As much as I adore the show, I think they made a mistake with the Charlize Theron storyline. If that is lifted out, the show would have been ten times better this season. And maybe five minutes shorter per episode, but hey, it's a trade-off I'm willing to make, because she's making the show suck and that is just unimaginable to me. I mean, still. It's not until she comes on that I remember the suck. And then I start cringing because it's just baaad.
Not as bad as most stuff out there, but going from a brilliant show to a mediocre show because of a big-name guest star? That's a no-brainer. Just dump her. Fast. And having her secret "revealed" doesn't help at all. It's still just as stupid. I'm hoping there's one more episode at most, just so continuity isn't compromised.
I enjoy it in a very mindless manner, so I don't have much to say, except for lamenting the fact that it looks like they'll be going the same route with Michael/Sara that every show goes. Really, it's not necessary. So what if the 'ship plays out if they get together? That just means that you can break them up and then find inventive new ways to put them together again. I'm so sick of the "we must not give the audience what they want because then they'll stop watching". Um, no. But if you keep jerking the audience around like every other show out there, fans are gonna start resenting you for it.
BTW, the six month hiatus is still the most stupid thing ever. Oh, and someone asked this in the comments to the last post, but just in case I never get around to answering them all: as far as I know PB will be playing through sweeps up until episode 13 and then they'll be off the air and the final 9 episodes will be aired after 24 has finished its run.
I think this was the first time that I've actually disliked Logan on his own merit, rather than just disliking him for the way Rory acts around him. He was a total ass, and I really hope this spells the end of the Logan/Rory relationship, for both their sakes.
That said, I still don't think Rory was right. It was pretty clear that she did blame him for a situation she brought upon herself. And I love the fact that Jess actually making something of himself made her see what a complete and utter waste of space she's become. Now, if Jess could only come back again and stay for good I think we'd all be much happier. I'd find Rory more tolerable if I had Jess, all grown up and taking charge of his life, by her side.
Luke and Lorelai didn't feel...uncomfortable for the first time this season, and to that I say Hallelujah!
My Name is Earl
Not as brilliant as last week, but I still loved so much about it. Golfing clothes! Beer! Poochie! Randy! Smokey and the Bandit! With accompanying theme music!
The Amazing Race
Oh dear, I think the Weavers are inching towards Jonathan levels of hatred. With one major difference: it's still fun to hate them. They just keep proving they're hypocritical, petty, cheap, mean-spirited people every single time they're on-screen. I couldn't believe it when the mother had the audacity to say that the Linzes were playing dirty when they had just tried to get other people to slow them down. Oh! I can't believe how many times I wanted to reach through my TV and strangle any one of them (except for Rolly, who didn't say much). Or how about when they called the...Bransens? Or was it the Godlewskis? ...idiots?
I have never in my life come across people who seem less like Christians and yet they keep pushing that in our face every single chance they get. If it isn't them praying to God to make them win a freakin' reality show, it's them saying that they're better than others because they're Christians. Such hateful, awful, idiotic people. HAAAAATE!
I was actually sad to see the Paolos go in the end, because when they told the Bransons to go put clothes on at the non-elim pit stop I actually (*gasp*) started liking them. And even though they kept being rude to each other I still never felt they were as godawful as those goddamn Weavers. That's right, I took the Lord's name in vain! I still think I have a better chance of getting into heaven than they do. And I don't even believe in all that crap.
One good thing about it? I don't think there's a chance in hell that they'll win because I can't imagine TAR wanting a legacy like that. I'm sure they could find some way to edit things so they wouldn't look quite so bad.
I also pre-ordered the Serenity DVD today. Is it bad that I now practically feel entitled to download it? I mean, come on, I've waited years for this film and I've tried to see it, but another month and a half?! That's just not fair. There's no way I can stay unspoiled for that long, people are already getting rather lax about cut-tags.
Oh, and in case it wasn't obvious by the above paragraph, when Serenity was pulled from the international market, I'll give you three guesses which country didn't get a cinema release. And the first two don't count.