it’s that time of year again…

…The time of the year to revive your favourite pair of fall/winter boots, or for those with a little saved up this year, go out and buy a new pair!

As they did last year, Cougar teamed up with 50 bloggers to try out some of their new styles.  Last year, I reviewed a pair of red rain boots that I didn’t really love.  I never did update my post about those boots, but Cougar was nice enough to send me a different pair – Regal rain boots (which are still for sale this year!)

Cougar Rain Boots in Regal (stock photo)

I’ve been wearing them a LOT – rain boots are a HEAVEN SEND for city dwellers.  They were especially useful during those crazy spring slush/hail/rain storms in Montreal, but I’ve worn them around in Toronto as well.  The only downside to them were that they were incredibly heavyMy pace was considerably slower in those boots, and after about 5 minutes, my ankles and lower shins would hurt from having to support the weight of the heavy rubber soles.

So when Cougar contacted me again this year, I was skeptical – one pair of heavy boots is enough for me – but intrigued by their new styles.  Cougar prides themselves on creating boots that keep your feet dry and warm, but don’t compromise on style.

Portico Brown (stock photo)

This year I opted for the Portico boots in brown. [Random tidbit: Portico refers to “a structure consisting of a roof supported by columns at regular intervals, typically attached as a porch to a building.”]

They seemed like a good combo between the warmth I need during the fall and the protection I need in the winter.  They’re suitable in the rain, but not strictly rain boots.

When they arrived, I was pleasantly surprised! The construction of the boots was impressive (unlike the red boots from last year!) and I liked that despite having a similar rubber sole to the Regal rain boots, the Portico boots were much lighter weight and less of a burden on my wimpy ankles.

The outer material of the Portico model are suede for the upper body and “montana” leather (I have no clue that means) for the foot.  The stock image from the company site makes it seem like the leather foot is a much lighter shade than the suede, but in real life, that’s not the case.  They are comparable in shade – it’s simply the texture difference between suede and leather that reflects light differently, so the leather foot area may seem lighter.

1) Nearly indiscernably shade difference between the boot’s upper body and the boot’s foot. 2) Note the perfect alignment of the boot tongue – because it’s stitched in!

But the materials aren’t the only things that reassure me that these are quality made boots.  If you can see, the boots are laced up, which means that in slushy or snowy weather, moisture and precipitation can easily seep into the boot.  HOWEVER — the boot tongue is actually stitched into place in order to keep your feet dry!

However, my sister (who always complains about how her muscular legs can never squeeze into boots) did mention that because of the stitched in tongue, she wasn’t able to loosen the laces enough to allow for her leg + jeans fit comfortably into the boot.  [On the other hand, she did mention that she thought she “looked cute in them.” (her observations, not mine!)]

I have the opposite problem: boots are sometimes too loose around my calves, but the laces on the Portico model do help tighten the boots up.  [NOTE: The laces are more aesthetic than functional –  a zipper that runs from the ankle all the way to the top is the primary way to take the boots on/off.]

The only real problem I encountered with the boots are that the stiff suede material is not very forgiving when it becomes bent (i.e. at the ankle).

A pain in the (foot's) neck.

The creases created around the ankle by the simple act of walking cut into my feet, even through my socks, and I have a scab on each ankle from the abrasions.  I know that this is a common problem when breaking in new shoes, but I’ve never had this problem with my other leather boots – this was definitely a case of the stiff material not being pliable enough.

Another issue of note, is that these may keep your feet warm, but they have a tendency to overheat, almost to the point of discomfort.  I recommend carrying a pair of flats in your handbag if you are going to be in a heated building all day.

Verdict: I am definitely going to be reaching for these boots often this season.  Their neutral colour, functionality, comfort, and style make them a practical choice.  The Portico model retails for around $250 CAD and can be purchased at retailers across Canada.

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splish splash

If you follow me on Twitter, you would know that last week, I received a package filled with goodies from Cougar Boots, a Canadian shoe company. They’ve recently completely re-branded themselves into a cool, hip boot brand.  If you think you haven’t heard of them before, you really probably have.  Their old logo is instantly recognizable (and unfortunately, in my head, completely associated with all-too-functional-sans-fashionable winter footwear).

Old Cougar Boots logo

New Cougar Boots logo

 

 

 

 

 

 

The revamp of their brand included a serious upgrade to the style factor of their shoes.

Anyway, when I got the package I was SUPER excited!  All I had to do was wait until it finally rained and/or snowed in Montreal!  That took quite some time.

However, today, it finally rained, and I was ready to boot up.

The model of rainboots I received is called Tibet, and I chose the fire-engine red colour, because I think I have enough black boots.  Besides, who ever said that rainboots were for serious outfits?  Rainboots in general are a lot more fun than your average footwear.

My only concern was that I would look a little bit like a clown wearing these shoes.  Luckily, they aren’t super clown-ish because of the narrow width of the shoe, but the rounded toe does look deceptively clowny.

For example, this is what went down when I asked my friend what he honestly thought of my boots.

“They’re nice,” he replied.

I asked, “You don’t think they make me look like I have clown feet?”

*pause* “Well, now that you mention it…”

I got a small smattering of compliments throughout the day wearing these, but what stood out the most to me was a this comment: “They look good on you.”

I’m not saying that everything looks amazing on me, but what I’m trying to emphasize is that these boots are not for everyone.  The woven “sock” overlap gives it a little bit of an urban hipster look – a style that not everyone is keen to mimic.  Fortunately, this is a look that fits in perfectly amongst the milieu of young people in Montreal.  In short, I would wear these to class, but never to work.

Throw on a pair of leggings, and these are perfect for a rainy fall or spring day.  I would only suggest wearing these with leggings or skinny jeans.  The short length of the boot neck doesn’t allow for a clean tuck of a bootleg cut pant.

I had a lot of mixed feelings about the quality of the boots.

They are incredibly well made with respect to keeping one’s feet dry, warm and comfy throughout the day.  The company’s claim is that these boots are guaranteed waterproof under normal wear for up to 6 months.  In addition, they claim that these boots will keep you warm and comfy up to -15 degrees Celsius (5 degrees Fahrenheit).

The rubber is super sturdy yet pliable, so it doesn’t hurt when you bend your ankle, and the soles will take a long time to wear down.  Plus, they aren’t heavy (one thing that I HATE about cheap rain boots).  And although it hasn’t dipped down to 0 degrees yet here in Montreal, the boots kept me warm but not overheated, even though I was indoors most of the time (read: no sweaty feet – SCORE).

But when you look closely at the shoes, it becomes obvious that Cougar Boots kinda glazed over the details.

 

The left boot form has been cut entirely differently from the right.

In the above photo, you can see that the left boot has been cut to have a sharp point on the toe, whereas the right boot looks like it was cut by a right-handed person using a pair of left-hand scissors.  It doesn’t affect the waterproof/warmth performance of the boots, but it does look really sloppy and kinda like the boots fell off the back of a truck.  My sister just asked me whether these boots were made in China, just from this picture.

What you see when you roll up the woven "sock".

Underneath the woven “sock”, the boot neck has obviously been cut by hand.  Rather sloppily at that.  The black markings from the factory remain on the red rubber, and the neck wasn’t cut into a perfectly straight edge.  I should also add that the “sock” on my left boot already has an unraveling thread.

So I’m kind of at an impasse with these boots.  They make a big statement when I wear them, so I have to plan my outfits accordingly which is a little bit fussy for a pair of rubber rainboots.  But at the same time, they’re so comfortable.

Are they worth the $75 CDN?  Maybe.  If you’re ready to commit to hipster-style red rubber boots.

For more awesome styles (that I would have loved to try out) from Cougar and to find out where you can buy a pair, check out their fun hipster-friendly website!

newfound star trek glory

…well, “new” in my books.

Who has the sexiest smolder?

I FINALLY got around to watching last year’s Star Trek (dir. JJ Abrams).  Just finished watching it and it’s 4:30 AM at the moment, and I felt the need to blog about it, because that’s how much I loved it!  I feel like a total fangirl* now.

As a product of an immigration wave into Canada during the era of the Liberal party (and Trudeau’s open policies), my family was never interested in popular culture.  It was all about working hard and honouring God, while establishing our family in this xenophobic region (I lived in Burlington, ON for a good chunk of my childhood.  If you’re from the GTA, you know what I mean).  Growing up (and almost to this day) I couldn’t distinguish the Wars from the Trek, mostly because I just didn’t care enough to.  I can still (proudly?) claim that I’ve yet to fully watch a Star Wars film or an episode of any of the Star Trek TV shows.

However, when the promotional circuit for last year’s hit film began, I kept hearing that this was written as a prequel to the entire franchise, explaining a lot of the complex relationships, characters, wars, enemies, etc.  I was intrigued…mostly for John Cho and Chris Pine (I can pretty much say without hesitation that I have a total fangirl-level crush on Cho…too bad he’s taken).  I kept putting off watching the film because I didn’t want to pay to watch it, and then my interest just waned off as I waited for the DVD release.  But goddam am I glad I remembered to watch it.

My eyes have been opened to a brand new realm of understanding cultural references, especially jokes made in one of my new favourite TV shoes, The Big Bang Theory.  I totally get where “Beam me up, Scotty” comes from now!  Awesome!  I also always thought that “Romulan” was some type of noodle dish (it sounds similar to the Korean word for instant noodles).  I stand severely corrected.

So now I know who the Vulcans are, the backgrounds of both Spock and Kirk, and why Sheldon from The Big Bang Theory is often associated with Spock.  I have yet to figure out what Storm Troopers are, but I’m safely going to assume that I’m thinking about the wrong franchise.

I don't get the joke, which is probably indicative of my SciFi knowledge.

The film in itself had great action sequences – I LOVE action.  Despite my film studies pedigree, I am not a snobby film consumer.  I just love cinema.  So when I say that one of my fave films is Mission: Impossible, I’m not kidding around.  Anyway, the relationship between Quinto and Saldana’s characters was really interesting, and of course it goes without saying that the CGI was indeed “out of this world” (I haven’t seen Avatar yet, so this for was truly impressive for me).

I also liked how I couldn’t recognize Winona Ryder as Spock’s mother until the credits, because if I did recognize her, I would have spent the entire time wondering about the age difference between Ryder and Quinto.  This is also one of the first feature length SciFi films where I truly followed and understood what all the motivations for the characters’ actions were – I usually get all confused with the jargon and I stop caring.  I really can see the work the screenwriters put in to ensure that new fans would be cultivated with this film.

One thing I didn’t like was how freaking often Kirk precariously hangs off of a ledge.  I get that it was probably used as a narrative device to show how carefree and ballsy the dude is and how he never “matured” from his younger days, but it gets pretty unbelievable by the final time (as if the whole situation was totally believable!!)

I’m left wondering why Kirk was promoted to Captain, and not Spock.  Does one insanely impressive time-space continuum crossing, warp-speed defying, galaxy saving mission merit a captaincy?  Some would argue “yes”, but I think Spock would make a great Captain as well.  Perhaps he knows this, but his logic tells him that he needs to stay by Kirk’s side to tame his beastliness (his logic also probably tells him that there would be no franchise without the pairing).

The question remains: Will I venture out into the world of the Star Fleet, watching how they evolve and grow as characters by going through the TV archives?  Probably not, because loving a film and loving a franchise is a different thing.  However, IMDb tells me that there is an unnamed sequel to this film planned for a 2012 release, and I will most likely watch that.

So I leave you with that.  And of course, “Live Long and Prosper” (but come back to visit my blog once in a while).

*Disclaimer: I do not mean to offend real, committed fans of the franchise by calling myself a “fangirl” undeservedly.  I am just that excited about enjoying something I didn’t think I would.  I also just want to be accepted into the cool kids club.  That’s right – the definition of “cool” has just now been severely altered.

why season 6 of ‘so you think you can dance’ was a huge disappointment

Let me preface this by saying that the following critique does not mean I am unhappy with the winner, or that I think that the dancers in this season are not “good” dancers.  I have never considered myself a connoisseur of dance.  I simply enjoy the entertainment aspect of this show, and I was not as entertained as I thought I would be this season, especially with all the hype surrounding it.

As season 6 of So You Think You Can Dance was gearing up during the live airing of season 5, they ran several promotions, implying that season 6 was going to be SPECTACULAR, repeatedly showing the clip of Mia Michaels saying, “Season 6 is going to be blow season 5 out of the water!!!”  So, so untrue.

Here are the reasons why season 5 was a huge disappointment:

1) The New Set

Season 6, inspired by the fancy set of the finale of season 5 (which was filmed at the Kodak Theatre – where the Oscars are held – instead of their regular studio), eradicated the stairs & stage duo that we all have come to associate with any SYTYCD around the world.  Instead, the stage was a vast open space with a giant jumbotron screen as the backdrop.

 Although I’m sure the new set was more technologically advanced and a lot larger, the lack of stairs made the stage seem smaller because vertical space was completely left untouched.  Previously, fans could watch from the tops of the stairs where there was a viewing balcony, and the choreographers would design their pieces to incorporate the stairs, which was always fun.  The new set is also flanked on both sides by huge lights, which seems like the set is being pressed into (does that make sense?)

Anyway, I’m just saying that the attempt at seeming impressive and grandiose only ended up being very flat and distracting (dang, that jumbotron was SO distracting!!!)

The new set of season 6 SYTYCD

2) Hot Tamale Train

Mary Murphy’s signal of approval (and subsequent prompt to America to vote for the couple that received this approval) is frankly, super annoying.  However, it’s TV and entertainment, and things like the Hot Tamale Train help the viewers understand what is good/bad dancing.  This season, Mary appointed the Hot Tamale Train seal of approval to only about 2 or 3 routines out of the ENTIRE catalogue of routines from the Top 20, and from what I remember, 2 were given to Karen, the sexy Latina ballroom dancer.

If you consider how many routines there are in one season, this is pretty pathetic. It just goes to show that there were some very lackluster performances/choreography/partnerships this season.  Which brings me to my next point…

3) Choreographers

Mia Michaels, a SYTYCD fave (not just in the US, but all around the world) was involved in the audition process, but resigned from the show to pursue other projects, including choreographing for SYTYCD Canada, Australia, and UK.  It may not have been obvious, but it seemed that there was a little bit of a frantic atmosphere in trying to salvage the group of choreographers with some new recruits.  Travis Wall (not a brand new recruit, I know) is a pretty great replacement for Mia, though.  His contemporary pieces move me just as much as Mia’s do.

The issue with having new choreographers is that although the dance community may know them fairly well, the TV watching audience have yet to warm up to them and associate them with adjectives such as “good”, “exciting”, “unique”.  The choreographers themselves may have to fine-tune their work to be more fitting for a television program as well, which takes time.  Perhaps the hob-nob group of choreographers is what contributed to the lack of standout performances.

The 3 Ballroom dancers: Karen, Ryan, Ashleigh

4) Triples

By this, I mean trios of dance styles in the Top 20.  There were 3 tappers, 3 ballroom dancers, and 3 hip-hop dancers (of course, there were plenty of jazz & contemporary dancers, but that’s a given in any season).

The 3 hip-hop dancers aren’t usually an odd thing either, but this season, all 3 were very inexperienced and none of their talents stood out as much as…say, Philip from season 5.  Russell (winner of season 6) clearly had talent, but having a krumper on the show was definitely a new and kind of shocking thing, and definitely difficult to choreograph.  And the diff between Russell and Philip is that pop & lock is easily translatable through TV, whereas the energy of krumping is (sadly) lost in translation.

The 3 Hip-Hop dancers: Kevin, Legacy, Russell

Also, the 3 tappers was a very odd thing for me.  Nigel Lythgoe kept reiterating that it was the first time they’ve had ANY tappers on the show, so why dive in with having three?  I don’t really understand the choice.  Not saying that they didn’t deserve to be in the top 20, but it was definitely going to throw the general viewing public off.  To accommodate the tappers, the sound/audio people had to adjust, a new choreographer had to be hired, and the audience had to learn to understand the language of tap, which is a good thing, but to understand the nuances and differences between all 3 tappers within one season is too much to ask from a television audience.

The 3 Tappers: Phillip, Bianca, Peter

 

5) Judges

Adding a permanent 3rd judge to the group was a good choice, I think.  However, not allowing guest judges to sit in the panel was a huge detriment to the show.  The variety of judges from previous seasons allowed for diversity in opinion, inside jokes developed, and it was always a breath of fresh air week to week.  It also made me, personally, want to actually listen to what the judges had to say.  The permanent judges’ comments become way too predictable and boring.

SYTYCD Australia also has a system of 3 permanent judges, but from time to time, they have a guest judge (often a choreographer of the show), which makes it fun to watch, since we hardly get to hear what the choreographers have to say.

6) Injuries

There were way too many injuries this season.  This is, of course, unavoidable and there is no one to blame.  However it should still be addressed.

In the first competitive performance episode, Noelle had a knee injury and her partner Russell had to dance w/ his choreographer.  In the week of the top 8, Ashleigh had popped her shoulder and was under doctor’s orders not to perform.  By pure luck, Russell was her partner that week, and he once again had to perform with his choreographers’ assistants, twice.

Oddly enough, Russell himself got injured during the finale episode of the season, and he had to sit out on the rest of his performances.  But he did win the whole competition at the end of the night!

In addition, projected season favourite, Billy Bell had to drop out of the top 20 due to illness (unknown) even before the competition began.  He did, however, get to show off his skills in the top 20 exhibition episode.

The injuries lead to viewer confusion, and also to lackluster performances.  It just lacks excitement when a competitor is resigned to the sidelines due to injury.

Brandon & Billy

7) Top 20?  Top 19?

Since Billy Bell dropped out before the 1st competitive performance episode of the top 20, he had to be quickly replaced by the judges’ 21st choice, Brandon Dumlao.  I guess you could see it as Dumlao being given a “second chance”, but seriously, he had virtually no time to rehearse before the show, and since there wasn’t any expectation that he would join the cast, the producers totally left him out of the Vegas Week footage and the audition footage – the viewers were not given a chance to warm up to him, I think.  And of course, he was eliminated the very first week because he just wasn’t ready to join the top 20 cast, which the judges acknowledged when they eliminated him during the top 40 @ Vegas.  It was unfair to put him in such a situation.

This whole top 20 going down to top 19 (once Billy left), then back to top 20 again with the addition of Brandon, only to lose him immediately is immensely annoying and confusing and seems like a huge waste of time to me.  To add even more confusion, the finale episode of season 6 started off with a brand new group routine featuring “Your Top 19!!” (imagine Cat Deely saying that).  Brandon was not a part of that group.  LAME.  The info on Wikipedia is wrong, btw.  Watch the finale episode carefully, and you’ll see what I mean.

8 ) Group Routines

None of the group routines were memorable.  I honestly think the set played a huge part in this fact.  It kind of just swallowed up these huge routines in a jaws-of-life-type way.  It made it difficult for the camera to capture from 360 degrees, and the group routines just seemed pretty stunted.  It was nearly impossible to pick out who was who in each routine, which is actually my favourite part of watching group routines.  The only one I really enjoyed and clearly remember is Wade Robson’s Comanche piece, which the top 20 performed as a part of the exhibition episode.

9) Lack of Male Eye Candy

Nathan was arguably the “cutest” guy this season, but he was annoyingly immature.  Ryan was also another good looking dude, but his wife was alongside him the ENTIRE time.  And let’s be honest…the following of female tweens always means popularity and success for a show like SYTYCD.  I don’t think Kevin is as good looking as he thought he was (he kept talking about how he’s a model…blech), Russell was drowned out by his dreads, Legacy cried too much, and the rest of the team was well…playing for the other team (I assume).

Season 5 had Jason, Ade, Jonathan, Vitolio, and the very sweet Evan.

10) The World Series

Since this was the first time SYTYCD was airing in the fall, the show had to deal with unprecedented programming issues, such as the World Series.  Therefore, for the first 2 weeks of the competition, there was no results show, no public voting; the judges selected 2 dancers to eliminate during the very same performance episode.

Getting rid of the voting aspect significantly truncated the length of the audience participation of the show, which is really unfortunate.  It also meant 2 less group routines, and 2 less special guest performances (which I admittedly ignore at times, but I do like the idea of it).  It just made the whole season seem really short.

11) Corporate Sponsors

Too many Zellers plugs!  The Christmas gift exchange and the audience dance-off was just so unnecessary.

12) The Finale

Compared to the grand finale of  season 5, which was filmed at the Kodak Theatre and featured the top 4, the finale of season 6 was filmed at the same studio stage and was a competition between the top 6.

Top 6: Ashleigh, Ryan, Ellenore, Jakob, Kathryn, Russell

 

TOP 6?!?!

The beauty of having the top 4 as finalists was that all 4 could dance in every combination possible between the 4, and it would show all of their strengths and weaknesses right before the final vote.  Having a top 6 for the finale was hectic, rushed, and chaotic.  This rushed atmosphere was reflected in that the fun, informative, and tone-setting film packets shown before each routine were eliminated entirely (for the 2nd time this season).  To get rid of those film packets on the night of the final vote is SO incredibly STUPID on the part of the producers.

Needless to say, the finale was definitely not the high-point of my viewing experience of this season, which is a testimony to how pathetically the season ended.

All in all, I think the biggest mistake SYTYCD made was making the decision to have the show air in the fall.  Having the show air once a year made it more of a special occasion, and allowed returning auditioners sufficient time to improve and mature.  

I don’t know the specifics about the television industry, but I’m guessing that airtime in the fall is a lot more expensive than airtime in the summer.  This could explain why the earlier episodes were so rushed and had to mash in all the routines in 1 hour instead of 2.

Anyway, here’s to hoping that season 7 impresses!

spears & rudd

I had the privilege of attending Ms. Spears’ concert when she was in town for Wednesday/Thursday – quel fun!  Read my review on A’n’E Vibe here.

Also, everyone has to go see “I Love You, Man”! It opened on Friday, but I was privy to a sneak preview about a month ago. Definitely not your average comedy. Read my review here!

In other news, only a month left until my undergraduate career is over. le sigh.

pontypool

 

shut up or die

shut up or die

shit son.

 

I just saw a preview screening of the film, and WOW what a crazy cool film. I\’m really impressed by Bruce McDonald\’s (Tracey Fragments) sophistication in handling the ideas from the novel. I haven\’t read it, but damn, the film convincingly scared the crap out of me.

Less a horror film, more a psychological thriller/sci-fi/zombie film, the acting is superb, the writing is nearly flawless, and the overall execution is pretty chilling to the bone.

Seriously, should have paid more attention in French class! It could save your life…

Film opens this Friday. Go see it! Support Canadian filmmakers!

bauer: redeemed

disclaimer: please forgive any typos and such – my trackpad seems to be acting on its own (my cursor keeps jumping around!)

I don’t know if I’ve ever disclosed this, but I am a huge “24” fan. Ever since high school, I’ve been following the show rather religiously. With the writers’ strike this year, season 7 was delayed quite a bit. So Fox decided to release a 2 hour “film” as a prelude to the upcoming season. I know it’s been a month since it was aired, but forgive me, I was busy (you try justifying watching a movie for leisure during your end of term crunch of your graduating year!).

Anyway, the film’s called “24: Redemption”. I honestly couldn’t remember anything that happened in season 6, or even as to how it ended, so I had to look it up (shame, I know). So I guess season 6 ended quite ambiguously, only with Jack (Kiefer Sutherland) standing on a cliff and his father (played by Jon Voigt) left for dead. But he’s not dead. Duh. He’s still a badass double-agent/money & weapons monger.

24-redemption-poster

Jack looks good in safari gear

So this season concentrates on African militants, rather than the crises in the Middle East. Also, the new president is a female. Total ringer for a plumper Hillary Clinton…with a hot son and annoying daughter-in-law. Her husband is played by Colm Feore (yay, another Canadian). Sidebar: That made me wonder – if Clinton won the bid for Democratic candidate, and she won the vote, Bill would still be called Mr. President, just because. What would Colm Feore’s character be called? The First Gentleman?

Jack is obviously some type of criminal to the USA, because of the interrogation tactics he reportedly abused (seriously though, the government used him as a pawn to negotiate with several terrorist groups around the world, and now they want to convict him? Talk about Murphy’s Law governing Jack’s life). So he’s been on the run around the world, and is now in Africa (Sandango – is that a real country?) helping out with an old military friend’s school/orphanage. Some shit goes down – including several attempts of Jack trying to leave his friend and the kids behind to move onto some new foreign place, which becomes kind of hilarious after a while – and Jack ends up in the custody of the US military during an evacuation of US nationals.

Anyway, my point is that the CTU headquarters are nowhere near a part of the plotline so far. I was so bummed because I really wanted to hear Jack call Chloe and desperately ask her for some satellite images or document scans or whatnot. I also really missed the ringtone of the CTU phones. I would try to describe it to you, but it’s futile.

So what’s Jack really redeeming? His “past sins”? Hasn’t he paid enough for his sins? He gets his darn ear burned off in the first hour! He loses his best friends every possible hour (imagine if he tattooed memorials or wore something in memory of all the people in his life who’ve died – he’d have a body suit!)! I don’t know why he keeps doing what he does. All he ever achieves is saving LA/USA and innocent citizens (perhaps through unconventional means, but…), so what does he have to redeem? Someone get him some therapy!

But now I’m pumped. I can’t wait to see what kind of shenanigans Jack gets himself into. Will he find a new lady friend? Will he confront his father? Does Elisha Cuthbert make a re-appearance (he keeps talking about his daughter…also, more Canadians)? I’m sure everyone who watches the series has the same questions and more. I can’t wait for the episodes to begin airing – just add that to my list of graduation distractions (haha).

Thoughts on “Redemption” anyone?