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Or "Why the shows that don't suck need our support to continue not sucking."
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"I'm not advocating violence. I'm just saying it works and I highly suggest using it."

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Ok, so Bionic Woman is disappointing. They are missing the witty dialog that makes a Sci-fi genre show great. It's too heavy. It has it's moments, but they are so few and far between that I'm losing interest - FAST. Unless they import some Weadon-esqu wit into the writers room, they're not going to make it.

On the other hand, right after Bionic Woman is a show called Life.
If you haven't seen it yet, you can watch the first four episodes on NBC's website here.

The plot is thus: Charlie Crews was a cop when he was sentenced to life in prison for a double homicide that he didn't commit. He was in maximum security prison for 12 years when the evidence was reexamined and he was exonerated. The result was a "settlement" that included an undisclosed amount of money and reinstatement in the department as a Detective. Now he's adjusting to life on the outside, enjoying his second chance at living, and secretly working to solve the crime he was accused of.

Yes, there is a bit of formula to it, like any cop/detective show - there is the mystery of the week, and there is story arch mystery of the season. However, Charlie Crews (played by Damian Lewis) is perhaps the most interesting, in depth character that I've seen on a television show in the past 5 years. Obviously, being in prison for 12 years is going to change a person. How would it change a man who is sworn to uphold the law? This show answers that question with humor and realism.

It's got all the wit that Bionic Woman is lacking. I can't recommend it enough.

And the saddest part is, at the rate NBC is advertising it and people aren't watching it, it's going to be ANOTHER one of those shows that people discover on DVD after it's canceled and wonder why the hell it was canceled, like Firefly.
Yeah, I'm enjoying it like I enjoyed Firefly. That should tell you something right there.
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So, inspired by tonight's episode I came up with these based on tonights episode but I think we can come up with more looking back further.
Cut for Spoilers )
Well, that made me feel a little better. Feel free to play along if you watch the show. What have you learned and from what character (bonus - what episode)?


Mar. 5th, 2007 10:03 pm
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I've got to wait two freaking months for 4 more episodes? Fucking preempting NBC bastards!!!
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Though I posted the link to Hana's Blog the other day, I'm putting this here for my own geekdom more than anything else.
Cut for the less than nerdy )
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Check this out:

I need a good Heroes icon I think.
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Joss Weadon has abandoned me...Aaron Sorkin is my master now.

If you liked Sport's Night or West Wing, please watch it and give it a chance. I HIGHLY recommend tonights episode (which had John Goodman as guest star) and you can watch it online. It was classic rapid fire Sorkin dialog tonight.
I like smart banter. I like people who can pull off smart banter. It it just... hot.

...yes, such things are a huge turn-on for me.


Oh, and Heroes kicks ass too. Really, it's a grand superhero team before they became superheroes origin story. One part X-files, One Part X-men, and a cup of Weadonesque.

I like smart Television shows.

It almost makes up for all the asinine commercials they put in between the good shows. The night before an election the asinine ads were out in force... nearly ruined my banter buzz.


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