The Good, the Bad, and the Utterly Unwatchable

Okay, everybody, I’ve given almost every new show at least two episodes now to hook me or lose me, and I have the final tally for Fall TV hits and misses. You know, in case you’re interested in MY stupid opinions on things like this (fools!).

The UTTERLY AWESOME (which means enjoy it while it lasts because some idiot will surely cancel it soon):

Pushing Daisies — ABC Wednesdays, 9pm. I think this series is absolutely brilliant. In fact, I’m loving it so much I’m actually watching it LIVE instead of just recording it and catching it later. I never do that, people! Never ever ever! But, put simply, this show has everything I love — it’s clever, funny, gorgeous (I keep describing its visuals to people as “Tim Burton-y” and getting lots of nods of agreement), and completely kooky. And, not to jinx it or anything, but it looks like it might even make it, as it won its timeslot the first week, and last week only lost out to Deal Or No Deal. Unfortunately, my Mom says she read last week that they’ve cut the budget (apparently, each episode has been costing them a fortune to put together), and also that the director has been (demoted?) to producer instead. That might be bad — hard to say for sure. Nevertheless, I have hope we might truly have a keeper on our hands. I’m keeping my fingers crossed, and my TV tuned to ABC on Wednesday nights at 8. (By the way, if you missed it and are now totally intrigued, you can watch all the episodes that have aired so far for free at — go ahead, we’ll wait. . .)


K-Ville — FOX Mondays, 10pm. I still have some issues with the plots on this series, which often have elements that don’t make much sense. Nevertheless, I’m REALLY enjoying Cole Hauser and Anthony Anderson, and they have good chemistry. I also like the setting (New Orleans) and the guy who plays their boss.

Life — CBS Wednesdays, 10pm. Yes, I hated the pilot (in fact, I never did manage to sit through the whole thing), but it’s time to confess that I enjoyed both of the episodes that followed. Damian Lewis is evening his character out a bit and dropping some of his annoying tics, and there are a few things about the series I find kind of interesting (I like the documentary-esque style of filming at times, and also am pretty engrossed in the mystery of who framed him to begin with as well). It may end up feeling too much like every other crime series out there after a while, but for now, I’m finding it pretty entertaining and unique (and yes, please feel free to say “I TOLD YOU SO” in the comments, you guys, because you were all right about this one and I was wrong, wrong, wrong!)


Bionic Woman — NBC Wednesdays, 9pm. The heading of this category kind of says it all in regards to this one: bad but still watchable. I like the characters pretty well so far, and I still think it’s got a lot of potential (though it still needs to stop taking itself quite so seriously, in my opinion). Needs work, but so far I’m really enjoying it (and especially Katee Sackhoff IN it, mrrrrrrowl!).

Chuck — NBC Mondays, 8pm. I wasn’t sure I was going to stick with this one after the pilot, but I recorded the second episode and when I finally got around to watching it, I found myself enjoying it quite a bit. It’s kind of dorky and not all that brilliantly written, but I’m like the main character, and who can resist Adam Baldwin as an all-too-serious government agent (a hilarious reversal of character to those of us who primarily know the guy as Jayne from Firefly)? Kinda fun. Might not make it, but should be entertaining while it lasts.

Moonlight — CBS Fridays, 9pm. Wow, yes, it’s REALLY BAD. And, even worse, though I think the lead guy is good looking and has a very lovely smoky voice, there’s something about the clingy shirts he sometimes wears that makes me think “man boobs” every time I see him. That can’t be good. Nevertheless, this show is the sort of bad that really enjoy — it’s good-bad. And also, of course, KEVIN WEISMAN! As a geek! I’m in heaven.

Reaper — CW Tuesdays at 9pm. I’m still watching this series and still laughing every week, but I’m ready to admit it needs some serious work if it’s going to survive. The mystery plots need to be more of a focus each week instead of just the geek jokes, and that means they need to be a heck of a lot more intriguing. Bring in a few new writers and it might have a chance. Otherwise, I think it’s going straight to TV hell. . . in a toaster.

Women’s Murder Club — ABC Fridays, 9pm. This one just started last night so I’ve only seen the one episode, but while I fully expected to find it awful — why is it that on TV, all professional women must spend half their time whining about their crappy romantic lives? — I ended up kind of enjoying it. Yes, it’s BAD. In fact, it’s the exact level of badness one would expect from a series based on a novel by James Patterson (not exactly William Faulkner, that guy). Yet, Patterson novels sell like hotcakes despite their lack of brilliance for the same reason this show might have a shot — they’re cheesy fun. Hopefully this’ll be a good match with Men in Trees (welcome back, James Tupper!) which also returned last night. And by the way, I hope you all tuned in to that one for sure, because I LOVE MEN IN TREES and if it gets canceled, I’m holding all of YOU directly responsible!

The Erased from My DVR Timer Because I Couldn’t Stay Awake:

Journeyman — NBC Mondays, 10pm. I’ve now seen three episodes, and found all three promising but ultimately boring and predictable as hell. Deleted it from the timer after I dozed off twenty minutes into the third ep. Life’s too short, especially since I figure if it does end up being a smash success (seems doubtful, but you never know), I can always catch it on DVD this summer.

Dirty Sexy Money — ABC Wednesdays, 10pm. I watched the first episode of this and thought it was okay but not really interesting enough to be worth sticking around for (shows like this aren’t typically my thing, though, and I can see why others might be enjoying it). Again, if it ends up being a huge success, there’s always DVD.

Aliens in America — CW Mondays, 8pm. I don’t usually watch sit-coms, but I’d read so many positive reviews about this one I decided to tune in. Watched the pilot and was kinda “meh” about it. A week later, I didn’t even last through the whole episode, and the thing’s only half an hour long. I just really don’t get it — it’s not that funny, it’s not that sweet, and the characters aren’t that adorable or charming. What are the critics seeing in this one?

The Erased from My DVR Timer Because It Pains Me to See the Great Tim Daly In Such Crap:

Private Practice — ABC Wednesdays, 9pm. I cannot believe — CANNOT BELIEVE — this show is doing as well as it’s doing. I cannot believe — CANNOT BELIEVE — that this show is doing way, way better than Tim’s series from a few years ago, the utterly awesome private investigation show Eyes, which was canceled after only about six episodes even though it was one of the smartest and funniest shows ever to grace the small screen. This show is COMPLETE CRAP, people. There is absolutely nothing good about it whatsoever. Not ONE THING. Why are you wasting your time with this stupid, stupid show about stupid, stupid women and the stupid, stupid men who hang around them? This show is doing better than Pushing Daisies! That kind of makes me want to throw up. And then move to Canada. If you are a fan of this show, please do not tell me so in the comments, because you will only send me spiraling into despair. Tim! Please please get a better agent! I’m begging you!! Take Taye Diggs and run, man! RUN!

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By the way, is it just me or does Heroes kinda suck this year?Β  Discuss.

30 Responses to “The Good, the Bad, and the Utterly Unwatchable”

  1. Trip Says:

    Heroes has always sucked. It’s just taken me 3/4 of the first season to finally admit that to myself. I stuck with it all the way to the ridiculous season ender…and I still regret that decision today.

    I’ve told anyone who would listen…if you can teleport AND travel through time, there ARE no other Heroes. You’re it. You can stop anyone with their sorry, laughable party-trick powers, and you’d only be worried about the next creative way to make them kick their own asses by slowing down time, and using their own limbs against themselves.

    Hell, you could have oodles of fun organizing a Rube Goldberg scenario where everyone in the room pulls down each others pants at once in the next blink of their eye while spinning plates on their heads.

    Oh, you want to destroy New York? Here, enjoy your next couple of seconds in this giant pink bunny suit as you’re transported to the yard at Riker’s with a “Narc” sign around your fuzzy neck.

    Did we get any of THAT in this show? Of course not.

  2. Lorraine Says:

    Heroes – I thought that last year was fun but this year is tedious. And really, if this show is not fun then it doesn’t have much else going for it. Jettison those twins – I don’t need to see groups of people dying each week. And give Jack Coleman more intrigue – he is by far the best actor on the show.

    Life – I liked the pilot and it’s probably the only new show that I will continue watching. I read that the ratings are not too good but the network did order more scripts so maybe they’ll stick with it for awhile. I like the quirkiness and the mystery of who framed Crews. But, what happened to the fruit? πŸ˜‰

    Private Practice – I never liked Grey’s Anatomy and the writing on this is just as bad. They all act like children instead of professionals. Amy Brenneman and Paul Edelstein bring real humanity to their roles. Tim Daly tries to rise above his material but it must be hard to act against someone who is constantly yelling and whining. I do alot of ff’ing on this show.

    Chuck – I’m watching just for Adam Baldwin! Lots of ff’ing on this also.

    Reaper – I loved the pilot but it’s now become the show that I expected and I’m not watching anymore.

    Journeyman – I’m still watching but I won’t be disappointed when it is cancelled.

    Moonlight – This show has no real vision of what it wants to be. Blood Ties is back on Lifetime with new episodes. I’ll get my vampire fix there.

    Pushing Daisies – Not my cup of tea. It’s SO cute that I would need IV insulin to get through it.

  3. Verna Says:

    I am loving Heroes! Each week, it has surprised me with something (if you are able to predict it, don’t tell me, I don’t want to feel like a complete idiot!).
    And I just caught an episode of Journeyman last week. I kinda liked it. But, since it was only the first one that I have seen, I will with hold judgement.

    But I am totally with you on Private Practice. I hate, let me repeat, HATE, Grey’s Anatomy, so I am not sure what possessed me to even attempt to watch the spin-off. All it is another soap opera at night. And I’m sure we need more of those.
    But my favorite show this season is Stargate Atlantis. I loved, loved, loved Stargate SG1 and have really enjoyed the spin off, now that SG1 is gone, I have to get my alien fix somewhere.

  4. Jean Says:

    Life is on NBC, not CBS, and I really like it too. But I liked the pilot, so ha! Just kidding. Moonlight is terrible. . .yet addictive. I mean, it’s probably the worst show I’ve seen in a long time, but I’m still watching it. What is with that? I don’t get it. It’s like my hatred of the show is forcing me to watch it. I love Chuck, and agree that Private Practice is awful. At least Tim Daley has a job, and I do love me some Tim Daley. I didn’t make it through 20 minutes of Journeyman. Heroes is kind of boring me this year, but I am sticking with it. I am sure there is awesomeness to come. The show that I am really into lately is The Office even though it has started off a touch unevenly. But go Jim and Pam!

  5. Alisa Says:

    I’m still on the fence about wither or not I like Heroes this season. I can say that I don’t like the Wonder Twins. And I don’t like the fact that the “outsider” at Claire’s school can fly. I think it should be a different power for each “Heroe”.

    For the life of me, I don’t know why, but I love Reaper and Moonlight. My husband and I think that there is more that meets the eye w/the Devil and Sam. I mean come on, the devil keeps doing nice things for Sam, and he keeps helping him out, HE’S THE DEVIL!!! We have a theory that Sam is the devil’s son.
    My husband and I just finished watching Kindred The Embraced right before Moonlight came on the air, so maybe that’s why I like it.

  6. megwood Says:

    Actually, one of the things I LIKE about the new season of Heroes is that we’re seeing more people with the same powers (the woman “taking care of” Sylar also had a power we’d seen before, right? She wasn’t the same illusionist woman who had been with Micah last season, right?). It’ll be interesting to see if they use them in different ways — some may use them for good, some for evil, or they might just learn how to apply them in different ways.

    I also disagree that Hiro’s power is the only “hero” power we’d ever need. I think he’s demonstrated it’s limited effectiveness in certain situations already. He wasn’t able to keep the waitress from dying, for example. And he hasn’t always been able to control it very well either (landing him in his current predicament, right?).

    Mostly, my problem with it so far this season is that they’re trying to do too many disjointed storylines all at the same time, leaving us with about 5 minutes of “progress” per story, per episode. I feel like nothing is happening — nothing’s had TIME to happen. Also, the Irish mob? Seriously? Really? We really need that subplot?

    But Kristin Bell shows up next week, and will have something to do with Peter, so maybe she’ll be the one who brings everybody back together again (probably not in a good way, as she’s evil, but still. . .).

    Alisa, I agree about Reaper! What is up with the Devil being all sympathetic and sweet? Either he’s just doing it so he can better control Sam (catch more flies with honey, e.g.), or there’s something else going on! Fun.

  7. Alisa Says:

    The woman that was taking care of Sylar is the same one that taking care of Micah last season. I remember because they made a point of her talking about her “real” self being overweight and that she choose her persona to be thin.

    And I hadn’t even thought of the whole Irish mob thing…well except that I LOVE Holt McCallany w/a Irish brogue.

  8. Liz Jones Says:

    Dear Meg,
    I am SO relieved! I realized I hadn’t heard from you in a while, and went onto your BOTW website, only to be reminded that your boyfriend write-ups were going on hiatus for a little while. I enjoyed your responses to some of the new TV shows, and, as usual, you and I picked some of the same ones to watch.
    Pushing Daisies – I had read so much hype about it, I had to try it out. Both my husband and I feel torn about it. It certainly is clever, and visually interesting, and I’m very interested in the cast. However, it may prove to be just TOO weird to make it; it doesn’t seem to me to have much heart, although it’s funny and clever. I think there might be too much narration, but I’m not even sure about that.
    K’Ville – not interested; didn’t try it.
    Life – I taped it at the last minute, remembering Damien Lewis from “Dreamcatcher.” I also like Adam Arkin. But the jury’s still out on that one, too. I’m just not sure what I think of all this Zen stuff.
    Bionic Woman – Not bad! And at this point, I’ll watch almost anything with Miguel Ferrer. Since I never liked the “original,” I’m perfectly happy that they’re taking a different approach. And I like female heroes.
    Chuch – I must say, I enjoy this one. I like the combination of comedy and action, and I’ve always liked Adam Baldwin. My husband said he thought it was going to be kind of stupid, but was surprised that he kind of liked it.
    Reaper – I think I liked it, but I missed the second one, so I’ve only seen the first. It almost has that “Buffy” feel, of comedy mixed with “ick.”
    I also like Tyler Labine and Ray Wise.
    Moonlight – weird show, but not bad. The “film noir” aspects of it were less than subtle, and will wear thin quickly if relied on too heavily. But I kind of like the idea of vampires acting like corporate businessmen and the like. I can’t see why this show would be compared with “Angel.” It reminds me more of “Forever Knight;” (vampire as cop vs. vampire as detective).
    Women’s Murder Club, Dirty Sexy Money, Journeyman – not interested; didn’t watch.
    Aliens in America – I refuse to watch it, because it sounds so insulting.
    Private Practice – I also refuse to watch that, mainly because I’ve always refused to watch Grey’s Anatomy. (Note: I liked Studio 60, with Tim Daly, and feel that it got a bad break.)
    Heroes – I think it’s pretty good so far. When it debuted, it took me weeks to get “into it,” and I almost gave up on it, but my husband talked me into sticking with it, and now I really like it. It’s not those twins I mind so much; it’s all the darn subtitles (in Hiro’s scenes too) that drive me crazy. It’s hard to see what’s going on when you have to keep madly reading them!
    Are you going to see “30 Days of Night” and “Saw IV?” I want to, but I’m sort of scared to. Take care of yourself!

  9. Alisa Says:

    Moonlight – DIFFINATLY Forever Night feel. I don’t know why that didn’t occur to me when I starting watching it.

  10. megwood Says:

    Oh, you’re right — I just looked this up on a Heroes site. I was thrown by the illusion lady’s identity this season because she wasn’t being played by the same actress (last year, she was played by Missy Peregrym, who is now Sam’s crush on “Reaper”). But that works, of course, because she can make herself look like anyone she wants to. Thanks, Alisa!

    Hey, Liz! You KNOW I will not be able to resist “30 Days” and “Saw IV,” even though after “Saw III,” I swore off Saw movies for good. (I did that after Saw II, as well, and you can see how far that god me.) I’ll probably wait for DVD for both of those, though.

    And I’m SO glad to hear someone else complain about the subtitles on Heroes. I didn’t want to seem all uncultured ‘n shite (I do watch foreign films, I swear!), but jeez, it’s annoying. I multi-task like mad when I watch the tube, and I can’t do anything if I also have to be READING the TV set. It means I have to sit still and actually JUST watch TV — the horror! Also, I’m bored with the whole Japanese subplot. I expected it to be the source of the comic relief for the season, but it hasn’t been, and I feel like it’s really time for it to be over. I was psyched last week when it looked like Hiro was going to zap himself back to civilization, but then he was all “SIKE!” at the last minute. Crikey.

  11. Verna Says:

    Hey, Meg, I laughed out loud when I read your “crikey” at the end. Is that a toast to the Crocodile Hunter or just a cool word?

  12. Trip Says:

    I guess my problem with a lot of what Heroes is about is that some characters have ridiculously powerful abilities that don’t seem to have been thought through all the way.

    Having the ability to stop time and teleport is pretty damn powerful, even if you can’t control it well. There’s too many unanswered questions regarding its use and it seems to mask lazy writing or plotting.

    For example, at the end of Season One, with the confrontation with Sylar in the square, why didn’t Hiro simply stop time while Sylar was zinging bullets around? Why not simply jump back in time 30 seconds, grab that manhole cover, then jump over to protect Mr. Cop-Mind Reader with it? I mean, there’s suspension of disbelief, and then there’s WTF are you doing here?! This power is so overwhelmingly strong on its own, even in the hands of a dingbat character, that it can easily resolve any conflict that the story can call for.

    As for Bionic Woman, I keep reminding myself that it took Battlestar Galactica almost its entire first season to get on a decent footing, so hopefully that’s what happens here. I’m waiting for them to burn through all the syrupy emotion and action-movie cliches and start really exploring the possibilities. There’s a lot of potential there. Right now it feels like they’re still laying foundations through all the “OK, she can kick ass…here’s the karate training montage…here’s the sympathy-for-the-devil scene with Katee” etc. etc. scenes.

    They need to show me why this isn’t Alias…NOW with 20% more cyber-enhancement.

  13. megwood Says:

    Hah, yes! BW is TOTALLY “Alias. . .NOW with 20% more cyber-enhancement.” That’s awesome, Trip. That made me laugh out loud!

    I totally hear you on Heroes too, btw. My other huge complaint from last season, which I have a feeling you’ll relate to, Trip, was the first real fight between Peter and Sylar. Here we have two guys with gazillions of wicked-cool powers and they finally come face-to-face for a battle and what did we get? Did we get a crazy insane magical powerfest the likes of which TV has never seen?

    No, man. We got a FIST FIGHT. Seriously? A fist fight?! That’s it? And we didn’t get the fight we deserved in the season finale, either (that fight had a heck of a lot more problems than just Hiro’s lack of successful time control — I could go on for days about that scene!). Sometimes, I wondered if some of the lameness had to do with budgetary issues — it’s not the set of a feature film, after all, and big magical duke-outs would be hellishly expensive. That might explain the FIRST Peter/Sylar fight scene. But the season finale fight scene was just badly thought-out (or not thought-out at all, perhaps) — that wasn’t a matter of special effects budget. It was just flawed in general.

    Nevertheless, I still REALLY enjoyed last season and I am hoping this season gets its act in gear. It’s still fun, even when it’s being somewhat “WTF-esque.” I love a lot of the characters, and if the writers would buckle down and focus this year, they might be able to take things in a really interesting direction. I’m not giving up hope yet — but they won’t hold onto me all season long at this rate. Something needs to change ASAP or else they’re totally doomed.

  14. Trip Says:

    Agreed, the Peter/Sylar throwdown was typical of the entire first season. All build-up culminating in complete fizzle. They promised us Neo vs. Agent Smith and all we got was Mork and Mindy.

    Plus, they didn’t seem to respect their own vision or even like some of their own characters. The junkie painter who could see the future – how many episodes were we subjected to his mysterious cataracts – only to have all that turn out to be a big Borat NOT joke?

    Anyway, I just couldn’t sustain the amount of patience the show required from me. The fact that I could bitch about its suck factor for far longer than I could take actually watching it means it had SOME value for me. I guess.

    And speaking of shows that can’t possibly keep up with their budgets, how is Pushing Daisies holding up? The cutesy-poo factor overwhelmed after the first episode. I definitely can’t take an entire season of that jovial narrator cooing about “The Piemaker…”

  15. Liz Says:

    Yay! Alisa agrees about “Forever Night” and Meg agrees about the sub-titles on “Heroes.” This is a fun forum, and now that I understand how it works a little better, I’m looking forward to participating more.
    I have a philosophy about names on TV shows. I think one name becomes popular each year, and finds its way onto a bunch of shows. A while ago, it was “Julie”. Last year, it was “Claire” (Heroes, Lost, Boston Legal and the already-dead wife of Mac on CSI: NY). This year its “Chuck” (the show, Chuck, Pushing Daisies, and a new sit com I tried ONCE, and will not go back to: Back To You). What do you think?
    Actually, the word, crikey, reminds me that that’s just what Heroes needs: a character from Australia! πŸ™‚

  16. Liz Says:

    Yay! Alisa agrees about “Forever Night” and Meg agrees about the sub-titles on “Heroes.” This is a fun forum, and now that I understand how it works a little better, I’m looking forward to participating more.
    I have a philosophy about names on TV shows. I think one name becomes popular each year, and finds its way onto a bunch of shows. A while ago, it was “Julie”. Last year, it was “Claire” (Heroes, Lost, Boston Legal and the already-dead wife of Mac on CSI: NY). This year its “Chuck” (the show, Chuck, Pushing Daisies, and a new sit com I tried ONCE, and will not go back to: Back To You). What do you think?
    Actually, the word, crikey, reminds me that that’s just what Heroes needs: a character from Australia! πŸ™‚

  17. Liz Says:

    Hey, Folks, sorry about the double posting. Something funky happened to my computer when I submitted that comment, and it wasn’t until I visited this page again that I saw that it had been printed twice.

  18. JC Says:

    yay for Pushing Daisies getting signed on for a full season! Hopefully it can fulfill it’s own potential.

  19. Moncia Says:

    You HAVE to give Moonlight another chance! True, the first 3 episodes were so-so but with ep4 – FEVER it really started smoking.

    I have not been this obsessed with a show in years. Alex O’Loughlin as Mick St John and Jason Dohring as Josef are definatly “boyfriend” material. In fact, I had forgotten you were on hiatus and hit the site today to see if they had made the boyfriend list!!

    My favorite new shows of this year: 1) Moonlight 2) Chuck 3) Pushing Daisies. In fact the only recurring shows I am really into this year are Bones and Project Runway.

  20. Glenda Says:

    Anyone that thinks Alex O’Loughlin looks bad in a Henley shirt really needs to get their eyes examined. And to make a personal comment about his boobs, very trashy, which has nothing to do with the storyline. Why not stick to the show its self. You either dig the romantic drama about a journalist and a vampire or you don’t. Alex is a gifted actor with personality and presence. Check out AUGUST RUSH. CBS is very lucky to get this amazing actor and Sophia is no long shot either. (Underworld, Tristen and Isolde). There are great actors assembled for this TV show and I for one appreciate them.

  21. megwood Says:

    Uh, time to get a sense of humor, Glenda!

  22. Christy Says:

    You want man-boobs, watch Simon Cowell on American Idol. LOL Alex O’Loughlin looks SMOKIN’ HOT in those henleys. Moonlight is a wonderful, fun show and I’m addicted to it.

  23. Jenn Says:

    Are you sure — are you absolutely sure that you watched “Moonlight?” See, I have this sneaking suspicion that you watched something else on some other network that we don’t know about and you got it confused with “Moonlight.” Some other vampire detective show. See, Moonlight? It’s got Alex O’Loughlin in it… he wears henleys and he looks incredibly ripped in them, and the show has this depth of story and character that make it oh so worth watching. What you saw… must have been something else all together. Must have.

  24. totalhockeyfan101 Says:

    Gosh…Alex O’Loughlin is pretty much a picture of sheer perfection. Guess that is why TV Guide has published his picture the past 3 weeks in a row…with the last one titled: He’s HOT, He’s SEXY…

    Apparently most folks would disagree with your view, Megwood.

    P.S. Check out TV Guide. You might just change your mind

  25. megwood Says:

    Did someone post about my comments on a Moonlight fan board or something?

    Ladies, I’m sorry — I gave the show a decent try (I watched at least the first six episodes and then just lost interest). I couldn’t get into it, and while I do think Alex O’Loughlin is gorgeous (LOVED him on “The Shield”), he’s just not doing it for me as a sulky vampire detective. Tight shirts or not! I’m really glad you are all enjoying the series and I’m also glad to see networks take a chance on shows that are trying to do something different in the crime genre (though, not THAT different, of course — there have been at least two other series about vamp detectives, as I’m sure you all know). It’s just not for me, is all.

    Hooray for Moonlight and its fans! More power to you! It’s not a show I’m enjoying but that doesn’t mean I wish it a painful, bloody death or anything. I will definitely miss Alex on “The Shield,” though. Detective Hiatt, we hardly knew ye!

  26. AthenaDeVille Says:

    Well, Ladies, whether or not Alex has man-boobs, to me he’s still the sexiest vampire on tv and no. 2 after Gerry Butler in “Dracula 2000”, so definitely I’ll keep watching Moonlight.

    If you’ve seen Dracula 2000, Gerry Butler’s body wasn’t that perfect at the time but it was all the natural animal magnetism that he had that made it work.

    For me, it all has to do with the storyline, how different it is from all other vampire movies/shows I’ve seen over the years. Also, I think Beth and Mick have good chemistry together. Whether or not it will work (human with a vampire, should be interesting to see how that develops?) out between them, I’ll keep watching.

  27. snarkytart Says:


    I’ve seen your posts over at the MLF board. Since you watched the first SIX episodes of Moonlight and did not like it, maybe you could watch episode 7 “The Ringer” and skip to episode 9 “Fleu de lis”, which is when Mick’s “dead” wife comes back to him.
    I think you are more of a Coraline woman. πŸ˜‰
    You’ll see a different side to Mick and also the chemistry between O’Loughlin and Sossoman is very hot.
    Check out those two episodes (The Ringer and Fleu de Lis), then get back to me.

  28. xyz Says:

    To Liz Jones:
    It wasn’t Tim Daly in Studio 60, it was Steven Weber.

  29. Key Says:

    Thank God your opinion is just that…a opinion…

  30. megwood Says:

    Truer words were never spoken, Key.

    Guess what else — my shoe is also just that. . . a shoe. Hallelujah!

    Incidentally, people reading this blog post may want to know that Alex O’Loughlin, of Moonlight, was made the first Boyfriend of the Week for 2008. I vote for that earning me some slack from the hataz, personally. Yeeshes.

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