TV will RUIN my life!  

UdderPuttyBiped 38M
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7/16/2006 6:54 am

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7/29/2006 7:49 am

TV will RUIN my life!

There was a time in my life when I watched practically no TV.

This was not that long ago. The reason was mostly that TV SUCKED. When the Reality TV craze started, I thought "well, I'm free!" I'll never have to worry about catching the newest episode of my favorite show, because there is nothing I want to watch.

I hate reality TV, and for many years that and bad sitcoms and 12 different versions of Law and Order & CSI was all that was on. Booooooring.

Then, TV started to get good again. At first it was just "24" that I watched. It was kind of depressing because I had to make sure I saw every episode every week or I would miss something important. I like that in a TV show actually, but missing an episode is nerve-wracking. It was okay though, it was the only show I watched regularly for quite a while. FOX usually tried to put really cool, interesting new shows on like "Greg the Bunny", "The Tick", "Firefly", "Undeclared", "Wonderfalls", etc, but the network was AWFUL at supporting them and usually cancelled them after 2 episodes and showed "Who wants to marry a midget?" instead.

Then came Lost. Man I love that show. It's so good, and it has such great writing and mystery and stories and characters...I can't say enough about the quality of this show. I would say it is the best show on television, but there is another which is even better.

Battlestar Galactica. Okay, I know what people are thinking (people who don't watch it anyway). "Isn't that some space show on the Sci-Fi network based on that stupid old Lorne Greene show?" Well, yes it is. But it is also the best written show on TV. If you don't believe me, go out and read some reviews by "legitimate" TV critics, most of whom agree with me that this show is FANTASTIC. It's actually surprising to me how great this show is...the Sci-Fi network cheese factor can be pretty high, but this show is stellar. The writing, effects, and acting are all top-notch, and the story and characters are all fascinating and very deep.

I have also recently discovered Scrubs, which is HILARIOUS and I am currently buying all the DVDs because it's probably the funniest show I have seen in ages. My Name is Earl is also pretty good but I haven't had time to watch that so hopefully I can get the DVDs for that as well.

As you can see, i am becoming a TV junkie, and I blame the fact that it's getting really good. This next season looks like it will add some more must see TV to my list, "Heroes" in particular looks like my kind of show. Just recently USA premiered a show called "Psych" that I thoroughly enjoyed. It's about a guy who has extremely honed observational skills and a photographic memory who uses that to convince the police he is a psychic to solve crimes and collect reward money.

I like the concept because all the damn psychic shows and ghost speakers and all that rot was starting to get me annoyed. Don't get me wrong, I love a good supernatural story as much as the next guy, maybe even more. But the fact is that people actually BELIEVE that there are real psychics and mediums out there, and these shows are feeding that belief. I was glad to see a show that takes a more realistic approach to psychic detectives, ie they are FRAUDS.

Perhaps I will get into the whole "Skeptic" thing in my next blog. Really this was supposed to be about TV and why I spend all my time watching it. So until next time, adieu mes amis.

UdderPuttyBiped 38M
102 posts
7/19/2006 1:24 am

Well, I understand how people can get addicted to them...the other day I sort of went into a trance and watched like 6 episodes of "Why Can't I Be You?" back to back. I was ashamed but I couldn't tear myself away. They are entertaining, but they also kind of pander to our sense of shadenfreude. Nevertheless, I tend to yearn for intellectual stimulation that one just doesn't get from the reality shows, and in any case I think "reality" is a bit of a misnomer...we all know that what we see has been manipulated for entertainment value.

Perhaps it's the writer in me. I want a good story, and of course the last thing a reality show needs is a writer.

TheCliticals 36F/F

7/20/2006 1:43 am

I dare you to switch off your television and not switch it back on for another week


UdderPuttyBiped 38M
102 posts
7/20/2006 5:43 am

Oh cruel Sandy! Divided by my desire to please beautiful women and my desire to veg out in front of the boob tube. Well, it's summertime and everything is re-runs anyway. You're on.

eclecticsoul4u 58F
942 posts
7/28/2006 5:48 pm

Don't know if you're watching Psych however it is a really funny show. The Psych out after the show are even better.

UdderPuttyBiped replies on 7/28/2006 6:56 pm:
I am watching the show! I didn't like the second episode very much, but it's seems like it is getting a bit better with each new one. What I particularly enjoy about it is that it hearkens back to the old days of detective shows. Nowadays it seems like everything is a procedural drama, which pretty much bore me. Psych is reminiscent of the old "Moonlighting" and "Remington Steele" type show where the characters bluff and fast talk their way though the episode.

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