John Kahane (jkahane) wrote,
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DWtS and Castle Stuff

Well, I managed to watch Dancing With the Stars tonight, despite the best efforts of A Channel here in Ottawa to stop me.

While the show airs both on A Channel (the local station) and ABC down in the U.S., the local cable company cuts the American station feed and substitutes its own. Unfortunately, the A Channel feed (here in Ottawa) was pretty bad; the picture was choppy and the sound was choppy as well. Not conducive to watching celebrities and pros dancing in a smooth fashion and all. :( Fortunately, after the first commercial break, Rogers (the cable company) returned the ABC feed, and I was able to watch the rest of the show cleanly with people dancing in fine form. The only dance that I didn't get to see properly was that of Melissa Rycroft and her partner Tony Dovalani, but I've just watched the dance again on the computer at the DWtS web page. Lovely Argentine tango!

I also watched Castle tonight, and have to say that I am rather enjoying the series way more than I thought I would after the first couple of episodes. The plot of tonight's episode, "Home is Where the Heart Stops", started off with a dead woman crammed into a wall safe, and went in some unexpected direction and all. Very good. One of the things I've really liked about the series is the witty dialogue between Rick Castle (Nathan Fillion) and Det. Kate Beckett (Stania Katic); it's reminiscent of some of the best dialogue of Cagney & Lacey, the original Thin Man material, some of the stuff from '40s noir of course, and the '60's detective shows. The writers on this are doing a good job with the characters, and even the supporting cast is getting some good lines in.

That's it for now. Off to bed.
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