Saturday, March 15, 2008

What I'm Watching: Dirt

Dirt: Season 2, Episode 1 “Welcome to Normal” (C+)

I am by no means a regular watcher of this show, having found it terribly unimpressive in its first season, tuning in only for the season finale after giving up on it early on. Finding nothing else to watch, I decided to give the season premiere a shot. To its credit, it is better than last season, and while it has not gotten everything back together, it may be on its way (not enough to grasp my interest, however). Don’s talking-cat hallucinations seem to have subsided for the moment, and his close relationship with Lucy, as her only real friend, is being fleshed out fully now. I never bought Lucy’s attitude, which seemed to stem only from Cox’s “Friends” character Monica’s ultimate fantasy of being in control of everything. The celebrity gossip cases are not fascinating enough and Lucy’s car strikes me as being a little out of her skill set. The new hire seems far too naïve for the line of work he is in. Alas, all this will continue playing out but I will not be around to see it. I have far better things to do with my time, like watch “Carpoolers” (joking, sort of).

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