A break between coats.

Painting the kitchen was so exquisitely boring today — brush brush brush roll roll roll swear swear swear — that I’m not giving you a single detail. Let’s chat about “Six Feet Under” instead. Tonight’s episode was called, coincidentally, “A Coat of White Primer.” Hah.

I’m optimistic about the last season. I always am. Face it, for all the nitpicking, 6FU, like most HBO dramas, is so much better than everything else on TV that I don’t really care if the stories get far-fetched or the situations circular. What else do I have to do for the next hour? Watch “Law & Order” reruns? “House”? Please. I’m there.

I really enjoyed this week’s opening set piece, which regulars know is always a death. This week’s — a woman in therapy goes around sharing her feelings, and ends up impaled on an andiron — just killed. (Sorry.) I’m a Fisher at heart; a little repression never hurt anyone, and in fact makes the world go round. It makes it run smoothly, anyway. Find me a person who says, “It’s time for me to think about my needs” and I’ll show you a real asshole.

Someone said that to a friend of mine, years ago. She had to bite her tongue not to reply, “That’s all you DO.”

The rest of the episode? Worth the wait. No picking nits for me. I’m just happy it’s back.

Now, back to Lavender Ice. It needs a second coat. But it looks good!

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8 responses to “A break between coats.”

  1. Mindy said on June 7, 2005 at 7:34 am

    I want the job of assigning names to paint colors, lipsticks, and nail polish. That has to be a great gig. Then there would be the fun of seeing how well Cow Chip Chocolate lipstick sells.

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  2. alex said on June 7, 2005 at 7:39 am

    Lavender ice�it’s making me salivate for gelatto.

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  3. Dorothy said on June 7, 2005 at 11:54 am

    Lavender Ice in the kitchen sounds scrumptious to me. Any chance of posting a daily photo of it once it’s dried?

    On 6FU, I like to start picking out right away which one of the characters in the opening sequence is going to die. And then speculate how it’s gonna happen. My two favorites have to be the lady in the limousine celebrating her 50th (?) birthday and her head hitting the street sign, and the woman who whacked her whiny husband with the frying pan after putting the eggs on his plate.

    Does anyone want to bet on whether Ruth Fisher will be one of the dearly departed this year?!

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  4. Mindy said on June 7, 2005 at 2:03 pm

    Wish I had access to TV worth watching. Don’t know anything about 6FU but will bet that Ruth Fisher meets her end very soon simply because I know of a woman by that name who died earlier this year.

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  5. Carmella said on June 7, 2005 at 3:14 pm

    TOO FUNNY, Mindy!! I didn’t realize 6FU started their new season, gotta try to catch a rerun this week. Have you seen Family Plots on A & E? It’s pretty good! I just picked out a new paint color for our front door, “Bellisima!!” I actually liked “Kelsey” better, but my son just broke up with a Kelsey, so it wouldn’t do.

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  6. amy said on June 9, 2005 at 11:59 am

    I loved it (6FU), and am so glad it’s back. The only thing I didn’t quite get was Brenda’s obsession with her wedding. Yeah, I can see it as a compensatory, competitve act, but even so, hearing Brenda say “dream wedding” just didn’t seem right.

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  7. carmella said on June 9, 2005 at 7:57 pm

    I thought the same thing about Brenda’s wedding, Amy. She did look lovely, tho…at the beginning of the wedding. Good show…good show…

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  8. Nance said on June 9, 2005 at 8:55 pm

    I think the season’s themes were established with this episode: Can people change? Claire made a big speech about it to Nate, and all the action fed into it, including Brenda’s. Brenda wants to change. She doesn’t want to be a slutbag, but like all of us, her past weighs her down. So the Dream Wedding didn’t really surprise me. She probably thinks this is what normal adults do, and that’s what she’s trying to be.

    But like Amy, I’m so glad it’s back, I just don’t care.

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