L&O: SVU—whoo! Beecher and Keller reunited and kissing-close! I think my head almost exploded there for a moment... That's better than the episode in the previous hour. WTF were they thinking with Kathy Griffin's character? That was one of the most knee-jerk, excruciatingly ridiculous portrayals of feminism and lesbianism I've ever seen. The amount of baiting and manhating made it nearly unwatchable, as if the intent was to defame that viewpoint. I don't know—is it just me? It wasn't the "ideas" on display so much as the relentless extremism of how they were delivered. Gah! I've always thought of this show (and the franchise) as LBGT-friendly in the past, but this was a hatefest.
I don't quite know what to think of Chuck this season. It's moving away from the elements of the show that I liked, including Chuck's innocence and the antics at the Buy More. And while I'm not a Chuck/Sara 'shipper, I'm not an anti-shipper, and I prefer the ache and the possibility to the idea that they might be moving on. Plus, the Lana Lang thing scares me—Smallville's producers ruined their show with their obsession over that actress, and I'd hate to see that happen again. Don't let the pretty make you stupid, show! Conversely, I have mixed feelings about Brandon Routh's character. He actually seems quite nice, and shallow-me boggles over the handsomeness, but I don't think he's good for Chuck. Though I'll bet somebody's writing slash or threesome-fic already...
Did I mention that we watched The Asylum's verion of Sherlock Holmes? After that article in Wired, we couldn't resist seeing how they were going to tie those crazy plot elements together. Surprisingly, the dialogue was fairly good, and the writers actually managed to make sense of their wacky story. Next up, Snakes On A Train.
Speaking of Wired, this product-testing review just cracked me up. Good thing most of us don't go camping in the jungle. :0