Reasons number seventy-eight you should not have two margaritas on an empty stomach while surrounded by coworkers:
"Isn't is marvelous," I swooned. To my boss. She'd just asked what we all thought of Fall TV.
But I'm not ashamed! I'm in love, I'm in love and I don't care who knows it. Last night Joel asked what my favorite new fall show was, and WELL, SINCE YOU ASKED.
There's The Event. I'm digging it so far, even though it is treading a little too close to Lost's territory, what with the disappearing magic plane in the very first episode. They've got some aliens in there to change things up -- at least I'm pretty sure that chick from ER is an alien -- and a little government conspiracy to boot. I'll give it a try, even though I was extremely disappointed by the casting of Luke Danes as a terrorist. It turns out he wasn't a terrorist after all, he was acting under duress! And now he's dead, so he can go back to being Luke Danes.
Besides, Luke Danes being made to wear an awful pilot outfit instead of his eternal flannel shirt is the least of my problems as far as character defamation (har, get it?) goes this TV season. Let's talk about Hawaii 5-0, shall we?
Now, I am too young to have ever seen the original show, so I don't care at all if they ruin its "legacy" or whatever. But again with the ripping off of the Lost -- here's Jin! And he's speaking English! I realize that he was just pretending not to speak English in Lost -- that's what actors do, after all, they act -- but hearing someone who will always be Jin to me speak perfect English is extremely disconcerting. It's too soon. Take a vacation for a year or twenty, Jin. Or just never work again. The latter is my preference. That also goes for Mohinder, and I don't care if he was actually faking the British accent in Heroes and the new American accent in Covert Affairs is real. No. Just... no.
However, this is my biggest issue: Boomer. When you've been immortalized as Cylon Number Eight, you should just retire from acting. I don't want to see you playing some police academy newbie. I am actually enjoying Hawaii 5-0 enough, but are there no other actors in the world? Besides Jin and Boomer, we've got Mick St. John from the short-lived and admittedly terrible vamp series, Moonlight, playing the lead. I'm actually OK with that, because his acting was so godawful in Moonlight that I never fully identified him as his character.
What else, what else... I'm OK with that Dark Blue show, as long as we're assuming that there is room in this world for yet another law enforcement drama. NCIS LA continues to make me angry with its ridiculous plot lines and complete refusal to put LL Cool J in anything other than a solid-colored, tight-fitting long sleeved shirt. The Vampire Diaries makes my life complete, but why do all the good shows have to be on Thursday night? I mean, we've got Vamp Diaries, Nikita (LOVE), Jersey Shore and Project Runway on the same night? And then on Wednesdays I'm forced to watch yet another drama-filled season of Ultimate Fighter because there is nothing else on? Is this really necessary, TV schedulers of the world?
Supernatural continues to kick ass, proving that beloved characters CAN continue their careers when they are written off a long-running show like Gilmore Girls, provided that 1) there is a suitable gap between roles, and 2) they can actually, you know, ACT.
Smallville is finally, FINALLY, coming to an end -- but not before introducing an army of Lex Luthor clones. Yawn. This show, it kills me. WHEN IS HE GOING TO FLY, GODDAMNIT? We've been waiting ten years. It is time.
Am I missing anything wonderful this fall TV season? It truly is marvelous, isn't it?