There’s a brand spanking new episode of
tonight at 9PM on ABC. I’ve still got the second episode to watch. I’m lukewarm on it so far. I’m a fan of Stuart Townsend, Gabrielle Union is a marvelous actress, and Frank Spotnitz is proven but I don’t know yet. My work schedule is all out of sorts so until I’m back on mornings, I may have to sacrifice this for FOX’s Reunion when it returns in November. The only other option is if ABC does the smart thing and posts podcasts on ABC.com to catch up viewers who may have missed an episode, like FOX is doing.
When I get paid (or if I can trade in 11 or so DVDs at work..hell I don’t know if I have that many to trade), I need to pick up Veronica Mars: The Complete First Season. No extras to speak of, besides an extended version of the pilot episode and some deleted scenes. Oh well. We got a voicemail Tuesday at work saying that they’d sent the show to the stores as rental-ready but then realized that it wasn’t bought for the stores for rental. So if stores want Veronica Mars for rent, they’ll have to use the allocated store funds to bring it in. But guess what? That little treasure has been suspended until further notice because we don’t know how to make money for our store? WTF? Like it’s our fault?! So I think when cooler corporate heads prevail (perhaps mid-November), I may just buy Veronica Mars and then trade it in so we can get rent it. It’s the best damn show on television and more eyeballs need to see it.
It was also nice to see Related‘s audience fall 30% last night from its debut last week. I love Lizzy Caplan (she was spot-on in Mean Girls) and I’m happy she has a show, but I’m ecstatic that Veronica Mars got the ratings win for Wednesday. I hope Veronica and the entire gang of 09ers and non-09ers is around for a very, very long time. And Joss Whedon’s cameo as a rental car company manager will be in episode six, which is titled Rats Saw God.