Thursday, December 13, 2007

42nd Post - Without a Trace

I really have no idea what I am going to write about this evening. It is getting late. I should probably head to bed soon.

Got home relatively early tonight, around 6:45. Began doing laundry, and am still doing it at nearly 10:30. Watched this week's episode of "Dexter" through video on demand.

Just watched "Without a Trace", which is a program that I find to be so formulaic lately. They used to make an effort to show the characters' private lives. Now, this year, Sam is preggers and spends most of her time sitting down, because Poppy Montgomery was even more pregnant than her character was and producers must not have wanted it to show on camera.

In years past, they'd focus on the other characters, like the two (Martin and the other guy) who were substance abusers. Jack Malone's divorce. Vivian's health scares. Whatever.

Very little of that occurs today. It is just the missing person of the week, while the actors stand around yakking about how Buddy had X number of dollars in the bank, or maybe he withdrew X number of dollars from the bank. Maybe he was having an affair; or not. The actors look as bored as I feel.

The show is just increasingly formulaic to the point where it is difficult to enjoy. I was hoping with the addition of James Marsters, late of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, might inject some life into the show. Maybe a little humour. But Marsters has only been in one or two episodes so far, and with the writers strike in effect, who knows when he will return?

Without a Trace is going to the coib!

And I'm going to bed. Maybe read another chapter of the "Alexandria Link".


Unknown said...

Yeah, I felt the same way after watching last week's W/O A Trace. Too bad.

Bevboy said...

Joe, they used to make an actual effort to show the characters' private lives, or at least allude to them in such a way that you'd know that, say, Martin and Sam were still an item (smiling, flirting, while investigating a case). Today? Nothing. Really too bad.