Archive for the 'TV' Category

Fall TV ’08

Sunday, November 16th, 2008

I only picked up two new shows this year: Life on Mars and My Own Worst Enemy, and one of them has already been cancelled. Fortunately, it’s My Own Worst Enemy that’s been cancelled, because I have really preferred Life on Mars. Life on Mars, ABC, Thursdays 10 ET/9 CT The 2008 version of Detective […]

TV cutbacks

Thursday, July 31st, 2008

I’ve been giving some consideration to my TV watching schedule, now that Nathan has arrived. It’s clear that things will have to go. Friends, Office, and Law & Order reruns have already been axed. We have a massive pile-up of Earth: The Biography and Shark Week shows waiting to be watched. And it took us […]

Summer lovin’

Tuesday, June 24th, 2008

Unlike last summer when there were a whole bunch of replacement shows to watch, this summer, there’s not much on. Unfortunately, we don’t get Showtime, so we’re not catching The Tudors or Weeds or shows like that that do seem pretty good. Instead we’re limited to My Boys and CBS’ new show Swingtown. My Boys […]

Tough day for the pregnant lady

Thursday, March 13th, 2008

First, my lit theory course was all about Lacan, so I had to sit through all the discussion of mother-child bonding, followed by the castration complex, after which the child experiences nothing but lack for the rest of his life. So, nice to know that I have that to look forward to. (And, as a […]

Weighing in on the WGA strike

Saturday, January 12th, 2008

As you may know, from time to time I follow TV. So I’ve been very interested in the WGA strike that has kept new episodes of The Office, Reaper, and Ugly Betty from appearing on my TiVo. My two cents’ summary goes like this: get over yourselves, and give us our TV back. That goes […]

Sweatless George

Thursday, October 25th, 2007

“George Lewis is one of NBC News’ most-honored correspondents.” He is also some kind of genetic miracle, who ought to be studied for future “stay-cool” technologies. Sometime over the summer, Dan and I started watching the NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams on a regular basis. I had tuned into Katie Couric’s aggressive, “I am […]

Fall ’07 TV

Sunday, September 30th, 2007

We’ve been sampling some of the new shows, deciding which to give a second viewing (and beyond) and which to ban from our TiVo. So far, the only show I’m really excited about is Reaper (Tuesday, 8:00/7:00, CW). It’s the only new show we’ve watched this week that I’m already looking forward to watching again. […]

Summer TV grades

Sunday, July 22nd, 2007

Since I’ve had a lot of time in front of the TV lately, I’ve been able to check out some of the new summer series. And since some of them are really quite decent, I thought I would share my grades with you. NB: These shows are not graded on a summer curve, so the […]

Where does Hobbes fit into all of this?

Thursday, April 5th, 2007

I’m making a prediction for Lost: the leader of the Others will be named Hobbes. It only makes sense. After all, we’ve seen Locke, Hume, Rousseau, Burke. I was thinking during last night’s episode that it’s surprising that we haven’t seen a Hobbes yet, especially given that Leviathan is all about community and social structure. […]

Activism Lite: think globally, act from your couch

Thursday, March 29th, 2007

I have two little spurts of mini-activism I’m engaged in. Both are trivial, of course, because you can’t do much to save the world from your laptop on your couch. You can, however, endeavor to make the world more comfortable, which both of my efforts do. 1) Save How I Met Your Mother: There have […]