Jola Naibi

Writer and amateur photog. I seek to inspire and inform with the words I write and share and the photos I take. I have written a book of short stories: Terra Cotta Beauty, and I am working on a lot more. Reading and writing fuel my energy. In reading, I explore this vast and diverse world, in writing, I employ my over-active imagination and address the 'what-if' questions that life often throws at us.


Two See You Laters and a Good Bye

By on May 24, 2007

It is that time of the year again when Primetime TV in the US closes shop to be replaced either by re-runs of our favorite TV shows or new and sometimes less interesting shows taking the time slots of the shows that we know and love.

I have to confess that I am not a huge TV addict…I must be one of the very few people in this country who has not watched a single episode of Desperate Housewives or Grey’s Anatomy. I have nothing against them, I just have never dedicated any time to watching them. The shows that I do dedicate time to watch are Lost, Heroes and Gilmore Girls

The season finale of Lost aired last night…and I promise not to give anything away in case there is anyone reading this who has not yet had a chance to see it. Normally, I catch episode updates on the web ever since they switched the time from 9.00pm to 10.00pm but we stayed up last night because the season finale was a must-see event from 8.00-11.00pm US EST…we were not disappointed. When I was growing up in Lagos, there was this friend of my dad’s who had a serious high blood pressure problem and the way it was explained to me was that he could not get too easily excited otherwise his blood pressure would rise to a fatal level. The reason, I mention him is I remember he could not watch any soccer matches – I am talking World Cup, African Nations Cup…I took a walk in his shoes last night…because my blood pressure kept rising throughout the show. Excellent storyline and superb writing and of course, they left us with another cliffhanger… and the story continues in the fall season

I started watching Heroes because I wanted to know where Jess from Gilmore Girls went…I honestly did not think I would like the show but either I underestimated myself or the writers…whichever way…one of my favorite sayings from last fall…through till now as a matter of fact was – Save the Cheerleader…Save the World. We saw them Save the Cheerleader and although they Saved the World…there’s still more to come in the fall season

The Gilmore Girls waved goodbye to us this season, as the series came to an end after a seven-year run…(movie goers get to see Lorelai starring opposite that guy from the Office later this summer in Evan Almighty). I have to say, that I was more than happy with the way the series ended. I would absolutely have hated it, if Rory had said yes to that guy she was dating for Idontknowwhatreason and when she said no, I jumped off the sofa and did some serious fuji garbage eliciting puzzled stares from husband and daughter. I’ll miss the rapid-speaking duo which made up Gilmore Girls but every good thing has to come to an end.

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    May 28, 2007

    Heroes was my fave show of the season. Loved it!