Sunday, September 28, 2008

TV ... sort of...

Watched the new KnightRider on Hulu. Ugh. That was enough of that. Not at all impressive. OTOH, I won't need to watch anymore. It isn't horrible, but it isn't enough to make me want to continue watching.

Caught The Mentalist on Much like Sherlock Holmes ... yet also egotistically flawed. Might see if it develops.

Saw Heroes on Hulu. Sadly, looks like season 1 revisited. Honestly, can a main character die and stay dead. Friggin feels like a Marvel comic where almost everyone comes back.

Watched the rest of New Amsterdam on Hulu. Not sure if this one is worth following. Interesting and not at the same time.

More to come as I sum up the new seasons.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

The best movies aren't


That's the usual response to deep thoughts.

I began thinking about the best TV and movies I've liked, and most of the reason that they were above-average is that they weren't about the genre; they were only set in the genre.

Mister Roberts is a WWII film taking place on a naval vessel, but is NOT about war.
The Shootist is a western, but not about shoot-outs.

I'm sure you can add to the list, it's a long list.