Kate (mskatej) wrote,

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Television roundup

I've been sick for the past few days so my apologies if I owe you a comment or a sexy dance or something. My brain, it is fuzzy.

Smallville Season 9

If I had a nickel for the number of times I've claimed to be over Smallville only to rave about how awesome it is a week later I would be moderately wealthy by now. I could tell you I'm not going to watch it next season unless A, B or C happens, but you all know I'm talking out my ass. It's the show that slaps me around then makes it up to me by fucking me really well against the wall and promising to treat me better in future. Never does of course, but the promise of all that hot sex keeps me coming back for more. So while I would really rather see Tom Welling do something other than Smallville, if I don't have a choice then I will just keep on doing what I've been doing for the past year: hoping and praying for Clark to fall madly in love with Lois.

Gossip Girl and Privileged

I'm genuinely sad that Privileged has not been renewed because it's actually a gazillion times better than Gossip Girl, which sucks so hard now I currently have absolutely no intention of watching it next season. See, the thing about Privileged is that, beneath the cheesy, soap opera exterior, there's some intelligent writing and decent storytelling going on. It's a real pleasure to watch a show that gives us conflict between characters that's actually believable and human, and that doesn't use sloppy tricks to move the plot forward. My most hated being: characters who don't communicate because if they actually talked to each other there would be no drama. UGH THAT MEANS THE STORY SUCKS. Don't get me wrong, Privileged isn't Friday Night Lights, but not once have I found myself thinking, "People don't act like that!" In fact, I am regularly pleasantly surprised by how engaging and smart the show is - something I can no longer say about Gossip Girl.


For my Jason Dohring fix while I'm on a break between Veronica Mars seasons, I have watched the first four episodes, but sadly this show is not very good, and compared to Logan, Josef is a dull character who doesn't appear to be on any kind of journey. They're all a bit dull and flat on this show - there's nothing here to fall in love with, nothing to be particularly impressed by.

That said, it's weirdly compelling and I plan to watch all of it. Make of that what you will.

The United States of Tara

Holy crap I love it. LOVE IT. I wish an actress of Toni Collette's calibre were playing Echo because my God. She plays a woman who has dissociative identity disorder (multiple personalties) and when she's playing one of the alters (like Buck, for instance, who's *very* male) she IS that person and you don't doubt it for a second. But not only is Collette stunningly good, the show itself is witty, warm and moving.

Go! Watch! You won't regret it!
Tags: actor: jason dohring, tv: general, tv: gossip girl, tv: privileged, tv: smallville, tv: united states of tara
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