I watched the first episode of Southland and it has a very realistic feel to it, but I'm not sure that's something that appeals to me. Basically, it's depressing to see people get killed. I find this okay on the 48302702 cop shows I watch because it's very obviously not real. It's all about the puzzle and mystery and the relationships between the main cast. But in Southland the main character is very... well, there's this running joke that he's Canadian, and he's just this guy who's sorta' shell-shocked and doesn't really react to much or interact with people and again maybe that's actually what people are like in real life but... not sure I want to watch that.
New Harper's Island last night! I was disappointed, though, nobody got murdered! The only death was an accidental shooting. How lame is that? There was an awesome (positive) mini-review of the show in Entertainment Weekly that says it's "delightfully cliched and cheesy" and it totally is! Plus a perfect observation: "no one ever casually enters a room, they just POP OUT LIKE A MAD SLASHER."
If I was falling in love with Better Off Ted before, I'm now head over heels thanks to the racial sensitivity episode. The plot is that the motion sensors at the company can't detect black people. So they hire minimum wage white people to follow the black people around. It is awesome almost beyond belief. :P
Oh oh oh and even though it's cold and rainy in San Francisco summer is almost here and this means movies!!! I'm really excited for Terminator Salvation, Star Trek, Half-Blood Prince and Transformers 2. I really want Terminator to do well in hopes that it might save the TV show. :P But I think it looks really good on its own. The trailers for Public Enemies and G.I. Joe seemed interesting and apparently they got a good director to do Wolverine so I might give that a chance, although I'm really still quite scarred from X-Men 3 so I'll have to overcome that. The summer has already gotten off to a good start with Fast & Furious which was better than the best summer movie of last year so I'm hopeful! :)