Spoiler Alert Thursday
Again, only three shows on this week, really.
“Combat Hospital.” The best news about this is that ABC has decided to cut the series. One episode will be unaired. I assume this means cancellation is forthcoming. Unfortunately, because it is a Canadian co-production, I assume the show will have a second season in Canada. This is travesty. (c.f., “The Listener.”) Yet another contrived plot: main character does something good intentioned, but it clashes with military culture and she gets chastised even though everyone knows she did the right thing; the annoying British guy continue to be “mysterious” (and by that we mean completely boring and uninteresting). And so on.
“Murdoch Mysteries.” Invention of the week: “scrutiny camera.” I prefer that to “security camera” for obvious reasons. It was pretty apparent from the first scene that the Kissing Bandit was the really annoying journalist. I guess we are now working towards the season finale when, presumably, it will end with a cliffhanger when Julia can’t decide if she’ll marry that boring doctor or the staid Murdoch. Hopefully George will finish his novel soon.
“True Blood.” I thought Bill had been captured last week. I guess I misunderstood the scene. Anyway, the “monster box” scene was pretty good. The sheriffs vs. Eric chase was a bit lame. And the “Festival of Toleration” was really, really lame–like a shitty high school assembly. A “1-800-dentist” add was featured prominently in the assembly, which I found odd. Obviously, on the one hand, vampires have very prominent teeth but, on the other hand, given that they heal perfectly, I would expect that this would apply to tooth decay, breakage, and the like as well. As much seemed to be implied when that vampire was defanged in the first season by the Magistrate. Anyway, it looks like we’re gearing up for the most violent finale yet. That can only be a good thing. I don’t quite get why Tommy shifted into Sam and went to the meeting with Marcus. And I’d rather that Alcide die or go away than Alcide replacing Marcus as the Packmaster of Shreveport. The scene with Jessica and Nan was a bit odd: it is always Pam who has to put up with Jessica’s crises–and Pam wasn’t even in the episode! So long as Nan doesn’t die before the end of the season leading to Bill joining the AVL leadership. Nan can die if Bill doesn’t join the AVL leadership.
We’ve been re-watching “Firefly” in the absence of anything else on TV. It’s a toss-up whether the theme song for “Entourage” or “Firefly” is more annoying. To be clear, the “Entourage” theme song is annoying in the sense that it makes your ears bleed while the “Firefly” theme song is annoying in the sense that it makes you feel embarrassed for Joss Whedon. But then, he should feel perpetually embarrassed for that turd of a show, “Angel.”
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