This week has been a little crazy for me and I haven’t had much time to write so I’m going to instead give some quick hits on what I’ve watched and what I thought.
24 – That’s it. Despite writing last week that I was likely going to stick it out for the last few episodes of the season after this week’s borefest I’m done. There is nothing redeeming remaining about this show and there are enough good shows to watch that I don’t have to distract myself with this crap. Avi’s Episode Rating: C-
Heroes – The reason I don’t feel a need to waste cycles on 24. After way too long a hiatus (that felt even longer because of the amazing previews) Heroes finally returned with death, action, answers and another crazy cliffhanger. As a comic geek I have to admit that I let out a “cool” when I heard Linderman give us his Watchman-esque plan to save the world. I followed that with a “wow” as Linderman and Mrs. Petrelli alluded to their time as heroes likely in some form of Golden Age Justice League (or Justice Society for you fellow comic fans). The death of Isaac, Claire meeting her father, Nathan as the future president – all great moments that set us up for the final scene of Hiro in the future and next week’s glimpse into the future. Avi’s Episode Rating: A
The Sopranos – I liked the first 2 episodes of the season better but I enjoyed Tony and Paulie’s amazing adventure although it does sadden me to see Junior’s story really coming to an end. I’m still going to stick with my prediction that Tony is going to retire before the season ends. Avi’s Episode Rating: B+
American Idol – I didn’t watch the performances this week and only saw part of Wednesday’s telethon but I have to question the decision to bring back Kelly Clarkson. Backed by the legendary Jeff Beck she pretty much puts all of the contestants on this season (and most of the previous ones) to shame. The only one with any commercial potential to be the next Kelly Clarkson is Jordin. End rant. Another good moment was the Simpsons scene where they judge Simon which had me crying I was laughing so loud. Annie Lennox was pretty good too.
I’ll get back to writing more regularly for the next couple of days.