TV, part 8
has it been a week already? -- wow, time flies when you are doing absolutely nothing ;-)
The O.C. (Fox) -- 2 eps. The in-jokes remain strong. Seth still brings the funny. But I find more and more the 'kids' stories are just filler/shock-and-awe for me, and the lives of the adults (Sandy, Kirsten, Slut-Mom and the Old Dude, amongst numerous guest-stars and others...) are providing more "good tv" this season (last year, it was clearly all about the Fab 4 -- and Oliver?!?) ... anyway, as the in-jokes went in the most recent ep, things are "gettin' back to normal" in Orange County... at least until next week :-)
Medium (NBC) -- it's starting. The episodes are all beginning to run together in my mind. I know it was good, because this show is consistently good, but damn if I can remmember the details... anyone?
24 (Fox) -- I think I know what's going on here. Thursday's drinking (see the tres emo post below this one :ugh: ... what was I thinking! :lol: ) has fried my memory of TV this week... cause when the details of 24 are not flooding back, that is a bad sign!!! Oh yes, the "shoot out at the OK corral" episode... decent... I hope buddy lives... I'm awaiting the next big twist (do they dare take out the president?!?)
CSI (CBS) -- another run-of-the-mill episode for CSI ... which means it was good, but not great. Because they no longer have to try. America is brain-washed. Nick v. the over-zealous cop was a nice bonus... I'm liking Nick a lot more this season... and like Willows a lot less (but she's still HOTT).
TAR (CBS) -- I admit, I'd had a few drinks into me when watching this ep... but the best parts, again, revolved around our Survivor couple, Rob & Amber. The fact that he convinced other teams to bow out of a challenge simply because he couldn't(or choose not to) complete it, was HILARIOUS!! Damn, that one dude scarfed it away pretty damn fast... Rob, you are becoming soft -- but your Survivor scheming skills are working for ya... I <3 Boston Rawb! (I also <3 Amber... for her body).
Blind Justice (ABC) -- WATCH THIS SHOW! It is very good. Formulaic, somewhat, but still great TV. Is it better than Medium? ... not sure yet, but they are both better than Numb3rs, which is also very good. The new PD's are bringing much more to the table than the run-of-the-mill clones of seasons past...
Survivor (CBS) -- old buddy probably could've done more to save himself, but it's not like I was attached to him or anything(there have been way better 'old guy' cast-member over the years)... kinda sucked that tattoo-chick got the boot... they should've booted the red-neck(even though he does provide a lot of the entertainment with his back-woods language and characteristics)... but it was a good twist. And Survivor needs good twists to keep the show interesting. The only chick left on the team that is getting decimated is the strongest Survivor chick EVAR. I hope she finds a way to make it far after the eventual merge...
Alias (ABC) -- with no LOST on Wednesday's over the last few weeks (Mar 30 = return date), Alias is my Wednesday night JJ 0.5 fix... (Survivor is on Wednesday's for a few weeks, so the night isn't totally vacant of great TV) -- good character ep for Jack, but it's not exactly anything we didn't know he was capable of... and the mystery of Vaughn's dad continues... what did Syd and the gang do this week?? Huh, I'm betting it had them wind up in a European nightclub at some point or other (a stolen joke, I know).
Apprentice (NBC) -- bastards decide to drag things out just a bit further with a "re-cap" show... Surivor used to do this shite... but they smartened up(watch that come back to bight me in the ass) -- sure, they're were a few little nuggets worth seeing(but if I ever see that douche's audition tape again, I'm ending it... some things are not worth living for... :ugh:), but overall it was a way for NBC to extend their show through the end o' sweeps... meh.
King Of Queens (CBS) -- "Fish Don't Fry In The Kitchen" ... damn, this was some funny stuff. I love this show. Carrie's storyline was hokey, but still worked. She's better in storylines that interact with Doug... the Albanian joke ruled. Deacon in various stereo-typical black roles ruled. KOQ rules!!!
Simpsons (Fox) -- 30 minutes of funny (less commercials). Still the standard by which all other current(and future) prime-time animated programs are measured by. Bart's picture in the envelope was great. Homer in the bedroom window was perfect. Marge slamming the microwave door was spot-on! I love this show!
That's it... 11 shows (1 less than last week, but there were 2 eps of OC) ... 30 minutes less of overall TV... baby-steps... I've dropped the new L&O without watching an ep... and the following shows(in order) are "on the cusp" : Criminal Intent, Cold Case, Numb3rs, Las Vegas, West Wing, That 70's Show -- but one at a time, folks... so the further down the list shows are probably quite safe at this time... only thing that's keeping me on CI right now is the likely return of Detective Logan(from the original L&O) as a cast-regular next season... otherwise, it'd already be shelved.
New Shows premiering this week include: Life On A Stick (Fox, Wednesday's: I might watch... and see...), The Office (NBC, Thursday's: Can't Wait!), Grey's Anatomy (ABC, Sunday's: not my thing, even though there are hott chicas...) , The Bachelor (ABC, Monday's: :ugh: -- though it is a quasi-celeb I somewhat recognize... nah, screw that shite)
Rico Out. (why I use that, when I no longer watch AI, or anything Seacrest related, is a mystery...)