Tuesday, October 17, 2006
Jerry Lee Lewis ‘Last Man Standing’
I’ve managed to watch disc one of season one of Six Feet Under and so far, I’m not all that impressed. The father of the family is killed off in the first episode and his wife and offspring manage to see him from time to time. They even chat with dearly departed Dad.
I don’t know if this trend will continue, but so far, nothing on this show is grabbing me. I had high hopes since Carolyn (frequent reader of this here blog) suggested it many moons ago. So far the show is averaging a 3 out of 5 stars and therefore worth the effort. But if it doesn’t pick up, I may not watch season 2 of Six Feet Under.
And since I’ve been so busy, my Netflix discs have been backing up… But that’s not the only logjam that I’m experiencing. I have 14 VHS tapes with hours and hours of recorded television shows on them. Everything from WWE Raw to my beloved Veronica Mars have been stacking up and waiting until I can get to them.
The only thing that I’m making time for is Battlestar Galactica. I’m up to date with that show because it’s my current favorite and cannot be missed. Every episode gives me great satisfaction. If it were a woman, I’d marry it.
Wait a minute… Does that sound super-geeky?
During the last update, I’ve managed to watch an episode of Nip/Tuck from September 25th, the premiere of Men In Trees, and the premiere of Heroes.
Nip/Tuck seems to be better this season and that’s good news. It’s been lacking something over the last two seasons. So far, I’m pleased. The 9/25 episode was really filled with the “S” word. It seems that the writers went out of their way to work in as many “S” words as they could.
I wasn’t knocked over by Men In Trees. It seems like a bit of a rip-off of Northern Exposure except that I haven’t really seen any quirky and weird folks like the ones that inhabit Cicely, Alaska. I will keep watching because there’s something that’s pulling me into it. I haven’t quite figured out what that something is, but as soon as I find out, I’ll tell you.
Heroes is the closest thing to a science-fiction series on network television this year. So I guess NBC is sticking their necks out again with this “ordinary humans become super heroes” kind of show.
Right out of the gate, the show has grabbed me. There are folks around the globe experiencing changes and abilities. One Japanese cat can teleport by bending time and space. A cheerleader who has nigh-invulnerability. There’s a politician that can fly and a painter who paints scenes of events that will happen in the future.
It has something to do with a dead professor from India that believes in the evolutionary changes that can occur with humans and were led to believe that the professor had something to speed along those changes.
And if that weren’t enough, we find out that a secret agent type is the adoptive father of the cheerleader who is going through the changes.
There’s also a woman who keeps seeing herself in the mirror. At one point, she wakes up to find mobsters that were tightening the screws, dead and scattered around the room. When she looks in the mirror, her reflection has her index finger pressed against her lips signaling her to keep her stinking trap shut.
I’m guessing that she’ll become the “super villain” in the series.
Heroes shows great promise. It shows like a comic book in motion and I can’t wait to catch up with it.
I was saddened to see Smith biting the dust so soon. I have a couple of episodes on tape and I will watch them. Who knows? Perhaps CBS will bring the show back. For some reason, I think it has great possibilities.