Spoiler Alert Thursday
The biggest news this past week, of course, is that the new CBC series, “Arctic Air,” premiered this week. It’s the sanctimonious, tolerant shit you would expect from, not only a Canadian production, but a CBC production at that. Other than Adam Beach punching that guy in the face (he called him “Chief”), the show was complete crap. For whatever reason, there apparently are 10 episodes already produced. That would be precisely ten too many. I note, in passing, that I’ve never seen a show with so many alumni of the “Battlestar Galactica” and “Supernatural” universes. I guess that’s what you get with a Canadian production. Hilarious that the series is practically an advertisement for tourism in the Northwest Territories–indeed, with the exception of advertisements for other CBC shows, NWT Tourism seems to be the only sponsor. Ironically, the show appears to be filmed in BC. There’s a hilarious review of the episode on IMDB. Basically, the show is “Wings” cross with tundra, polar bears, and a bunch of Indians.
Otherwise, shows are slowly returning: “The Secret Circle,” “Supernatural,” “NCIS,” “Unforgettable,” “Law & Order: SVU,” and “Harry’s Law” all had new episodes. Remember when Thursday was “Must Watch TV” night? Well, Tuesday is clearly either “Must Not Watch TV” night or, perhaps, “A Good Night to Kill Yourself Because You Won’t Miss Anything” night. Was “Seinfeld” part of that “Must Watch” night? Because I really don’t get that show. We’ve seen parts of a few episodes–never watched it when it was actually on–and I’m surprised how “aggressively” unfunny it is. “Frasier” or “King of Queens”–fuck, “Coach”–were better than this.
The girl in this week’s episode of “Supernatural” was, to the say the least, absolutely annoying. There’s little that’s worse than children and smart ass teenagers on TV–except adults of any stripe, of course. However, Dean finding a new surrogate father figure–the paranoid “Lone Gunman”-esque guy–was great and so too was Dean’s attempt to “fake it until you make it” at the end.
One last picture, for fun:
And a preview of next week’s “Supernatural.” Aren’t superfans with “tumblrs” the absolute best?
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