Eli Stone

posted by Jeff | Friday, April 11, 2008, 12:40 AM | comments: 3

I've said over and over again that I just didn't have room in my life for another TV show, but with 24 out this year, and the writer strike, it turns out I didn't even watch any of the usuals. I mean, there's a new Scrubs tonight, the first one since some time last year.

But something about the promos for Eli Stone looked interesting, I think because the premise reminded me a lot of Wonderfalls, where fates, visions or something would drive him to do the right things and help people. It is definitely those things, but it also brings in issues of mortality and faith. The show gets a little more intense every week.

The show scored some good performers. The guy who does Eli is surprisingly good. Victor Garber assumes the lawyer version of Jack Bristow, a ripe bastard who underneath it all cares about his people. The Asian faux-mystic is absolutely hilarious while giving wisdom. The budding love interest is so adorable but not traditionally hot, and you want them to hook up.

Here's hoping this one sticks around for at least another season.


Joe, April 11, 2008, 5:47 AM #

Wonderfalls was a Joss Whedon project, wasn't it?

Jeff, April 11, 2008, 2:13 PM #

No, not even close.

Whedon is a hack. There, I said it. Sorry Buffy fans.

Joe, April 11, 2008, 5:26 PM #

Looks like I had a bad correlation between my friend who suggested the show and their love for Whedon.

Jewel Staite is a beautiful woman though, and good in Firefly/Serenity.

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