If you’ve never read TV Gal who writes for Zap2It, you should. I’ve been reading her for years and 90% of the time I am completely in sync with her. It’s not just on the good shows that we agree but even on the “bad bad” and the “good bad” shows. As embarrassed as I am to admit it, we even share a love of All My Children (which I was introduced to while in the womb back in 1970) from way back when.
This is why I was so upset reading her column this week. It’s like I don’t know her at all. Take this part:
I need to understand why you’re not watching “Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip” (Monday, NBC, 10 p.m.). Oh, don’t lie to me. I know you’re not watching and I want to know why. The gets better with every episode — it’s funny, sharp and who knew Sarah Paulson was this talented?
Is she watching the same show I’m watching? I so want to love this show as a die hard Aaron Sorkin fan but I’m finding each week seems to get worse and worse. This week’s episode had some promise finally with a story about plagarism, only to cop out with an ending that wrapped up way too tidily. I also find Sarah Paulson’s character to be grating and don’t care about her story with Matthew Perry. They have no chemistry, please move on from this story. They are no Donna and Josh or Casey and Dana.
TV Gal follows up with:
So, as “Prison Break” headed off for its baseball hiatus, it seems to have lost its mind. Really, is it necessary to kill off everyone? The Sara story line is the only interesting thing the show has going on right now (seriously, I can’t believe they are digging a hole again), so why kill off her dad? I’m also tired of the President not being seen when we all know it’s because Patricia Wettig is over on “Brothers & Sisters.” And was anyone clamoring to see Haywire again? Anyone? That whole story line screams time filler.
I agree with her about the Haywire story but I finally thought over the last couple of episodes that the show picked up a lot of the momentum it lost since the escape. The way she feels about the main storyline is kind of how I feel about the Sara storyline – it’s uninteresting to me.
On the topic of Grey’s Anatomy she writes:
Is anyone picking up what “Grey’s Anatomy” (Thursday, ABC, 9 p.m.) is putting down? That these two seemingly rational men would put up with Meredith’s shenanigans? It occurred to me last week that I’m beginning to feel the way about “Grey’s Anatomy” the way I felt about “Ally McBeal.” I can understand why it’s so popular, I just don’t particularly enjoy watching the show every week. That might be because I want to throttle Meredith and McDreamy. I’d watch a spin-off with the rest of the characters, especially Christina and Addison.
What’s funny is that I’m in complete agreement with her about the Meredith storyline but somehow I’ve been able to block her out every time she’s on screen and enjoy everything else that’s great about the show.
Finally about Brothers and Sisters she writes:
So my mom was so right about “Brothers & Sisters” (Sunday, ABC, 10 p.m.). The show is so growing on me.
I have high hopes for this show with its Everwood pedigree but there’s nothing about this show that is keeping me engaged. It’s on life support on my PVR.
TV Gal, I don’t think this is it between us. I know that as the season progresses we will get back in sync. I’m only writing because I care. I look forward to your column next Monday as I have every Monday the past few years.