Wednesday, September 20, 2006

More Tele - vision

Oh here's something maybe more interesting to you guys, last night I was very excited to watch the premiere of Smith. And I was completely surprised to realize that in fact that Smith actually has absolutely nothing to do with the film Mr and Ms Smith. Instead its about Ray Liotta, playing a high end criminal organizing his crew to pull off tricky robberies at places like museums and art galleries. It's violent, and stylized with interesting cinematography, and unfortunately a somewhat weak script. I was really excited to see this mostly because of how cool the trailers made it look. But looks alone, do not a good show make. I won't go so far as to write the show off yet, I'll give it some leeway, especially because I think Ray Liotta is great, but I just didn't find the story very compelling and I'm not sure how much better it will get given time. So far this is the most disappointing new show of the season, but maybe that's just because I had such high hopes for it.

Having a media center PC is really great. With Erica in Tokyo for a week on work I've got a lot of time on my hands, and despite the fact that I'm not anywhere near as comfortable 'not-doing-anything-at-all' as I used to be I'm trying to enjoy some time to catch up on tv etc. Still I'd rather she was home. That said I've also been checking out a few returning tv shows that I missed last season. I bet I'm not alone in for the most part avoiding tv. Not that I don't like it, I do, but I have other things to do with my time. I suppose its arguable if they're better or worse... For now though please indulge my small TV addiction, especially while E is out of town. Once I get a feel for the new shows I'll probably stick with two or three and drop everything else. Including dropping all three of the ones I watched last night, How I Met your Mother, Two and a Half Men, and The New Adventures of Old Christine. Although they all were fine, man is it just me or are sitcoms kinda crappy?! I mean really they just aren't that good; even the good ones. I also think I'm going to drop The Simpsons, I haven't been watching it in about 5 years and after one new episode I don't see any reason to start again. I'd rather stick with the Adult Swim shows and movies on my ipod I think.

Amazing Race, Survivor, Heroes, Jericho, Studio 60, Robot Chicken, Squidbillies, Tom Goes to the Mayor, Korgoth, Blade, SNL, South Park, Family Guy, The Office, Lost, Weeds, Psych, Eureka, Fantastic Four, ATHF, Moral Orel, Venture Bros

Smith, New Adventures of Old Christine (i know what i just said...), Men in Trees (prob not), My Name is Earl, Duck Dodgers

Still looking forward to:
The Nine, Six Degrees, Numb3rs (missed it b4 by l33t is gr8!!1!), Friday Night Lights, 30 Rock, Day Break, The Game, Traveler, 30 Minutes Bay Area (new local version of 60 mins), Legion of Super Heroes

I will be forced to watch:
The Bachelor, Cold Case, Law and Order: SVU, 7th Heaven (god I hope not), random awful Lifetime movies...

1 comment:

waveman said...

dude, that's a lot of shows!! You'll need a bigger harddrive soon ;)

Maybe one of these nice machines 2TB TerraStation or just a couple of cheap 300GB drives.