Sunday, October 15, 2006

Wasted Days and Wasted Nights

Thanks to all whose kind words and emails reminded me that Black Goliath might not really stay dead for long. Longtime fanboys used to say that all you can count on was that Bucky and Jason Todd would both stay dead, and look what's happened there.

But then I read JLA #1 and my faith in the world was restored. The first storyline is about Red Tornado? 'Nuff said.

I'm rebooting my blog and should have everything up and running again soon.

I think I've glimpsed a little of everything playing in the new fall season and I believe the only new shows I'm going to watch are "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip" and "The Nine." I didn't want to get hooked on another complicated serial but "The Nine" started right after "Lost" and got me pulled in. I like the storytelling so far but we'll see how long it lasts. "Studio 60" is one of those fantasy shows where everyone is hipper and sharper than you and the stakes are always high. However, unlike "West Wing," the stakes are not the world but a late-night comedy show. As I am wont to say at my day job once in a while, it's only television. But I like it for the same reason I like Robert Ludlum-sized spy books; nobody has to eat TV dinners or go to the bathroom or get bored and just flip through a magazine. People dole out withering cracks all the time even though in most offices, like my own, you can't even joke about the Colts.

I have heard "Kidnapped" and "Heroes" are both good but I don't have time in my life for anything new. I should dump "ER" but it's like a friend I've had for years I've drifted away from but still remember fondly. I catch the Law and Order and CSI franchises when I can, and if I'm sleepy Sunday nights give up and watch "Cold Case" and "Without a Trace." "Earl" and "The Office" are both still firing on all cylinders. Waiting for "24." I like "48 Hours Mystery" but the answer always is "the husband." If there's anything else I'm watching regularly right now, I don't recall it.

"Lost" is crackin' good again but most of what I love I Netflix from HBO.

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1 comment:

John said...

"The Nine" is pretty good. "Heroes" is slightly better, IMO.

I went from watching no TV to "Deadwood" and "Lost." Then I picked up on "The Nine" for the same reason you got sucked in, and then "The Office," "Heroes," "Grey's Anatomy" (this is Holly's fault), and "House." She had to give up on "ER" after working so many Thursday nights and falling behind.

Anyway, now I'm watching like 10 hours of TV a week. And I don't have cable.

Oh, I forgot Battlestar. That one too.