Ah, the last weekend of "vacation" for many, but the second week of my convalescence. That meant more TV and video watching. It also means many of the regular shows return for their spring runs, including the laughable sci-fi show "V" on ABC. They should call it "U" for
unbelievable that four people can take on an armed and trained bunch of aliens. Hawaii 5-O returns as well, so "Paradise Found" returns on Tuesdays.
I also saw two DVD movies. One was excellent - "Salt" with Angelina Jolie as a female version of Jason Bourne. It was fast paced, action filled, and totally intense - a triple - three stars. The other one was a total dud. "Date Night" has a good premise, a case of mistaken identity, where a suburban couple end up on the wrong end of a blackmail attempt by two of the most inept criminals ever. The acting was lame, the script was awful, and most of the plot was hardly believable. Skip this one - one star - single for a few good jokes, most of which were in the trailer.
On the television front, I got caught up on the current episodes of "Men
of a Certain Age." Since I am of that "certain" age, I can relate to
this show, but anyone can relate as well to the trails and tribulations
of three regular guys approaching the big Five-Oh. One of the best bits
is when Ray Romano discovers his teenage daughter is having sex.
That's any father's nightmare.
Lastly, I watched one or two good football games along with some pretty
lame football. I sure miss the days when all the good bowl games were