Tuesday, October 12, 2010

The Idiot Box

One of the things that little and I do together is watch TV shows together while on the phone. No, it's not the most interactive activity in the world, but it's always good to hear her laugh or to ask what that line we missed was, and it's also good to have a core of shows that we both have in common and have watched. So, hooray for the idiot box and bringing us closer together!

Our weekly docket looks like this:
How I Met Your Mother

One per weekday, though our schedule usually doesn't follow that.

All of the shows except for Glee are basically comedies. How I Met Your Mother is perhaps on there due to inertia: it's been six seasons, and we still haven't met the mother. The characters are entertaining though, especially Neil Patrick Harris's, and it hasn't gotten old yet.

Chuck has gotten a lot better now that he and the lady are together. No Scrubs *will they won't they* for eight years. Some of that, and then they will. Good. There's other drama. Again, that's mainly a character and comedy show, since the plot really isn't too engaging.

Castle is there only because of Nathan Fillion and his relationship with the other characters. He's really the awesomest guy, ever. The plots are usually too predictable, though it seems like they're doing better this season.

Community is just too much fun.

Glee, I am worried, is becoming too formulaic. The first half and the second half of last season seemed to mirror each other. Road to Sectionals, Road to Regionals, etc. They're social outcasts, they have to deal with budget cuts and Sue, etc. Don't worry, I'm nowhere near abandoning it, because I have such a love for musical theater that they could basically repeat the first season over and over again with new songs and I would keep watching. It's a new season too, so who knows where they'll go with it.

On top of these, I have recently discovered Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Oh Joss Wheadon, how I love you. Also, there's Alyson Hannigan, who, according to a 'celebrity look alike' generator, is the celebrity I most look like. I know. I tried several pictures, and she kept coming up first. Yes, even the pictures with the beard. Who knew.

What are you all currently addicted to?


  1. L and I are a little worried about Glee being too formulaic too. While the musical elements are still fun, I feel like the show needs to up its game on the plots and characters before season two starts to feel exactly like season one.

    Have you watched any of Caprica? It's that Battlestar Galactica prequel that's actually quite different than Battlestar Galactica. I think you and Little should give it a try (if you're looking for a new science fiction show that isn't a comedy, that is). L and I really enjoy it (probably more than anything else currently on).

  2. I totally agree with you on Chuck and Castle... and it sounds like maybe I should give Community a try! Gotta love the shows that make you laugh! I also like Psych for another comedy-mystery show that's heavy on the comedy and character, and unfortunately also light on stimulating plots.

    For something more serious, I just recently gave the new Hawaii Five O a try and it's interesting, particularly if you want to see what Daniel Dae Kim is up to now that Lost is off enjoying the afterlife.

    Also, HILARIOUS celebrity matchup!