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So Say We All – Weekend Edition

September 30, 2007 by  

Thanks to each and every one of you that kept up with GMMR last week despite my erratic updates.  I think things will be a bit smoother this week.  Based on your feedback, it seems that we are going to stick with the daily “So Say We All” post, so let’s get talking about weekend TV…or at least Sunday.

Share your thoughts on the shows below and/or what you watched this weekend.

Desperate Housewives

Desperate Housewives
This show lost me halfway through the first season.  Yes, I turn it on from time to time but I never really understood the mass appeal.  I could watch Felicity Huffman read a phone book and I think that Marcia Cross is charming as Bree, but even those two women couldn’t offset forcing me to watch Teri Hatcher for an hour a week.  I’m sure Ms. Hatcher is lovely but I’m just not a fan. Hence my not watching.

But I did watch the pilot episode.  I got it a few weeks ago and heard about the debut of Nathan Fillion as a new neighbor and I just had to check it out.  Now I missed the Firefly/Serenity train (or is it ship?) but I do love me some Nathan Fillion.  That itty bitty crush goes back to his days as Joey Buchannan on One Life to Live (my sister is going to love that shout out).  Nathan was fabulous as newbie doctor Aaron, but I can’t say the same for his on-screen wife played by Dana Delaney.  I’m just so sick of yet another Wisteria Lane newbie with a secret to hide.  I think it’s old and uninspired.  I guess that’s what the shows about, but I remember back in S1 when it was smart and somewhat funny (at least for a little bit).

So Desperate Housewives fans…I know you’re out there.  Tell me what you love about the show.  I’m honestly open to giving it another chance if you think it’s worth it.

Brothers & Sisters
Brothers & Sisters Cast
Ducky & I have debated about Sunday night in the past.  Is Sunday night the kick off to your television week or is it the winding down before the new TV week begins?  Ducky is in the former camp and I’m in the latter.  And since this is my blog and Ducky’s opinion doesn’t matter (lol) I’m going to say that it’s so satisfying to have The Walker Family be the culmination of a full week of TV.

I made the mistake of watching Sunday night’s season premiere on the plane last week.  A full plane of strangers and I’m trying to subtly wipe away the tears that filled my eyes at the beginning and the end of the episode.  All this emotion aimed at Justin’s whereabouts in Iraq; I just couldn’t take it. But The Walkers didn’t disappoint last night.  Between the booze and the bickering, it was nice to welcome the new first family of TV back home.  Here’s to hoping that the producer’s dropped the ‘Rebecca is trouble’ storyline…I think there is plenty of drama with her without her having to be a scheming bitch.  Just my opinion though.

If you haven’t given Brothers & Sisters a chance you should check it out. There’s not much competition on Sunday nights and it’s well worth your TiVo space.

Extreme Makeover Home Edition
Extreme Makeover Home Edition
I cried.  I always cry.  What else is there to say?  Oh, I do find it really, really annoying when Ty reveals his “special project”.  Hundreds of people work their asses of 24/7 for the whole week while Ty is off filming everyone and being a buffoon, but the homeowner is supposed to bow down at his feet when he reveals that he worked on a special room for them.  It’s usually not the best room either.  Get over yourself Ty.  We remember you as the guy from Trading Spaces so don’t forget it!

Ok, your turn…what did you watch?  Tell us all about it. 


8 Responses to “So Say We All – Weekend Edition”

  1. So Say We All - Weekend Edition — All This Nonsense on October 1st, 2007 12:53 am

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  2. Emily on October 1st, 2007 9:34 am

    I gave up on Desperate Housewives after Season 1 so I watched Dexter and Brotherhood. Both were fantastic. Annabeth Gish as an adulterous, pot-smoking mom of three and Ethan Embry as an alcoholic, corrupt cop are the highlights of Brotherhood for me. Dexter is just so creepy yet sympathetic. If you don’t have Showtime, the first season of Dexter is a must for you Blockbuster or Netflix list.

  3. Patty on October 1st, 2007 10:02 am

    OK, based on Emily’s statement, I need to be checking out Brotherhood. Honestly? Sunday night TV is crap for me. I watched the end of Rock of Love. And the lst two eps of S1 of The Office (shut up, I am behind) I did watch Dirty Sexy Money (again) and Moonlight (for the 3rd time) and still love them both. DSM I think I love even more the 2nd time around.

  4. Mike K. on October 1st, 2007 10:55 am

    Yay! Nathan Fillion on Desperate Housewives! I thought it was a decent episode, and the mystery of the new neighbors has got to be better than the season 2 ridiculousness. I do love Brothers & Sisters, I thought the premiere was really great, even though the bookends of the emails (videomail?) to Justin was a bit over the top. Now I really want to know what Kitty does that threatens Macallister’s campaign.

    BTW, My mom and sister refer to EM:HE as “the Cry Show”

  5. Becky on October 1st, 2007 12:58 pm

    The only new thing I watched was Moonlight. I thought it was pretty good. I kind of got sucked in at the end to setting it in my DVR for next week. I don’t think it was Angel (you can’t really top the joss whedon style dialogue) but it was pretty good and the upcoming scenes looked like it might get better. So, I’m gonna stick with it for a while.

  6. Sarah on October 1st, 2007 1:28 pm

    I have to admit that I love me some Desperate Housewives, but I don’t really know if I can explain why. Guilty pleasure, maybe? It’s just fun to me. But then again, I never took it as a “serious” show, like a lot of the TV critics and fans did. It’s just fun. It’s silly, it’s fundamentally ridiculous, and catty, and (imo) doesn’t take itself too seriously. Maybe think of it like The O.C. back in the day: It’s mocking itself. At least, this is my take anyway. Also, Felicity Huffman, Marcia Cross, and Kyle MacLaughlin. (And also, uh…I really like Teri Hatcher? *ducks* I really liked Lois and Clark, back in the day. But, in my defense, I was also 13 years old when the show was on, so just the right age.)
    Anyway I say if you go into it thinking “Fun” not “Excellent, well-written show”, you could enjoy it.

  7. Fran on October 1st, 2007 6:20 pm

    For me, Desperate Housewives is definitely the epitome of a guilty pleasure. You don’t want to like it, because let’s be honest, it’s ridiculous.. but there is something about its absolutely unrealistic scenarios that is engaging. It’s goofy but it’s almost like that fact is acknowledged- unlike other prime-time dramas that seem to get ridiculous while still pretending to be realistic (cue the kidnapping on prom night scene of this past season of One Tree Hill) DH is always over the top, and that’s what keeps it entertaining. Also, I watch it for Eva Longoria’s wardrobe!

  8. Dawn on October 1st, 2007 8:08 pm

    You MUST start watching Firefly. My boyfriend suckered me into it against my will, but since then I watch anything he suggests, because it was fantastic.

    I can’t watch Brothers & Sisters for a similar reason you can’t watch DH – I absolutely loathe Calista Flockhart to the core of my being. LOATHE.