March 9th, 2007


All TV, All the Time

The Knights of Prosperity has been yanked from ABC's schedule. It's too bad, it's a cute show, but I can't say I'm surprised. I don't know many people who were watching it.

The thing about Lost is that it's pretty easy to get caught up in all the drama while you're watching an episode. It's only afterward that you see how it's merely spinning its wheels while they try to figure out how to use the time between now and May sweeps. There's a surprising amount of filler per episode these days. I mean, did we really need to cut from the more interesting stuff at the farmhouse to watch Sawyer and Hurley play ping-pong? No. No, we didn't. In fact, it sapped the other scenes of drama because here's all this crazy, threatening stuff happening but the people on the beach are playing fucking ping-pong. Also, I'm kind of over the whole flashback thing. We just need to know how Locke lost the use of his legs and how Hurley wound up in the mental hospital, and then they can stop.

Ah, Heroes, at least you don't let me down. I was so excited when Ando showed up again that I actually shouted "Yeah!" at my TV. The shape-shifting was a bit cheap as plot devices go, but ultimately forgivable.

But really, what does any of it matter when Captain America is dead?