Ahh, Valentine's Day, a guy's chance to temporarily atone for days and nights of being emotionally and/or physically unavailable in one fell swoop with candy and chocolates. When you think about it, V-D is kind of like a Yom Kippur for relationships. The best part about Valentine's Day? Only eight months until Sweetest Day! I feel obliged to point out that I just don't get this one---I don't feel the unbridled hatred I do for other holidays, just a general apathy. The apathy also doesn't appear tied to my relationship status-it's pretty much the same whether I'm seeing someone or not. (Note to ladies: The reason I am apathetic about Valentine's Day is, of course, that I am so sensitive that I don't need to set aside a special day to extol your virtues. I do it every day. I'm also a really good pretend listener. I mean listener.
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[TV SPOILERS AHEAD]
So, the creepy ring lady on LOST tonight? Actually getting to see characters other than Jack, Kate and Sawyer? Leaving loads of unanswered questions but finding it captivating rather than irritating? To quote Mr. Pacino "Just when I thought I was out...they pull me back in. Hoo-ha!" I will admit, I am concerned that there is, at this point, almost no way to wrap this show up in a manner that resolves the plethora of unresolved issues. With the obvious exception of ninjas. Ninjas, who of course, will be led into battle by Vincent--the true heir of Alvar Hanso.
24, on the other hand, has had a few disappointing rounds. Don't get me wrong, watching poor Morris literally get drilled filled all those weird latent male tendencies towards violence quite nicely, and James Cromwell is sufficiently evil as his character from L.A. Confidential...I mean Jack's Dad. But, it does irritate me how often that show has to sacrifice character for plot. Palmer's barely-a-protest at Karen's resignation a few weeks ago, followed by the totally implausible notion that Morris would give Fayed a working detonation device this week-I understand that both choices were necessary to keep the pace moving, but both instances, particularly in Morris' case, rang pretty false, ultimately detracting from my immersion.
And now, a special Valentine's Day bonus video clip--The Colbert Report segment where Deborah Dickerson asserts that Barack Obama is, in all actuality, not black.