Site ColumnsBy Antony
January 23, 2003 - 4:22 PM
It's a busy time for my TV and film viewing tastes. I mentioned Taken in my last site column. Well, I've seen it, and it's not bad. I wouldn't rave about it, but the second episode was certainly more interesting than the first and I look forward to seeing where it goes. My main complaint would be the lack of Julie Benz — it's criminal. But it's nice to see so many guest stars from various genre shows. The best was in episode two, where Kevin Durand made an appearance. He was Joshua in Dark Angel and could have been Joshua in Taken, for he was exactly the same. Well, without the dog makeup of course. Small detail.
We also had the return of Buffy and Scrubs last week here in the UK. After season six proved very disappointing to me, I was surprised (or maybe not) that my enthusiasm for Buffy returns quickly. The premiere of season seven was great, and I hope it keeps it up. Angel returns tonight. I also lost interest in that, in the last season, and I don't feel any enthusiasm for its return. Maybe I need to see some good episodes before it regains my trust.
I've also bought various DVDs of late, as I do. 'The Bourne Identity' arrived yesterday, and as the other TrekToday editors would confirm, I am very excited and won't stop talking about it. I bought the DVD on R1 import. It's interesting to see that it occupies two spots on a UK retailer's top ten for the widescreen and fullscreen editions (pan and scan should be made illegal) despite not being sold in R2 yet. It's also been at #1 in Amazon.com's chart, and is getting some very positive reviews. I recommend it to anyone. Whether you like a bit of romance or a bit of drama, it has it. Car chases and great martial arts are woven well with a more complex, down to earth story. And if worst comes to worst, you can just watch Matt Damon or Frake Potente (from 'Run Lola Run') in DVD quality. Okay, sales pitch over.
Add to this, we're ahead of the US on Farscape, Stargate SG-1 and Odyssey 5. It's really nice to get the new TV first for a change, and not have to worry about spoilers littered around on the web. Plus I watch my daily dose of Deep Space Nine.
All in all, I have plenty to watch right now. All I need is the return of Alias, and I'll be content.
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