Desensitron

September 30, 2009 at 3:24 AM | Posted in TV Rants | Leave a comment

I’m starting to wonder if the abundance of television is densensitizing me to cool concepts.

For example, this week’s premiere of Lie to Me featured a character with Disassociative Identity Disorder (the TV kind, but I digress). This should have been really interesting, but for the fact that a show about D.I.D. already debuted early this year.

In Fringe’s premiere, they had a guy who could use what I call “fringe tech” to change his face to look like other people. Again, this would be really neat if not for Sylar being able to do this on Heroes last season.

And on Smallville, we’ve always had the cocktease of being able to see him fly. But even before Heroes started making people fly every week, Smallville itself let Clark fly provisionally, as well as letting other characters fly. That climaxed in a pointlessly expensive CG flying shot of some Legion dude flying in last season’s finale. So if we ever see Clark fly, it won’t be fresh and awesome.

Which is to say nothing of shows ripping off their favorite movies, and movies ripping off other movies. Bruce Willis just came out with a movie about robots or something. Did anybody see it? I think even he was too busy.

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