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Wednesday, September 21, 2005

I was loving Gilmore Girls last year, but "Fight Face" irritated me too much. Too many secondary characters who never listen to anyone, doing things that no one would do on Friends because it's too forced and TV-esque. It's fine to be an hour sitcom, but sitcom characters have to behave plausibly or it's not funny. I hope it's just a momentary lapse, but I watched half the show with my eyes closed out of sheer embarrassment.

Rescue Me, on the other hand. I'm still catching up on last year, but as for not-nice lead characters, Tommy Gavin's a pretty good example. He's a selfish, reckless, violent, womanizing alcoholic. But human, and watchable. And, by the way, Denis: Jim Profit could take a lesson from him on how to hurt your enemies and get away with it.


But Alex, Tommy Gavin

By Blogger DMc, at 1:04 AM I was saying...

Tommy Gavin is still a HERO.
He is one of NY's Bravest.
In the 2nd Season they explore this...

He still jumps into burning buildngs to save people, no matter what his shortcomings. It's no wonder you find things to admire in him, and no wonder you find him palatable. He may be a sonofabitch, but he still does something every day that you and I would probably never do.

Jim Profit is not a hero, not by any stretch...

..yet he's the protagonist of PROFIT.

...and that's the hurdle you can't get past.

By Blogger DMc, at 1:06 AM  

Well, I disliked Profit too, but not because the protagonist was a bad guy. Because he was boring. If someone is an evil genius, shouldn't he want something more than to be Corporate VP with a corner office? Pinky and the Brain are evil, but at least they have a worthy goal.

Watching Profit made me long for Rob Lowe in Bad Influence, Peter Lorre in M. Give me a really good evil villain -- not somebody who lies and kills for a Wharton MBA and stock options. Who cares?

By Blogger lisa e, at 1:40 PM  

First off, I agree that the in-laws were annoying as hell, and much worse than when they last appeared. But the interaction between Luke and Lorelai and the falling out of The Gilmore Girls has actually been entertaining.

And the Townie antics were worse last year. Ubiquitous Kirk, irritating Sookie and Jackson, Taylor, Babette... Most have been kept to a line or two at minimum. I think the biggest fault that this episode had was that there was no Paris.

By Blogger MikeyMo, at 11:40 PM  

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