You know, years ago, for some obligatory teen-angst, nihilist reason, I thought I would never make it to this age. I also used to say, "I'm not getting married until I'm 30, and then I'll start looking."
I guess it's time to start lookin'...
Like just about everybody else, I went to see Return of the King
. Aside from the 20-minute film malfunction right at the climactic Mt. Doom scene, it was awesome. Kick-ass. Moving. So many others have said just about the same thing, so I won't clutter up the friends lists with more gushing. Tru Calling
last night actually had the potential to break away from the same formula that it's been using for every episode it's aired since the beginning, but sadly, the second half was pretty much lacking in new plot structure. C'mon, writers, how about an episode where Tru actually gets stuff wrong or learns more about why she can do this?
I remember liking the few Early Edition
episodes I watched, and I think I've figured out the difference between these largely similar shows. With Gary, he has one day to solve a problem that where both he and the audience
know no details beyond what's in the paper.
With Tru, however, the plot conveniently includes the day she needs to correct within the first fifteen minutes of the show. Not only do we know that she's going to solve everything, but we also have a strong notion of how
she's going to do it. Sometimes the writers explicitly tell
us what she needs to do before they show
us (like last night's "invite the troublesome neighbor to the party" problem). It's insipid and tiresome.