That’s it. I quit. I’m fed up with LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIM UNIT. What finally pushed me over the edge? The fact that last night’s episode might just as well have been GREY’S ANATOMY. First, Stabler questioned the paternity of his soon-to-be-born child (because, of course, the case he was working involved an illegitimate kid) and then the entire last act involved his wife giving birth. Of course, she only did so after being in a car accident… with Olivia. Did I mention that Olivia then saved her life and practically delivered the child? I officially have an opening in my Tuesday night schedule.
I’m a week behind on PROJECT RUNWAY, so forgive me for only just now fawning over Sarah Jessica Parker’s appearance. Is it just me, or would she be an excellent choice to host the show should Heidi Klum decide to focus on being a mom? I have to say, however, that I disagreed with the judge’s final decision as to who to send packing. I laughed when Heidi actually said of Marion’s Pochahontusy dress, “You have left us very sad.” I can’t imagine what watching the nightly news would do to those poor judges! But come on… Marion’s sadness-inducing garb was at least inventive and kinda cool. Christian’s dress, on the other hand, had only one thing going for it: that electric blue fabric. The jacket was just ugly and didn’t go with the dress at all, which would seem to be the point of an assignment in which you were asked to make a two-piece look. In any case, I will say right now, on the record, that I would kill or die to have SJP be my new best friend. Who’s gonna step up to the plate and make that happen?
Why was last week’s episode of UGLY BETTY so… blah? There were a few amusing moments, and Daniel’s ultimate solution to the cover problem was lovely and emotional, but overall, the episode felt flat at best and at worst — whenever Eliza Dushku was on screen, for example — almost annoying. For some reason, the entire hour felt as if it lacked heart, which is the very essence of the show. Is that really the best way to head into a post-sweeps rerun period?
I can’t help but feeling as if CANE us a show in a major state of flux. While the first few episodes positioned the Samuels family as rivals of the central Duque clan, they seem to have all but vanished in recent weeks. They were nowhere to be seen in Tuesday’s episode, and were barely even mentioned. Likewise, matriarch Rita Moreno was MIA this week, as was new mix-master Terry, played by the charming Rachel Carpani. Perhaps appropriately, my feelings toward the show are in flux as well. There are certain elements I love, others I’m rapidly cooling on… namely, the criminal activities of Alex Vega. And seeing as he’s the central character, that could be problematic. I know they want to play the moral ambiguity card, but it’s not working for me. In fact, he’s becoming rather like GENERAL HOSPITAL’s Sonny, a character whom we are expected to believe is a “good” mobster.