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Caught up on a bunch of TV. Heroes finale kinda' sucked. Hopefully next season will be a fresh new start. Or something. Lost is the best it's ever been. Dollhouse has actually gotten quite good. Too bad it's been cancelled. Or probably getting cancelled. Whatever. Supernatural has been good for a while. Feels like I'm due to get superkicked in the crotch. I liked the Chuck finale. It was very true to the spirit of the show. But with that ending, they have to continue it, right?

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! :)

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My favourite part about southland was the big gay cop where it wasn't like OMG HE'S GAAAAY.

... I somehow missed the big gay cop.

I MISSED IT TOO. Everyone was talking about it and I was like, "what???"

I like how in the last ep--Sally in the Alley, you could see Watts towers when they were at the crime scene.

I just went and Googled it. Man, you can't expect me to know that was a gay bar at the end there. You need to have guys walking around in assless pants and giving blowjobs in the hallway before I clue in!

So it's worth watching? I'm kind of on the fence.

omg, I totally missed that too! And I even read the gay blogs!

The show's good, though. Worth watching.

I think I was also thrown off cos' I thought the guy he had talked to at the bar had been arrested earlier for soliciting a (female) prostitute. Ahh well, hooray for the internet!

I shall keep watching! :)

I don't know. I watch it every week and it just like.. shows you a bunch of crap. It doesn't really do anything. Pretty much it's like being a cop--every day the same old shit in a shitty world. I think I just have the hots for that one detective dude and am living vicariously through Tammy.

But for me it's like you and SF shows. Anything with LA in it makes me watch it!

So that's why you watch so much TV, half of all TV shows are set in LA!!! :P

Well, not that many are actually set in LA, but I do get inappropriately excited when a tv show not set in LA uses LA... which is quite frequent.

Oh that totally counts! I stopped watching Monk after they stopped filming on location in SF.

I've enjoyed Dollhouse. I normally don't watch shows like that, so I'm sad it's gone.

I've got my Star Trek tickets. :D

I only watched it because of Joss Whedon. Wasn't a fan of the concept but a cheerleader fighting vampires doesn't sound like a great concept either. :P

Yay!!! I may try to catch a weekday showing to avoid the madding crowd.

Better Off Ted looks really good, but it's one of those shows that I'm afraid to watch, lest it immediately disappear. :(

Chuck is still on the bubble (last I heard, the announcement's been delayed beyond the initial date of Monday, even though another report said it was picked up for sure), but the prospects are better than they were. Um, I've been following that.

I'm used to shows that I like getting cancelled. I generally have the, oh well, at least I got to watch it for one season attitude towards it. Or half a season.

I really liked that final "twist". In some ways Chuck got quite depressing because he was trapped and helpless - I'm projecting here as I've spent most of my life trapped for some reason or the other - but now they're free to do a little bit more with him, I think.

Dude, so I've caught half of a couple Better Off Ted episodes since it's on before Lost and before I figured out what it was I kept saying, "what is this, it's amazing!" then I figured it out. I quite enjoyed that episode as well.

It's got that same kind of wacky humour as Arrested Development which I totally love! I hope it gets picked up. :)

the only TV I am watching here is CSI repeats, ther eis nothing on! but you know what, after thinking hard all day i want the major thinking I do at night to be if kyle and mats are bad touching or what raped the cheerleader.

Are they dubbed in Korean? LOL! I love TV. It's so much better now than it was in the '80s and early '90s. I think it's spoiled me so much I can't appreciate movies anymore unless they're amazing.

I know! tv used to be rubbish!

the ateam? mcguyver?

I love that you find out things as you go along on Tv not just a huge dump like in a movie.

Those shows would totally be laughed off TV if they were on now. Which is why I don't understand channels like TV Land. Why would people CHOOSE to watch crap? I enjoyed them at the time, but if given a choice...

Yes! That you can watch a character develop and change and stuff.

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