Meanwhile, THE SOPRANOS was good again last night. It doesn’t have to be great at this point, and frankly, I’m not sure how I’d measure that any more. It’s just the Sopranos, and I love watching it.
ENTOURAGE was good too, with moments of greatness. Yay, Ari! The perfect anti-hero. He re-stole my heart when he proclaimed: We may be whores at my agency, but we aren’t pimps.
We finally watched THE LAKE HOUSE. I agree with the two-star rating. Good performances, occasionally cool with the TT, but ultimately, they dropped the TT ball with that whole restaurant loop (or lack thereof), and also by overusing the “where are we now?” scene-switching. Too bad. I liked KR in it though – that was the best I’ve seen him other than in THE DEVIL’S ADVOCATE.
We also watched the Black Dahlia movie recently. Now there’s a mess. Ugh, I had low expectations and was still shockingly disappointed.
The big surprise of the week for me was UNITED 93, the movie about the passengers who overpowered the hijackers on 9/11. I don’t usually like (1) movies based on true stories, or (2) movies that exploit tragedy. But UNITED 93 was terrific. It kept me riveted to the screen. If you haven’t seen it, you might want to give it a try. Very powerful (and you know how I usually hate movies with the dreaded “powerful” label!)
As for the TV lineup these days, here’s what I’m watching – by category, sort of:
HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER
KING OF QUEENS
HEROES starts again next week
THE DAILY SHOW
Shows I’d be watching if there were new episodes:
BATTLESTAR G, even though it loses its way so often
THE BLACK DONNELLYS
p.s. FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS was pretty good, even though I watched it under duress. I’ll be looking forward to it next year.
That’s it for now. I have a reincarnation entry coming up, as well as a writing update, so stay tuned. And keep those contest entries coming -- they're wild!