I like that comic.
I also like Smash. To those e-mailing, yes, if I'm blogging when the show comes back on (January), I will be blogging about the show like I did last year. A few of you were also hoping I would find another show to write about?
I'm not really a big TV fan and not really big on watching the same thing every week.
I have no idea if there's any show that I could watch every week the way I do Smash. I'll check with C.I. and see if she has any suggestions, she knows the kind of shows I like.
They, she and Ava, reviewed a show this week that sounds like something I'd like but it's only on during the summer.
"TV: The Continuation" (Ava and C.I., The Third Estate Sunday Review):
Alphas is a Syfy original series airing Mondays and the premise is that certain individuals are more 'gifted and talented' than others. This series, created by Zak Penn and Micahel Karnow, is a blend of Mutant X, The Bionic Woman and X-Men. In fact, The Bionic Woman herself, Lindsay Wagner, appeared in episode five of the first season playing her Warehouse 13 recurring character Dr. Vanessa Calder.
Dr. Rosen (David Strathairn) oversees a team of Alphas. There's Gary (Ryan Cartwright) who is autistic and who can see communication signals traveling through the air, Bill (Malik Yoba) who can have superhuman strength and speed, Rachel (Azila Ghanizada) whose senses of taste, touch, hearing, smell and sight are so strong she can be overwhelmed just sitting in a room alone, Cameron (Warren Christie) who basically has perfect aim (except when nervous) and Nina (Laura Mennell) who can "push" people -- she stares at you and tells you what to do and you do it.
Alphas really sounds interesting. We Tivoed the episode tonight and I'll try to watch it tomorrow. That's the other issue, finding time. I've got work, I've got a five-year-old, I've got Mike. It's a pretty full plate.
I'm not big on superheroes. But I do like the shows like The Bionic Woman and The Incredible Hulk where you've got a lot more going on than Superman battles Lex Luther.
Alphas sounds like it's about something and that's what I really care about. The relationships are what keep me watching Smash.
Did you hear who was coming on the show for season two?
Sean Hayes. So it will be a mini-Will & Grace reunion (Debra Messing played Grace and Sean Hayes played Jack on the NBC hit sitcom).
"Iraq snapshot" (The Common Ills):