Last night I finally made time for Tuesday's season premiere of NCIS. Wow. That one was worth watching twice, maybe three times. They used great literary technique in devising how to reveal to the audience the movement of the plot and the show worked very well as a result. Strong themes were used, loneliness, vengeance, love and longing, betrayal and remorse, self-sacrifice---and all for a good cause. Great stuff! I can't recommend it enough. Contrast this show to the new one NCIS: LA and it's like great theatre versus boring puppet show. Zzzzzzz.
Last night I also watched Wednesday night's premiere of Eastwick. The show about witches! I was pleasantly surprised by the show and found it quite watchable.
Admittedly a lot of that had to do with the interesting screen chemistry of Rebecca Romijn. She's very easy to look at, and yet you can see why she was cast as a former-male in Ugly Betty. She's got a very strong bod, lionesque, perhaps. The show is a good mix of drama, comedy, and camp. It'll be interesting to see if they can find enough plot in the circumstances (3 witches in small town that's just been invaded by their mentor, presumably a demon or devil) to fill a season.
FlashForward was on last night, debuting the show, and there's an encore presentation of the show tonight. I was quite impressed with the production qualities. The writing, acting, and sets are all first rate. I'm definitely watching this show every week---as long as they don't pull a "Heroes" and fuck things up. Speaking of that, I've recorded Heroes from Monday but I think I'll wait a few weeks and see the first 3 or 4 episodes all at once on some cold rainy weekend.
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