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!
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!
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!