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Monday Night TV

Ok, I have to confess, I didn't pay that much attention to Chuck. I made the mistake of hoping online thinking I would just check LJ during commercials, I see there is a new BSG trailer and I got distracted. However, when I don't feel like I missed much that's probably saying something. I really enjoyed the pilot, but the show has yet to really take hold of me and some elements seemed like a retread of the last two weeks. Or maybe I missed a bunch of important stuff.

Or, as I like to put it, the Bennets and some other people I could care less about. ;) As much as I like David Anders, think he's doing a good job, and Kensei is a potentially interesting character, boy am I bored with the storyline. I even called it last week that Hiro was going to fall for the girl and she'd fall for Hiro believing him to be Kensei. I'm not patting myself on the back for this astute observation, see, I've seen TV and movies before. I wish I knew what the point of any of this was. I'm guessing Kensei will be around for awhile, especially since he can't be killed, which means Hiro will be separated from the rest of the heroes for quite some time or he'll jump back to the present and find Kensei very much alive and running Sony.

The worst storyline though I think continues to be Peter's. I'm waiting for the Irish to take up arms outside NBC studios. A note to the writers, just including non-Americans does not make you the bastion of diversity. Try doing a little research. Heck, hit wikipedia. See that not all Irish are cut from the same Guinness soaked cloth. I'm part Irish and the heavy drinkers and crooks are not from that side of the family.

Hey, Wes, Clark Kent wants his move back. At what point does a homage become a rip-off? And is just me or is Wes a bit creepy? He's definitely obnoxious. I guess Claire is just so eager to have someone to share her secret with she's blinded to some of his less than appealing traits. Once again, she seems to be willing to believe the worst of her father. If Noah has had contact with Wes before it had to be with good reason. I'd worry about Noah if we didn't already know that the painting depicting Peter blowing up New York didn't come to pass.

I've never been a Sylar fan, but I found him intriguing in this episode. Without his powers he's not special, just a regular old pyscho. Who seems to be trapped on the same island with the Lost castaways.

So DL is really dead? And Niki is about to make another bad decision. Whatever.

OK, week three, and I so am sick of the Bizzaro Super Twins. She kills, he cures. Wow. That's exciting. They haven't even established that they are on the run from some big evil organization. They're wanted for murder, and, hey, they've killed people! So are they even a blip on anyone's radar?

I've been reading con reports from the Chicago con that Katee and Tahmoh appeared at this weekend. There was some spoilage which I won't get into, but a remark made by Katee at the charity breakfast in regards to Bionic Woman I found interesting. It seems the BW set is not the happiest of working environments. There has been some speculation as to why. Could Michelle Ryan be upset that Katee's gotten all the good press and has stolen her thunder? I don't know about that, but given that the show has experienced quite a bit of bad press by both the critics and the fans I could see it affecting the mood of the cast and crew. Katee also indicated that *a lot* of people at NBC keep giving their two cents. As much as I believe SciFi deserves to be criticized for many things, they rarely ever butt in with the actual day to day running of BSG. And the few times they have put their foot down with Ron and David, I have to admit, I agreed with them. I still feel Michelle was a horrible casting choice, but perhaps it's NBC's meddling that has created such a barely coherent mess of a show?
It seems the BW set is not the happiest of working environments.
NBC execs foisted Isaiah Washington on them. Is anybody really surprised it's not all hugs and kisses around there?
While I try to separate a character from the portrayer, it was very hard for me to watch him on screen. And given that his self-absorbed, smug, delusional attitude is still intact even after the GA mess, I can't imagine he's Mr. Popular on the set.
Yeah, I came this.... close to just turning the set off last night, that's how bored I was. And the Black Irish Hole was pretty much what was sucking my hand towards the remote. Dull, dull, dull.
Every time I reached for the remote they cut to a Bennet. I am half tempted to start watching Dancing with the Stars live and taping Heroes to fast forward through.
You didn't miss a bunch of important stuff. Chuck is cute, but it's the same joke over and over. It hasn't gotten too old for me yet, but it's coming.
I'm afraid it may be coming for me too. I really like elements of the show and the characters all are likable in their own way, but there is a sense of sameness with every ep.
or he'll jump back to the present and find Kensei very much alive and running Sony.

Ha! That's great. :P

What did you think of the BSG promo? I'm so excited for the new season!
I *loved* the new promo. Well, accept for not enough Lee. ;) It's a true teaser since I can't wait for the new season to begin now.
he'll jump back to the present and find Kensei very much alive and running Sony.

I'm a little worried that Kensei is Molly's Big Bad... that thing he said about Hiro needing to keep him being a good guy may have been telling.

not all Irish are cut from the same Guinness soaked cloth

Heh, no doubt. *continues to hate on that storyline*

Hmmm, I hadn't thought about Kensei being Molly's Big Bad. Interesting thought!
And is just me or is Wes a bit creepy? He's definitely obnoxious.

I feel like his behavior has been intensely creepy and violating, and am put off by the way the show seems to be endorsing it as romantic. I hope it's a trick, and he really is up to no good, because Claire's willingness to turn on her father for him feels unearned. There's Wes's stalkerrific behavior--since Claire is young and lonely, I can actually buy her being willing to overlook some screaming instincts and rationalize it as romantic--but there's also Claire's closeness with her father, and what they've been through, and I just don't buy her sudden lack of trust in him after that.
It dawned on me that we discussed another creepy boyfriend on Bionic Woman. Both series are on NBC. Katee has stated that NBC is butting it's numerous noses into the production of BW. And the new guy they hired a few months back to take over programming rubbed me the wrong way immediately. He didn't see what the big deal was about Isaiah Washington's comments and actions. I'm probably being paranoid, but it makes me wonder what the mind set is amongst the higher ups and how much they could be influencing the course of the shows we are watching.
Claire knows that her dad worked for the Company and left, so this shouldn't come as a huge surprise. And West is beyond creepy.
Seriously. Her bad did some bad things to protect her and she knows it. *If* he did something to Wes it was probably for a good reason. Maybe he's Sylar's half brother? ;)
I figured he just tracked West (I think there's a 't' in that name, but I'm not sure), like he did the other mutants.