Sunday, May 09, 2010

NCIS: Los Angeles

Spoiler alert

Wow, this week's episode of NCIS: Los Angeles was utterly heartbreaking. The way it all went down was just terrible. Although I wasn't excited about that particular character, seeing the reactions of the others really got to me. I know that's how the real world is, but I don't necessarily want to see the real world on TV. I prefer the massage parlor approach: happy endings.

Yet as I'm writing this, I recall that one of my favorite things about Chasing Amy is that it didn't have a happy ending. Maybe I want TV to have happy endings but not movies? I think it's an investment issue. I've invested much more time in getting to know and care about characters on a TV series than in a movie.

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