Monday, June 05, 2006

Television

It's a mite depressing, how short our DVR list has gotten now that all the shows are done for the season. At least I still have the Doctor Who and Sopranos finales waiting for me. Oh, and one last episode of Degrassi next week.

Emory, Leslie, and I finished watching the second season of The 4400 this weekend, in anticipation for next week's premiere. Granted, the series still doesn't have a character half as intriguing as the homicidal baby, but the final episode was really strong, with some intriguing developments for next season. And even though I've been expecting it for half a season now, the final shot still filled me with joy. The show's a minor pleasure, but it is sort of comforting in its mildly-above-average-ness.

When Mike and Corinne were over this weekend Farscape came up, and then it turned out there was a syndicated episode on RIGHT THAT MOMENT so we all watched it, and it was "Scratch and Sniff", which is one of those truly spazzy episodes of Farscape with the characters being drunk for at least half the running time. You know how on Star Trek whenever they do an episode where all the characters get sexed-up and crazy it seems really pandering and lazy? There's just something about Farscape's tone where that sort of thing just seems par for the course, you know? I suppose my saying that Farscape is my favorite space show tells you what sort of things I like from my television. Things like body switching episode where the whole cast switches bodies like eight times.

4 Comments:

Blogger Liz said...

Because I like to fly in the face of convention, Scratch n' Sniff is one of my all-time favorite Farscape episodes. It's pretty much that, Green Eyed Monster, Human Reaction, and that episode where John and Aeryn are all pheramone-y and porn music keeps playing.

Is that enough for a top five? No? Okay, then the episode where John gets hit on the head and there's an extended Looney Tunes sequence. The moral of this story is that third season is the best ever. Unless John and Aeryn are doing it for the first time, I guess.

12:23 PM  
Blogger Matt said...

Don't you complain about DVR! At least you can hold more than five shows.

FUCKING ADELPHIA!

12:33 PM  
Anonymous Frank said...

You know, some of us don't even HAVE DVR.

Thank God Emory and Leslie and Jeff save 80 percent of my shows for me.

3:42 AM  
Blogger Alex said...

My girlfriend and I had 4400 on all day as well. It's compelling. It's also short on production values. (Thanks basic cable syndication budgets!)

4:31 PM  

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