It hit me a little while ago.
Sex And The City is gone.
And the rest of TV is such crap.
I'm hanging on to Six Feet Under as the one spark in my otherwise-decaying brain. At least from time to time they use words larger than two syllables. But despite the snappy/enjoyable writing, the story lines are totally transparent--perhaps illustrating the idea that death, like their plots, are entirely inevitable and tend to take the fun out of things...hmm.
A few predictions:
ONE) I've been waiting for it for weeks...OBVIOUSLY Rachel Griffith's character was destined to hook up again with Peter Krause's character--
and before I go on, let's all understand that I (a) am terrible with names in real-life, so I certainly don't remember names of TV characters, and will therefore use the names of the actors instead; and (b) couldn't give less of a shit about how to spell stuff correctly, so save the spelling-correction emails, please, if/when you catch something in this post. I care not. Anyway--
--as her story line has become so entirely irrelevant to the goings-on of the Fisher family, with her romance with the S&M guy, it was clear the writers were only keeping her around because they wanted to bring her and Krause's character together again. She will discover she is pregnant, and freak out wondering if it's Krause's baby or her S&M boyfriend's. It would be more compelling if she just got an abortion. But that's just story-line wishful thinking. Either way, she will leave him again. Duh. (I.e., the whole "I can't change" speech...)
P.S.: When her S&M boyfriend started singing Lucy Van Pelt's rendition of "I Love You Schroder," I almost crawled through the TV. It made me melt. I don't know why. I found it endearing, and very sexy. Anyone notice he is the guy who played the mohawked Irish guy from Charlie's Angels--Full Throttle, as well as the "mysterious cowboy" from Romy & Michelle's High School Reunion? Now he's a guy who likes to get smacked around in the sack. Interesting characters. I think he's the Next Big Thing.
TWO) David and Keith will stay together, in what has become the most emotionally-deflating relationship on television. For the next several episodes, David: will freak out because he was beat up; Keith: will be emotionally supportive, while openly screwing around. Otherwise, nothing interesting will happen with David and Keith for the rest of the season. Why do I say this? Well, because they're so boring now, they're too far gone to be redeemed. Keith drives me nuts with his dumb facial expressions and bad acting. (Yet I remember their names...weird.)
Crazy crack-head mugger guy will track David down and make another appearance, as he has his wallet (and subsequently his address on his driver's license), and David will go bonkers with paranoia. Thank God Nate is there to take over the business again!
THREE) Ruth will drive her husband so crazy, he'll leave her; yet she'll blame him because he's done it before. Snore. Ruth, for whatever it's worth, is my favorite person on TV right now. Brilliance with every blink of her eyes.
FOUR) The short little coroner who is having the affair? Does anyone actually care? Next--
FIVE) Lauren Ambrose's character will fool around with Mena Suvari, but only for a little bit, just to be cool and dangerous in that "I-was-a-college-lesbian" way. I've known lots of them. They get over it. And so will Ambrose's character. At which point Mena Suvari will go away. But they have to do it, since "The L Word" on Showtime is kicking such major ass. HBO needs in on that lesbian demographic for a bit, to remind everyone who's boss. (At least Ambrose's character will finally make really good art! Whoopee!)