Friday, September 23, 2005

NOW What Are You Lookin’ At?

My prime time TV snobbery continues…


7:00-8:00: My wife used this time slot to watch the midnight run recording of Nip/Tuck from the night before. The show is just a bit too harsh for me, but she’s all caught up in it and loves it. I was watching the season 1 in review of Lost (on before the season 2 premier) upstairs when my wife reported that she understood why Nip/Tuck was on so late the night before. It was pretty much porn! (Third post in a row with the word “porn” in it!) But I still stayed with the Lost wrap up and worked out on the elliptical trainer. So what’s worth watching during this hour in the future? Pretty much nothing! America’s Next Top Model is pathetic; Still Standing and Yes, Dear are horribly written sit-coms; George Lopez and Freddie can’t any better; I refuse to give the Apprentice: Martha Stewart any of my time; One Tree Hill will put me to sleep way too early; and So You Think You Can Dance is appalling! Another bad hour of TV!

8:00-9:00: It’s all about Lost! The season premier was absolutely the best hour of TV I’ve seen in YEARS! I don’t know how they do it, but this show gets better and better with more twists and turns and weird happenings that come from nowhere every damn week! There really is no competition at this time slot!

Criminal Minds, CBS

OK, there is one show we may tape while watching Lost, and that is Criminal Minds – mainly because it stars Mandy Patinkin. Patinkin plays special agent Jason Gideon, an expert at figuring out how serial killers think. He’s been on leave to recover mentally from an incident six months earlier, but gets coaxed back to the force. Pretty generic I know, and it TOTALLY reminded me of Man Hunter! Gideon works with a team including Aaron Hotch (Thomas Gibson – Greg from Dharma and…) as the team lead, Dr. Spencer Reid (Matthew Gray Gubler) as the nerd, er, a baby-faced genius, Derek Morgan (Shemar Moore) as the token black guy, er, an “expert on obsessional crimes,” and Elle Greenaway (Lola Glaudini) as the token woman, er, “an agent with a background in sexual offenses who is motivated by her own unsolved assault years before.”

Not a bad show – certainly worth watching again. This actually premiered on Thursday, but will be on opposite Lost on Wednesdays.

3.5 out of 5!

9:00-10:00: We will most likely watch CSI: NY during this time, but this week it was a repeat so we tried Invasion!

Invasion, ABC

Have you seen the movie Invasion of the Body Snatchers? Then we’re pretty much done here.

Invasion is about aliens falling to Earth in the midst of a hurricane – good timing! Sensitivity aside, the lighted pods land in the swampy water and take over humans one at a time. A little kid is the only one to see the lights, and reports them to her loser uncle. The day after the hurricane (amazing how quickly Florida recovers!), the little girl says, “Mommy – you smell different.” Yep, mommy is an alien. Cool. Whatever. Kind of boring actually. Maybe it was because Lost just completely blew me away that nothing could hold a candle to it, but I was really not that impressed by the show. Maybe we’ll try it a few more times.

3 out of 5.


7:00-8:00: My wife is all about the OC. I don’t mind the show, actually find myself enjoying it whenever I watch it, but I don’t love it. I may try Everyone Hates Chris some time just for fun, but have not seen it yet.

8:00-9:00: CSI, boi! Not sure why I suddenly like this show after hating it about 5 years ago, but I really enjoy it. KT has also watched Reunion – she likes it, Bill hates it, I haven’t seen it.

9:00-10:00: Without a Trace follows CSI and it works for me. I never got into ER, and Primetime doesn’t excite me. It kinda wins by default.

Friday and Sunday coming soon!


Heather said...

Criminal Minds was pretty good and since we don't have anything on Wednesdays we've decided to watch that for the same reason - Mandy Patankin.

CSI & Without A Trace are my favorite shows. I never miss them but now I have to record Reunion since it's opposite CSI.

Bill Purdy said...

Reunion's just plain bad. Should be better, but then there's the acting. Oh, and the costumes. Oh, wait, and the writing. Yep, typical disaster.

CSI's just plain bor-ring. But the special effects can be distracting. I don;t understand how people can watch repeats of it, though.

Mandy Patinkin can be great, but he doesn't really hit home runs in TV (Dead Like Me, which I loved, included -- sorry, Mandy, but cancellation after 2 seasons looks bad on the resume).

Lost is the best TV show I have never seen on television. Thank GOODNESS for DVDs!

Sus said...

The season premiere of "Lost" has THOROUGHLY confused the hell out of me! I did like the Jack flashbacks but the lack of Charlie presence really bummed me out. *sigh* Love Dominic Monaghan, he's such a cutie!

Looking forward to the new "CSI: NY" season mainly to see how they progress Gary Sinises' character. Feel a bit of a kinship with Mack and the whole getting back into the dating scene.

"Invasion" doesn't interest me at all but have you seen "Threshold?" It's great to see Brent Spiner and Peter Dinklage again.

Malnurtured Snay said...

I'm loving LOST. It's hard for me to get into most television shows, particularly since you have to invest specific time each week to watch and keep up on it. I'm going to have to wait for the second season DVDs to street for LOST -- I can't work my schedule around Wednesday night.

Are you watching Battlestar Galactica? It's good.

Pat Angello said...

Sus - Have not had a chance to see Threshold - keep forgetting to record! DAMN!

Snay - Sorry, not a big BG fan.

Bill Purdy said...

I heard BG got better well into Season One, and now into Season Two. I'd have no way of knowing, as I gave up on it 3 episodes into Season One. Just wasn't going anywhere (though I'll grant you the silent space battles are kinda cool).

I've read lots of press that back's Snay's opinion, but I'll probably not go there until it comes out on DVD and I can borrow it from Netflix. SciFi's track record since they cancelled Farscape is pretty poor.

Everything you ever wanted to know about Pat Angello - sorry!