Talk about the lesser of three evils. One, that I watched an episode of Glee. Two, I’ve become hooked on “The Good Wife,” or three – that Bristol Palin is still on “Dancing with the Stars.”
Don’t get me wrong – I don’t watch DWTS. I get those updates from my wife. “Oh, she’s the worse dancer out there.” “She had the lowest score.” “She actually did ‘OK’ tonight.” My response usually is “Is ‘Brick’ Fox still in the running?” I’m sorry, you probably know him as Rick Fox, ex-Laker, ex-husband of Vanessa Williams. I know him as ‘Brick” Fox, the ex-Tar Heel who couldn’t hit water from a boat, but was a terrific defender and a natural small forward. Well, you probably know the rest of the story. He learned how to shoot the ball, and played for the Celtics and Lakers for thirteen years. He’s probably going to be just as famous for his new girlfriend, Eliza Dushku, from “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and the critically acclaimed, but short lived “Dollhouse.”
“Glee” did their Halloween episode with a performance of “Rocky Horror
Picture Show.” They didn’t actually perform it for their classmates, as
they figured out it was a bit too risque for high school drama. Barry
Bostwick, who was the original “Brad” in Rocky Horror was in the
episode. I even went down this morning to check my record collection,
and there it was, my vinyl copy of the RHPS soundtrack.
I’ve seen a total of three episodes of the popular Fox show. It’s funny, but a lot of the tunes they perform are rock songs from my era. The episode I saw last year had “Hello, I Love You” by the Doors. The one I saw last week was an earlier show from this season that had performances of “Only The Good Die Young” by Billy Joel, and R.E.M.’s “Losing My Religion.” Hey, anything that resurrects the good old days of rock and roll are all right by me.
My good wife got me hooked on “The Good Wife” last year. I’ve come to really enjoy the show. Chris Noth is great as the disgraced former Cook County state’s attorney. Julianna Margulies is terrific as the supposedly scorned wife who returns to practice law while her husband goes through the appeals process.
The rest of the cast is equally superb. Archie Panjabi, who won an Emmy, is the office investigator who sexual orientation seems to change weekly, Josh Charles as the handsome partner who still loves Margulies’ character from their law school days. Alan Cumming, who looks like he could be Pee Wee Herman’s older brother, as Florek’s uber-aggressive PR guru. This year they introduced Michael Ealy (he was the CIA agent in “Flash Forward”) as a new equity partner. I guess the show needed more black characters in leadership roles. He brings an icy cool to the role. I can go on, but you should just watch it for yourself, even if it’s just to see the non-existent Chicago locales on the program. They shoot in New York, and don’t have nearly enough local exteriors, other than the obligatory flyover and lakefront stock shots.