TV Loves Me, Yes It Does

Posted: December 8, 2009 in Threat Quality
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Why else would it give me two of my favorite story tropes in one week, just before my 30th birthday? It is paying TRIBUTE, is why.

You would be amazed how quickly a Google image search for "House Wilson" turned erotic.

Over on “House,” they pulled a ‘Rosencrantz and Guildenstern,’ turning the story over to sidekick Wilson’s point of view while showing the House team’s latest exciting case only going on in the periphery (such as speeding an obese man on a gurney down the hall while Taub tells Wilson “It wasn’t the tennis!” without much context).

I actually think a lot of shows would be better if there was some kind of barely explained medical drama happening in the background.

On “Dollhouse,” Whedon and co. broke out good ol’ ‘Mirror Mirror.’ So much time gets spent on this show clucking tongues at the ethical implications of brainwashing that it’s rarely pointed out that Things Could Be So Much Worse. Until last week’s double episode, where the warm, oaky comfort of the L.A. dollhouse is contrasted by the antiseptic basement nightmare, and Topher’s spastic but ultimately endearing quirks are put up against Summer Glau – who appears to be an old-school mad scientist in a 20-year-old girl’s body (right down to the irritated babbling and the dead-arm deformity).

More evidence that TV wants to make my birthday a happy one? It is giving me back “Better Off Ted,” which returns to ABC tonight at 9:30 (EST).

And while we’re on the subject (because it’s shaping up to be a TV-centric week, why not?), ‘24’ abuses me every single year, but every December, when  I see commercials where Kiefer Sutherland trains a gun on someone, I get giddy all over again. Yelling! Guns! ‘Splosions! Lady President! KABOOOOOOM!!!!

Okay, ’24.’ You got me again. But this time try to ease up on the “Torture is always justifiable” angle you pushed hard in the first half of season 7, hm?

  1. braak says:

    I have to say something. I don’t care for Summer Glau.

  2. Jeff Holland says:


  3. Tad says:

    well, finally a braak-opinion to justify the “bizarro holland” moniker, at least.

  4. Carl says:

    @ Braak: liar.

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