March 25th, 2010

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And now, to journey back through a week of American TV

1. I'm continuing to keep one eye and half an ear on American Idol, because Crystal is AMAZING (this must be what it was like for people who didn't understand that David Cook was horrendous!), and I have loved every single song she has sung, a feat that no other contestant has ever managed.  And even though I only see like 30% of the show in a given week, I also know the following things:

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2. Lost, 6x09, "Ab Aeterno"
I admit, I didn't expect Richard's backstory to be very interesting.  Still don't think it would hold up to multiple viewings, but for a single watch...well, I was wrong.

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3. Survivor: I hate so much about what the show is choosing to be this year.

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4. I've apparently given up talking about Law & Order: SVU, but I thought the last two episodes were pretty good!  Collapse )
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5. I have definitely given up talking about Southland, but I feel like I should mention how pleased I am that TNT is only allowing a little bit more vulgarity than NBC did, and while I hate it, I feel like they've also toned down the amount of swearing they're doing at all.  And though I miss Russell, so far it's every bit as amazing as it was last year, in terms of rich characters and incredible, compelling stories.
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6. Survivor on Wednesday + Bones rerun + waiting for new Office = I watch Community for the first time the whole way through!  Turns out all the fanfic is dead on, in terms of characterization, so the various opinions I have formed based on fic + previews + your journals stand (a/k/a: ladies, awesome!  Men, stupid!  Occasional exception: Jeff, who is great in theory, but suffers somewhat in reality from being Joel McHale).

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7. The Office, "Happy Hour"
Holy crap, relationship overdrive.  It was like they were trying to recreate the "Valentine's Day" movie phenomenon, but using only the cast of Dunder-Mifflin.  Hard to say which venture was less successful.

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