After much rallying, Everwood finally wins this weekend’s TV DVD viewing. So let us start already!
The show begins with Doc Brown in New York. That will be easy to remember, with Back to the Future as that thing you use to remember other things. There’s a word for that.
Doc Brown’s wife died in a car accident on the way to their son’s piano recital. Doc Brown would have been driving, if he hadn’t still been working late at the hospital. As usual. Mrs. Brown also said he was a lousy husband and a terrible father before she left for the recital. Isn’t that what everyone fears will be their last words to a loved one? Ouch.
Brown went a little eccentric, quit his job as a neurosurgeon, and went to live in Everwood, Colorado with his son and daughter. His son isn’t too excited about this fact.
So far, the situations and dialogue in this show have been fantastic.
Finally, Doc Brown is growing a beard. I will now refer to him only as Beardy.
Beardy got an article in Time magazine about how important he is. Everyone in Everwood knows who he is now, along with his kin. Beardy just wants to set up a general practice in town. Beardy will be setting up shop in the 10 years closed train depot. Naturally. You see, he is eccentric, but not the fake “Look at me, I’m being so crazy and spontaneous” eccentric.
Son of Beardy, or SOB, has become rather infatuated with a girl named Amy at school. So much so, that he had himself a case of the nocturnal emissions. Ahhh, to be a teenager again. Embarrassment in every pocket.
The one town doctor feels a little threatened by Beardy, who doesn’t mean to step on the toes of anybody. What if the Earth is just the toe of a giant? Wouldn’t that be weird?
Guess who sees and talks to his dead wife? I will give you only one guess.
Beardy, in another insane move, is not charging any patients for anything. That will make the other doctor a little pissed. Ah ha. Amy, SOB’s infatuation, is the daughter of the other doctor. He found this out after getting inyo a tussle with Amy’s brother.
Beardy and SOB also had a little shouting match. Not little, really. It was boisterous and in the middle of the street.
The whole moving to Everwood plan was to prove to Beardy’s dead wife that he could be the kind and responsible man he should be.
Beardy’s receptionist turned out to be the other doctor’s mother. Beardy is making all sorts of enemies! Well, just one enemy. I guess he is making the same enemy over and over.
Amy has a boyfriend. Oh no! But he is in a coma! Hooray! But she wants SOB’s father to work on him. Oh no!
Curse you, Everwood fans. I wanted to defy you. I wanted to prove that this show could not win me over. But it has. Everwood is a good show.
And if I didn’t think that, my wife would force me to watch the rest of it, because she likes it too.
Everwood fans came out of the woodwork this week, showing their support en mass for their favorite show. Not only did they amass a significant amount votes for their favorite show this week, but they also quickly stepped up to throw their hat into the TV DVD weekends here at Make Me Watch TV.
That’s right, Everwood – The Complete First Season was purchased after one very generous donation to the fund. The DVD should be coming at the end of next week, so it will be ready to do battle directly with Veronica Mars and Alias very soon.
And on that note, TV DVD voting is open for this weekend. Last week was a very tight battle fought between Alias and Veronica Mars. Who will come out on top this weekend? Vote now and check back Sunday for the results!
Battlestar Galactica – Season One (2004) – Donated: $10.00
Everwood – The Complete First Season – Donated: Paid In Full!!!
Alias – The Complete First Season – Donated: Paid In Full!!!
Veronica Mars – The Complete First Season – Donated: Paid In Full!!!
Fill up my weekends, everybody! Make Me Watch TV DVDs!
Everwood has a very committed fan base. Almost big enough to rival that of Veronica Mars. But, you see,, Everwood has been canned and Veronica Mars lives. That isn’t to belittle the plight of the Everwood fans. I feel for those whose favorite shows are cancelled in the prime of their life.
Wait, four years? Everwood has been on for four years? That’s the same reaction I had when I learned that Toad the Wet Sprocket was around for eight years before they broke up.
The dad’s name is Beard. Or something else. Anyway, he has a beard. Beard was going to propose to his next door neighbor, but she is moving away. Unless this is Salt Lake City, I can assume that he and his wife are no longer together.
Did I mention that this is two hours long? This episode is two hours long.
In a backhanded compliment sort of way, this show is already better than Gilmore Girls.
Woman living next door is aware that Beard has a ring for her sitting in a drawer somewhere, but she is moving anyway. Beard doesn’t know that she knows. I hope Grizzly Adams doesn’t show up. Otherwise this Beard thing will get very confusing.
Someone with a baby is schizo. Did you know that schizophrenia and multiple personality disorder are not one in the same? It’s true. That will be useful if you try to call in sick with either of those items as an excuse.
Everyone in this show seems to have a lot of problems. Four years of problems, in fact. It is a lot to try and figure out in one final episode.
Guy who is not Michael J. Fox is moving out of some apartment somewhere. I think an old lady lives there too. Not like the old people in Webster who lived through a secret passage in the basement.
The characters and dialogue in this show are pretty good. I’m not saying I would watch it on my own accord, but the show is not offensive to my brain cells.
Woman next door and daughter tried to sneak in and steal a peek at Beard’s ring. Of course they accidentally almost got caught, which means they still have the ring, which Beard was going to return. This concerns Beard, as it should.
Wait now, who’s all this then? You have the Beard family, the Moving family, and now Baby on the Doorstep family. Baby on the Doorstep? Does that still happen? I am skeptical of that, in the same way I am skeptical about amnesia.
Ah ha, Schizo dropped off the baby at the psychologist’s house. Problem solved.
Not Michael J. Fox and Moving Lady are moving to Minnesota. Hey, they might be my neighbors! Someone just bought the house across the street from me. Not Michael J. Fox found Beard’s ring, confronted Moving Lady, and then confronted Beard. Beard looks sad, kind of like the Hulk.
Beard family daughter is having a girl bar mitzvah. One of those bat mitzvahs. Nana nana nana nana, bat mitzvah!
What do lazy directors do to pass time? They use the montage.
Moving Lady is not being straight with Not Michael J. Fox about still being in love with Beard. Not Michael J. Fox can’t be with Moving Lady if she has doubts. There goes their new life in Minnesota. Did you know we have more than 10,000 lakes here? I hate swimming.
My improv partner from Cracked Helmet is in a couple of TV commercials for our local Twin Cities amusement park, Valley Fair. They keep playing his commercial over and over. I could design a drinking game around his commercial.
Drunk blonde girl accidentally ended up slow dancing with Beard’s son. The magic eightball says “All signs point to yes.” I didn’t ask a question, magic eightball. You’re so stupid.
Moving Lady is now staying with Beard until she gets her stuff together. She had better hurry up, she only has an hour left until the end of the series.
Psychologist’s mother is moving to Africa. That seems like a logical step after losing your husband. That’s what Dave Chappelle did after his husband died.
Drunk blonde is meeting with Beard’s son’s girlfriend. She is going to cause some trouble. She isn’t drunk any more, but she is reaching a Gilmore Girls rate of speech.
Boo! Beard just bought his daughter a horse. Now I hate her.
Colleges now send out DVDs to prospective students? I had to read through material. Kids these days get to watch TV to decide which college they should go to? That seems like an intelligence test that they fail by watching the DVD in the first place.
Why is it that people who talk to gravestones aren’t labeled crazy? “What are you doing,” I would ask. “Talking to my loved one,” there person would respond. “But they are dead,” I would continue. “Oh, I know,” they would reply. Then I would drive a stake through their heart. I would need a lot of stakes. Or I would just need to stop hanging out in cemeteries.
How can drunk blonde have so many memories? The show was on for four years. I can barely remember what happened this morning. I think I woke up.
Psychologist man got his mother to move in with him. Glasses girl is going to college nearby to stay close to friends. Blonde drunk will win Beard son back. Beard will propose to Moving Lady.
There, happy? There are 7 minutes left to the show, but I have seen the future.
Now I can stop calling her Moving Lady and start calling her the future Mrs. Beard. For the last 3 minutes, at least.
There, all of my predictions came true. I didn’t even use the magic eightball.
Oh yeah, and Not Michael J. Fox and Beard son’s girlfriend got together. That was weird.
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