|Pop Culture Gadabout|
Sunday, January 07, 2007 |
( 1/07/2007 07:56:00 AM ) Bill S.
HOSING OFF THE DIRT – Watched the Friday night rerun of Dirt's debut, and I largely agree with Ben's assessment of the much-hyped fx series. (I used to like that Peter Gabriel song.) I don't particularly give a rat's ass about the problems of paparazzi-bedeviled celebs either, any more than I do the super-rich who'll apparently be the center of yet another "edgy" upcoming fx series, so it'll be up to the series to give me a reason to keep watching. Courtney Cox's neurotic bitch magazine editor is plainly meant to be our central figure. But on the basis of the premiere, she appears to be doing a variation on the same character she played in Scream (only with corporate status thrown into the mix), so I'm not sure how much new there is to see there. More intriguing is the character of schizophrenic photog Don (Ian Hart, who played Professor Quirrel in the first Harry Potter movie), whose hallucinogenic struggles without his psychotropic meds and love for a dying cat provided the only real doses of sympathetic humanity in the series pilot. Wanna wager whether this character'll survive the season?