New Year's Resolutions for TV Characters . . .
Serena resolves to leave Aaron in Buenos Aires on Gossip Girl: Not that I want Serena and Dan back together but Aaron has got to be the lamest romantic interest the show has dreamed up yet. Plus, is it just me, or does he look a little sickly?
Sam resolves to stay broken up with Tony on ER: There's a whole world outside of County General, Sam. And I believe you can find it!
The women of Seattle Grace resolve to stop asking Dr. Sloan for sex advice on Grey's Anatomy: It's mcgross (sorry I couldn't resist) and if it doesn't stop I'm not going to be able to keep my New Year's resolution about the show.
Gabby resolves to lose weight sensibly on Desperate Housewives: Yeah I know it's probably going to be one Sunday she's suddenly 20 pounds lighter, but a girl can dream.
Betty resolves to stop wearing bad jewelry on Ugly Betty: Honey, I love you but that "B" necklace has got to go.
Sawyer resolves to keep his shirt off on Lost: Because he looked so damn good in the fifth season premiere. By the way, I watched the first two episodes of Lost last night and they are fantastic. We are going to so love January.
Eliot resolves to cut his hair on Leverage: Because, as much as I like Christian Kane, I just can't get behind the hairstyle.
Annie resolves to stop whining on 90210: Because if she doesn't, I'm going to start a movement to send her to boarding school. And if she could stop the cloying facial expressions too, well that would be swell.
House resolves to be just a little nicer this year on House: His crankiness is amusing. His cutthroat and vicious verbal attacks, not so much.
Christine and Barb resolve to get divorced on The New Adventures of Old Christine: It's a plot line that is not working, didn't really make a whole lot of sense in the first place, and is bringing down this otherwise amusing comedy.
Dr. Brennan resolves to subscribe to US Weekly on Bones: Love her, but her ignorance about pop culture is getting a little old.
Melinda resolves to buy make-up remover on Ghost Whisperer: I've said it before but it just bugs me that the woman wakes up with eye liner, eye shadow and lash thickening mascara. That simply can't be good for your skin.
Addison resolves to always remember who she used to be on Private Practice: The show is so much better when she's Addison the competent doctor not Addison the giggling teenager.
Detective Ray Carling resolves never to shave off his mustache on Life on Mars: It screams 70's and I love it.
Holly and Karen resolve to return to Scranton on The Office: At least for a visit. I miss what they both brought to the show, don't you?
Dani resolves not to date Tidwell on Life: Because no one is picking up what the show is putting down. No one.
The Walkers resolve to have a family dinner without screaming or wine on Brothers & Sisters: Just to see what it's like.
Those are some of my resolutions for TV characters. What are yours? Talk about it below.
Ask TV Gal
just watched the last Brotherhood. Was that the Series or Season Finale? The promos said "SERIES Finale." I thought it was coming back. Can you please let me know? On the Showtime website it says Season Finale. Thanks, Karen.
I checked with my friends over at Showtime and the official word is that there is no official decision yet on Brotherhood. I will keep you posted and let you know when I know something.
I think the big twist on Housewives will also be that Susan and Mike's baby was switched at the hospital with Dave's baby and it was really Mike and Susan's baby that died in the car accident. Mike and Susan's son is a dead ringer for Dave and both children were born on the same day in the same hospital... Any thoughts? Brian.
From your mouth to the writer's computer, Brian. I like this theory and it would be a very interesting twist that would fit in nicely with what we know about the season so far. What do you guys think?
That's all for today. I wish you all a safe, healthy and happy New Year. I can't thank you enough for reading my TV Gal blog every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. It's only because of you that I get to write my musings, rants, and raves about television and I feel incredibly lucky. Agree with me, disagree with me, want to shake some sense into me, correct my grammar, or scold me for showing 90210 too much love and The Unit not enough, I always love hearing what you have to say. You guys are the best. A special thanks to all of you who take the time to write me. I try to respond to all my e-mail, but if you haven't heard back from me, please know that I do read every single e-mail I receive. I look forward to talking TV with you in 2009 so I'll be back on Friday to discuss my somewhat perturbing fascination with The Secret Life of the American Teenager (I think it's definitely time to start a support group, don't you?). Have a question? Seen a familiar face? Want to nominate a quote of the week? Write me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Talk to you in 2009!
Amy Amatangelo, TV Gal