Tuesday, December 12, 2006

The TV halftime report

So most shows are about halfway finished (or completely finished), so let's check in with them, shall we?

The Wire - Well, time to wait another year and a half or however long it'll take to come back. The season ended about as bleakly as you'd figure a Wire season starring four middle-schoolers would. Actually, a few things were sort of looking up at the end of this season, at least as far as the police department goes. Maybe Simon's going soft. Or maybe he's just waiting to fuck it all up again in season five. History suggests the latter. And by the way, this show is awesome.

Veronica Mars - The conclusion to this season's first big mystery was quite satisfying, and also featured Veronica stabbing a dude in the leg, so bonus points for that. Further bonus points for breaking up Logan and Veronica and letting Logan do crazy and awesome things again. Get those kids together when the series ends, sure, but they are boring as hell on a weekly basis.

BSG - I haven't even seen the last two episodes yet, but this season's solid, if a little derivative of season 1.

Lost - Since this show has rekindled my interest, naturally the general critical concensus seems to be that this season is lacking. I can't win.

Heroes - The dialogue's improved, and the plotting remains awesome. Seriously, big kudos to the plotting of this show. This last episode was probably the best one so far, but then I am a sucker for people being telekinetically pulled through plate glass. I am also a sucker for Hiro vs. Dinosaur, coming soon (hopefully). There just wasn't a damn thing in that last ep that wasn't awesome. Even Peter was interesting! And Mohinder was barely in it and didn't have a stupid voiceover! Good on you, Heroes.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Stabbing a guy in the leg with a unicorn to boot.

1:04 PM  
Anonymous Leslie said...

I do so enjoy pissed off Keith Mars busting in with a shotgun.

3:19 PM  
Blogger Jeff said...

I also forgot to mention Good winning out over Evil on Top Model.

3:41 PM  

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