With the beginning of June just around the corner, itâ€™s hard to believe that 2006 is already almost half over. I mean where the hell has the time gone? As I pondered that the other day, I realized that in the past few months Iâ€™ve spent a surprising amount of time on my lovely (and if Iâ€™m not too careful, expanding) ass watching television. Thatâ€™s not to say that Iâ€™ve become a couch potatoâ€”what with traveling, social engagements and of course my on-going quest for quality on-line cockâ€”but the number of shows Iâ€™ve made time for on a weekly basis has certainly increased, especially when it comes to the number of recent season and/or series finales. When exactly did I find the time for sleep and sex?
First up was the series finale of Will & Grace. The retrospective leading into the final hour long episode was entertaining but the episode itself was a bit of a train wreck, I have to say; and an insult to its audience. I for one expected something more original than a ridiculous dream sequence followed by painfully unfunny flash forwards revealing what was in store for Will, Grace, Karen and Jack. The showâ€™s writers should have taken their lead from the intelligent, classy and satisfying way Sex and the City wound up the series by simply revealing the immediate future of the showâ€™s four leads, and giving the audience a little credit for imagining what happens after that.
Another series finale I caughtâ€”quite by accidentâ€”was the one for Charmed (the premise of the show being the on-going trials and tribulations of three demon-fighting witches, who are also sisters). When Charmed first aired (I think about 7 years ago) I was totally hooked on it. It was a fun fantasy of a series and the male love interests for the three gals were usually hot, hot, hot. As was the case with W&G, after a few years for whatever reason I started watching it less frequently. Unlike W&G though, I have to say the Charmed finale was an effective one. One could say I was spellbound (and admittedly a little teary) as the final credits approached.
There were an insane number of shows for which I watched the season finale, too: Prison Break, 24, ER, Law & Order, Law & Order SVU, House, Desperate Housewives. I even watched the second last episode of American Idol, a show that outside of the initial auditions I find painfully difficult (translation: boring) to sit through.
With the end of the television season comes the beginning of the summer movie season and itâ€™s one Iâ€™m looking forward to. If the month of May is any indicationâ€”Mission Impossible 3, The DaVinci Code, X Men 3, Over the Hedge–there will not be any shortage of blockbuster options over the next few months. Letâ€™s just hope that most of them are entertaining and donâ€™t suck. (I also hope that there are some fine indie options on par with such recent films as Brick, Friends with Money, and Thank You for Smoking.)
So it looks like my summer will be divided between spending some quality time with friends on a patio, spending some quality time with friends in a movie theatre, and spending some quality time bringing you the hottest men and sites to make your summer an oh so hot and steamy one.