Leading a TiVO-Less Life
Well, we're a good three weeks or so into the new season and my television habits are pretty much set for now. Seemingly alone amongst my fellow pop culture bloggers, I am TiVO-less, and very lazy/inconsistent with the VCR, so, more or less, I either watch a show when it's aired or not at all. I feel so antiquated. Looking at the schedule, and having sampled the new shows I care to, this is what I expect to watch on a more or less regular basis week in and out:
8-10: King of Queens, How I Met Your Mother, Two and a Half Men, Out of Practice
Queens is good solid old-fashioned sitcom goodness; Mother, in three episodes has shown promise; Men continues to grow on me, especially as the get less mushy and more cynical; and Practice doesn't suck. Nothing at ten entices me.
8-9: Gilmore Girls
10-11: Law & Order: SVU
Gilmore Girls is one of ny favorite shows, so well-written and acted. House is a little formulaic, but has potential, and Laurie is great. And SVU is the least-formulaic of the L&Os--this past Tuesday's episode was actually entirely gripping.
Ironic that I'd love to follow Veronica Mars and Criminal Minds (which features my beloved Mandy Patinkin--such a remarkable actor) and yet both are on opposite my easily favorite show, Lost, while nothing else on that night appeals to me at all. Stupid scheduling. Stupid lack of TiVO.
8-8:30: Joey or Everybody Hates Chris
8:30-9: Will & Grace
9-11: Apprentice, ER
Loved the Chris premiere but missed the second ep. Still like Joey enough, and am curious enough to see if they can save the show, to be on the fence here. I'm one of the few who will admit to thinking Will & Grace is still laugh-out-loud funny. I hate that I watch The Apprentice, but I do, and my ER-love is documented elsewhere.
Not a thing.
8-8:30: The Simpsons
I try to catch The Simpsons but Sunday nights seem to be tough for some reason. If I can I'll watch Family Guy too, but, again, I don't seem to generally be able to sit in front of the TV on Sundays.
Not too overloaded, at that.