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I haven't had a chance to watch Glee yet, but I do have some thoughts on Eastwick and Flash Forward. The upshot is I liked Eastwick better this week than last week, and I liked Flash Forward less this week than the pilot. More spoilery thoughts behind the cut:



There wasn't a lot of Paul Gross in this episode, but that was fine with me, because I actually really love both Roxie and Joanna, and enjoyed their storylines a lot. And both of them had a lot going on in this episode; in fact, I can't decide which storyline I liked better. Roxie's visions of her killer continue to be quite disturbing, and I was wondering if her friends were going to turn out to be right about their inaccuracy up until creepy guy branded himself. YIKES! That was seriously creeptastic! And yet I love the fact that they blended humor into that storyline, too (don't drool over my murderer! Hee!!), and it's going to be interesting to see what happens now that she thinks he might be an ok guy.

Clearly she and her daughter share a similar bad taste in men. I hate to say it, but I *loved* the fact that she got accidental vengeance on the near rapist. I'm not at all opposed to the ladies using their magic to go after men who authentically hurt them (though if I recall correctly, in the book this is part of what ends up damning them eventually).

And speaking of the consequences of magic: I loved Joanna's dogged investigation of Darryl, and how it turned up a connection between him, Bun, and Cybil Sheppard. (And Sheppard's character was a hoot--I hope she's a recurring character). I also loved the fact that she's *not* going after Will because she's sure she brainwashed him. I'm sure he really likes her anyway, but it's nice that she is being ethical about it.

I'm a little bored with the nurse's storyline, but I like the character well enough, so I just sort of tune out all her fights with her husband.

Since I like this show, I'm pretty sure it's going to be cancelled, but I'll enjoy it while it lasts.




Flash Forward

Ugh. If this show is just going to be the massive soap opera of how Fiennes' marriage breaks up, I am SO not interested. The parts of this I liked were (a) any scene with John Cho and (b)the bits of investigation/mystery we got. But the mystery is not going to be enough to keep me if we continue with the bad marriage soap opera, because I just don't CARE about Fiennes and his wife enough. I cared more about the woman cop that got killed--and who had maybe a minute of screentime total--than I do about the Fiennes marriage plot. The daughter is a little bit interesting, maybe, but bleah. Watching a marriage break up over the next six months is not my idea of fun. If next week's ep isn't better, I may start watching Bones at 8 p.m. instead.

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mskatej
Oct. 2nd, 2009 10:38 pm (UTC)
Oh man Flash Forward is actually really *bad*. Not only does it appear to be turning into a boring relationship melodrama, the relentlessly awful dialogue makes me want to kill myself. Even lovely John Cho can't make that shit sound good. I may watch one more episode because I'm intrigued by the dude zero guy in the video, but I could not agree more about Fiennes and his wife, whose relationship I have never remotely been invested in so why on earth would I care that it is doomed? Ugh, I can't decide who I hate more out of the two of them.
norwich36
Oct. 3rd, 2009 12:13 am (UTC)
You can tell how bored I am because I didn't even care enough to look up their names on IMDB. And yeah, you're totally right about the dialogue.

I'm surprised that so much attention is being given to Fiennes and wife, really--I was expecting this to be an ensemble show. And wow they are the WORST CHARACTERS EVER.

Plus this show manages to make Jack Norrington (um, I mean Jack Davenport) boring rather than sexy. HOW IS THAT EVEN POSSIBLE? It's like the show emits a vortex of boring, or something. It's starting to make Vampire Diaries look like a better choice.
random_serious
Oct. 3rd, 2009 05:15 pm (UTC)
There wasn't a lot of Paul Gross in this episode, but that was fine with me, because I actually really love both Roxie and Joanna,

Nooo, there always needs to be lots and lots PG! But yeah, the women rock, too.
norwich36
Oct. 4th, 2009 09:50 am (UTC)
Hee! I love Paul Gross, but I also think the devil is better taken in small doses.
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