PoweR Girls - MTV
This is without a doubt my guilty pleasure of the week, and Iâ€™m not even sure why. Itâ€™s about kissing celebrity ass, catty backstabbing, pure New York narcissism (D Trump would be proud), and pure octane media uber-culture.
Okay, maybe thatâ€™s why. And itâ€™s fun, too, with a great intro song by Fatboy Slim.
This week: more partying in the Hamptons with, among others, the Gotti Boysâ€¦ Iâ€™m not really sure who they are, but they seemed far more like bored frat lads than the ultra-hip celebrity hunk bad boys they were billed as. Does anyone know what they actually do? White rapper dudes? John Gottiâ€™s sons (In the tradition ofâ€¦ Paris Hilton!)?
Iâ€™m at a loss.
Kojak - USA
I only got through about ten minutes of this remake of a classic, and Iâ€™ll likely not be back. I really tried to give it chance as Iâ€™ve liked Ving Rhames ever since his career-making role in Pulp Fiction (I mean, the guy redefined the word medievalâ€¦ now thatâ€™s pretty cool) but this dog just wuhâ€™nt gonna hunt, Iâ€™m afraid.
There were the standard clichÃ© lines and situations and so forth, fine. But does every instant have to be shot like the climactic moment of a bad 70s B-movie crime drama, replete with annoying sax? Then there was the scene set-up to show how cool/badass the new bald, lolly-licking Greek (and black) lieutenant really is: he breaks a wily perp by playing Russian rouletteâ€¦ but he kept the extra bullet in his hand, see? So the perp didnâ€™t know he wasnâ€™t really going to kill him.
But not really. Iâ€™ll take Monk or especially the great The Dead Zone on USA any day.
Greyâ€™s Anatomy - ABC
Check out Mark Runyonâ€™s analysis here. Hint: the light is greenâ€¦
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