TV Gal Is Done With Death
By the time you read this, another character on Wisteria Lane will have permanently checked out of the suburb. Back in the day - say 10 years ago - it used to be that if you were in the opening credits you were safe, and that you were only killed off if you wanted to leave a series. Now killing a character off happens so often it's quickly becoming a trite plot device. It's going from edgy television to an expected turn of events.
So let's take a little looksee at the other deaths becoming TV this February:
What do you think about all the deaths on TV this February? Write me at firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know.
Quotes of the Week
"Come on, Mom. You spent a night in jail for smoking pot. This family should have, like, a bat signal for things that good." Sarah to her mom on "
"Between the women and the drinking, that kid was on the
"You can't plan sincerity. You've got to make it up on the spot." Denny Crane on "Boston Legal." Thanks to Will, Mary and Joe for the quote.
"I'm really glad Fayed didn't kill you this morning." Chloe to Jack on "24." Thanks to Beth for the quote.
"I dunno. Some guy I used to work with." Eddie to Joy about
"It's not food anymore, Dean. It's Darwinism." Sam to Dean on
"You know, you may be new at being a woman, but you're an old pro at being a bitch." Wilhelmina to Alexis on "Ugly Betty." Thanks to John for being the first to submit this very popular quote.
"If we could have turned this into a body-swap comedy, we could have squeezed another year or two out of this." Seth to Ryan after donating two pints of blood to him on
"Would you be my girlfriend?" Matt to Julie on "Friday Night Lights." Thanks to Peter for the quote.
Exchange of the Week
"Well, this isn't 'Indecent Proposal' and believe me, I am no
"Oh. I always had a major thing for her." Senator McCallister response to Kitty.
Where Have I Seen Them Before?
Juliette Goglia was Heather, the 11-year-old girl Logan had to take care of on "Veronica Mars." She was Little Girl God on "Joan of Arcadia," one of the girls Gabrielle was coaching in the beauty pageant world on "
Massaer caught Suzanne Cryer, Ashley on "Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place," as Lynn, the woman making a move on Ian on "Desperate Housewives."
Diane and Brandi recognized
Katy recognized Jamie Elman, Luke on "
Lesley wanted to make sure we remembered that
Highlights of the Week Ahead
All times listed are Eastern Time for Feb. 19 to 24
Damnit TV Gal readers. I think I realized if you took the word "damnit" out of "24" (Monday,
Where would FOX be without
You know I've had my complaints about "Gilmore Girls" (Tuesday, WB, 8 p.m.) this season, but what I did like about last week's episode was the sentiment that Lorelai and Christopher's relationship had to be played out; that since he had always been a "wonderful possibility" in her mind, she had to marry him in order to realize she shouldn't be married to him. It's a kind of convoluted logic that actually works for me. I just wish that Christopher hadn't been so jerky along the way. If Lorelai could have come to this realization without Christopher acting like a petulant child, that would have been so much better. To learn about the campaign of fans who want an 8th season of the show, check out the Great 8 Mandate efforts of www.gilmoregirls.org. This week Lorelai has to break it to Emily and Richard that she's getting divorced.
So I'm still completely in love with "Veronica Mars" (Tuesday, CW, 9 p.m.). I do however think in the words of Carrie Bradshaw, Logan and Veronica are so over they need a new word for over. They shouldn't get back together again. I love Logan, but Veronica deserves better.
After a long mid-season hiatus,
It's time once again for my plug for this week's
Michael and Jan go public with their relationship on
And I thought I'd let you know that I'm pretty close to being all in when it comes to the over-the-top campiness happening over at
"The O.C." comes to an end this Thursday at 9 p.m. on FOX. Even though I thought the show was much improved this season (kickin' it old school style to put it in technical terms), I never got back into it. Perhaps it was the challenging the time slot (there's only so much TV even I can watch on Thursday night). Or maybe it was because unlike
That's all for today. I'll be back next week with thoughts on "Brothers & Sisters" (hooray for