On 2006-01-14, mayuran wrote:
all of those shows are pretty good ones.
1) VM’s second year has a slight flavour of “network interference” hanging around it - with cameos from Americas Top Models, Joss Whedon, Kevin Smith and other folks pulling you out of the world created in the first year. The best thing about it is that Veronica makes bad decisions all the time, and tends to do horrible things to other people, based on her own desires or pettiness (and somethings to help folks, but not always). No other show about teenagers even bothers to have its characters deal with the repurcussions of their actions in a serious way.
2) Battlestar I dread will be killed by its creators’ lack of a plan for what is going on. There has been a bit of “padding” in season 2, but other times they quickly jump straight into the action.
3) House is Sherlock Holmes in a hospital, with other characters serving as his collective Dr. Watson. I watched it a lot last year but haven’t tried it much lately - the internal case plots have too much of a predictable arc, and I have to at least enjoy the mystery as much as the detective. I do see the characters growing and developing (and yes, the cleavage and celebrity cameos and ultra modern hospital designs are clearly hollywood at work).
4) Have any of you tried “The Shield”? it’s America’s second best police show, and is always about moral compromises and the suffering that follows.