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Monday, April 10, 2006

Huff

I don't ever write about TV, but this is a show I really liked, at least until last night, when there was a faith healing. Lame. What's worse, the healer was the show's single black character, and from The Green Mile to Jerry Maguire to 48 Hours there are simply too many damn movies and TV shows where peripheral or subordinate black characters exist mainly to educate and heal white heroes. It's really disappointing to see an otherwise very good show fall into such a cliched trap.

5 Comments:

  • At 3:35 PM, Blogger Solomon Grundy said…

    The only TV drama I watch is the L Word, which had a fabulously twisty-turny season finale a couple weeks ago (the girl from Flashdance kidnapped her ex-lover's baby!).

    I've tried and failed to get into Lost (too melodramatic and not particularly clever), Grey's Anatomy (only worth watching because of the very funny Sandra Oh), and Big Love (Chloe's fun, but the husband is too unappealing).

    South Park, of course, is genius.

    Last night I watched the first 45 minutes of The Gospel of Judas, got annoyed by all the commercials, and decided to download it later.

     
  • At 3:38 PM, Blogger Solomon Grundy said…

    The TV that I watch religiously includes The News Hour, the PBS Friday night news shows, and the network Sunday morning news shows (where I learn what the week's Beltway CW is). I also catch the Daily Show and Colbert Report on occasion. And American Idol.

    And sorry, but Veronica Mars is a snooze.

     
  • At 3:40 PM, Blogger Solomon Grundy said…

    Oh and if I have a hangover or had a long day or something I'll veg out to Law and Order or cable news.

    And with that, I conclude Solomon Grundy's TV guide.

     
  • At 4:18 PM, Blogger Antid Oto said…

    A) You're just wrong about Veronica Mars, but it's a very in-joke show, with intricate, multi-episode plotting and constant references to past events. It's very hard to drop in on. This season has also been much weaker than the first.

    B) I don't see how anyone who watches the magnificent waste of time that is Sunday morning talk can get off calling anything a "snooze."

    C) Grey's Anatomy bites ass. I watched this one episode where a guy literally blew up in the hospital, spraying chunks of gore all over the main character. She took a shower and later had a diffident, ambiguous conversation with some married guy she used to be sleeping with. What!? A dude BLOWS UP ON A CHARACTER and she has exactly the same kind of lame love-triangle drama as before? What kind of half-assed writing is that? It's like they're not even remotely trying to create recognizable facsimiles of human beings.

    D) My weekly TV also includes Gilmore Girls, The Office, and The Boondocks. I'm also looking forward to the third season of Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County.

     
  • At 5:51 PM, Blogger Solomon Grundy said…

    Heh, true about Grey's. Like I said, I gave it a chance (because of Sandra Oh), then gave up on it because of lame writing.

    I also watch the Office, though I download it. It's a great, great show, probably funnier than the UK version.

    As my friend Mei said, "I just can't bring myself to watch Gilmore Girls, because then I really would be culturally indistinguishable from a gay humanities grad student."

     

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