Site ColumnsBy Caillan
April 25, 2004 - 11:27 AM
[Spoilers ahead for Alias season three and Gilmore Girls season four!]
So it's been a busy week in television land. Two first-run episodes of Alias, thanks to Channel 7's sudden unexpected generosity (Nine, are you taking notice?). I shouldn't be too hard on poor Nine, since they've been quite well behaved lately and gone straight into Gilmore Girls' fourth season, even if they did make us suffer through another year of Eddie McGuire hosting the Logies. Not to mention the boredom that is Cirque de Soleil, which is quite possibly the only cure for insomnia that involves leotards and hoops.
Let's start with Gilmore Girls this time: "The Fundamental Things Apply" (aka "Rory Discovers That Talking About People Not Washing Their Hands After They Go To The Toilet May Not Be An Ideal First Date Conversation Topic"). Poor Rory, she was officially on the Worst First Date Ever, and it was actually all her fault. Okay, Trevor did sit on the same side of the table, which caused audible gasps from this Queer Eye-trained viewer. (Seriously, the guy who didn't have a shower before his musical reading? Ewwww.)
One thing that caused me confusion in this episode was that Rory and Lorelai were talking about Trevor being "preppy". TWoP mentioned it too, and they use it on Queer Eye, but I actually had no idea what it meant. (If you saw my exclusively shorts and t-shirts wardrobe, you'd know why). So I Googled for a bit, and now I know exactly what it means. About two months ago, a friend told me that at her new university, most people seemed to be dressed like they were going out clubbing and guys were wearing their polo-shirts with the collars up. Who could seriously do that with a straight face, I wondered. But in the last few weeks, I've seen literally tons of guys pushing up their polo collars -- it's just like when you see a new word for the first time, and then it's everywhere. I still think it looks fairly ridiculous, but then, who am I to argue with fashion? (See above note on wardrobe).
Anyway, enough about the clothes. It was another great hour with the Gilmore Girls, the highlight being Lorelai's "I've been eating those for years!" remark after Rory told her about the urine mints. And speaking of Gilmore Girls, whenever I mention the show to anyone, there's always a slight titter in their voice. Yes, it has the word "girl" in the title (ooh!), but it's not like people go around sniggering when girls watch Bad Boys. (Actually, I snigger when I hear anyone has actually sat through that movie).
On to Alias: "Conscious" and "Remnants". Can't Will stay on the show permanently? His return was such a breath of fresh air. Let's dump Weiss and have Will as an agent, after all, he managed to off Evil Francie. In other good news, Sloane is becoming more deliciously morally ambivalent as the episodes go by -- is he bad, is he good, is he totally evil? This Tuesday we're finally in for the big reveal. "Full Disclosure". Can't wait.
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- 'Enterprise' Writing Staff Changes Course
Enterprise executive story editor Stephen Beck, who co-wrote "Cold Front", left the series. The reason for his departure was unknown. Staff writer Andre Bormanis was promoted to story editor as of "Detained".
- Horan Speculates About 'Future Guy'
Actor James Horan said his Enterprise character, the Humanoid Figure (aka 'Future Guy), was a complete mystery to him as well as the audience. "Kinda sounds like a bad guy, especially from the latest script I got, the cliffhanger final episode of the first season," he said.
- Connor Trinneer Envisions Dream Episode
Speaking to fans at a Denver convention, actor Connor Trinneer (Charles 'Trip' Tucker) outlined his ideal Enterprise episode. "I would be fully clothed and they [the rest of the cast] would not be. I would be laying in the corridor somewhere and they would have to run around for any hour in their underwear."
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