Why I’m bothering catching up

So I’ve fallen behind. New shows have ended their summer season and I’ve not even gotten around to posting my reviews of the pilots. For a moment, I thought “why bother?” To some degree, I keep this up at all because it has such a long history. Tomorrow will be the ninth anniversary of the first TV review on my pre-blogging blog.

But then I realize that I rely pn this blog for my own reference, to remind myself what I saw and what my impressions of it were. So here’s a few quickies:

  • Rizzoli & Isles: in this TNT  action drama, a lady cop and her lady forensics friend – yes, this is a female-targeted program in a number of ways – face the bad guys, including the serial killer who is stalking the cop. Remember how Silence of the Lambs was aggressively creepy but it had a lot of really good stuff that made the creepy parts both good and meaningful? And remember how the sequel just had the creepiness? This is the latter. Watched episode 1, didn’t continue.
  • Covert Affairs: a perky CIA trainee gets thrown into big-time spywork and internal politics before she’s ready in this USA Network hour. In the big reveal at the end of the pilot, the boyfriend whom the lead thought had abandoned her turns out to still be around, still carings, and involved in something bigger that we do not yet understand. Airs right after White Color where, in the big reveal at the end of the pilot, the girlfriend whom the lead thought had abandoned him turns out to still be around, still caring, and involved in something bigger that we do not yet understand. DVRed a couple episodes and watched them since the pilot, but it’s not compelling.
  • This year’s Emmy awards ceremony was actually a pretty good show, starting with a really strong opening, with Jimmy Fallon, the cast of Glee, and various other TV folks performing “Born to Run”. It was so well-tuned, well-timed, and nicely bouncy. It was so good, in fact, that I’ve been bugged ever since by one missed opportunity. Sure, Fallon was doing Bruce, but for that one moment where The Boss suddenly shouts out “1-2-3-4” to note the break from instrumental to lyrics? That shouldn’t have been Jimmy; that should’ve been taken by Sesame Street‘s The Count. With the high energy level of that moment in the song, to have launched him onto the screen for just those three seconds would’ve been epic.
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