I've adored Richard Dryfus. He's been lovely and I hope he sticks around a bit.
Mae Whitman is an amazing actress. I hope she gets an Emmy nomination.
It's the music! If there's one thing I don't like about the show, it's the music. Actually it's a love-hate relationship, because the music is lovely but it seems sooooo...manipulative and archly hip. I mean, I like it in small doses but they layer it on in every potentially touching scene.
Crosby, earnestly: "Jasmine, I just want you to look at this house! This house that I put my heart into! Picture Jabar and you and me, making our own Eden, right here!"
[Queue music, writers sing to the audience] "Here's where we want you to feel bitter-sweet emotions. Look at his desperate face! Now look at Jasmine...]
Jasmine: "Crosby, you broke my heart! I just...can't...do this... again! How can you ask this of me??"
[Guy's voice in the song sings hesitantly, 'la la la laaa, this is an important moment everyone pay attention here"]
Queue my tears. Grr. I can feel it happening, I know it's happening, I know I'm being manipulated and I hate it and eat it up all at once.
Using Hard Times was a stroke of brilliance. I'm a sucker for the music, too. I'm also a curmudgeon sometimes. LOL!
Awe! That's soo cute! Well, I looove this show but I always fall asleep halfway through but I am finally caught up. I have one of those old-fashioned gizmos called a vcr so I taped the last couple. I also got the first season on dvd so watched that, and it was buy one get one free so I also got the first season of Gilmore Girls so lots of Lauren Graham lol.
I'm thinking Kristina being pregnant is going to cause some major tension with Julia....