Friday, December 28, 2007
Tone-Loc 'Loc-ed After Dark'
Okay… I’m feeling it and yet I'm not feeling it with season 2 of Grey’s Anatomy. Does that make any sense?
I realize that Grey’s Anatomy is basically a night-time soap opera. A drama filled with beautiful people doing things most of us have dreamt about while experiencing the trials and tribulations that all of us know too well. Love and loss are 2 common and repeating themes… Yada, yada, yada.
I like the writing on Grey’s Anatomy. I like the characters. I like most of the storylines and plots. But what I do not like is the over-the-top padding of the show. It’s like they try to stuff in as many parallel storylines as they possibly can. It’s like the writers must have every single character and a reoccurring character going through the same thing. It’s simply too much. It just makes me want to throw my J.R. Beer cans at the television and curse the name of Joan Collins!
Although I’m determined to make it through season 2… I’m not so sure that I want to venture onward with season 3 or the current one. There’s too much to keep up with and all those parallel storylines that tie up so nice and neatly… Well, they just irritate me.
Unlike the shamelessly trashy Nip/Tuck… Grey’s Anatomy doesn’t poke fun at itself. It’s all way too serious. I’m starting to think that Scrubs is a better medical “drama” than Grey’s. It’s definitely funnier and the shows are about the same things… The continuing saga of med students to interns to residents with lot of sexual promiscuity amongst the staff. And like an episode of Grey's, they’ll throw in a live grenade with Christina Ricci on board for an episode.
Now don’t get me wrong… Grey’s Anatomy is a great show. I’m totally digging it, but something about it leaves a bitter taste in my mouth. I’ve heard that the third season is even MORE over-the-top… So I’m thinking about ditching it.
For the record… I’ve never seen one single episode of ER. I hear that they're kind of the same thing. I don’t even know why I started with Grey’s. It was probably peer pressure.
--A couple of great flicks that I’ve recently seen…
Hot Fuzz runs a little longer than it should, but damn if it’s not one of the funniest movies from across the Pond in years. I gave it 5 out of 5 stars. Read about it right here.
I also gave Zodiac 5 out of 5 stars. Excellent film that never lets you realize that it runs over 2 hours.
And for Lonely Hearts starring John Travolta and Salma Hayek… That joker got 4 out of 5 stars with me. In my opinion, the film has Hayek’s best clothed performance ever!
--If you’re looking for another Netflix buddy… Give me a holler! firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com
Here's my favorite track off my musical choice of the day. Not only is he sampling Foreigner, but if you listen carefully... You'll hear KISS' "Christine Sixteen" in there too!