Sunday, February 03, 2008

Finally, some new TV

Lost premiered last week (yay!) and after that a new show called Eli Stone.

I loved it!

I especially loved Jonny Lee Miller who I've had a crush on since he played Edmund on Mansfield Park (even though I think Edmund is Jane Austen's wimpiest hero), but JL played him sweet and vulnerable and I was totally into him.

But back to Eli Stone.

The show has a great premise: A hot-shot, slightly jaded attorney starts having hallucinations. Really funny ones. Like seeing George Michael-singing-in-his-living-room-type hallucinations. Everyone thinks he's crazy. He goes to an accupuncturist (a really great secondary character named Dr. Chen that I hope is in every show) to try to fix him. But it doesn't work. Then he finds out that he has a brain aneurysm, which maybe explains the hallucinations. Or does it? Cause Eli starts to think maybe he's a prophet (although he doesn't believe in God) which could be another type of hallucination on its own....

His visions tell him what sort of cases he should take and he begins a quest to become a better person. It's a great set up. Loretta Devine plays his mouthy secretary and the show is set in San Francisco, so it's got great visuals.

Plus, I love love seeing British actors play Americans. I'm not sure why, maybe it's because it's the reversal of the ol' fake accent thing (you know, where you fake a British accent) so it's funny to think of them rehearsing an American accent, which of course, doesn't sound like any sort of accent to us... But you get my drift.

Oh, and Eli also has a semi-evil fiance (at least I think she's evil) so there's a romance conflict. I mean, he can't stay with her, right?

I'll have to keep watching to find out.


Mel Francis said...

I'm just happy Lost is back. Though I still haven't watched last week's episode. Must do that today.

Kate Pearce said...

I still can't do a good American accent after almost 10 years here :)

Lucy said...

I had to miss Eli Stone for some reason (if it's on Thursdays, I know why I missed it) but it looked cute. And it sounds good too. Maybe I can catch it online. :)

Louisa Edwards said...

I've loved Jonny Lee Miller since Hackers! And everything he's been in after that, especially Trainspotting, with the white blond hair. Hot and talented, what could be a better combo?

MariaGeraci said...

Yes, he was awesome in Hackers!

Louisa Edwards said...

I tag you! Blame Kristen Painter.


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