I’ve been watching Push, Nevada. I both like it and I’m bored by it. There’s an element of forced connection to Twin Peaks that grates on me: it’s trying too hard to be “quirky” and “offbeat.” At the same time, I like the lead character, who seems nicely layered as a character, and the slowness of the show itself. Yes, the slowness.
Not much happens in the hour really and for some reason, I’m liking that. Maybe it’s a response to the usual frenetic pace of E.R. and 24 and West Wing and all the cop shows that have SO much going on in the hour. It’s nice to have a slow leisurely pace.
But again, I’m not really all that interested in the mystery that’s supposed to engage us and I’m finding the attempt at offbeat characterization of the town and its goings-on rather silly in its obviousness.
But at least there was no preaching going on, as in Wednesday’s West Wing. I’ve given that show a considerable look-see since you convinced me at MLA a few years ago to watch, but Sorkin’s speechifying in the form of dialogue is starting to drive me away.
I’m just waiting for the next Project Greenlight – the absurdity of the concept of that show coupled with the absurdity of EVERYONE’S behavior on a movieshoot can never be topped for sheer entertainment. Why see the movie? It could never top the show.