I guess I'm on a tv kick. I didn't day job this past weekend, so it was like I only had one job. It was wonderful! It's back to the grind now.
Anyway, I loved the new 24 episode.
I just can't watch so many episodes in a short time frame. I suspect that I need a week between each episode to help me suspend disbelief. Otherwise, I start laughing in all the wrong places. (Excuse me, I'm bad at remembering names.) Like when what's-his-name agrees with what's-her-name to give M-something a chance to continue working, because she insists that he didn't metabolize the alcohol on his breath.
Sure, I'll give him a chance. With MILLIONS of lives at stake, we'll take a chance, no big deal. And that's IF you've gotten past the fact that a few hours ago, M-something was TORTURED and RESPONSIBLE for programming the suitcase bombs we're worrying about!
Of course, you may not have gotten that far. You may be struggling to suspend disbelief that Jack Bauer is on this case at all, considering HIS FAMILY is at fault. No one even QUESTIONS his loyalty or his ability to KILL them if he needs to. Or that he might not be the best man for the job, considering how well this enemy knows his buttons.
And Jack Bauer can "order up" a small team without explaining 'what for' to his superior??? Oh, right. If this is how the government work, please enlighten me. I can think of quite a few places this would make my plot MUCH easier.
I'm sorry. I sound awfully snarky. I actually LOVE 24. I just need to watch one episode per week. Anymore than that is too much.
Then I watched Nora's movies. I love her books, but ... the movies? Wow. They're like boring cardboard, or paper cut-outs of a story. If I saw her movies and hadn't read her books, I would NEVER pick up her books. Never.
Carolina Moon was the best, with the Fire one second best. (Mostly because the actresses truly carried the movie.) The other two ... er ... let's be nice and say they didn't work for me at all.
They make me want to read the books again, and find out WHY in the world I like Nora so much. I suspect the screen doesn't do justice to the characterization and internal stuff in the novel.
I don't know. Do you?
What've you been watching lately? I need another show to Tivo.