liz_marcs (liz_marcs) wrote,

Damn it! Missed Glee. On the upside, I unexpectedly caught Evil!Xander...

Damn it! Damn it! Damn it!

For some bizarre reason I thought Glee was on tonight, not last night.

Thank heavens FOX is streaming the pilot episode via its Web site, so, I'll still be watching it on Wednesday night, just a day after everyone else.

Despite my loss of Glee, I was taken utterly by surprise by Nicholas Brendon popping up on my teevee last night (clearly I need to check his Web site more often...)

See, waaaaaay back in the mists of time I watched Without a Trace. I know I watched all of first season pretty religiously and probably up until mid-way second season. Then, other things came along and for one reason or another I stopped watching it.

My parents remained fans of WaT, mostly because they like Anthony LaPaglia rather than the show itself. (I understand that it had gotten somewhat soapy in its old age.)

As for me, I watch WaT like I watch Cold Case and CSI (Original Vegas Formula): If I'm bored and flipping through channels and I stumble across it on teevee, I'll pause and watch. It whatever is on the screen interests me, I'll watch, if not, I'll move on.

Anyway, since the announcement that WaT had been canceled came through yesterday, and last night was the season (now series) finale, I figure, "Eh. I'll watch it for old times' sake. See the old girl out."

I was a bit annoyed by the amount of time that was being spent on the investigators' personal drama (as opposed to the work-related drama), a clear sign that soapy-ness really had taken over. And I was a bit stunned to see bits of the episode were being told from the missing person's point of view (when the hell did that happen?). I mean, really? I thought the whole point of the show was that the missing person wasn't there and didn't appear unless someone was giving a statement to the FBI.

*roll eyes* Definitely not cool.

But the real shocker? Watching Nicholas Brendon stroll into a scene near the beginning (clearly, I had not been paying attention to the opening credits). Before the words, "What the hell?" were done leaving my mouth, the words, "Hey! He's playing the episode baddie! Hooray!"

And he actually did a decent job playing the episode baddie. This shouldn't surprise me, because creepy is actually something this actor seems to do well, but very rarely seems to be given the opportunity to play. There was a certain amount of creepy, but not a whole lot of menace — until the end when his character tried to off the "missing person" by drowning them. On the whole, none of his usual ticks and not one lunge toward the funny.

Right, so I stuck my nose into NB's IMDB page.

Oh, deah. A Lifetime movie? Odds are he'll be playing the creepy stalker guy. Which...

Actually might be a good career move if his WaT performance is anything to go by.

Anyway, for those of you who saw Glee last night...tell me...was it good? Or am I gonna be sorry I watched?

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