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OK, I'm Hooked

Yes, I enjoyed the premiere of Lost last week and was enjoying it again this week. Then came the last fifteen minutes. That's when it got added to my Must See TV list. Not only am I now intrigued to find out the backstories for all the characters, but that message was one of the scariest things I've seen on TV recently (with the exception of 7th Heaven ;).

Also caught the debut of Kevin Hill tonight. I don't see me getting hooked on the show, but I'd certainly watch it again. I did feel that Kevin seemed to go from 'I don't want this kid' to doting dad too quickly though.

I only caught the first half of Veronica Mars last night since I had Scrubs at 9:30. I think I'll look for one of the repeat viewings because I was finding the episode interesting - especially since they thought outside the box and introduced a character who had money *and* was nice. Plus, it seemed like they curtailed the voiceovers.

I'll probably stick with Jack & Bobby in order to see Bradley Cooper who hopefully will be appearing soon. If not for him, I think I'd wash my hands of the show right now. I really don't care at all for the jumping from present to the future. And Christine Lahti comes off as a raving shrew. I get enough headaches in real life thank you.

And what's up with the fact that so many of the women in the shows I watch are unlikeable? Or am I the only one who thinks Tommy's sorta ex-wife on Rescue Me is a total bitch? She's making me side with a lying, cheating ass! Was I suppose to buy her lame arguement as to why she can't even manage a part-time job? Yeah, sweetie, I wish I had your tough life. :p

Can you tell how exciting my life is? I haven't posted in a week and all I can muster is TV recaps. Well, it's one way to prove I'm not dead. :)
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We'll have not-lives together. I'm pretty much with you all the way.

Except I stopped watching Jack and Bobby after the first ep. The flashforwards bugged my ass. Actors playing real people being interviewed sound like actors being interviewed. Never works for me. (they should watch the News Hour. They could learn something).

Plus I haven't watched Rescue Me. Should I?
Actors playing real people being interviewed sound like actors being interviewed. Never works for me.

Yep. It seems far too stilted. It also doesn't help that they, for the most part, cast recognizable actors hence taking away from the documentary feel.

Plus I haven't watched Rescue Me. Should I?

I love the show, but then I'm a long time fan of Dennis Leary. The show can be abrasive and the characters not always likeable. There's also too much of a focus on their sex lives in my opinion (but that may be a selling point for you ;). With only two episodes left in this season, I'd suggest waiting for the inevitable marathon or the DVD release to check it out.
I love LOST. It's the best new show of the Fall season (unless HOUSE MD is even better). MEDICAL INVESTIGATIONS is watchable, but it isn't a break-out show. RESCUE ME is a fantastic show. Yep, I can't side with Tommy's ex-wife either. I have tuned out on VERONICA MARS.
Well, it's one way to prove I'm not dead. :)

I saw you flicker in and out of chat last night in a ghostlike fashion, so I did wonder. If you'd come back 10 mins later you could have joined in a fascinating discussion of what everyone ate for dinner, and been sexually molested by joools.
Awwwww. Me and my bad timing. :( This time it was my chicken in the oven that beckoned. ;)
You're not the only one who can't stand Tommy's sorta-ex. I can buy why she separated from him, but she seems to forget they aren't together anymore when the sink needs fixing, or she needs money right away, or to do any other chores around the house, or to scratc an itch when she's had too much to drink.
I can buy why she separated from him, but she seems to forget they aren't together anymore when the sink needs fixing, or she needs money right away, or to do any other chores around the house, or to scratc an itch when she's had too much to drink.

Yes, exactly. I don't think he was a great husband by any stretch of the imagination. But, don't try to make him out to be a failure and disapointment one minute and the next your asking him for help and money.

And I love the fact that he's supporting his daughter's relationship with her girlfriend while the Mrs keeps going on about how she doesn't want to encourage this 'phase'.
And I love the fact that he's supporting his daughter's relationship with her girlfriend while the Mrs keeps going on about how she doesn't want to encourage this 'phase'.

Oh yeah, I love it too - I wonder if it has anything to do with the fact that he hates the Murphy kid :)
That message was so freaky. And the idea that its been playing for 16 years? Yeah, that was scary. I think I love this show.

And polar bears? Who woulda thunk it?

Side note: Never eat the liver of a polar bear. They are toxic to humans.
Side note: Never eat the liver of a polar bear. They are toxic to humans.

The fact that you know that information is sorta scary too.

I think I love this show too. At least until season three when Kate wakes up from a bout of jungle fever to find out two years have past and Jack's married to some native princess whose actually responsible for downing the plane!
I think I love this show too. At least until season three when Kate wakes up from a bout of jungle fever to find out two years have past and Jack's married to some native princess whose actually responsible for downing the plane!

Geez, what makes you think that would happen? ;)
"And what's up with the fact that so many of the women in the shows I watch are unlikeable?"

Do you want the full feminist rant, or the condensed version?

Condensed version - most shows are written by men, and everyone knows that women are only there to bring strong men down.
Except Jack & Bobby is produced by Christine Lahti's husband and she asked for the role. What does that say about them?
I haven't seen J&B, so I can't comment directly, but the 'evil mother' image is pretty standard. The Manchurian Candidate comes to mind, and if you include stepmothers, there's the whole fairy tale genre. Everyone's so socialized to accept this that both women and men buy into it.

I stopped watching 24 because all women characters were evil, whiny, or screwups, or all 3.