Tuesday, September 26, 2006

TV or not TV?

That is the question. Here is my answer. This is my list of must-see shows weekly. This is subject to change when some of the new shows reveal the frauds that they probably are and others surface as diamonds in the rough.

Monday - I would like to see Heroes. Because of Monday Night Football, I probably won't be able to see it and add it to the must-see list. If anyone else has seen it, I would be interested in what you thought of it. Since MNF will be seen by me weekly, I really don't have a must see program on Monday night. MNF isn't necessarily must-see for me (some of the games are weak), but I meet with bunch of guys every week for it and that is that.

Tuesday - Two shows: House and Boston Legal. House is a very smart show. I can't resist a good smart alec and Hugh Laurie's Gregory House is great. He is one of my favorite all-time television characters - which I am sure will be the subject of a future blog entry. Boston Legal the spin-off frome the now defunct The Practice is great because of the chemisty of James Spader and William Shatner. Two words: Denny Crane!

Wednesday - Two new programs have picqued my interest. Jericho so far has been very interesting as a rural town in Kansas is discovering that they may be the only survivors of a nuclear holocaust. Gerald McRaney leads this cast. He is one of those feel-good kind of actors that you feel at-home with (see Promised Land). The other program on Wednesday is Justice. I already discussed this show in an earlier entry. The show hasn't run me off yet.

Thursday - The only must see show here is The Office. It is easily the funniest show on television. Once you get used to the presentation and understand the concept (the office crew is in the midst of a documentary), the laughter ensues. Steve Carell of The 40-Year-Old Virgin fame leads this cast. However, the characters are so strange and compelling, that it definitely isn't the Steve Carell show. It would fill up an entire post to give this comedy its due. Just check it out. I already bought the DVD's from last year's season. I gave Six Degrees a look last week. It is a little convoluted, but it could pan out as a fine series. I was distracted some doing wedding prep last week, so it might be easier to follow than I let on. We'll see.

Friday and Saturday: Truthfully, I am never home so I don't have any recommendations. I have seen some of Numb3rs last year and was pretty entertained (Friday nights). It has a unique premise and makes one appreciate math a little more.

Sunday: I have one program that is must-see: Family Guy is awesome. It is a little bawdy for my normal taste, but it just strikes a chord with me. The flashback segments are unparalleled for its humor. If you haven't checked out this program because it is animated, get over it. It is well worth the effort if you need a good guffaw.

Top Five:

1. The Office
2. House
3. Family Guy
4. Boston Legal
5. Jericho

What's yours?






5 comments:

Jod{i} said...

No set schedule for me...its a look through the guide and see whats on.
The Rockstar thing was a fluke. Even my older boys were quite shocked that Mom watched something regularly.
Very very rarely do I get excited about TV.
Unless it is a Hammer film or an Oldie...
Jericho looks cool tho---

Two Write Hands said...

Of course The Office gets #1. After that, it's Studio 60. After that...who cares?

Gail in MN said...

I watch "Weeds" on Showtime. I watch "Sopranos" whenever it decides to show up, and I'll occassionally watch a movie, but I haven't watched any commercial televsion in years.
Life is too short to sit through commercials.....

DesLily said...

I have to admit I'm hooked on Lost and Grey's Anatomy.. and House.. and not set on much else yet.. I did like The Closer but it seems to have disappeared or time change and I haven't found it again..

Sayre said...

Grey's Anatomy is one I try not to miss.... and I love The Office. As of tonight, however, it conflicts with Ugly Betty, which I'm going to give a look. I might have to watch The Office at home. I don't normally watch TV at home but tape whatever I want to see at work. The only thing I regularly watch at home is Avatar: Last Airbender on Nickelodeon Friday nights at 8. Now it's on every night at 6:30 (if anyone wants to catch up...).