Monday, October 29, 2007

The New TV Season...

Here's the thing - I may be getting old. It turns out that not only have I not latched onto any of the new TV shows, but some of my favorites from last year have been left by the wayside as well. For instance, last year I watched HEROES pretty faithfully, thought it was fun, liked the ending. This year, I just haven't been able to make time for it. Not extra busy (well, I am, but that didn't stop me last year) just not interested in watching a series about how the X-Men formed. Even the Law and Order franchises have been getting more passes from me than not. The real test for returning shows will be whether I make time forTHE AMAZING RACE, my favorite reality series.

As for the new shows, I watched several episodes of CHUCK, but I can take or leave it. Was it on tonight? Then I left it. I watched an episode of JOURNEYMAN. Decent concept. Left it. Saw about four minutes of THE BIONIC WOMAN. Saw the first episode of PUSHING DAISIES, then I saw about five minutes of the next one. I assumed CANE would last one episode since the commercials for it looked dull as dishwater that was poured out onto the ground a few days ago and has since evaporated so that it's not even there though it might have left some streaks of dirt...on the dirt so you can't even tell really.

I watched an episode of LIFE because I like the main actor though I can't for the life of me remember his name. The episode was okay. I'm sure there have been other episodes on, but I haven't caught them.

I can't even say that these shows are bad - I'm sure there's goodness out there. I just haven't been able to commit and nothing has twisted my arm on that front.

I realize that many of these shows have been picked up for extended stays in the big leagues, but I honestly do wonder if a lot of that has to do with the looming writer's strike. Most of the shows I tuned into seem gimmick-filled. Not real drama, not real comedy, just an extended gimmick. CANE may not have a gimmick, but that doesn't make it any better. Like I said, maybe I'm just older and like my sleep more...


Blogger pattinase (abbott) said...

I'm right there with you. I wonder if our attention span has been imploded by this Internet. The only show I haven't ditched is Sexy Dirty Money. And I feel no commitment there either.

October 29, 2007 10:37 PM  

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