Alcatraz: Liz Sarnoff, who wrote for Lost, is working on this show, and you can tell. Prisoners from Alcatraz in the '60s are returning to modern-day San Francisco, causing murder and mayhem. Three detectives—a blond waif; the guy who played Hurley on Lost; and Sam Neill, who has yet to say "Warden James, after careful consideration, I've decided not to endorse your prison," which is kind of disappointing. If you're not going to embrace being typecast as Dr. Alan Grant, I have no use for you.
This show has left me with questions like "where the heck are these guys coming from, and why haven't they aged?" "Who is the guy behind the curtain in the sick ward?" "Who has the money to build an exact replica of Alcatraz underground?" and "Really, not one Jurassic Park reference from Sam Neill?" These are the types of questions I was left with when I used to watch episodes of Lost. Which is why I stopped watching Lost.
Lost Girl: Jason insisted we start watching this show because the main character is a succubus. The definition of a succubus is "a woman demon who has sex with men," which explains why Jason was so gung-ho about watching this show. This is what I've learned so far:
1. Nobody understands how hard it is to be a succubus with a smokin' hot figure and supernatural powers trying to find out who your parents are.
2. The angst of being smokin' hot with supernatural powers manifests itself in tight, scanty clothes.
3. Being smokin' hot with superpowers means nobody even notices when you walk down the street half-naked.
4. Half-naked smokin' hot supergirls are allowed to be total sluts without repercussions.
I just can't get in to this show. Jason seems to like it, though.
Marrying Duran Duran: This witty comedy is about two girls from Connecticut, Kim and Stacey, who marry members of Duran Duran. Hilarity ensues, and each episode ends with every band member professing their love for the two sisters.
Oh, wait. That's not a real show. That's my childhood fantasy.
Happy watching, my friends!