Sunday, August 07, 2005
It's Been a Lazy, Lazy Weekend
I love television! There, I said it! And really, who doesn't love a little TV now and then? Here are the shows I'm currently TiVo-ing:
Rescue Me: Wow, what a great show. I love Denis Leary, and all of his contributions to televsion, like The Job, and the fake Project Greenlight show he did. Rescue Me is a well-done dramedy, and DL plays a character I love to hate. He's a total jerk. Fortunately, he's surrounded by a lot of supporting characters that make the show exciting every week. It's on FX, a channel you won't find in many hotels (thank you TiVo.)
Veronica Mars: Scratch is a "Lostaway," which means he loves the television program Lost. I also got sucked in, and therefore missed out on Veronica Mars in its first season. So, I'm catching up on summer reruns. I love shows about teenagers, especially shows that make teenagers seem smart, and witty, and well-versed in the pop culture of people in their 30's. This is because people IN their 30's can watch and imagine the characters to be cooler versions of themselves in high school. VM also has good stories, and an overarching mystery that is worth tuning in for. This has made a nice replacement in my tv habits for the cancelled Joan of Arcadia. This is on the UPN channel, also not a channel you may find on the TV Listings card at finer hotels. Dang it!
Six Feet Under: Why I hang onto this show is beyond me. I think Alan Ball called it quits to put me out of my misery. I have been so loyal to this annoying, awful show. It used to be cool, remember? On HBO, which you can get at pretty much any hotel (even the Lincoln Ave. motels.)
Kathy Griffin's D-List Show: While I've never been a huge fan of Griffin, I got sucked into the first episode of her show. I kind of like her. While 'on the road' this month, many of my students said things like "You should be a stand-up, Maggie." To that I say, watch established comic Kathy bomb miserably in front of 250 people. I'll stick to Lotus Notes training, thanks!
Aside from that, I mostly watch the cooking shows Scratch loves - lately he is into the Molto Mario. His idol, however, is Jacques Pepin. Pepin's latest PBS offering, Fast Food My Way, is if Mr. Rogers did a cooking show drunk. We love it!
Shows I Tried & Gave Up On:
- House (too 'always has a solution in the last 30 seconds before someone dies')
- The Closer (way too predictable)
- Monk (again, way too predictable, it was cute the first year or two but now it's an old joke)
- Lost's second season
- The American Office, if it comes back
- The Amazing Race
- Survivor - I'm a Survivor lifer.