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Wonderfalls: The quick review

So, we watched Wonderfalls last week. This is the new series that is under the helm of Executive Producer Whedon/Buffy alum Tim Minear.

Very funny show about a girl who helps people lives (Well, yeah, that's original) but this time the McGuffin is the fact that inanimate objects talk to her.

As opposed to:
ShowMcGuffin
Tru CallingThe dead talk to her
Joan of ArcGod tells her
Quantum LeapZiggy leaps him and doesn't tell him
Incredible HulkHe wanders into town and there is a problem


It's a simple, but effective mechanism. The trick is to make the McGuffin more and more appealing each time. In Wonderfalls the (theoretically) inanimate objects give cryptic messages that lead her on a point to point goose chase that eventually puts many pieces together.

I was especially pleased with the objects singing, "Hello, My Baby." Big points there.

If you missed the debut, it will be rerun on Thursday on Fox.


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'Did you just say 'My ass'???'

I actually kinda dig Tru Calling - probably because Eliza Dushku is HOT and I followed her there from Buffy. It's lame-ish & fluffy - but as with movies, I don't require my TV diversion to be anything but. Unfortunately, as with Angel - we don't get TV, so I have to rely on downloading episodes from the net to keep up. And bummer for me, I hear they're cancelling Tru for (not surprising) awful ratings - so it's been harder to dig up the downloads online.

Neat to learn about the film terms.

I was especially pleased with the objects singing, "Hello, My Baby." Big points there.

Yep, me too. I think my favorite single moment in the episode was when the wax lion was singing "Hello, My Baby" ... and then stopped while a different person passed by ... and then started again as soon as the other person was gone. Hee. Gotta love those unspoken cartoon references.

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