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What I've Been Watching...

Okay, so you probably don't care, but it is as good a topic as any, and it gets me typing. :)

I like the new Leverage. I spaced on it Sunday and totally forgot about it, but I saw it Tuesday when they reran the pilot and then the new episode. Both were really sweet -- in the sense of cool, good, well-done. Tight acting, good writing, excellent cast. I think it is going to be one of those that I watch regularly. I've liked Timothy Hutton as long as I can remember, and I liked Christian Kane in Angel even though I hated his character. The premise sounded a bit odd, but I think they pull it off. After two months of waiting for it, I am glad it wasn't a disappointment.

On the other hand, I was not happy with the Monk Christmas special when I finally go to see it last night. The plot was going along fine, and I was enjoying it, and then BANG! Here's everything you need to solve the case in a two minute monologue by a minor character. I think Newell was right...they got busy with the character part of the story and forgot about the plot. I hate it when a show has to resort to a Star Trek ending -- don't get me wrong, I loved Star Trek...but how many episodes on all of the various permutations ended with a deus ex machina style save in the last ten minutes?

The Starter Wife surprised me. I like Debra Messing, so I decided to give it a shot, but I didn't expect to get so wrapped up in the series. We became really invested in the characters. The quirky collection of people in Molly's life are really greatly realized. Really looking forward to tomorrow's finale with mixed emotions. I want to see what happens, but I will miss it while it is on hiatus. If you haven't seen it -- for whatever reason -- tomorrow is a marathon of the season. Highly recommended.

That's enough for now. :)


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ext_153983
Mar. 17th, 2009 03:54 pm (UTC)
Starter Wife?
I don't like Debra Messing very much, even though I think she's 'kinda cute'. Ned and Stacy was her peak, and it's been downhill from there. However, Starter Wife seems to have some merit. I will not watch it on purpose, but it's probably a good show for some.

Leverage, GREAT!

And you say that Monk's going the way of all good shows? What's to happen to TV. Will there be TV after Monk?

Willie C
(Anonymous)
Mar. 17th, 2009 04:41 pm (UTC)
Re: Starter Wife?
Yes, they have announced that the final season of MOnk starts in June. Only 16 episodes to go. I think that TV will soldier on, but it might limp a bit. ;)
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