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Thursday, March 29, 2007

Sunday Night Blues

For the last couple of months, Sunday had been my favorite day of the week.

That was until this past Sunday.

On this last Sunday, three of my favorite shows went off the air.

Two of them for over a year.

One of them.....forever.

Here's a recounting of my heartbreak.



Battlestar Galactica



Man, what a killer cliffhanger.

About a month ago I was helping Mark Verheiden at Laser Blazer, and I playfully remarked how I thought the mid-season cliffhanger was a cold-blooded teaser.

He looked me square in the eye and said with a sly grin,

"Wait till you see this season's cliffhanger."

Man...He wasn't kidding.

Painful.

I can't believe that I have to wait till next April to see how all this plays out.

What's also interesting, is that we now see the light at the end of the tunnel.

And to be honest.... it looks fantastic.

It's going to be Epic stuff.

I can't wait.





The L-Word




It was nice to see the show change gears from it's downer of a season last year.

I thought that this season had the usual great laughs and thought-provoking drama.

I like the addition of Cybil Shepard. She brings a great new dimension to the show.

I liked seeing the dark side of Jenny come out.

I thought Daniela Sea's character, Max, really stood out in providing the best drama of the show.

I'm not sure about the Papi character yet, or Marlee Matlin's character either.

It's fascinating seeing Kristanna Loken on the show so soon after she came out in real life. It really adds a nice dimension of authenticity to the show.

I still think a lot of the comedy that Erin Daniels brought to the show is sorely missed.

I also missed Lauren Lee Smith and Sarah Shahi.

Probably my least favorite season of the show....but still better than 95% of the stuff that's out there today.


And now the biggest heartbreak of all......


ROME




I'm devastated.

My favorite show has ended.

I feel like Julius Caesar at the end of last season.

What the hell am I going to do now?

On one hand I felt the show ended perfectly on it's own terms.

But on the other I still can't help wishing that there was more.

I need more Lucius and Pullo banter.

I want to see Atia and Mark Anthony squabble and flirt.

I liked the shocking hedonism, and historical drama.

This show was the best.

I can't believe HBO wouldn't pick it up for additional seasons.

They throw on Dane Cook's Tourgasm and Lucky Louie and can't give Rome a third season?

I know it's an expensive show but why not film the thing on the Universal backlot, and focus on the character drama, instead of the spectacle.

In any case, it was a great show. I'm glad I was able to be there for the whole journey.

So now Sunday is a bummer.

Unless...... The Soprano's and The Tudor's can come through for me.



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