TV Talk

According to Salon: NBC will also restructure its early prime-time
programming to focus on cheaper, unscripted shows like reality series
and game shows.
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Uggg. Really, more reality crap? It’s like we’re in the Dark Ages of TV.
Yes, there are bright spots, but waaaay too many reality shows already.
It sounds like NBC is throwing in the towel. Which is so much funnier
after this week’s Studio 60.\
Heroes– Everyone, including Kev, keep saying how awesome this show
is. All I see is The 4400 without the interesting bits. So much
melodrama. The politician and the stripper bore me to tears. As do the
painter, the dr’s son, and the cute neighbor. Milo V’s hair is too
distracting for me to be bored by him. I am totally into the chubby cop
and the Asian guy. More time with them, please! It’s like the writer had
a great mini series planned, and then the studio told him to stretch it
out to three times its needed length. There is way too much talk, talk,
talk, whine, whine, whine, going on.\
Battlestar Galatica– Not a fan of the premiere, am bored by the Iraq
War parallel, and want the peeps back on a spaceship where they belong!
Think it is amazingly ballsy of the writers to have that one guy in a
fat suit for so long. Not much greatness going on, imo. Still love their
use of music though.\
Veronica Mars– I am not sure what to write. It is an entertaining
show. Watching with Kevin is awesome because he laughs at the great
one-liners and just enjoys it for what it is. But, it isn’t the same
kind of show it was in its first season. And it never will be. I just
need to readjust my expectations. I still heart Rob Thomas, so I don’t
want to be a Debbie Downer. But, for my street cred to remain intact
(HA! Come on, laugh, it’s ok), I must be honest. We’ll always have
season one, though, and that is the single best season of television
ever!\
Gilmore Girls– I was a fan of Luke/Lorelai until they butchered them
last season. While it is sometimes true that two very different people
would have problems being in a relationship together, it doesn’t
necessarily make for good or successful TV. I am also a fan of the
Chris/Lorelai pairing. (Call me fickle!) I wish the writers had killed
off Luke(because I didn’t want to see the relationship fail, but it
couldn’t realistically be successful either), and then Lorelai could
have eventually gotten with Chris. I’ve heard the actor who plays Luke
is a pain in the ass and most of these plot lines are so Lauren Graham
doesn’t have to work with him as much. If that is true, they should
either fire him or tell them all to grow up and do their job.\
You know what else isn’t good TV? Logan on the phone in every scene he
is in. That got old during the first episode. Please let something
interesting happen.\
I think that is all of the TV shows I watch. What have you been watching
lately?

3 thoughts on “TV Talk

  1. Not much. Too busy working. Bleagh.
    But, I think BSG is brilliant. The whole story line is different, difficult and conflicted, which is excellent. I can’t wait to see how it turns out.
    *The Wire* is the best show on TV, period. I’m tired of TV that doesn’t feel “real”, and *The Wire* is as real as it gets.
    And while the first season of *Veronica Mars* was good, the single best season of TV ever is still the first season of *Twin Peaks*.

  2. I thought about it, but no one season of *Homicide* jumps out at me. The first season of *Twin Peaks* won’t ever go away… even if I want it to.

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