Friday, April 25, 2008

Addictive TV round-up (and last night's addictive tv)

LOST won the poll! Probably because it's in one of the best seasons right now, and because let's face's brilliant.

Grey's Anatomy came in second. There was a time when I would have agreed with this, but Grey's has just not been the same since the George/Izzie hook-up, Mer/Der break-up, Burke/Christina failed wedding. I think it might be hitting its stride again, though, last night was pretty good.

Other also made a strong showing, so if that's what you voted for please state in comments what show is most addictive to you.

I wrote about LOST, Buffy, and I also wanted to write about 24, but I couldn't think of a clip that stands out. I think 24 would have done better in the poll if season six hadn't been such a...downer. This show is addictive tv at it's best for the first five season, though, the stakes are always so high. Jack Bauer is one of the finest characters on television ever (that I know of..please keep in mind, I don't actually watch as much tv as it seems and only really started watching tv since I've been in my 20s).

So what did you all think of Grey's Anatomy last night? I was really pleased to see Meredith in therapy, that girl needs it. I was also happy to see her win the contest, she's had nothing but downers for so long that it was nice to be reminded that she is a gifted doctor. If you can't tell, I'm absolutely a Meredith fan. I generally always like main characters best. I liked Buffy best, I liked Harry Potter best, I like Jack Bauer best, I like Meredith best. How about you? Do you usually like the main characters or do you find yourself more attached to secondary characters?

LOST was all kinds of awesome last night. I was blown away by the Smoke Monster...that was so cool. Also everything with Ben and Charles Widmore is fascinating and poor Sayid! In the span of one year he's lost two women he loves (three if you count the other assassin girl)! Someone wondered whether or not the Oceanic 6's relatives would continue to get murdered..if so is that to get them to go back to the island? What exactly is the relationship between Ben and Widmore and who was the German chick working for? Poor Alex. I'm sorry she died with so many unanswered questions about her past. I am really looking forward to the many answers we are supposed to receive this season...

Share your thoughts in comments.


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Jen said...

I wasn't crazy about Grey's last night. It just seemed like the writers are trying to hard (the little speech Meredith's sister gave at the end to George comes to mind)and the chemistry between the characters isn't as good as it used to be. I also blame the George/Izzy hookup.

I still haven't watched Lost (fell asleep) so I skipped that part of your post. I'll have to come back later to comment on that.

Btw, thanks for the link to my blog. I feel all kinds of pressure to live up to the funny comment, but it was really nice of you to say that.

Jen said...

Oops, I said last night and of course Grey's comes on Thurs and today is Sun, so I guess I'm really out of it today.

Amy said...

It will be interesting to see what happens with Grey's. I guess I still liked it the other night, but I know what you mean about the writers trying too hard.

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