken group of friends that somehow appeals to me, even when they are doing ridiculously stupid things. I mean, this isn't exactly groundbreaking television, but it doesn't make me want to bang my head against a wall in the way that watching the Idol results show does, so I'll take it.
Tonight, V ends its first season nearly as hollow and uninteresting as it was when it began it. I know it was a surprise to no one, but it's really a shame FlashForward lost the ABC renewal game to V. FlashForward was a cluttered, unfocused mess, but FlashForward was still a much better show than V.
Oh, House. I love this show, I really do. I even still love the character, but this season just killed me. I hated it so much I barely care about tonight's finale, and not even a tease that a staffer will be leaving PPTH in this episode has my interest piqued, because normally I'd root for Thirteen to leave (even though that will never, ever happen), but I'm so ambivalent about everything House these days I don't even hate Thirteen anymore! And what do I have to live for if not hating Thirteen?
Gah! A lot of stuff is going down on Wisteria Lane. Half the street is in some kind of physical danger -- possibly all of it, depending on the size of the bomb Angie is building for Patrick. Theoretically, Patrick wants it to blow up some clearcutting loggers, but now that Angie's warned Gaby via the old "note-in-the-lasagna-eaten-out-of-the-trash-by-hungry-kids" trick, Nick is on his way (and possibly the police, because Gaby doesn't always follow instructions), and Patrick might have to set off the bomb to keep his entirely hostage-based family unit intact. ...Well, intact in spirit.
It's the season finale of Smallville! Sadly, it's not the series finale, because while we're not sure this is the best note for the show to go out on, we have no guarantee that next season's finale will be any better. And unless there's a major game-changer tonight, which we doubt, next season will be more of the same old, same old, with Clark and Lois pretending to be in love for continuity's sake, even though they have no chemistry and no reason to be dating other than proximity and attractiveness, and Chloe on the sidelines, possibly dating a snarky Green Arrow. So unless they put one of these people out of their misery, we can already see where this is all going.
It's the season finale of Supernatural, and we're taking bets on which Winchester will die. C'mon, you know it's gonna happen. It's an annual tradition, practically, and since it didn't happen last year thanks to some Godly intervention, we're doubly due. Will it be Dean again? Sam again? Half-brother Adam, who's also going for his second? Or will they throw us for a loop and kill Bobby Singer for the first time? That would be a real kick in the pants, especially since he just got the use of his legs back, but then, he did recently sell his soul to a demon. I forget, does Dean's deal with Death come with any life insurance for anybody?
There are only four hours left and Jack Bauer is still rogue! Oh no, is that enough time to get him un-rogued?! If you're familiar with this show you know that the next two hours are probably just going to be set-up for the batshit two-hour finale, but considering tonight's installment makes up a fourth of the final 24 episodes ever, I'll be watching. Even though I know nothing's going to happen.
Happy Mother's Day, mom! Your present is that this sub-par Amazing Race season is finally over! Downside though is that it's the worst kind of finale: the predictable kind. Brent and Caite may have come in first at the end of the last leg, but the cowboys are winning this, and they have clearly been winning this all season. They're sweet boys and I'm happy for them, but I'd prefer some ambiguity as to who's going to win. Just some.
Tonight is the season 4 premiere of Friday Night Lights -- well, at least it is for those of us who didn't have the opportunity to watch it during its DirecTV run this past fall. When last we left this show (and you can watch the finale again here to refresh your memory) the town of Dillon was splitting its teenagers into two districts with the lion's share of talented football players staying at Dillon High, while a ragtag crew were being shipped off to East Dillon with Coach Taylor.
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