24 I'm the first to admit I'm not an action junkie (I'd much rather watch something fun and mindless) and I easily get lost when the plot jumps around too quickly. But I made it through the first four hours of Day 4 without once yelling, "But WAIT!! I just don't understand!!!" (This is a major accomplishment, which incidentally says very little about me, and everything about how well this show is written.) Still, here are a few thoughts:9-10 am 1) Why would the terrorists lock up James and Audrey together, giving them the chance to plot an escape? 2) Khalil actually parked his getaway car in a

paid lot? Did he really want to be waiting in line at the gate with Andrew visibly tied and gagged in his backseat? 3) Jack lost valuable time saving Andrew, yet Chloe's pissed because he didn't move in sooner? Honey, Andrew's lucky he didn't end up as terrorist roadkill. 4) Shohreh Aghdashloo is a fantastic actress (check out House of Sand and Fog), but she's overemoting with her bloodshot eyes. Visine gets the red out. Give it a try.10-11 am 1) Wasn't "robbing" the gas station a little too extreme? Wouldn't a simple stall tactic, like letting air out of Khalil's tires, have done the trick? 2) The terrorists only had one guy watching James and Audrey? Please. That's, like, straight out of Terrorism 101. 3) Dating Rule #61: If your boyfriend's parents really, really don't like you, be sure to pass on the iced tea. In fact, drinking any kind of beverage is probably a very bad idea. 4) Terrorists create code in Arabic, but they speak to each other in English? And they use traceable landlines in their homes? 5) Is Driscoll right about anything?VH1 Classic All-Request Hour Thank you, thank you to the person who requested the best song from the Footloose soundtrack, Bonnie Tyler's "I'm Holding Out for a Hero." (Sorry, Kenny Loggins. Not even close.) If the words alone don't capture the cheesiness that was the '80s power ballad ("I need a hero/I'm holding out for a hero 'til the end of the night/He's gotta be strong and he's gotta be fast/And he's gotta be fresh from the fight"), the video featuring a mulleted BT pounding the ground with her fists does the trick. I love the '80s indeed.Degrassi: The Next Generation Wouldn't Ashley and Craig be great in a band together? The two have the perfect amount of sexual tension and rock-and-roll angst. Guess they'd have to get past the whole Manny issue first. (Are we ever gonna see that abortion ep?) Looks like Ashley's on her way. Who wouldn't be after hearing Craig's improvised lyrics? ("What I know/Is I screwed up/And that I never earned your trust/And what I know/Is that everything I touch/Just turns to dust.") Sigh. Sensitive, cute and talented? You couldn't hate this guy if you tried. The Bachelorette A deep, pathetic level of desperation runs through this show, from Jen (who insists at least three times in the first half hour that this show can work) to the 25 men (one creepily insists he needs to know everything about Jen, from her mother's name to her preference for chocolate or vanilla) right down to the producers (who want a wedding so badly, they let Jen choose 20 Andrew Firestone clones). Well, at least everyone's on the same page. My favorite lines:Matt L.: "I have a difficult time dating girls who are just dumb." But dumb and easy? Not so much. Chris C.: "Ooooh-eeee! Aren't you eye candy TO-night!" Hmmm. Does she melt in your mouth, and not in your hand?Fabrice: "I don't know if I can wait six weeks for sex." Wait, Jen actually has SEX with these men? I am shocked! Shocked, I tell you! Eric: "I was flirting with one of her friends. No girl wants that, right?" No, really. We love it when you ask out our friends.Good luck, Jen. You're gonna need it.Everybody Loves Raymond I'm with Robert on this one — I don't need to know how Debra's anger made for hotter sex. And I certainly didn't need to hear that Frank feels the same way about Marie's temper. "The action is better when there's a fire in the furnace," he tells Ray. "Angry sex is good. [Pauses] Angry steak pizzaiola is even better." Yeah, let's keep this one in the kitchen. 'Cause the image of any of these people having sex makes me want to turn the channel.Two and a Half Men Can't you totally picture Charlie Sheen hanging out with Sean Penn and Elvis Costello in his spare time? Not sure they'd talk about having to get up and pee in the middle of the night, or how they'd choose a bowl of Corn Pops over sex. (OK, DEFINITELY not that.) But I'm guessing they'd down quite a few drinks and light up many a cigar. Oh, to be a fly on the wall. (Anyone else catch the genius casting of Harry Dean Stanton? He played Molly Ringwald's dad in Pretty in Pink with Jon Cryer.)Medium I kinda like this show, mostly because it's OK to doubt. Hey, even Alison's intelligent, adorable husband questions her abilities. (Yet he's still supportive, but not in that well-if-you-say-you-see-dead-people-then-I-totally-believe-in-you kind of way.) Still, she's right about so many things, from the name of the criminal to the juror's secret background, I wonder when he's gonna insist she plays the lottery. Must. Use. Powers. For. Good. Hmmm. Perhaps a Very Special Episode? When Psychics Go Bad...