Thursday, 11 October 2001 : "TV: Ed, Enterprise, West Wing"TV odds & ends:
Tonight on the Daily Show: ABC journalist John Miller (the one who interviewed bin Laden for Esquire). That should be good.
Given a choice between Ed and Enterprise at 8:00 Eastern on Wednesdays, I'm going with Ed. Enterprise has underwhelmed me with its first two episodes. Maybe I'm too old, or maybe the plots are just too thin, or the characters too annoying. Anyway, Ed's premiere last night was firmly in the 'above-average television' bin, where it often is. And Phil's back!
The West Wing's premiere ("Manchester, Part I") was annoying. Some sort of cue that we were jumping four weeks ahead or back would have been nice; instead they just repeatedly cut between the timelines as though they were happening simultaneously. You could deduce pretty quickly which timeline you were on, but I fail to see what the back-and-forth really added; would a straightforward timeline have been too boring? Would it have made weaknesses in the plot even more glaring? It probably all works better if you see Part II right afterwards, but that's not how NBC's doing it this time. Bother.
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