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Friday, May 12, 2006

Finale Round-Up: Week 1  

You probably noticed I've been a tad out of it lately. While excuses range from broken computer to a shitload of work, the prime reason is that its May, which means one thin: Season Finales.

Being the TV-whore I am, nothing gets my mojo roiling as much as May finales... the premieres are good to, but I love nothing more than a good cliffhanger... possible death, who's pregnant with who's baby, it's always something to look forward to. Anyway, thankfully they're staggered through May, so we have three weeks of finales to look forward to, and the first one ended last night (for me anyway). So here's my thoughts on finales in Week 1:

Gilmore Girls - If I can say something positive about the finale, it's that it gives me an out for not watching it next year now that Amy Sherman-Palladino is leaving. That's pretty much it. Half the finale dealt with a craptacular side-story about town troubadours (even a cameo by 24's Mary-Lynn Rajskub could make me appreciate that stinker, and the other half just made me hate the Luke-Lorelai relationship (and characters) more than I have this season. If I cared at all about them getting together anymore, I would've enjoyed it, but seeing as the show went out of it's way to make me hate 'em, it's their fault it fell flat. C-

Veronica Mars - Thankfully, for as boring as the GG finale was, the Veronica Mars ending was quite possibly better than last year's. I may have had some problems with how long VM took to get around to investigating/caring about the bus crash, but the wait was worth it with the reveal of the murderer eliciting a huge 'OH FUCK!' from me, only to be followed with about 3 more during the roof scene. This is how you do a finale, with revelation after revelation, fake-outs, cliffhangers (what'll happen to Weevil) and a cool meta-shout out in "C.W.?" "It's a done deal." Reading over my thoughts from the end of the season last year, I laughed at my line of thought "My biggest fear, looking at the title for next episode, is that they're gonna go with Beaver as the killer, which would just totally suck, and would seriously harm the show. We the viewers have invested way too much to get shafted like that." Absolutely loved it this time. Anyway, only hindered by a bit too much exposition in the Bond-villain roof-scene. Solid A

Smallville - In a word: weak. Not to say this show is high class art, some of the best enjoyment comes from the HoYay! between Clark and Lex, but this was a letdown. Zod finally arrives in the most anti-climactic way I can imagine, yet another character falls in love with The Squirrel/Lana, and while it was cool to end on a Superman 2 homage, much like last year ended on an homage to the original, it didn't have the bang I hoped for. The Clark/Chloe kiss was the only moment I truly loved (I squeed with my girlfriend looking on with a questioning glare). B-

The Office - Speaking of Squee! How awesome was the ending last night! The whole episode was hilarious as ever, but the confession of Jim in the parking lot was amazing, and the PamiJ kiss was everything we were hoping for. I can't believe we have to wait all summer to see the fallout of That Kiss! Just remember, AIDS is never funny. A

Next week: West Wing, Prison Break, NCIS, and possibly more!

posted by Holz | 12:52 PM | Rant & Rave, Bitches! (8)


Anticlimactic? You spend who knows how many years in an interdimensional prison and come out with a bunch of snappy dialogue and witty repartee. Isn't it enough I've shut down every electrical system on this miserable planet and stolen Kal-El's girl? KNEEL BEFORE ZOD!

-General Zod

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5/14/2006 7:38 PM  

I would LOVE for Clark and Chloe to get together. Allison mack is easily the most beautiful of the gals. Krista thinks I'm retarded but I can't stand Lana and Lois is just ok, but I've only seen 3 episodes with her in it so far. I can see how she's going to get real annoying. Anyway, here comes the rest of Season 4, and thens eason 5 depending on how hard it is to download.

By Blogger Stan, at 5/15/2006 5:02 AM  

Hey, what did you think of the BSG Season 2 finale? It aired a couple months ago in the US, but I don't think we got your reaction.

By Blogger Kate, at 5/15/2006 7:42 AM  

Oh, I loved the the BSG finale, a pretty bold way of ending it, letting a year go by in the blink of an eye. Still up there on my favorite shows on TV...

By Blogger Holz, at 5/15/2006 10:31 AM  

Give Lana a break. She has been hit so many times in the head she's probably got some severe brain damage and can't be held responsible for any annoying actions.


By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5/15/2006 7:13 PM  

I couldn't agree more about the Gilmore Girls Season Finale. After watching it, David turned to me and said, "That's it?" and I was thinking the same thing. Of course, I won't be leaving it next season and from reports I've read, it's Amy's not sure if she's leaving or not and is willing to stay if the WB/CW/whatever will have her, so I'm hoping they won't be dumb enough to let her go. She can do two shows at once - many have done it...

By Blogger Kat, at 5/16/2006 10:12 AM  

I got into an online debate yesterday with someone who loved the finale, and thought it was genius. They tried to convince me that the troubadours were all about voicing Lor & Rory's inner voices, and it wasn't a time filler... yeah, I laughed too.

By Blogger Holz, at 5/16/2006 10:17 AM  

After the disaster that was Alias season 3, are you not the least bit worried that BSG is going to go tits up?

By Blogger Manchild, at 5/16/2006 3:27 PM  

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