Tuesday, April 29, 2008

hard to please

Lately it seems that enjoying something entertainment wise is getting harder and harder to come by. I don't think 30 Rock, The Office, or CSI have returned in full force post-strike, and I could write a 2,000 word essay on what I don't like about Battlestar right now. In fact, the only thing remotely guaranteed to please me on TV right now is new Doctor Who.

What I have been enjoying immensely is plowing through some graphic novels. Reading a good graphic novel is like watching a good TV show without clunker episodes or poor casting. I've read through 75% of Planetary, reread a majority of Fables, and hit volumes 2,3, and 4 of DMZ.

It's nice to have something that surprises you, and lately that's only coming from the printed page.


Michael said...

Really? I've been a bit annoyed with Dr Who so far. The first two were really good, and Ood was pretty good, but I didn't like The Sontaran Stratagem much at all.

I really dislike how Martha's been taking the simpering-female/damsel-in-distress place since the end of last season. She never did that in Season 3.

kyle-cummings said...

I think Sontaran Stratagem only worked as well as it did because it was overtly cheesey and suspenseful at the same time -- the open mockery really helped, and I really do prefer the old uniforms than the new blue muscle ones.

Considering who wrote TSS (she who penned the the awful Daleks in Manhattan), Stratagem is a masterwork.

I sort of agree about martha always being in danger on new WHO and Torchwood, but I'd like to think its all so she can rise to another challenge -- i am infuriated by doppelganger storylines tho, and cloned martha has yet to prove her worth.