Every new television season I watch all the news shows to see what I like and then dismiss 90% of them. I am not a Lost fan. Could it move any more SLOWLY? They "lost" me toward the end of the first season after a few miles of film depicting the various expressions of the characters. Shock. Surprise. Anger. Jealousy. Could we move it along, people?
I'm also not a Desperate Housewives fan. I tried because everyone was talking about it and I didn't want to be square. I don't find the characters' behavior amusing. Not even intelligent or motivated. Count me not desperate enough to watch. I catch an episode every now and then because it comes on before my favorite show....
So what can I NOT live without watching? Gray's Anatomy. I laugh. The tempo moves so quickly that you can't take your eyes away or you'll miss a look or a remark. I can't wait to know whether or not Dr. McDreamy ditches that wife. I have to know when George forgives Meredith. PLEASE, George, please forgive Meredith! I'm not quite sure what's up with this new doctor interest of his, but I have to watch to find out. I care! I even bought the first season on DVD the day it came out and watched it. I had missed a show! LOL
I used to be a die-hard ER fan. I can catch you up on all the original characters and those for years. The last couple of seasons I've lost interest about half way through. If the writers would just ask ME I could tell them which characters to hook up and who to ditch. I could tell them they can't take a favorite character like John Carter and fix him up with a new person we don't care about from another country and expect us to CARE. So their baby dies--so what? We had no emotional investment. Give him someone interesting and deserving! They let so many wonderful opportunities for emotion slip away:
Mark Greene died and Elizabeth just moved away. What??
Carrie Weaver had a miscarriage and it was never mentioned again.
Carrie's love interest died. They just moved her on?
A helicopter fell on top of the Doctor We Love To Hate and we didn't get to see any reactions?? What?
Dr. Kovich boinks every female doctor and intern and patient's mother and -- WAIT! The writers have actually paired him up with Abby again! Someone we care about. One point for them.
However: in order to really give this guy conflict, what they've needed to do all along was pair him with a wonderful woman and put this woman and children in danger. Remember his backstory in Croatia? Couldn't save wife and children--feels helpless. If I was writing his story I'd be setting him up. Well, they sort of did it with Sam and her kid. Nobody cared. Now...with Abby...you know she's pregnant, right?
I fear something bad. Anyone heard that she wants off the show or something? She just may be about to die. I hope not.
Oh no. Back to John Carter in Bolivia or wherever. Guess I'll read email tonight.
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