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Good points on Glee. I watched it with my wife, since she likes that sort of thing, and while it was entertaining enough, you nail exactly what could have been better about it. Like, the school that they went and watched was supposed to be amazing, on a whole other level from them, but the only real difference was that they had more people.

As for the guy and his wife, I think we were supposed to get the sense that he used to be head-over-heels in love with her, but he's realizing her faults. I did think she had the best line in the episode: "I'm on my feet for four hours a day, three days a week!"

Re: Bones - I think you confirmed exactly what I thought this show was about just from seeing commercials. Oy. People eat that procedural stuff up, don't they? I don't know much about the show, but I think the gimmick is that they dig up and investigate bodies, and that's where the "Bones" nickname comes from. Or whatever, I don't care.

You know, I thought about trying to do an epic column for TFO in which I watched whatever episode of every mystery show that aired in a week (which would include Castle, the various CSIs, the various Law & Orders, Bones, Cold Case, NCIS (does that count?), and, I dunno, House?) just to compare them all, but I don't think I could take it. Plus, I'm lazy.

Nina, you should really track down the last part of "Glee". They cover Journey. It. Is. Awesome...

Of course the show doesn't air again until Fall. Which for FOX is like November, so plenty of time...

Lurker - The acapella Journey cover didn't really have shit on Petra Haden's - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_8Iy2PiH7g

"...it’s smart enough to drop the name of the show into the dialogue every couple of minutes." - Dude, her nickname is "Bones." Angel calls her that all the time.

I would definitely agree with your comfort TV description, although for an entirely different reason. This show is about the characters, not the plots. It's why they are so hoakie and up front ("The dead ___ in/on the ____"). The plots are there to give the characters reasons to interact. This doesn't always work out the best, especially in an episode like this with the soap-boxery. The best is the Bones/Booth...ahem...Angel dynamic which is essentially Spock/Kirk. Only Spock is attractive, Kirk has some angst, and he have heterosexual tension. I actually see this as a closer relative to House than CSI because the procedural aspect of the show is a red herring.

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