Posted: 17 January 2011 at 9:52am | IP Logged
Originally posted by nureat01
LOL they both exhibit "blahhness" and "sameyness" in their own ways (pardon my broken English as well :P).....again, it comes down to interests.....I find the constant bedroom musical chairs in most English shows puts me off....over the course of seasons, the same ppl end up sleeping with everyone in the cast of a show....what fun....and in other "dramatic/forensic" type genres, wohi typical murder solving stuff going on.....in your case you are a Juliana Margulies fan so you'll watch whatever she's in (Pardon my ignorance as I do not know)......I don't have any interest, so I won't.
It's interesting, isn't it, to see our differing aspects, and to think about how much our experiences are based on where we were born/where we lived our whole lives? Not that I want to generalise, esp. not knowing your motivations with what you like and don't like - which might not have anything to do with your location/birthplace. The bedroom musical chairs, as you put it, to me has become very blase and minor. Not that I think sex is frivolous or that I approve/endorse/be influenced by any of it in any way. Just that, having lived here my whole life, I have sort of become...not immune
, but used to it. So to me that's a secondary concern. Yes, maybe there are times when I roll my eyes to see the same group of people take turns with each other (90210 & Gossip Girl seem the worst offenders of this, and ample reason why I don't
watch either of them), but by and large it elicits nothing more than a "meh" from me. That's IF the rest of the show has anything else to sell it. Like I said, shows like 90210 & GG which run solely on the very shallow basis of that don't appeal to me at all. And the shows that I watch, by and large (okay, OTH often falls into the category of W*F?!
) have other primary concerns. The bedroom musical chairs isn't what, say, The Good Wife is about, or what HIMYM is about and definitely not what Being Human is about. (And I'm not saying this to preach at you since I know you don't watch these shows and might not know much about them).
As for Julianna, honestly speaking I didn't know much about her at all until The Good Wife; I am now
a big fan of hers because she has real acting chops, so sure, in the future if she appears on another show I will watch it to see her. But if the content is crap, I don't know how long she alone could make me watch it. And that goes for any actor. For the longest time I didn't watch Bones because I loved DB as Angel and I thought that he would always be
Angel, and that I wouldn't be able to believe him as Booth. In fact, the first ep I watched (middle of season 1, I believe), I couldn't stop thinking of him as Angel. (To be fair, in that ep he was skulking across a cemetery muttering Latin words, so naturally I made the connection instantly
). But very soon after that I stopped thinking of him as Angel and started seeing him as Booth. And now the characters are so disparate in my mind that it often amazes me that they are played by the same guy! Of course, if Bones had turned out to be crap, or had it not engaged me, then even DB couldn't have made me watch it.
Originally posted by nureat01
In recent times, I thought Glee was a different kind of show but that also has ended up becoming SO retarded that I find myself thinking one shouldn't put much stock in English shows either....they too become quite retarded in their own ways soon enough....desi shows run on different values and restrictions but they are also retarded in their own way.....language is no barrier.....when there is a paucity of creative thought, it just shows....when the "depths" in characters are restricted to 2-3 typical ways, it shows....... I'm not much impressed with most shows these days.....feels like I really have seen it all and it's all repetitive and stupid by this point. Ppl only watch shows if they connect with some characters or some actors....I might find some better in comparison than others but nothing lasts.....Bones has lasted this long in my eyes and that's quite a miracle to me....any other show I've tried watching has become pathetic quite quickly.
You know, when Glee came out, I loved it too. Camp, quirky, different and funny - I loved it. But halfway through season 1 I began to tire of it. It felt like the same episode, again and again...and I always thought I would catch up before season 2 but I never did. To me it felt like they were starting to sell out too much - so-and-so guest star this week, so-and-so guest star next week. Once in a while is fine, but do we really need a Madonna/Britney/MJ/Kanye tribute episode each week?
But generally speaking I agree with you - maybe its the loss of those teenage hormones, but these days I'm not feeling too much connection with any TV things. Many of the shows I still watch are shows I've been watching for eons - barring The Good Wife, which was the first to grip me and the one show I really look forward to each week. But yeah, either TV in general these days has dumbed down....or we really are getting old(er)!
@Mels - hi! No, haven't seen the trailers of that JWM rip off
not intending to, either. I don't understand what people get from remaking/"rebooting" other genres. As if all the novel-into-movie adaptations weren't bad enough, and the Holly>Bollly>Holly panga wasn't bad enough....now TV shows are ripping off films?! Yeah, right - good luck with that.
I'm still pissed that some hack "fan" thinks that "rebooting" Buffy - without the STARS (incl. SMG, DB et al) and the fricking WRITER/CREATOR Joss Whedon !!! - is some kind of "tribute" and that people - real fans of BtVS - will actually go and see that crap!
Edited by psawyer - 17 January 2011 at 9:57am