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I think I am the only one on my flist who isn't enjoying Drive, and that makes me sad. I love Tim Minear. I love Nathan Fillion. Putting those two together again should result in something I love, right? I mean, especially if you throw in a dollop of Richard Brooks, a dash of Amy Acker and a sprinkling of Katie Finneran.

Apparently not, because I'm finding the show to be tedious, predictable, mundane and absurd, all rolled into one very unexciting package. Also, every single car chase appears to take place on the exact same stretch of the exact same highway, and it looks about as much like Mars as it does Georgia.

On the other hand, I seem to be having a total Lost renaissance, and I think I am also alone in this. Everyone else I know has stopped watching, which is a shame because I think the show's finally found its stride again.

I've decided to attribute the improvement this season to the addition of Brian K. Vaughan to the writing staff, because not only is he the creator of Runaways, my daughter's most favoritest comic book series ever, but based on this week's episode, the man writes a pretty fine hour of television.

Speaking of Runaways, the munchkin read Joss Whedon's first issue after taking over from Vaughan and she has officially declared it to be exactly as good. Yay, Joss!

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austin360
Apr. 20th, 2007 02:43 pm (UTC)
I think I am the only one on my flist who isn't enjoying Drive, and that makes me sad.

No, honey. You're not the only one.
hannasus
Apr. 20th, 2007 03:01 pm (UTC)
Okay, but I think I'm the only Whedonverse/Minear fan on my flist who isn't liking it.
hannasus
Apr. 20th, 2007 03:07 pm (UTC)
P.S. You never called me back you ho!
mikijean
Apr. 25th, 2007 08:09 pm (UTC)
Haven't you gotten the memo from Rush Limbaugh? If you use the word "ho," gangsta rappers weep tiny angel wings.
snowdrifted
Apr. 20th, 2007 02:52 pm (UTC)
I'm still ambivalent about Drive. I like some things about it and there's enough to keep me curious about tuning in for the next episode... but there's a lot about the cast that's too formulaic. The stuff that makes me curious is the race sponsors' angle, and that feels more like Tim Minear.
hannasus
Apr. 20th, 2007 03:03 pm (UTC)
I'm glad I'm not the only one. There are a couple of things about it that I'm vaguely interested in so I'll still probably tune in for a few more eps at least to see if it gets better. But it'd better hurry and catch my interest more or else I'm out.
alanao
Apr. 20th, 2007 02:53 pm (UTC)
I made a pledge to myself to not watch Fox anymore after AD was cancelled, so I haven't checked out Drive yet. But I'm going to try to catch up with Lost when season 3 comes out on DVD.

Have you read the Buffy comic? If so, is it worth getting?
hannasus
Apr. 20th, 2007 03:06 pm (UTC)
I've only read the first issue of Buffy so it's hard to say so far. It's not bad, but not much happens in one issue so it's hard to get a real feel for it. He does retcon something from Angel that I think a lot of people are peeved about, but personally I find kind of hilarious.

In my experience, the Joss-penned comics are almost always worth a read, and the list of authors he's got lined up for this Buffy series is impressive enough I'm betting it'll be decent. Maybe not totally awesome, but decent.
chrisleeoctaves
Apr. 20th, 2007 03:11 pm (UTC)
I think I O.D.'d on the 'Drive' promos- they played them SO much, I didn't even bother to watch the premiere.

On the other hand, I am still watching Lost and still loving it. I haven't got a frikkin' clue what's going on, but I don't care. I still love all the flashbacks, I still love the characters (even Jack and Kate- and now with the longing looks on Kate's part and the sex with Sawyer when she clearly wants Jack! omg!)

So, talk all you want about Lost- I'll listen. *g*
kelbelle
Apr. 20th, 2007 03:36 pm (UTC)
I'm not watching Drive either, but my co-workers are telling me that Lost definitely is good again. So you've got some offline support there.

And my friend Jackie loves that comic Runaways. She's always telling me about it.
makd
Apr. 20th, 2007 04:09 pm (UTC)
ITA on Drive. I love TM and NF, and AA, but this show just doesn't appeal to me.

Gimme Bones, House, and Project Runway, and I'm a happy gal.
franlock
Apr. 23rd, 2007 03:37 am (UTC)
I like Drive! It's not intellectually stimulating but it's entertaining. I'm interested to see how the rest of the season plays out.

PS. I agree with you about Lost, it's getting really good!
mikijean
Apr. 25th, 2007 08:52 pm (UTC)
I am so tickled that the munchkin approves of the Runaways takeover. She is developing lovely discriminating taste. :)

I've mostly seen Drive via the TiVo, which I've found improves my viewing experience. AWOL Soldier and Weird Girlfriend? Don't exist. Same for Half-Hermanos and Hurricane Survivors Who Are Held Out As Heroes For Saving People's Lives But Who Now Take Others' Lives In Their Hands Via Reckless Driving. That leaves me with 15 minutes or so of Fillion, Lynskey, Smith, etc., which is just about right. You cannot, however, force me to watch Lost. ;)
hannasus
Apr. 25th, 2007 08:57 pm (UTC)
Brian K. Vauuuuuuuughan. I'm just saying.
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