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How much am I loving the networks that rebroadcast their new fall shows later in the week? I was able to catch an encore of "Supernatural" last night (rather than subject myself to Bush's shit-eating speech) and tonight Frodo will be TiVoing "Bones" for me.

Unsurprisingly, "Supernatural" was not particularly good. It didn't stink like week-old sushi, but I'm not exactly clamoring to see next week's episode. Cute Dean was cute, and some of the banter between the brothers was fun, but they pulled out every cliché in the ghost story book to the extent that I'm wondering what's left to work with in future episodes. The story itself was pretty contrived and only marginally engaging. Mr. Sus and I had a good laugh over Cute Dean's character arc, though.

CUTE DEAN: No! I don't wanna be a ghostbuster! I wanna be a lawyer!
CUTE DEAN'S BROTHER: Dude, ghostbusters are cool and you know it!
GHOST: Looky, I just killed your girlfriend!
CUTE DEAN: Okay, fine, I'm a damn ghostbuster.

"Threshold" premieres tonight and I am pretty darned excited about it. I was really sad I had to miss that panel at Comic-con--the cast is excellent and I've heard good things about the show, so I've got high hopes. Good thing the Sci Fi Channel reruns BSG multiple times so I don't have to worry about choosing between them.

And now I'm off for a day of laundry, grocery shopping and cleaning the house. Whee!


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Sep. 16th, 2005 07:24 pm (UTC)
See, I thought "Supernatural" was entertaining. Of course, I'd already read the script (which they actually made some fairly significant changes from), so maybe the fact that I already knew what was going to happen for the most part made it more enjoyable to watch. They completely changed the ghost story from the version of the script I read, and they took out one fairly important bit of the shows mythology that they may or may not put back in that I thought was an interesting choice.

Mostly though I wondered how often in making the show Jared P. turns when they are talking to "Dean" and then has to remind himself that he's Sam on this show, not Dean! ;)

I'll be interested to see what you think of "Threshold." I wasn't overly-impressed with any of the genre scripts this year (Invasion, Surface, etc.) but this one has a strong and interesting cast and from what I've heard is the best of the lot.
Sep. 17th, 2005 01:58 pm (UTC)
I didn't think Supernatural was awful or anything, just nothing special. If I was more of a fan of scary shows I'd probably be willing to keep tuning in (well, except for the fact that it's opposite House).

Now that I've seen Threshold, I'd say Supernatural definitely has the better script. Threshold's cast is much better, but even they couldn't save it.

All these new series remind me of the season after X-Files, when the airwaves were clotted with crappy sci fi shows trying to cash in on their formula.
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