RS (rainbowstevie) wrote,

Hey, press tours might be good for post content:

1. Paula Abdul is officially done with American Idol.  :(  Part of me is legitimately sad/faintly regrets missing her last season.  The rest of me is glad I broke free of that soul-sucking, ratings-crushing, time-wasting behemoth again and is all YAY, ONE LESS REASON TO WATCH!  Plus, I can surely be excused for hoping that this is the first step in chipping away at the ratings, and that hopefully many similar small steps will follow until its unstoppable superpower crumbles and collapses in on itself. 
2. Ability to resist Mercy...fading...noooooo!  I've already rejected "Trauma" from the description of the pilot, which includes 100% more casual sex than I was expecting from a medical procedural (I KNOW.  WHAT WORLD DO I LIVE IN), but this one is running promos already and I like what I see!  Crud.

I was holding out hope for the fact that it was supposed to be a mid-season replacement, by which point I figured at least one other show on my current battlefield of 20 would have died/gone into suspended animation so I'd have room to re-evaluate.  But now it's part of the fall lineup, and this is worrisome.  I don't know; the lead actress is just very appealing to me, possibly because she looks like Megan from "Numb3rs."  And the constant reassurance that it's "nothing like Nurse Jackie" only serves to make it 500% more appealing. 
3. I don't understand this comment about Southland: It tried to do too much in its first [7] episodes and became too serialized. When it returns, it will focus more on Ben McKenzie and Regina King's characters.

I mean...really?  I thought it was turning out decent viewer ratings and people were enjoying it; what made you suddenly decide it was broken?  Additionally, a) how is "too serialized" a bad thing, and b) how was it "too serialized" in the first place?  Because you made a story arc out of Janilla?  Because we saw some of the characters' personal lives?

In case you hadn't noticed, Southland has a really big cast, and the benefit to that was not every storyline got addressed in every episode, because there simply wasn't time.  How is narrowing your focus going to make it less serialized?

I mean, Adams & Sherman are two of my favorites, so I don't have a specific problem with this, it's just that I'm also kinda fond of Bryant, and the gaggle of other male detectives near them, who always make me think I've taken a left turn into a newsroom somewhere, and really fond of Chickie.  They aren't going to make sudden and unexplained disappearances, are they?  Hope not. Would be too sad.  You'll hear no complaints from me if Dewey were to make a sudden and unexplained disappearance, though.

4. Ooh, new Office spoilers!  *resists for 1.09 seconds*

For the record, I am still hating on this show a whole bunch except for the parts that involve Jim and Pam.  Especially the parts that include Ellie Kemper, because now that I know her real name, it BURNS ME UP INSIDE that this one woman, between her fictional and real-life personae, has trampled on literally my three favorite girl's names in the world (Kelly, Erin, Ellen/Ellie).  What are the odds of that, WHAT! 

Also, super-unfairly, just when Kelly Kapoor FINALLY gets to star in the webisodes, and subsequently make them "not suck," they proceed to suck anyway by including Kelly Erin.  !!&@%$!&@%!&^@$!  ODDS.  

As for things I don't hate, um...

Oh yay, wedding in the 4th episode!  That's the hour-long one, right?  It had better be, because I didn't realize until just this minute how annoyed I'd be if Phyllis' marital celebrations were to get more focus than Pam's.  Now I just...have to decide if I'm relieved or scared that Mindy Kaling is (co)writing it. 

Also, per Jenna Fischer, apparently the show's picking up in real time so Pam will be just out of her first trimester when the season starts.  What I'm hearing is, that means her baby should theoretically be born in March, right?  Which means I am HOLDING OUT HOPE for the 27th.  (yes, the 27th is on a Saturday.  The birthdate doesn't have to match the airdate!  *continues to hold out hope*)  James Potter isn't enough; I want to share this day with multiple fictional characters!

Back to things I hate, apparently they're "casting" for Pam's mom.  Aw, no, come on, geeze.  We met Pam's mom!  She was super adorable and cute and I've been pining to see her again, NOT A LAME RECASTING.  I can only take one Fancy New Beesley per show here!  Not to mention that having Pam's mom around for possible multiple episodes would force me to remember that Pam's parents were getting divorced, and I was doing so well at blocking that... 

Tags: american idol, mercy, southland, speculation, spoilers, the office

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