Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Rescue Me

Ok, Tommy and the gang are back and not a minute too soon. I was itching for real life drama and humor all mashed into one dysfunctional extended family (other than my own) and so, FX gives us 22 episodes of Rescue Me. For those of you who don't know the show, you're fucking morons. It is the best written show on tv. More real dialogue than any show and you can try and prove me wrong. You'll fail. Denis Leary is a comedic genius and he and his partner, Peter Tolan, have created a chance to live and breath with a NYC fire department crew.

Tommy's a recovering alcoholic and it's no wonder why he drinks. Booze is in the blood with his family and he's living post-9/11 and he's still, literally, haunted by the dead from that day. Actually, he's haunted by the dead from various parts of his life.

The crew he works with are crude, childish and brotherly. They will mock and ridicule eachother without any remorse and they will carry eachother out of a jam without any hesitation.

There is a problem with this new season.

Michael J. Fox. Don't get me wrong. I like the guy. Other than his being about 4 feet tall, he's alright. But, he's sick and as much as I hate to say it, it makes watching him on screen very uncomfortable. In the current season, he's playing Tommy's wife's boyfriend (they're separated). Apparently, he's wheelchair bound on the show. We know this from promos but, so far, he's only been in one scene, sitting and acting like a dick. It's great watching Alex P Keaton say shit and make fun of firefighters as being manchildren but doing it with the twitches and body tremors is downright sad.

This storyline is going to make for difficult viewing. I know it sounds harsh but it's true.


And check it out, I hadn't posted in a while, I thought I was blogstipated.

I know the post stinks but what do you expect when I haven't blogged in a week? All that crap backs up and creates an awful stench but I feel better, I feel relieved, having vacated the bowels of my mind.

back to the trenches of hell. Dante can suck ass, he never made it this far down.

13 comments:

Crushed_X_Ice said...

guess Iam a moron, but I opted for keeping my internet over my cable tv.
I watched Rescue Me once but it interfered with my constant marathon of CSI on 3 different channels.
that's really sad.
I completely miss Third Watch too.
They were re-runs..but I still miss it.
As for blogstipated...well I second that.
Not enough interesting things to write about lately.Or I'm just lazy.

Floogin McNoogin said...

hulu.com - all the shows you want.

Rescue me should be on there. start from season 1. so damned good. I do think you'll recognize the actors from third watch. I think a bunch of them are on rescue me.

Laura said...

Blogstipated...good one. (May I borrow it?)

I have seen a few old episodes of Rescue Me, remember liking it but not sure why I stopped. CSI addicts in our house as well Crushed_X_Ice.

I will add an endorsement to hulu.com. Great site for shows and very few commercials and the ones they show are short.

Denis Leary is a household name around here. He is a hometown boy and comes back yearly with a charity hockey game to raise money for the local fire fighters. And of course Michael J Fox is there too, being Canadian and a hockey fan.

Floogin McNoogin said...

blogstipated is for public consumption but, if it becomes a big hit, remember where it came from.

Crushed_X_Ice said...

and just as I was trying to find reasons to spend more time away from the computer...
thanks ya'll.

foxy roxy said...

Nice not to be a moron; at least not today.

Fox is heartbreaking to watch. He steals the scene, and not in the best way. But I still adore the hell out of him.

The dialogue is phenominal. Great writers. Smart writers. Not a Sybil in the bunch. At least not there.

Floogin McNoogin said...

No Sybil in that group? I think you might be wrong. I think there's some serious crazy there. Bordering on really long sleeve coat crazy but what do I know? I'm a guy with a fake name pretending to be someone else. Oh, shit, I'm Eminem.

foxy roxy said...

Well, Eminem, I still haven't forgiven you for groping me at that party in Troy a couple years ago.

The writers can be crazy, even write crazy shit and make their characters do crazy shit. So long as it's interesting, entertaining, with reason and not rhyme.

Floogin McNoogin said...

that was you? for the record, it wasn't a grope and I didn't know you were sporting tree trunk.

foxy roxy said...

Tree trunk...? Oh, was that why you dropped suddenly to your knees?

Sorry to tease you, Em, it was merely a guard to your roaming hands.

Are you disappointed? Are you a putt from the rough kind of guy? I'm more of a baseball fan myself.

Floogin McNoogin said...

I dropped to my knees? I don't recall. I might have been vomiting.

Crushed_X_Ice said...

WOW! sorry to break up this private party.
Floogin..hulu.com only works in the US..not for me.
Sucks to be a Maple leaf.

Floogin McNoogin said...

only a party if you're there