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Monday, April 04, 2005

A friend of mine likes Eyes:
Good dumb fun. Tim Daly so likable you want to smack him. Intrigue, bravado. Flashy enough that who cares if it's not making total sense. It's Desperate Housewives for men.

Blind Justice had a nice pilot, but I think I'm done.

Who is doing ABC's development? Did someone kiss Sleeping Beauty and
release her from a 99 year sleep or something? Jesus, they're actually
getting stuff done.

To which I can add that West Wing is definitely back on its game.

Writer friends keep telling me Battlestar Galactica is terrific. Too bad I missed the entire goddamn season.

I hear good things about House, too.

I watched the first two eps of Season One of Deadwood. Yes, it's David Milch. Yes, it's HBO. No, I don't want to spend any more time in that dark a world.

But Lee Goldberg relays that Eyes is tanking...


Blind Justice is okay, but it's hard to care that people are discriminating against the lead because he's a blind cop. Even the blind people quoted in many articles about the show don't seem to want blind, gun-wielding cops.

Eyes was good, but I think the pilot was too busy...it's hard to judge a show based on only the pilot, though, so I'm hopeful.

Grey's Anatomy was even more successful in its second week than its first, and it's holding on to more viewers out of Desperate Housewives than Boston Legal has, so hopefully they can find the show a permanent slot. So, yeah, ABC's development has been great, as least for dramas.

By Blogger Jeff, at 10:04 PM  

I've already offered my paean to Battlestar Galactica, so I'll rave about House here. You've all had the thought "I could write for that show." I don't have that feeling with House. I'm not worthy. The plots are a bit contrived, but Hugh Laurie's House is priceless, and, he's putting on the American accent – flawlessly.

By Blogger Marc in MD, at 7:54 AM  

Marc in MD has my brain apparently as I was going to chat up both Battlestar and House.

The character development on House is just zipping along, almost faster than you'd expect (as in it takes Scully and Mulder 10 seasons with only Dream sequences as the pay off). It helps that Hugh Laurie is the antithesis of a series lead, and that he's dead sexy in the process. The accent thing has been Singer's talking point for hiring Hugh as he had no idea Laurie was a brit, which got a nother mention in the EW spread recently.

BSG is just amazingly mapped out and terrfically executed. Roger Moore blogs the series and questions over at the SciFi Channel's site, and it's a real treat to see how much they have laid out for future seasons. The balance of character and well done action continues to draw me to BSG- sadly in withdrawl until second season launches.

By Anonymous Nicolle, at 11:27 AM  

I, too, am glad to see that West Wing is doing well again. After Aaron Sorkin left, the show took on an angry tone; everyone was constantly fighting.

I’ve been wondering how they are going to handle the new staff and president. I thought that maybe that would take a note for David Kelly and his Practice/Boston Legal Transision and bring Josh along ala James Spader. Now with the season finale over (On April 6th?!) It looks like we will have another season with President Bartlet and his staff,

By Blogger Scott, at 12:43 PM  

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