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Two TV shows and a funeral

First, the funeral. Yes, It was sad but done in a nice way. The family didn’t want everyone bawling all day so my uncle got a nice send off. A few stories, even a few swear words let slip during the eulogies. That’s Australia for you. Thanks everybody for all your support either through twitter, FB or whatever. It means a lot.

Been home for the day. Apart from the general chaotic shambles of getting everything back into swing with work and the Mildura life, I managed to watch two episodes of TV tonight. Geez I’m pretty far behind. There’s Eureka, Heroes has just restarted, Fringe is keeping me interested and I just found out through a few peoples blogs that the new series of The Sarah Jane Adventures started again! I missed that one. Bad Terry!

I got to watch –

Rush

Despite its identical name, this is nothing like that black and white TV show The Late Show took the piss out of back in the 90s. This is a new cop show on Channel 10. And, I have to say I like it. There’s not much depth to it, but it’s gritty, the tech seems to be up to date and there’s a few actors from Underbelly on this as well. The first episode consisted of one of the cops beating up a father for attempting to drive his children over a cliff because he lost custody. Instead of say, getting the nasty father causing problems, he and the children are forgotten about and it focuses on the police and the new police officer sent down to take over. The lady is more “by the book” than the rest of them and of course there’s clashes.

There doesn’t seem to be much of a continuing plot from week to week, well, after the pilot anyway. I do like the action scenes. There’s a great attempt at the beginning of the episode that remind me of the “jumping” scene during Casino Royal that would of taken them quite a while. There’s also the little things – the computer whizz who is always on hand to check facts and details and monitors them constantly through a small camera every cop wears (I wonder if that part is true?? interesting if it is..) It was well written enough to keep me watching. Can it hold out week after week though? Not just for the acting – the reason I enjoyed East West 101 was also the sub-plots involving the characters pasts. I’d like to see them do something like that. Still, early days.

Kyle XY

It’s very family friendly. The ABC Family logo makes that very apparent, but it’s not that bad. The idea of this genius kid with absolutely NO memory and coming into a family reminded me a little of a tamer, family version of John From Cincinnati (jeez I wish that wasn’t cancelled…) but it’s not too bad at all. At it’s always good to see Teryl from Stargate in another show. And you can tell from the get go, there’s something fishy going on. Just hope it’s not too wussy and teenage as it goes on.

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