Sore throat coming on but Mitch Hedberg reminds me to look at the bright side:) It’s beeon of “those days” so I figured after reading Huda and Aamina’s site that I’ll take a break from the books and share the shows I watch. (Well, when I get the chance)
The Shows I LOVE
King of Queens: Usually I dont watch sitcoms when they’re on their first go round. I fell in love with Seinfeld, Raymond, Will and Grace all on reruns. I just dont have time to catch stuff usually but I try to catch King of Queens when I can. Craig James is hilarious and Stiller Sr. is much much funnier as Carrie’s dad than George’s dad on Seinfeld. I really relate to this show.. and let’s face it comedy is funnier if it touches a truth in your life.
Gilmore Girls: I started watching this show four years ago and I love it still. (Ali- I miss watching this show with you…hehe sorry to call you out). Some things irk me like Rory as an adult. I liked the old Rory, the sweet straight laced good girl. These days Rory is on my very last nerve. She does not have to face any reprecussions for so many of her actions like breaking up Deans marriage and then dumping him right after she does so! AND I dont like her being rude to Lorelai. Apparently the mom and daughter finally hugged at the conclusion of tuesday’s episode, I hope the writers fix her character back to normal soon. I think Lorelai is hilarious and though I’m happy for Luke that she’s with him now, I think she should end up with Chris, Rory’s dad. I know he’s kind of a flake but I think they were meant to be.
Scrubs: When does this show come on? I love this show but I never see it anymore! It’s the best comedy on TV in my humble opinion.
The Shows I’m on the fence about…
Desperate Housewives:Obviously I’m not the only Desperate Housewives fan…but.this season… something’s missing right?! It just doesnt seem the same. At first I couldnt put my finger on it but I think I’ve figured it out. Last year I loved this show because it was a story of a bunch of, well desperate housewives with a little bit of drama and “whodunnit” to spice it up. But now it’s reversed with a lot of drama and intrigue and very little desperate housewive storylines… I mean really, there arent many housewives left. Gabby’s hubby is in the slammer, Bree’s is dead, Susan is single… it’s pretty much just Lynnette whose a “normal” wife. I love her storyline this season. . The other storylines are pretty much soap with little grasp on reality. And Bree’s Fiancee????? I want to change the channel when he comes on the screen. He’s doing a good job playing a creep. I think if I saw him on the street I’d turn and run!
Gray’s Anatomy: Can someone explain the fascination with show? Perhaps it’s because it replaced Boston Legal which used to come on in that time slot (which I loved last season) that I don’t like this show much. It’s very unrealistic but trying to be realistic. Dr. Grey is whiny. I dont know the name of the other characters, but the one who really annoys me is the kid that always looks like a cat who is about to go to the vet. Always panicked. He looks 12. I just want to buy him an icecream cone with extra sprinkles and send him home to mamma.
Boston Legal: Like Grey’s Anatomy, totally utterly fake. Last year this didn’t bother me so much because the stories were still interesting. They talked about death row and freedom of speech, etc. But this year, its so distinct from reality that I watch just to shake my head in disgust! For example, Denny Crane walks into a courtroom where they are having a case about gun rights with a rifle a big white wig and colonial era clothing and starts shooting in the air. IN a courtroom people! AND he wins! Also, I guess maybe all law shows are like this, (i dont watch any other), but they ALWAYS WIN. No matter how absurd. C’mon, that’s unrealistic!
ER: I watch ER because I get home from class around the time it starts and I’m so tired I just want to sit on the couch and do nothing. I like that is more realistic than Grey’s Anatomy and I LOVE that Neela is on the show… finally a desi with a major role in a medical drama… and not just a socially inept nerd like I’ve seen on Gray’s Anatomy for little blurbs…about time! . But here’s my gripe with the show. Why are the minority cast members only hooking up with each other? This isn’t the only show I see it on but its most pointed on this show. I’m also a bit bitter that Keira Knightley is a big screen darling when Parimanda was the real screen stealer of Bend it Like Beckham. Roger Ebert suggested it was a race thing… tsk tsk. I’m really not on the fence with this show, I like it a lot. But to be honest the real selling point is its on when I come home from Torts.
So what do you think? What shows are you watching or not watching?