Wednesday 16 February 2011

Battle makes a man! The gates of confrontation have opened!

Slowly getting there on various projects. Not much to say beyond that...
Haven't really thought this whole 'daily posting' thing through, have I? Eh.

Watching: 90210, Good Wife, Harry's law, Fairly Legal, The Listener, Bob's Burgers, Human Target, Smallville, The Cape, Outcasts, Bedlam, Justified, Andromeda.

The Listener I thought canceled a couple of years ago, but here it is, back on screens - a Toronto-based drama about a paramedic with the ability to read minds, it's not great but it fills a hole.
As for Fairly Legal I am done with you, legalese twentysomething life drama. May no man eat fruit of thee hereafter for ever, such is thy corniness and trite worldview.
Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda is a bit dated in its CGI spaceship doings, but at least has the odd bit of ambition in amongst the otherwise formulaic plots. I have a soft spot for Tyr "no, he really is a rotten scumbag with no redeeming virtues" Anasazi and the unashamedly old-fashioned character Rev, a cannibal rapist who's turned over a new leaf. It reminds me a lot of what I thought Farscape was probably like before I actually started watching it, but there's a nice bit of curve-balling in setting up Hercules: the Legendary Journeys actor Kevin Sorbo as an infallible Captain Kirk-alike only to reveal flaws as time goes on so that there's actually a story to tell about the character every now and then, and even - garsp! - some long-game storytelling if you pay attention to background details in the early episodes. I'm actually quite surprised I like it, as it's chocka with cliche and corndog moments. I'm probably just getting older and less discerning.


  1. Yeah I gave Fairly Legal one last try then said "Arsebiscuits" to it. Bedlam is pretty good so far.

    Do you have Psych on your list of things to watch? If not - do it!

  2. Good call on Fairly Legal, Dom. It joins Heroes and Burn Notice as one of the few tv shows I've actually given up on entirely - usually I'll watch anything.

    Except Psych. Which I always mean to check out at some point like I have CSI (which I finally got around to watching after a mere ten years). I think I did see an episode of Psych once, if it's the one that had rubber-faced can't-wrestler John Cena in it once as the Navy SEAL brother of one of the female cast. Might have been an episode of the Mentalist, though.

  3. Yeah that was Psych. It's really very good, I highly recommend it. Which is far better than the Mentalist and pre-dates it by several years. Its a very tongue in cheek show, constantly paying homage to various different genres. They've done a Friday the 13th episode, a Jaws episode, a Jurassic Park episode, a Mummy episode, a Scooby Doo episode, a Twin Peaks episode, a Close Encounters episode. I could go on and on. Give it a go!