I spent the weekend running around like chicken with her head cut off which means I watched very little TV. Therefore, This post will be filled with the random TV talk that piles up in my head:
- CBS is really pushing Moonlight. Do you think that’s Joel Silver’s doing? I guess it’s just because I watch a lot of CBS during the summer but I swear I see the Moonlight promo every time I turn the TV on. The only other CBS show that’s getting as much play is The Big Bang Theory. (Note: It’s possible that they’re all getting the same ad time and I just happen to be watching the shows that reach the most desirable demographic for Moonlight and TBBT. I just think it’s interesting because I didn’t expect Moonlight to be out there in the spotlight as much as it is. Of course, all these ads and still no JD in sight. Is that too much to ask?
- Over at TVCH there’s a debate waging about whether the Amber ANTM sequence on BB last night was cruel or not. I gotta be honest, I thought it pretty hilarious and that they were just showing her for who she is… Talk about delusions of granduer! I actually can’t believe how many people actually think it was cruel. I guess I feel comes across as good natured teasing of someone who’s oblivious than cruel. What say you?
- I hear that Reaper is one of the most buzzed about shows of the Fall. Why? Do people truly love it or is it Kevin Smith’s involvement? The comparison between it and Chuck continue to bug me because, beyond the fact that the main characters both work in retail stores, I really don’t see how they are anything alike. But I wonder… does it matter which you see first? Because I saw Chuck before Reaper and I think the former is the better show. Zac Levi is much more appealing to me than Bret Harrison and I feel like Reaper doesn’t know what it wants to be. I suppose I’ll just have to wait and see how the ratings shake out but I wish I could see what everyone else does. (Don’t get me wrong, I liked Reaper and I’m eager to see if the uneveness I saw in the pilot goes away in the second and third episodes but Chuck made me want a new episode immediately.)
- I should do a writeup about summer TV now that it’s wrapping up but I think I’ll just summarize in a bullet instead. Burn Notice and Psych remain my two favorite summer shows. I like Army Wives and Side Order of Life but I don’t rush to watch them each week like I do with Burn Notice and Psych. Out of my reality shows, I think Top Chef wins out. I think that comes down to casting, though, as I’d be obsessing over Big Brother 8 if I actually liked any of the people on it. I liked So You Think You Can Dance but I wasn’t overly invested. There were weeks when I’d miss it and I deleted those episodes from my DVR without watching ‘em. Hmm, what else? Was that really all I was watching? I could swear I’ve been trying to juggle more shows than that. ETA: Oh, no, I forgot Flipping Out! Ok, that’s my second favorite reality show of the summer. All because Jeff Lewis is the best kind of insane that there is!
- Back when I previewed the new Fall shows back in May, I said this about Kid Nation: “Umm. This show makes me a little uncomfortable. I won’t be watching but it’ll be interesting to see who does.” Later I watched the preview for it with my friend Greg and I remained uncomfortable with it but he admitted that CBS might have drawn him in despite his goal to give up on reality TV in the Fall. Now the whole thing is blowing up in CBS’ face and I can only shake my head. Of course, in the end, it’s probably just going to translate to more people tuning in to watch the train wreck in progress. The thing that I don’t get is why you would ever sign your kid up for something like that?? Seriously, aren’t the parents just as much at fault for negligence as CBS? Not saying CBS should just be able to shift the blame back to the parents but I think the press should be questioning what kind of parent agrees to something like that in the first place. I’ll have to keep my eye on the news since there’s a kid from right down the street particpating. I wonder what his/her parents will have to say when the show premieres.
Whew, well at least that pile isn’t quite so high now. In other news, I’m working with some blog contributors to put together some group pilot reviews. Just in time since the Fall TV season starts in just a few weeks!