Thursday, September 18, 2008

Fall TV is back

Ah, the bleak summer days without scripted television are drawing to a close (although I do have to send a high five to ABC Family for bringing us fresh programming in the form of The Middleman). No longer are we left to choose between reality shows, reruns, and the Netflix DVDs which have been gathering dust for a month. Slowly our DVR is showing new signs of life, the red light appearing more frequently, replenishing its stash of brand spanking new tv shows. Here's what's currently on my set list:


Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles. I really dig this show, despite being skeptical after viewing the pilot last year. Could they possibly sustain the suspense of an action movie and any semblance of a plot? Yep. Oh, and by the way? Yes that is Brian Austin "You're so Precious to Me" Green. He's actually pretty good in this.

The Big Bang Theory. We watch mainly because of Steans family friend Jim Parsons, but it's also quite entertaining.

Heroes. I'm giving it one more chance to atone for the atrocity that was Season 2


90210. I know - I should be ashamed of myself for recording anything on the CW. I honestly wanted to see what they'd do with Brenda and Kelly more than anything, but unless they start making the new kids less boring real fast? I'm out.


Mythbusters. I watch because they blow stuff up and not at all because Grant Imahara is adorable. Ahem.

Project Runway. They are churning these suckers out this year faster than you can say 'catchphrase'. The current underwhelming season's only saving grace is mentor Tim Gunn ("It looks like it's a pterodactyl out of a gay Jurassic Park") so I'm hoping they've chosen a more interesting group of contestants for season 6.


30 Rock. I'm eagerly awaiting the return of Ludichristmas.

The Office. I'm not a fan of the hour long eps they keep insisting on running, but it's still 100% funnier than According to Jim. But then again, so is Jeff the Cat.

Try to have some semblance of a real life.


X-Files on Sci-Fi. After viewing the question mark this summer that was I Want To Believe Chris Carter will not make a disappointing movie, I realized I'd never seen the early seasons of X-Files. They're currently rerunning Season 1 and the outfits are HI-larious.

Football games. Tony Romo wants a time out to take another vacation with Jessica.

In conclusion:

I watch entirely too much tv.

Edited to add:
I completely forgot about It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, which returned last night, soooooo there's another one.

"Wild Card!! Yeeeeeeee-Haaaaaaaaw!!"

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Props to Apple

Oh, happy day.

I was up in my office this morning, sorting through neglected files, enjoying a mocha and monitoring the fluctuating canine/feline hostility level out on my sunny balcony when I heard the rumblings of a FedEx truck pulling up outside the house. With a squeal usually reserved for kittens at PetSmart, I jumped up and flew down the stairs. Could it possibly be my MacBook, returning to me after just 4 days?

Seriously. I just dropped the thing off at the "Genius Bar" (Really, Apple? Could you be any more pretentious?) on Friday. That's like 2 business days. And they sent the thing to Tennessee for repair.

Anyway, color me impressed, and it's more than a little sad how thrilled I am to have my computer back.