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.\
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?

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By Kevin Lawver

Web developer, Software Engineer @ Gusto, Co-founder @ TechSAV, husband, father, aspiring social capitalist and troublemaker.


  1. Kevin says:

    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. Jen says:

    I am surprised you didn’t list Homicide as the best season ever.

  3. Kevin says:

    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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