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From the sublime to the ridiculous

After watching the terrific season opener to "The Sopranos" last night, and seeing Tony Soprano get plugged by an angry Mr. Six, I allowed my wife to talk me into watching the season premier of that bigamy show, "Big Love."

Sigh. I will say that Jeanne Tripplehorn just looks better and better with age, but that's about the only positive thing I can say about the experience. The entire show was too depressing to have any real entertainment value to me, I'm afraid.

I wonder whether Mormons will protest this show? I wonder whether they'll burn buildings and attack plastic Ronald McDonalds?

No, somehow I doubt it. I doubt there's anything safer than mocking Mormons, yet the show has already been praised for its "courage." Another Hollywood moment of greatness.

Anyway, I doubt I'll tune in again. But I think my wife owes me one. Say, does anyone know of a website that has tips for how to get your wife to watch "Battlestar Galactica?"


Let's see now. The Mormons officially outlawed the practice of polygamy more than a century ago. Islam still allows it. So guess which religion we'll make a TV show about?

Say, does anyone know of a website that has tips for how to get your wife to watch "Battlestar Galactica?"

Just tell her it isn't really about Cylons and spaceships...it's about relationships.

And doesn't she want to know what happens to Sharon's baby?

I watched the same show but I kind of liked it. I think the subsequent episodes will be better. The first show seemed to be all about setting the premise. I'm going to have to keep watching just to see Bill Paxton. I've always had a thing for him.

I'm kind of a Bill Paxton fan myself, if perhaps for different reasons. ;) And I did think the show was well done and well acted, but... it's just the thought of all those different women and the attendant politics, three sets of bills and chores, and all those screamin' kids...

Battlestar Galactica?

How can you do a Battlestar Galactica without Lorne Greene?

I'm waiting for the next Star Trek series...

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