Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Drive On

Watched episodes 2 and 3 of Drive. By the end of episode 3, Nathan Fillion drives a classic Dodge Challenger and a hot girl bounty hunter in a Mustang has made a brief appearance. It's like this show has a direct line to the pleasure centers of my brain.

Apparently Tim Minear, the creator of the show, was a major force on Firefly as well. I expected this show to satisfy on the level of a guilty pleasure, but the storytelling is sharp, the mysteries are intriguing, and the characters are rich. Even the minor characters are coming into their own. With the exception of the soldier's wife, who so far seems brittle and annoying, and the black women, who have had little time to make an impression, all the characters offer shades of complexity and feeling that make you want to spend time with them, to learn more.

This show is fucking brilliant. Treat yourself to the episodes so far here. Even the online streaming video player works better than I expected.

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1 comment:

crystal! said...

for the sake of our friendship i'm going to have to assume that you're kidding about all this.