September 05, 2003


I was wondering where that phrase "Are you now, or have you ever been.." came from. At first I thought it was just some common saying, but when I thought about it, nobody says that dammit. Then I thought it was something cops ask suspects. Then I realized it's what they asked people during the MacCarthy-era communist witch-hunts. "Are you now, or have you ever been a member of the communist party..." Wooh, I feel better now. Makes sense, the Without a Trace episode was about nailing people using the war on terrorism as cover, amongst other things. Well kinda, more like the fallout after an innocent Saudi man gets killed because they thought he was a terrorist and finding somebody, anybody, to take the fall for it. Good show.

Don't know what the Angel episode is about. I didn't like Angel very much the first time I saw it. In fact I hated it, but I watched a few more episodes because Joss Whedon is at the helm and Buffy was such a great show. I watched the one where everybody falls under the spell of a god that Cordelia spawned. For most of the episode I was really irritated because all the character's were such pushovers for this chick. At the end, when Fred can see that this so-called god is not all she seems but everybody is still ga-ga over her, that's when I "got" where this thing was heading and I have to say it was a pretty good episode. The last one I saw where they go to Vegas to save the green guy was only so-so. Sometimes his moralizing about drugs or in this case, gambling, come across as a little too manipulative and preachy. I would prefer a little more subtlety. Anyway, I like this show enough that I will probably buy the DVDs sometime, when I have more money. It just hasn't hooked me in the same way Buffy did, but still seems like an interesting, worthwhile show.

Posted by Fungii at September 5, 2003 12:07 AM |