Monday, May 16, 2005
DAMN YOU, BERLANTI! Greg Berlanti's had a good week. We start off with the (series) finale of "Jack & Bobby," which had a number of wonderful moments (and getting Tim Robbins and Norman Lear to play Republicans is no small achievement), and which really got back to the series' premise, opening up narrative paths while closing off others. But his greater achievement is "Everwood," which, after some rocky times late last season (Ephram and Madison, Amy and skeevy druggie guy) and early this season (Anne Heche), is now showing its stripes again as one of the best dramas on television, with this week featuring a surprise appearance from a star of a major hit show. Yes, I still miss Irv Voiceover (and lament the general disappearance of Irv and Sassy Nurse Edna), but the story never fails to surprise and never fails to evoke emotion. Put the first season on your Netflix queue over the summer--you won't be disappointed.
Posted by Matt at 11:09 PM