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  • T&L (Score:4, Funny)

    Nothing drives me batshit now more than reading books or movies in which the plot is driven by stupid behaviour whose only reason is to drive the plot. Kim in "24" is currently redlining my silly cow-ometer in that respect.

    --Nat

    • Re:T&L (Score:3, Funny)

      Kim in "24" is currently redlining my silly cow-ometer in that respect.
      Kim's sole function in 24 (this season and last) is to provide a distracting yet somewhat violent plot line to fill out ~24 hours of writing. That, and insure that there are some characters who aren't middle aged in the script.

      I wish Kevin Smith would do one of these Alias/24 type action dramas. At least when the characters go all silly, you know it's for comic relief. :-)

      • by gnat (29) on 2003.02.03 19:38 (#16678) Journal
        Kim's sole function in 24 (this season and last) is to provide a distracting yet somewhat violent plot line to fill out ~24 hours of writing. That, and insure that there are some characters who aren't middle aged in the script.
        So true! She's only there for jiggle relief, I'm sure, and her constant whining overwhelms the few jiggles she does provide. I sure hope she gets shot in this season. It won't happen, but I can hope.

        Alias
        I watched the ep after the Super Bowl. I don't get what people see in it, other than a jiggling woman. Does she get her duds off in every episode, or was it just that one? Either way, it was incredibly uncompelling--one of those evil organization plots, kinda like "The Pretender", that just don't hold up. It's barely as frightening as KAOS, let alone SPECTRE.

        --Nat

        • I watched the ep after the Super Bowl. I don't get what people see in it, other than a jiggling woman.

          If your introduction to the series was the post superbowl titilating version of Sydney "What was wrong with the black one?" Bristow, then it probably would seem lame. We've been watching it since the first commercial free episode of the first season. When it's good, the writing is fast paced, coherent, self-consistent, and entertaining. There's some suspension of disbelief, but nothing like Austin