What’s On the Tube?Posted: September 21, 2006
Loyal readers (both of you), I’m sure you’ve been wondering, “Where’s Mike?”
If you must know, I’ve been in front of the TV. It’s that time of year — new shows aplenty, so with the help of TiVo (the greatest invention ever), I’ve been checking out what the networks are bringing to the table.
Some shows are still rolling out this week, so I’ll reserve total judgment, but, so far, I gotta tell you, I love what I see.
Let’s go category by category:
The best reality show on TV is The Amazing Race — now in it’s 10th season. They are promising some twists and turns, but it sure looks like they nailed the teams on this one.
Dancing with the Stars. Yup, I watch it. In fact, I love it. The only necessary change — rid poor Tom Bergeron of Samantha Harris. She’s awful. This year? Go Emmitt!
Survivor. The king of them all is playing the race card — separating tribes at first by race. So far, so good. It’s working for me.
The Biggest Loser. Didn’t plan to watch this last night, but I got sucked in (no pun intended) for a bit. It wasn’t bad. Won’t go on TiVo as a season pass, but it was still pretty good.
I’m not a big comedy guy. It’s hard to impress me. I was a huge Friends fan, however, which is probably why I LOVED the first episode of The Class. Hilarious. I also watch How I Met Your Mother. No, I don’t watch Earl or the Office. I guess I’ll put The OC in the comedy category. Not really sure what else to call it!
This is my realm. So many shows. So many good shows. I’ll probably forget some, too. Returning shows first.
It’s new to me, but I’ve started watching Nip/Tuck. Pretty dark, but very entertaining. I’ll also start watching Las Vegas and Crossing Jordan. Just good entertainment. Don’t have to think very much watching those.
Desperate Housewives is back. I’m feeling it. And you know LOST is going to be fabulous.
New shows: Justice is getting a little better on FOX. Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip had an OK first episode, but you know it’ll be good. I’m looking forward to giving Six Degrees and Brothers and Sisters a try, too.
So…yeah, it’s a busy TV season. Thank goodness for TiVo. But, if I’m not here, now you know where to find me!