As theTVaddict.com’s technical woes continue [rest assured everything will be back to normal by the weekend] I thought I’d give you all some space to sound off on last night’s television. But before I do, allow me to get a few thoughts of my chest.
DIRTY SEXY MONEY
Let’s just say, with a title as blatant as DIRTY SEXY MONEY, I expected a lot more out of the gate from the new Greg Berlanti series. Yet as the weeks have gone on, this TV Addict, much like Peter Krause’s Nick, is slowly realizing that he can’t live without his weekly Darling family fix. It’s as if the writers finally clued in — television fans need to care about this family. Let’s show that the twins love eachother, that Tripp is genuinely hurt by his wife’s betrayal and that Brian truly wants to save his marriage. DIRTY SEXY MONEY is quietly evolving into an interesting family drama. Which is what it needs to be. After-all, if all we wanted to do was laugh at the stupidity of the uber rich, who needs a television show when we already have the internet.
From rich families to rich teenagers, let’s gossip shall we. Could Jenny Humphrey be any cooler? Who’d have thought the unassuming younger sister of lead character Dan would so quickly become this TV Addict’s favorite. In less surprising news, popular book character [So I’m told. No really, this TV Addict draws the line at ‘chick’ lit — it’s all about chick’ TV for me] Vanessa appeared to stir up trouble between Dan and Serena. Why trouble you ask? Well she refers to Dan as “Humphrey.” Which in TV land means, I’m trying to be casual about this, but I’m really still into you. And finally poor Blair. Can this girl not catch a break? She spends undoubtedly days planning the ultimate romantic rendezvous with Nate only to have it backfire yet again. No wonder she’s always in such a bad mood. But let’s give Nate a break shall we. His Dad’s not only hiding some serious financial problems [Clearly Nate doesn’t watch THE OC — or else he’d realize his Dad’s pulling a Papa Cooper!] but also may be hiding a serious drug addiction. Too bad we’ll have to wait two weeks to find out what happens next.
If you asked this TV Addict at the beginning of the season what show’s he’d consider “Can’t Miss”, BIONIC WOMAN would have undoubtedly made the top 5. Yet oddly enough, after two lackluster episodes, BIONIC’s gone from “Can’t Miss” to “Can’t Miss PVRing.” While I have yet to tune into the past two episodes, I still seem to be recording them. Was last night’s episode worth watching? Or should this TV Addict give up all together on Jamie Summers.