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Last night on the TV

White Collar — This is the new USA series, about a handsome, smart thief/con-man who becomes a “consultant” with the FBI in return for getting his slate cleaned. This set-up sounded kind of familiar, but Lisa and I decided to … Continue reading

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‘house and House

Elsewhere on TV this week, Dollhouse continues its death march—I’m not even going to bother with comments—but House did a nice job, I thought, of rebounding from last week’s silliness. “Better a murder than a misdiagnosis,” heh. Now if only … Continue reading

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Stargate: SVU, 10/9

After a semi-promising start, the series takes a nosedive in its second episode. THE SITUATION SO FAR: Last week, a mixed group of soldiers and civilians from Earth got stranded aboard a giant alien spaceship several billion light-years from home. The ship is … Continue reading

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Scene from a recent House story conference

Screenwriter #1: So, what should this episode’s big plot point be? Screenwriter #2: Why don’t we have Chase kill Hitler? Screenwriter #1: OK!

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Stargate: SVU, part two

Caught the second hour last night. It was good—not first-season House good, but fun. My two favorite characters are Lt. Scott and Robert Carlyle’s Scientist of Questionable Morals. Still making up my mind about Eli, the video-game whiz who won … Continue reading

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Dollhouse season two

Two episodes in, I’m really not enjoying it. Lisa says, “It’s like they painted themselves into a Stupid Corner.” Thoughts: * Ballard’s character has become totally unbelievable to me. I don’t know what his motivation is supposed to be anymore. … Continue reading

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Stargate: SVU

Or whatever it’s called. Caught the first hour of the pilot last night and it wasn’t bad. I got sucked in enough by the story that I was sorry when it came time to switch over to Dollhouse (and once … Continue reading

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Dollhouse shocker: Joss Whedon says FOX execs were nervous about that whole “prostitute” thing

Probably my biggest complaint about first season Dollhouse was that the creators of the show seemed to be so uncomfortable with their own premise that they spent more time avoiding implications than exploring them—leading me, as a viewer, to constantly … Continue reading

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Time to bust out the region-free DVD player?

Today’s Times has an article about Tatort, a German TV police procedural that will soon celebrate its 40th year on the air: “Tatort” is a little akin to what Johnny Carson’s “Tonight Show” was in America. It’s one of those … Continue reading

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Now that I’ve watched the Whale Wars season finale

I really want to see the companion reality series, that tells the story from the POV of the Japanese whalers. (I’m guessing that’d be more of a Discovery Channel show than an Animal Planet show.)

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