Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Television Tuesday

The NBA Playoffs, the continued fallout of the NFL Draft, and TheYankees vs. Red Sox were all compelling stories in the world of sports last night, but not even Big Papi’s heroics take precedent over Television Tuesday. So, here we go:

“The Sopranos”

As this season of “Brokeback Goodfellas” winds on, one of the most inconsequential characters in the previous five seasons of this show, Vito, has somehow become the central focus of the show. I don’t know where this is all going, but I think we can all agree that it needs to get there in a hurry. In all honesty, the unintentional comedy that comes along with the Vito situation is taking away from the drama and intensity that is “The Sopranos”. I considered ranting about this, but I’m going to let it go. I’m just going to have faith that we can get past this. But, I’m getting worried.

Speaking of unintentional comedy, what the hell is wrong with A.J.? Has there ever been a bigger moron than this kid? The only thing funnier than his rationalization that it was ok for him to kill Junior because Tony loves to eat ice cream while watching “The Godfather” (okay, so that wasn’t exactly what he said, but I couldn’t hear what he said because I was laughing uncontrollably at his gawd awful acting), was the fact that he couldn’t even kill a 117 year old man without screwing up! C’mon kid…killing is in your genes. How could you screw this up? He did, however, manage to get a back rub from a chick waaaaaaayyyyyyyy out of his league, so I guess he’s doing alright.

“24”

Slowly but surely, everybody is coming around. Karen Hayes is now on board. Mike Novak knows something smells funny, and we all know that the First Lady can’t keep her mouth shut. So, now that Jack has the evidence in hand, all he has to do is dodge a bunch of F-18’s, pull a plane out of an uncontrollable dive, hand deliver the recording to Karen Hayes, apprehend the President, sleep with Audrey (and Chloe for good measure), extract his personal revenge on Christopher Henderson, avoid the Chinese authorities (how has this not been an issue yet?), find and rescue Aaron Pierce, heal the relationship with his daughter, and deliver the eulogy at President Palmer’s funeral and it will be a successful day!

By the way, here’s a question that occurred to me last night, and I thought I would throw it out there for discussion: When does Jack Bauer use the bathroom? Seriously, think about it for a minute. We’ve spent nearly five entire days with Jack now, and we’ve never seen him so much as take a piss. Maybe he really isn’t mortal?