Monday, May 24, 2010

I Wasn't That Worried To Be Honest

The finale has aired in America and in Ireland, we're nearing to it further than the UK. The last two episodes of Desperate Housewives that I've watched have been fine enough. We learnt that Porter's friend, Eddie is the Wisteria Lane strangler and he upped the body count by doing away with the obnoxious Irina and his own mother. Speaking of his mother, Mary Alice interacted with her in flashbacks as the housewives were all shown (rather contrived) their past altercations with Eddie. Other than that, you had Susan and Gabby playing games with Mike and Carlos and Bob and Lee breaking up. The Patrick mystery thankfully is further developed in the last three episodes.

Spoilers for tonight's episode of Glee- we finally know who Rachel's mother is and believe me, you won't be shocked by it in the slightest. It also explains some of Jesse's motivations as well and there's a rather inspired set of musical numbers such as I Dreamed A Dream with Rachel and her bio mum in the most unusual way possible, Artie's How We Dance (and there's some brilliant stuff with him in this episode) as well as the duet between Will and Bryan (Neil Patrick Harris's character) with Dream On. Joss Whedon did a good job with this episode but it wasn't my favourite. The Rachel-lite previous episode was actually much better, especially for Kurt's choices of songs (mostly his take on Rose's Turn) and Mercedes and Santana going head to head with The Boy Is Mine. With three episodes left, I can't wait to see how the first season will wrap up and there's that Lady Gaga episode to contend with as well.

Anyone catch the series finale of Lost last night (or today) at 5am? Nope, me neither. It looks like I'll be watching it Thursday/Friday depending on motivation. The last two episodes didn't exactly blow me away to be honest. Across The Sea felt like a story that should've been done earlier in the season and What They Died For just bumped off Richard in a rather anticlimatic style as well as Charles and Zoe but I won't miss them. And Jack's taken over Jacob's role? Here's hoping The End is better stuff. EDIT: I've seen it and a blog will commence tomorrow.

Biopics are ten a penny nowadays and if I wasn't getting enough of an 80's love in with Ashes To Ashes, the BBC decided to do an 80's season with the Boy George story, Worried About The Boy being one of it's centrepieces. I liked Douglas Booth as Boy George and there were some good supporting roles for Matthew Horne, Marc Warren and Mark Gatiss but maybe I was expecting more because this didn't really float my boat. The writing was good, the acting fine and some of the stuff about Boy George I didn't actually know but it just didn't grip me to be honest. Still it was better than anything the rival channels wer doing at the same time on that night.

- True Blood is getting closer to airing and it seems that 90210 actor Michael Stieger has been cast as a prostitute that Russell seeks out. Also Lara Pulver has been cast as Sookie's fairy godmother, Claudine.
- Lost finale can be seen Tuesday 9pm on Sky1 and has already aired on RTE2 for Irish viewers.
- Melrose Place has been another show to get the boot. Good riddance.
- Vanessa Williams has been cast as a series regular for the seventh season of Desperate Housewives, though it's uncertain if her character is a part of the season mystery.
- Spartacus premieres tomorrow on Bravo at 10pm. The drama stars John Hannah and Lucy Lawless and it's even raunchier than Rome.
- Tom Welling has been reported for saying that he wants Michael Rosenbaum as Lex Luthor for the tenth and final season of Smallville. The villain for the last season will be Darkseid.
- One of the main characters will suffer a miscarriage in the sixth season finale of Grey's Anatomy.


Nat said...

I'm a bit bored with Glee tbh. I'll continue to watch and I'll definitely watch the NHP/JW episode, but its not that interesting to me any more. Little disappointed they went down the Idina Menzel as Rachel's mother route, seems a bit too on the nose for me.

It's probably a good thing you didn't watch Lost this morning, SkyOne suffered a technical fault!!

shawnlunn2002 said...

Really? I'm starting to get into a little more. What exactly is turning you off to be precise?

I've just seen the Lost finale. RTE2 aired it tonight and it was awesome. I'll be blogging about it.

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Nat said...

I think it's the overkill. The show is just everywhere and most people are unrelentingly "OMG" about it. It's a bit annoying, especially when the show is so flawed.

I think I over looked the bad story telling and writing when the songs were better and with the hope that it would get better for these 9 episodes but unfortunately they haven't. Its a shame really.

shawnlunn2002 said...

I understand that. When something gets that hyped, it can drive you nuts. The writing with Glee isn't consistent but it isn't any worse than a lot of other shows but some tighter plotting is needed and less focus on Rachel as well could help.

I saw the Lady Gaga episode, not bad but definitely one of the weakest episode.