Spoiler Alert Thursday
- “Caprica” remains no “Battlestar Galactica,” but I enjoy it all the same. Daniel has come to suspect that Zoe is in the Cylon prototype enabling the “MCP” to function. I wasn’t especially fond of “the visions” in “BSG” and I don’t like that Amanda is now having “visions” of her dead brother.
- “Spartacus” was enjoyable this week, not least because of the final torture/mutilation (castration) and execution (crucifixion). Crassus is finally introduced, albeit only indirectly via his daughter. Still no Oenomaus, though. Or Pompey, for that matter.
- “Human Target” remains really enjoyable. I highly recommend the show, although the introduction of new characters always leaves me a bit wary. Baptiste seems alright, but I’m not convinced about Layla (formerly known as Taylor Townsend from “The OC” who schemed to break up Seth&Summer).
- “The Office” is backed to being a steaming heap of turds. It cannot be canceled soon enough. The main difference between “The Office” and “The King of Queens” is that while they are now comparable quality, one of them aspired to more. I do not look forward to this week’s episode.
- “NCIS”–sometimes I wonder why I still watch the show. How far ADA Casey Novak has fallen!
- By chance we watched “Numbers,” which appeared to be the final episode ever–for this we are thankful. Friday night television has certainly improved since the heady days of “Close to Home” followed by “Numbers.”
- HGTV in Canada has recently started airing new seasons of “Sarah’s House” and “Home to Flip.” This is proof positive that the world is completely and absolutely dysfunctional.
While late for “Monday Movies,” I should like to comment on “The Thaw,” which we watched last night. It is truly the case that Val Kilmer is a skilled practitioner of “the craft.” Indeed, I believe he lives within the “actor’s studio.” This movie proves what the graffiti of yesteryear found all over Toronto could only claim: “Val Kilmer lives.” Scratch that: Val Kilmer does not live; he thrives. (Astute viewers will note that Val Kilmer’s daughter is played by Becca of “Superbad” fame–it isn’t clear if, in this movie, she can “really take a dick well” as Seth claimed.)
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