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02-04-04 Wednesday night TV (Enterprise, West Wing, Smallville and Angel

Enterprise turned out to be a well thought out and extraordinarily well-written (in perspective against the majority of the series to date) episode that was actually performed well. It was weird... That's not to say it wasn't mock-worthy. It definitely had its moments (especially the ending where Archer took pity on the guy that built the weapon that attacked us - that guy was personally involved in the 7 million deaths on Earth... guess "we're" not as hard-edge as "we" thought "we" were)

West Wing was the weak point of this evenings shows, in my opinion. Instead of having anything to do with any other episode around it, the writers chose to fix Social Security in a night. Maybe that was the 'message;' that SS was just that easy to 'fix.' I just hate 'message' shows...

Smallville review should be read after viewing, as I will be giving away certain nuggets and can't be held responsible as the show has aired and I feel like talking about it. Second only to Angel this Wednesday, it was a revealing and non-loophole causing episode. Was it just me or was there a nod to Christopher Reeve's Somewhere in Time in some of the piano music played by 'Adam?' While not much more was revealed about our mystery guest, Adam, what is implied and assumed is revealing enough to conclude the "Is he Batman" line of questions. He is not. While his name and certain points in his history are definitely shaped to give a nod to Bruce for the astute fans, his is an even darker story. Our guest-freak this week can see the moment of a persons death by simply coming in contact with them (that part is obvious from the start - no 'spoiler' there). By the time we are 10 minutes into the show he is intimately familiar with how most of Smallville dies (so much for caution) including Lana (not with Pete or Clark by her side), Clark (I am such the nerd, this one gave me little joygasms) and Adam (he tells Lana, but not the rest of us; bastard). I'll remember and add more things from this episode during discussion, but I'm DYING to move on to tonight's highlight...

Angel is still tearing me up... I read no previews, spoilers or trades in preparation for this episode and enjoyed each and every moment; I was in no way prepared for the ending. It may well have been my favorite episode ever. It was funny and dark and action-packed and gave us Angel the way he is meant to be. Best of all the episode gave us back the stunning and bright, fashion-policing mouthpiece of The-Powers-That-Be, Cordelia! I had no idea how much I missed seeing her as part of the Gang. The writing and performances were top notch and for all the rushing to get down to talking about Angel, I find that that's all that really needs to be said about it. Watch your tapes or grab it off Kazaa. I'm going to go soak it in a bit longer...

Just, "wow."


So as not to take away from the glowing reviews above I seperated this next little piece of preview: Next week looks to be teh suck. Smallville becomes 2 Fast 2 Nerdious and for whatever reason Angel and Spike are on a U-boat in 1943, where Spike gets to be a Nazi and Angel gets to be Angel of the present, still... I wonder if they'll both live to make it out of 1943?

   


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