Is it just me, or does Oprah like to make FOX’s programming her own? First she had her own little version of American Idol, and last week she had a Nanny 911-esque episode. I hope the studio execs at FOX are paying attention…
Actually, I have another, “is it just me?” for you.
Is it just me, or is television getting really predictable these days? For example, last night I was watching 24 and as soon as that guy showed up at the Araz family’s house, I knew that Behrooz was screwed. Then later in the show, Behrooz realises he’s going to be killed, so he kills the guy with his shovel, which I called as soon as Behrooz pulled the shovels out of the car.
Other shows have been easy to predict as well. The twist in My Big Fat Obnoxious Boss was that N. Paul Todd wasn’t deciding who to fire, but a secret boss named Mr. Big. As soon as I heard about this twist (well before the show hit the air) I said, “It’s a monkey.” Sure enough, a monkey was calling the shots. FOX canned the show before it ended, but you’ll be able to view the episodes you missed online soon.
There was another show that Morah and I were watching where I correctly predicted something, but I can’t recall what it is right now.
I mostly watch FOX, so I don’t have a lot of examples from other stations. Perhaps only FOX is becoming predictable.
I recall that when we were watching the episode of CSI with the “Sherlock Holmes” murder, I came up with the suicide theory (based on the evidence) before they revealed it on the show, but it turned out that it wasn’t a suicide. Of course, I was also able to tell that the suicide theory was incorrect because it was too far from the end of the show for them to solve the crime (sadly, CSI, like many crime shows, are predictable that way).
Moreover, last night’s 24 did have a nice twist at the end that I didn’t see coming. The black woman (whose name I can’t remember and isn’t on the 24 website) calls someone on her cell phone and it’s implied that she’s working with the terrorists.
So here’s another prediction for you (we’ll see if I’m correct). Bear in mind that the affiliates are just as clueless as everyone else about what’s going to happen (well, =I= am anyway. Some of the higher-ups might have a clue, but we lowly folk sure don’t know what’s going to happen). The network has been advertising a big shocker on this week’s OC. The ads make it seem as though Marissa and the bi chick (the one Seth was hooking it up with) are going to have a… Thing. And perhaps they will, but one of the scenes they’ve been showing in the promos is Marissa and the bi chick at the Cooper residence. Marissa is all wet (although it’s kind of hard to tell in the promo) and she takes her shirt off. She’s standing there in her bra and the bi chick is bent over (as though inspecting some part of Marissa). Then a guy walks in. I’m not sure what his character’s name is because I don’t actually watch The OC and he’s not listed on the official website. He’s not her dad, but I think he’s supposed to be her stepfather. Anyway, he walks in and says something to the effect of, “Oh my God, what did you do?” The bi chick stands up and turns to face him with a surprised look on her face. Marissa has a smile that slowly fades. And that’s all the promo shows you.
Now, they’re setting it up like he walks in on them in the middle of a lesbian love tryst, but given what he says (and what Morah tells me based on my prediction), I think he’s cross because Marissa got a tattoo. So we’ll all have to watch on Thursday night and see if I got it right.