Take Two

I’m going to try this post again because I’m up watching this game and don’t feel like going to bed yet. It’s time, once again, for the Lawver.net Weekend TV Review:

  1. Once and Again: I admit it, I’m a girl. I love this show, probably even more than my wife. We both agree that the best shows are the ones that revolve around the kids, and this was a great one. I’ve never seen a better ensemble of young actors before, and may never again. The kids in this show convey deep emotions with such reality that I’m at a loss to even describe it. If you don’t watch this show, you should.
  2. The Cell: I watched this alone Saturday morning while everyone was napping. This movie isn’t on the level of Seven or Silence of the Lambs. Not even the level below it. But, it does have some redeeming qualities. The imagery in the dream world is great, alternatingly gorgeous and disturbing. The problems lie in the acting. Vincent D’Onofrio is otherworldly as usual, and pulls off his part well. Jennifer Lopez though… she should stick to acting. She was horrible: wooden and lifeless when she should have been the most appealing and human character in the movie.
  3. Iron Chef – Lamb Battle: The title says it all. Only this show would have the guts to call a cooking competition a “battle”. This show is camp at its finest. The draw isn’t in the cooking, which is always a nice side-effect, but not the main draw. The best parts: the bad translations, which include eating sounds like slurping, talking with food in the mouth and heavy swallowing, the hilarious outfits of the “chairman” of kitchen stadium, and the mock solemnity of the whole affair. Way too much fun.

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