The new TV season has begun. There aren’t many new shows I’m looking forward to, but there are many returning favorites. How I Met Your Mother is a really good show. I really enjoyed last season and am looking forward to this season. The season premiere was a good one. The new show that premiered after it, The Big Bang Theory tried too hard to be nerdy and funny and really just came out boring. I’ll probably watch it a couple more times as they sandwiched it in between How I Met.. and Two and a Half Men. Speaking of which, the season premiere was really funny. I hope the writers can keep up with the laughs this season. I felt last season it started to get kind of stale. After Two and a Half.. was Rules of Engagement. I started watching this show in reruns the past couple of weeks and really like it. I think the only reason I like it is because Patrick Warburton (Putty from Seinfeld) is on it.
House premiered last night. I’m really looking forward to this season. Besides Lost, this is my favorite show. Hugh Laurie is so great in this role. I can’t wait to see what the rest of the season brings. Chuck also premiered. Seems this season is full of geeks. I really enjoyed this highly unbelievable show. It was fun, something Heroes was in the beginning (I never watched the last 3 episodes last season). Other than Lost, I can’t think of any other shows I really want to watch. There’s always Entourage, who’s season just ended, and Psych which also just ended. Other than that, nothing really excites me this season. I do wish Studio 60 was still around. We need more smart TV shows like that.
Lately I’ve been finding myself watching Scrubs a lot. I never watched this show during it’s regular airings. In fact, I remember watching the first show 6 seasons ago and I thought it sucked. Now, I can’t help but watch it every time I see it on. I’ve have the first 5 seasons on DVD now. The show is a really good show and really funny. In the earlier seasons the show takes itself more serious and in the later seasons it becomes more slap-stick and exaggerated. Most comedies follow that same pattern if they find success and are on for more than a few years. One of the funniest episodes of Scrubs is the musical episode that aired last season. I laugh out loud several times during that episode. Scrubs is to my twenties as Saved by the Bell was to my youth. I’ll watch it every time it’s on and I’ll see every episode at least 10 times. Lame, I know, but no matter how many times I see it, I laugh. Who doesn’t need a good laugh now and again?
Television is the first truly democratic culture – the first culture available to everybody and entirely governed by what the people want. The most terrifying thing is what people do want. – Clive Barnes
Oh so very true. Especially with all the crap on TV these days; Dancing With the Stars, anything starring David Caruso, American Idol, any game show or “reality” program really.
A while back I was watching Def Poetry on HBO. It is an excellent program if you’ve never watched it. There was one poet I really liked. This poet was a teacher. He was very passionate reciting the poem that he had written. The title of his poem is “What Do Teachers Make?” Recently I went to my friend Joey’s site and noticed he had a video of this very poem. I had to share it. I’ve been looking for it ever since but didn’t know the poet’s name. I now present Taylor Mali’s brilliant poem.
HBO is doing it right again. They continue to bring quality programming to the masses. It’s no wonder each year HBO has just as many entries in the Emmy Awards as your standard “free TV” network. They have a long history of great programming, The Sopranos, Arli$$, Six Feet Under, and Entourage. Now they can add Flight of the Conchords to their list.
Entourage started it’s 4th season tonight and it looks like it’s going to be another great season. This show keeps getting better and better. The first episode saw the filming of the Pablo Escobar film Medellin. What keeps the show fresh is that the characters are developing. We see E and Vince risk everything to produce this movie. The “behind the scenes” documentary filming of this first episode was great and something we’ve not seen on the show before. I can’t wait to see the next episode. I love this show.
After Entourage a new show debuted. It’s called Flight of the Conchords and stars the band by the same name. I can’t really explain this show, but think of it as a 30 minute long humorous music video. It was fantastic and I kept laughing the entire time. It will be another hit for HBO. Make sure you check it out. You can check out the band’s website here. Who says summer is for reruns?
Edit: Watch the entire first episode on YouTube thanks to HBO