I have to say I was very moved this week by things beamed through on the Idiot Box.
First was The Colbert Report. He gives $171,000 to charity
- raised from his fandom buying those WristStrong bracelets. That was one muthahumping BIG CHECK, eh? LOL. You can keep donating
, btw. But then, even more impressive, the show turns insanely earnest and heartfelt - and Colbert reveals a fascinating fact about his heritage, has a very impressive guest from the civil rights movement - and performs the sweetest tribute to his striking writers! Awwwwww. *tears up* Clips here
Second was this appearance
by Daniel Day Lewis on Oprah yesterday. *wiping tears away* RIP, Heath.
Third - though no tears were shed - was this week's third ep of TERMINATOR: THE SARAH CONNOR CHRONICLES. This was much less of a blockbuster, action-heavy ep, and spent tons of time putting a more complex story into play with multiple threads and arcs. I loved how much SCIENCE and HISTORY they crammed into this ep, it was smart. Loved the skin bath. There was a lot going on and it was done well. Obviously this show - this Terminator franchise - promises massive amounts of action. But this ep also shows that hard scifi can be crammed into the mix nicely along with the explosions and the fighting bots. I missed having tons of GlauBot action, but I know there'll be plenty of that to come. Jeez we sure have an amazing array of GirlBots in pop culture right now, and they are all awesome - Katee Sackhoff, Summer Glau, Lucy Lawless and Tricia Helfer. W00t. (The ep is up on Fox.com streaming