Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Yay for New TV

So we are a couple weeks into the new fall season and I have some thoughts on the offerings from your favorite networks. Since this blog is basically me just telling the world what I think... well I am going to tell you what I think.
  • Big Bang Theory - This show is great. No, it is really great. I was kinda hooked by the fact that it is two nerds and a hot girl, but this show has something else. Well a couple things actually. First, John Galecki. What do you mean you don't know who John Galecki is? I will help, here is a picture

    Still don't know... well you may know him from such theatrical classics as Happy Endings, Peep Show, The Opposite Sex, Playing Mona Lisa... with works like this you would think he is a porn star. Come to think of it "Big Bang Theory" doesn't help. Oh I left one out, ROSEANNE. That's right, he was that annoying wimpy kid David. Actually his role in Big Bang Theory is not that far off what David was, but this is a much smarter comedy. That is the thing. This is a classic sitcom that does not play down to the lowest common denominator. This is smart comedy. For that reason I doubt this will last, but get it while the getting is good.
  • Kid Nation - So this show is clearly an exploitation piece, but it can be pretty entertaining. You can also tell that the producers are at least pushing the kids in directions that most kids wouldn't choose, giving us a false sense that the future of the country is in good hands... I am waiting for the next few weeks, as the kids start to turn on each other, all Lord of the Flies like.
  • Heroes - Last night was episode two and it was as expected... AWESOME. If you are not watching Heroes, what's a matter with you? Also, there is some new content available at NBC.com that I am interested in seeing. I will give you an update on if that is worth it later.
  • House - This should be an interesting season for the lovable MD. With the departure of Omar Epps, Jennifer Morrison and Jesse Spencer from everyday roles the show will take on some new characteristics, and add some new characters. Let's see what happens with this one.
  • Kitchen Nightmares - Gordon Ramsey is one of the most intense people on earth, constantly yelling for perfection. The entertaining part is the yelling, not the perfection. I think this show may have some legs as a different avenue then Ramsey's bread and butter - Hell's Kitchen. P.S. Don't watch this one while eating or on a full stomach.
  • The Bravo Family of Shows - So we are wrapping up Top Chef, starting the last season of the grandaddy of them all, Queer Eye, and awaiting the return of Tim Gunn and Heidi Klum in Project Runway. I stand by my view that Bravo has mastered reality TV. VH1 can't hold a candle to them. Bravo, Bravo, bravo! See if you can catch the meaning there :-)

Well that is my early views of the magical land of television. Enjoy and let me know what I should be watching!


MrsTwink said...

Yeah... Big Bang Theory is taking some time to grow on me. I'm giving it a chance though. I think the other nerd (not David from Roseanne) is the funniest character.

And I'm having a hard time accepting Kelly Cuoco (I think that's her name) as being the "hot chick". She's annoying!

Matt said...

Oh man, I cannot get enough of Chef Ramsey. It never gets old to see him yell and scream and curse and belittle people! The British version of Kitchen Nightmares has been airing on BBC America for some time and is also quite good.

I'm not a fan of CBS though, and Big Bang theory is not interesting to me. A better choice on Mondays before Heroes is Chuck. Also has some "nerd factor" if you really need it, and the girl is hotter. :)

wes said...

I really don't watch TV ever, but I've got to admit, I've gotten waayy too addicted to Kid Nation and House. Oh, and Rock of Love was a guilty pleasure of mine for a while. But now that's over. Le tear.

And how DARE you accuse me of being too young to watch Frasier! I was a solid 6 years old when it first started airing--that's a perfect Frasier-watching age!

Oh, and I'm listening to the theme song right now.
I have it on my iPod.
It's on repeat.
Jealous? I think so.