Monday, February 21, 2005
"FATE HAD OTHER PLANS FOR BOTH OF US:" While "Idol" is starting, "Everwood" is leaving the air to make way for "Lori Loughlin in a bikini," but at least it does so with a top-notch episode. Gorgeous and accurate Upper West Side location shots, top-notch acting from Treat Williams and Gregory Smith, and high-tier writing (including the return and explanation of the best voice-over device on TV!) combine for one of the best episodes we've seen this season on any show. Also, Blake Neely, the show's outstanding composer, never fails to amaze, writing score pieces in mere days that enhance the feeling of the show (large portions of the show were shot just a week ago, as shots of "The Gates" in the background evidence). Such a shame that we won't resolve the cliffhanger until late April. For those of you who've missed the first two seasons of the show, Season 1 is now available on DVD, and is well worth your investment. In addition, leading actress Emily VanCamp will also grace the silver screen in "The Ring Two" in March, a role which will (hopefully) get her the sort of acclaim and career that followed Amber Tamblyn's appearance in the first one.
Posted by Matt at 10:06 PM