I’ve been a hectic boy lately, writing, editing, supporting Licensable BearTM, cutting deals, fulfilling my duties as a would-be juror, discussing my private measurements with Peter David, and making love to any beautiful lady who insists. Admittedly, that last doesn’t take up a lot of time. (No, wait… that came out badly. It would, if they did, but they don’t, so it doesn’t!) So if I’m posting infrequently, chalk it up to a combination of that and the fact that all of the shows of the new TV season have launched, and thus the core goal of this blog has been fulfilled. In fact, we’re already coming up on mid-season replacement shows. Just saw an ad with David Paymer playing a mob boss. There’s some interesting, unobvious casting, but Paymer has such strong acting chops I’m sure he’ll make it work.
- Other TV things worth noting:
- About the only thing truly worth laughing about on this week’s Life With Bonnie was when Bonnie said something about how she would never kick anyone out of her house. Really makes you wonder what happened to the daughter she had last season!
- I have trouble believing that Joan of Arcadia, which has been embraced as a life-affirming show, will seriously start playing with the thought that it is the devil, not G-d, who she is talking to (despite hints in that direction). As such, the last couple episodes where she followed G-d’s requests that she act in destructive and disloyal manner look to be merely poorly thought-out episodes. In the lastest episode, she gave someone hope, but if you pay attention, the hope is false, and hardly worth the destruction she caused by not standing up for what was right.
- Karen Sisco is off the schedule for a while, to return in March. I’ll miss it in the interim (despite a bad last-episode-before-hiatus; the whole all gay folks are fabulous spate that’s on TV now is getting quite tired, and the gay killers on this show just pushed it over teh top. Only Will &l Grace‘s thoretically homosexual lead is fighting against that, and that by merely being mostly fabulous rather than completely so.
- The BBC America version of Faking It is back, yay! They started off with an episode looking at the effect that having briefly faked a career had on their first season players, just hte update I wanted. If you have yet to discover this show (particularly in the BBC America version, which is superior to the U.S.-produced version), do.