Thursday, September 07, 2006

Morning Edition - 9/7/06

Noah, What’s the T?
It’s no secret that Noah’s Arc is my favorite show on the tube today. No, it’s not the riveting acting or the thoughtfully laid-out plot lines – truth is the acting is still mediocre and the plots show the need for creative writers to join creator and writer Patrik Ian-Polk to generate some meatier scripts. Noah’s Arc simply has characters that allow me to see myself – albeit physically – on television. The story, about 4 gay black friends in Los Angeles, is in its second season. After a season finale that left, main character, Noah man-less, hooker-freak Ricky in love and Alex bewildered and lonely, the boyz have returned with more flavor, added supporting characters and a change in the main character’s personality traits. The most disturbing of these character changes is Alex. Formerly the momma bear and pull-no-punches character, Polk has managed to relegate Alex to a punked-out fool who questions exposing his partner Trey’s (now) homeboy, Guy as a man-stealing closet queen. This has been undoubtedly the most disappointing story line of the season. It is undermining NA’s ability to be believable, while still delivering acceptable cheesy dramedy. I’m still holding tight and hoping the series takes a more thought-out turn. Don’t miss LOGO’s reruns of the previous week’s episode each Wednesday at 9:30 p.m. and the current episode immediately following it at 10 p.m.

Mimi in DC
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On Blast
If you’ve been watching Noah’s Arc you know that the characters have decidedly different personalities; some over-the-top and some mainstream. What character do you most identify with? Which character do you wish you were more like?

Keep passin’ the open windows…

12 comments:

Just Me said...

I can't say that I'm a fan of the show but I caught a few episodes since having DirectV.

The show appears to be more than SEX between men, which in my book is good, because it wouldn't be worth watching if there were no true story lines. It, the show, could be used as an education vehicle to show people what they don't see in the gay lifestyle.

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Anonymous said...

just me, is just a frag! The worse kind; he thinks he's not! No, not gay or homosexual, he is a FRAG! Go find a man, MAN!

Cocoa Rican said...

Although I like to believe that I’m most like Ricky, the truth is I’m a Noah at heart – an undying romantic that, at times, makes some pretty dumb choices. In the end my heart is in the right place.

Okay, I’m all for the speak-your-mind, but that last comment about Just Me was unnecessary, crass and angry. Get a grip, get a man (I have my ideas on who it is) and get off the “frag” comments – while you’re at it, go ahead and learn to spell… especially when you’re spewing hate.

Steven said...

I loved your comments at Keith Boykins blog. You were right at every turn. But Patrik did get additional writers; I think they just wanted to give people more excitement at the expense of character continuity. Alex really was very no nonsense now his as acting like a fool about this whole Guy mess.

Anonymous said...

I can't say that I relate to anyone on Noah's Arc but the show is wonderful. I try not to miss a show but failed to realize that I missed a couple already :(

I'll keep watching it and borrow or rent the first season from somebody so I can catch up!

Toni~

Just Me said...
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Just Me said...

I see there is a young lady in the crowd with no balls. If you wish to attack me for my opinions, please be adult enough to stand behind your words and not some anonymous being. With that, I'll take the high road and hope that your adventure into adult-hood is a pleasant struggle.

Tammy said...

Hey..Just Me...what makes you think that was a women?! Men can be bitchy too! I bet it was one of the guys.

Just Me said...

Tammy, I was talking about a guy. "A lady in development...IE..QUEEN Mother" Maybe, she/he feels that I am a threat to his fictional characters that fill his bedroom walls... I aint interested my under developed sista..

Tammy said...

o.

R&B lover said...

I would have to agree with the Coco Rican. Even though I am a very masculine male internally I'm like Noah with a little bit of Trey mixed in. A romantic at heart.

If I had to pick some one to be more like It would probably be Dre. Go figure.

Looking at the other comments, what is a FRAG. But they way it's used I don't think I'm going to like what i hear.

Oh yea three shouts out to the blogg. Good job Coco Rican.