Thursday, March 02, 2006

Spoilers Ahead!

I'm pro-television.

I'm not one of those wacky people that say "Turn off the T.V.!", I'm one of those people that watches the shows and discusses the goings-on with students. Seriously, everything in moderation, even television. But right now, television is back to being really damn good. Out of all the shows I watch, the slowest is Gilmore Girls, which has started to become a tad bit predictable. After Paris went on her Marxist rant earlier this season, the show just hasn't been as creative as it could be. However, Gilmore Girls is still good television.

It's just that these are better:



If you haven't picked up Battlestar Galactica yet, then you have simply missed the best television show on the air! The previews and the buzz around the two-part season finale are excellent! Tomorrow night is part one, following by an extended part two next week! It looks like seriously dramatic television with a new, habitable planet being found, and Number Six looking for serious consequences from events in the last episode. Listen, go rent Season One, then rent the first half of Season Two, and by the time you are done, the second part of Season Two will be ready. What the hell are you waiting for?????



Ok, Lost is much more conspiracy style "X-Files" than we first thought, that much has now been established. The question is whether it is a government thing, a corporate thing, or maybe even a 'time' thing. The episode this week made some things much clearer in terms of the storyline, which had to be done because you can't go on just leaving everything unanswered (see Twin Peaks and X-Files). Still, there are a lot of questions out there, and thankfully, most of them surround the stranded passengers.



I always look forward to the "Teams must now........" every Tuesday evening. After a disastrous "Family Edition" of The Amazing Race, its back to the original style, with 11 teams of two people trying to race around the world for a $1 million prize. The good chemistry is also back. A pair of 50-something women who act like spoiled little brats are only the top of the list, joined by a pair typical Bay Area 'Bezerkleyites', a couple of drop out frat boys, the Sweet Valley High twins, and a boyfriend/girlfriend couple that has to be right out of Revenge of the Nerds. Some might call the show a guilty pleasure. Well, call me guilty.



One of the greatest mistakes that has ever been made in television was the inability of Rob Lowe and NBC to come to an agreement over the West Wing. When Sam Seaborn exited for Orange County, the show took a big step back. Well, guess who will return for the last two episodes of the series! That's right!

Rob Lowe (and many of the old crew) will return to the show in the last days of one of the best shows on television. Honestly, the show was very good this season, almost good enough to save. But if NBC wants to do some serious justice, create the Sam Seaborn spin-off regarding his campaign, election to, and working in, Congress. It seems only fitting.

So what are you waiting for? Pick up that remote!
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