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So Testy's closed last night and I was feeling blue about it, but then I decided that instead of just feeling sad I needed to get off my ass and do something. So, here I am on LJ finally.

I spent the weekend in Austin with austin360, which was awesome. Her new crib is totally sweet and we spent Saturday night on her couch drinking margaritas and watching season two West Wing episodes. Well, not episodes, exactly. More like the scenes where Josh looks particularly hot. And then we watched Luke and Lorelai kiss over and over a few times. Because we're freaks that way.

Last night I taped the pilot of Jack & Bobby and then watched it before bed. It was good, but I'm not sure I'm going to be watching it regularly. It's kind of heavy, and I don't really do well with heavy on a weekly basis unless it's tempered with sufficient doses of humor, which this show is not. And for some reason my damn tape cut off early. Did I miss anything important after Jack told Bobby that cool people don't act excited because it's not cool?

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elvenjen4
Sep. 14th, 2004 12:00 am (UTC)
Sus!! ::waves::

I feel the same about Jack & Bobby. It's a nice show but.. I don't know if I like Jack's "It's all your fault", sullen, I'm-cool-and-you're-weird attitude. And I don't know if I could deal with such a narrative format all season long. Let's see, what was after that... did you see the part where the girl/woman talked about getting together with Bobby after Jack died? After that, I think it was just some lines from Jack to Bobby about "Run hard and don't ever give up" while telling him to stop if he can't breathe. Then it goes back to narration and the b/w photo and that cool bald guy (who is he?? He looks familiar) says something along the lines of, "A lot of people interpret this picture as the President gathering his stregth, but no. The President was asthmatic, he was just catching his breath before his speech, as he always did."
hannasus
Sep. 14th, 2004 05:57 am (UTC)
Ahhhhhh
The bald guy was the terrific David Paymer whom you probably recognize as Leon Kodak in The American President ("They keep moving that big ficus plant"). He's also been in a ton of other things--he's a total Hey, It's That Guy.

Sooooo, Bobby becomes the president and Jack dies? For some reason I thought it was the other way around, but I think they were probably just making it seem that way to trip us up. Thanks for filling me in! I think that might be kind of important info to have if I do keep watching. I guess my biggest problem with the show was that I didn't really like any of the characters much. Bobby was sweet, but so awkward it was painful to watch. Jack was just kind of sullen and Christine Lahti, well, (forgive me Tommy Schlamme) she's always been kind of grating to me, and her character is way annoying so I could almost not bear to watch her. And none of them ever seemed to have any fun, which gets to be kind of a drag after a while.
austin360
Sep. 17th, 2004 07:31 am (UTC)
Re: Ahhhhhh
I also thought it was kind of stupid for them to give the whole series away in the pilot. I mean, what would be the point of coming back to watch Jack get with Courtney, only to know that she's meant for Bobby? And Jack, who The Kid and I positively swooned over, is going to die? Um, whatever

Maybe I'd have felt differently if Tommy would have actually directed the pilot. Maybe.

Of cours em_meredith had *plenty* to say...
hannasus
Sep. 17th, 2004 08:38 am (UTC)
Re: Ahhhhhh
I don't know, I kinda thought that part was genius. Courtney only got together with Bobby after Jack died, so you can enjoy the fact that she and Jack are made for each other, but you get to watch for the hidden signs of UST between her and Bobby at the same time. Plus, you *know* they end up together (both her and Jack and her and Bobby), so you don't have to worry about whether the show's gonna string you along and then screw you. It's kinda fun knowing how it all ultimately works out, but it's still a mystery how they get there.
alanao
Sep. 14th, 2004 09:01 am (UTC)
I really miss having a tv that I can watch when the good shows are on. Or when the bad shows are on. Shows in general, really.

Welcome to lj. We're geeky, and we like it.
hannasus
Sep. 14th, 2004 09:18 am (UTC)
Geeks are cool. Heh, heh, heh, heh.
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