Wednesday, April 19, 2006

a couple of seasons of television

Wednesday, April 19, 2006
I understand that some feel that Season 2 of 24 is one of the weakest seasons that has been broadcast so far, but if that’s the case I can only imagine how stellar the other seasons are.  The whole plotline with the nuclear bomb and then trying to find the proof that three nations were not behind the bomb, and replacing Palmer...gripping television.  I was amazed by just how far the show would go to tell the story...such as the torture of Jack.  And still I hear that the next two seasons are better.  I can’t wait.

As much of a fan that I am off Joss Whedon and Buffy, I don’t love Angel.  I watch, and I’m interested, but I don’t have that same connection to the show.  My feelings for the show sort of come and go in waves.  When Darla and Drusilla were doing their little vamp spree during Season 2, I was sold.  And then it went away.  Then when Darla was back in Season 3 and doing the whole pregnancy thing, I was sold.  When she gave birth, my interest checked out a bit.  Angel with an infant isn’t nearly as effective as the how two vampires could produce a child.  That said, the actual birth scene was incredibly powerful.  I think what I really miss is Kate, the cop from Season 1 and part of Season 2.  But I finished Season 3 last night and I’m curious how some things will play out, but not as much as I was after previous seasons.  I wish that this wasn’t the beginning of when Cordelia is on the show less and less.  From her origins on the first episode of Buffy through Season 3 of Angel (3 seasons on Buffy, 3 on Angel), Cordelia Chase has undergone the most dramatic character change of anyone in the Buffyverse with Wesley in a moderately distant second place.

Anyway, I don’t have much to write about Angel.  Decent show, but nothing terribly special. 


Wizz. said...

I would rank 24 from best to least favorite thusly...

Season 4
Season 5
Season 1
Season 2
Season 3

Still...I have really enjoyed all the seasons! Jack (Sutherland) has just signed on for three more seasons too!


Amanda said...

I hear what you're saying with Angel. It still had me until close to where you are though, and more in season 5, but yeah, it was the best in the beginning. Season 4 was my least favorite. I'm really not into Gina Torres character at all, even though I like the actress. Also, I HATE what they do with Cordy. Can't even get over it.

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