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Stray Cats, Television and Maybe More

So this morning, my mother wakes me up to tell me that there's a cat that was apparently abandoned. I acknowledge I heard her and roll over to go back to sleep when my mother asks me if I'm getting up. Her intention apparently in telling me was to get me to keep the cat company on the porch. The animal control department seems about as reliable as a furniture delivery people or cable installers. You apparently leave your name and number and they may or may not get back to you. This is not the first cat that has appeared in our yard but this one seems the most domesticated. Does anyone else have a mother like mine? I really don't think so.

So last night I watched the Emmys. I love the fact Boston Legal and Lost were acknowledged. Those are two very good shows, however, while I haven't given it much thought in the past, Jennifer Garner should have gotten Best Actress this year for many reasons such as Medium sucks and Jennifer is mentally "there" during interviews. I realize those aren't voting criteria but maybe they should be.

Also, the article I read this morning criticized Ellen for hanging out back stage instead of just telling a joke. Personally, I found that refreshing and still funny. If she had told a joke, they'd criticize her for that too.

Finally, my biggest criticism of the broadcast was the blatant grandstanding of Viacom. The "Emmy Idol" segement contained themes to all Viacom shows with some mismatched actors doing it just because they're employed by them. Case in point, Kristen Bell had no business doing the theme from Fame. They just wanted to hype her UPN show. They even showed VP Les Moonves in the audience but I didn't see any other TV exec... I'm not saying it's never been done before but it seemed quite excessive this year.

Speaking of Viacom owned shows, I saw the premiere of Threshold on Friday. The show can best be described as a bad episode of Star Trek which is better than good episodes of many shows and not really surprising either since the second half was written by Brannon Braga, the guy who killed that franchise. Interestingly, to me though probably not to anyone else, three other producers from Enterprise (Actually, one started on Voyager and another has been with the franchise longer than Braga) are also working on the show with Brent Spiner as part of the cast.

Finally, the new season of Justice League began this weekend so I am very happy.


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