Private Practice & Dirty Sexy Money Make It Hot on WellAboveAverage.com
Getting into Well Above Average’s blog is a bit like a fun house– you never quite know what you will find and sometimes you find slapstick humor, biting wit or sarcastic commentary– all with a distinct and original perspective.
Nothing different when it comes to talking about new dvds dropping!
Dirty Sexy Money gets a serious once over and definitely intrigued me once I figured out that it was 1) on ABC and 2) what day and time it was on. Given the writer’s strike last year, I could not figure out when things were going “live”. Changing cable providers didn’t help either because the numbers were all different.
Given that Stella and I have sometimes very similar tastes in music, movies and tv, (and sometimes no), this is where I really wanted to see what she really thought of this show.
Despite the title, the show isn’t so much about Dirt or Sex as it is about Money. Lots of money. The rich live in bigger houses, drive bigger cars and have bigger problems and secrets than us–or so the writers would want us to think. The new millennium’s Blake Carrington comes in the form of silver-maned and silver-tongued Tripp Darling–played by an exquisitely understated Donald Sutherland. Sutherland creates a character so complex and layered in his portrayal of the powerful patriarch that it’s a completely engrossing experience to watch him do his stuff.
The nuanced performance of Sutherland and other members of this ensemble cast driven drama makes this definitely a show to be watched/DVR’d or in a pinch, watch the DVDs as I am doing right now. Dirty Sexy Money is definitely worth your time..
Getting to the review of Private Practice was reallly interesting and made me realize why I always seemed to be flipping through a magazine when watching this series.
Yes, we are again in fantasy land–or perhaps more accurately “Shonda-land”–with the members of Oceanside Wellness Center. Hey–I have a terrific holistic physician. She returns phone calls and e-mails promptly. She is very caring and always hugs me after my visit. But house calls? No Medical Assistants? No receptionist, office manager, billing coordinator? Are we supposed to believe Dell, the nurse and aspiring midwife runs the whole administrative side of the practice? states Stella (and a lot more after that)
Private Practice is a bit shorter in terms of episodes and thinner in plot lines. Stella points it out and I totally concur as I saw enough reruns and also wondered what the heck was going on with too many docs treating the same patients and where is the reality of a medical practice– they MUST get someone to do their billing and they come in so late and they aren’t rushing from patient to patient. It’s totally out there show. Kate Walsh is a good actress and gorgeous to boot but she doesn’t deserve the featurette they did on her. Let her do something amazing first.
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