|Sometimes you get fulgurites (luzdeestrellas) wrote,|
@ 2007-10-09 21:14:00
|Current music:||R.E.M. - The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite|
Money is the root of all evil
I have watched the first two eps of Dirty Sexy Money, and it is pretty awesome. I had my doubts, but I am really glad I gave it a shot. Wierdly, it reminds me a little of Veronica Mars.
I didn't know anything going into this at all, except that Peter Krause worked for a rich family, and I only checked it out because I like Peter Krause, and people said good things. I kind of figured I wouldn't care enough, because rich people--their lives are hard, blah blah blah, and I still feel a little bit like that, but it's funny and engaging and I like Nick a lot. I'm really happy they introduced the murder plot, because halfway through the pilot, I still couldn't figure why he'd stay, and I'm glad he reached that conclusion, too. I'm also pleased that he admitted taking the journal, and that that's out in the open. I mean, I don't think it shuts down that particular line, but I thought there would be a lot more going in circles and hiding before anything was revealed.
They are all oddly compelling, even if many of them need to be slapped about the head. I think Tripp is very cool, and I like Juliet's story a lot--it's nice that she wants to try being independent, but I love that she's actually not doing that at all, and, so far, doesn't want to see that.
I am excited for the next ep, and after two eps of shows that I love left me a little meh, it's nice to be watching something I have no expectations of and no real investment in. Please for it not to be canceled soon.
Also, in things that are awesome, Cloud Atlas really is. It was recommended to me years ago--the41st_knight, I think--and I, as is my habit, promptly bought it and left it on the shelf for ages. But I'm reading it now, and loving it. I'm not sure exactly where it's going, but I'm fascinated. It's complex and funny and a nice change from almost anything I've read before. The writing is sharp; I love that each story really does have a different voice, and the way they link is wonderful.
Also, also, because I haven't mentioned it, the new Bruce is fabulous. You have no idea how happy I am to have old school him back. There are guitars! And drums! And sax solos! Gone is the high pitched voice of doom. Um. Yes, I like it. A lot.