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Thursday, August 21, 2008

No really. The worst.

So, I was a little bored on Monday night. I didn't feel like watching the Olympics. Or cleaning. Or doing laundry. I ultimately ended up at Galaxy Hut. But first!, I channel surfed and landed on the show discussed here. Holy crap was it terrible. My best guess would be that the geniuses who direct The Hills and actual 13 year olds developed the dialogue and story lines. Mostly the 13 year olds, though. I have a pretty high tolerance for teen dramas, but this was just every color of terrible and unengaging and stupid. So, don't watch it.

I have however used that viewing party tool PopCandy mentions to catch up on episodes of Greek that I missed. Greek is one ABC Family offering that's actually really great. Clever writing, likable characters, charmingness all around. I actually kind of really love Greek. I've also sort of been watching their show The Middleman this summer. When I first saw it advertised, I was put off by the excessive levels of camp. But it turns out, it's actually done really well. I watched the first few episodes and lost interest, but a couple weeks ago landed on a new episode and it's really hit its stride. They've developed some great character dynamics and the conceit is really entertaining and the whole thing is lighthearted and delightfully campy and funny. Some moments even ring of season 1 of Buffy. I recommend it.


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