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Friday, February 10, 2006
      ( 2/10/2006 02:16:00 PM ) Bill S.  

TEEVEE MUTTERINGS – Well, Surface ended its short season this week – with the image of an Eastern coastal town underwater. I don't know if NBC is planning on renewing this for a second season, but if it doesn't, I know I'll manage to get on with my life. As the fifteen-episode season progressed, I personally found myself only interested in 50% of its plotlines: the storyline surrounding young boy Miles Barnett and his baby creature pet. The second primary plot involving lady oceanographer Laura Daughtery and her irritating good ol' boy tagalong Rich grew more unwatchable weekly, primarily because these two had to be the dumbest leads ever to appear in a sci-fi teleseries (and that's saying something!) Watching these two impulsive waa-babies bump from crisis to crisis grew progressively more frustrating: when mule-headed Rich got locked in an underground compound and faced death by tsunami, I more than half wished the guy'd wind up sleeping with the mutant fishes. And if I had to listen to Lake Bell whine about being separated from her son one more time . . .

I do want to go on the record as feeling mighty peeved by the news that Love Monkey has apparently been axed, however . . .
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