Justin: (shaking hands) I'm reminded of the phrase "making a deal with the devil".Tommy Dolan: Aw, come on. I'm not that bad.Justin: No. You're not.
The basic story of Carnivàle
is Good vs. Evil. On top of this conventional idea the creators of Carnivàle
place the most extraordinary people during an extreme time in history.
The main cast is made up of the members of a traveling carnival. A second story line is set in California with a preacher and his devoted sister. All of these characters are imbued with extraordinary powers, secretive pasts, and intense circumstances.
There is just never a dull moment in this show. We’ve finished season one and are pretty floored by its extremes and uniqueness. The show is gritty, uncomfortable, weird… and absolutely fascinating. My biggest complaint would be that there aren’t enough answers to the innumerable complex mysteries they’re presenting. (This is what has also completely worn me out with Lost
.) The show was cancelled after it’s second season and I wonder if it was due to this or its constant serving of the bizarre. After we finish watching season two, will I be as
sad that the story didn’t continue as I was with having only one season of Firefly
- Doug Ellin
- Comedy, 2004-2007
- Seasons 1, 2, 3, 4Ari Gold: Let's hug it out, bitch.
I watched four episodes of Entourage
and could not find a single way that one was different from another or that that was going to change in the future. I think I've seen everything that Entourage
entails. It is completely forgettable. And it’s not entirely due to the basic premise of the story: the wild and crazy life of an up and coming young movie star in L.A. and his closest friends.
The idea is very interesting with the potential for great laughs, it does have it's moments with some memorable lines (usually delivered by Jeremy Piven
's character, Ari Gold), and most of the acting is good. But, as one blogger described it, this is a teenage boys fantasy: constant partying, no jobs, excessive wealth, drugs, and hot women. It's a niche demographic that could not possibly appeal to me. If it weren't so seriously degrading to women I could at least accept its success. I hope any guy who models himself after any of the male characters in this show gets his lights knocked out by the first woman he tries to hit on.Rescue Me
- Denis Leary and Peter Tolan
- Drama/Comedy, 2004-2007
- Seasons 1, 2, 3, 4Tommy Gavin: Bless me father for I sinned... and so have you.
It's really difficult to tell you what Rescue Me
is about. IMDB says, “Tommy Gavin (Leary) deals with the fears of his job as a firefighter and seeing his ex-wife dating other men.” This is a pretty simplistic description since the manifestation of Gavin dealing with his fears is that he sees and talks to deceased fire victims. This might be interesting but the show just seems to be too many things - a comedy, drama, soap opera, social statement, memoriam, and guys club. The mood and focus seems to shift constantly. The main reason I was interested was because of Denis Leary
. He's really great in this as is the entire cast. The issue here is the story having too many places to go. There was just never one thing sustained long enough to keep my interest.