Sunday, March 12, 2006

Yo, after the new Battlestar Galactica, Showtime's Sleeper Cell has quickly become my favorite TV show. It makes 24 look a little cartoony the way the BBC's Footballer's Wives makes ABC's Desperate Housewives look conservative and boring by comparison.

Sleeper Cell is about an Al Qaeda terror cell in L.A. plotting a coordinated attack on U.S. Soil. The cell is infiltrated by a Black Muslim FBI Agent Darwin Al Sayeed. To summarize: the show is tight, it's realistic, the characters are complex and developed, there's sex, swearing and a fair amount of violence. Like I said, 24, through no fault of its own on network TV, doesn't have the luxury of nudity and swearing. However, Sleeper Cell does well to give the show a gritty, realistic look and feel - and they use the names Jihad, Al Qaeda and Osama Bin Laden, where 24 has these vague, cartoon character bad guy terrorists.

Check it out - you won't be disappointed. Check out Footballer's Wives while you're at it.

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

The Circle Is Now Complete

Just an awesome photo by Chris Trevas. Period. 'Nuff said.