TV Hodge Podge   

Oh, blog, I miss when we used to be fast friends and I’d run to you every time something TV-related made pump my fist in the air. What happened to that?

I kid but it does sadden me that I can’t seem to find the blogging spark I had in the past. (Does Best Buy sell blogging spark plugs?) It’s all my fault of course. My passion for TV is like those fake fireplaces you can buy. The fire might appear to be there but there’s no heat. I have a handful of shows that I still adore but I’m missing that one show that gets me all fired up. And, unfortunately, my blogging suffers.

So, if you’ve stuck by me despite the lack of regular updates, thank you. I do have some things planned for December (Anybody interested in doing a re-watch of an old favorite with me?) and I am trying to get back into the swing of things around here. January and February see the return of many of my TV loves. More importantly, TV loves I enjoying talking about with all of you.

In the meantime, how about some quick hodge podgy updates?

  • My loot from the past few weeks, Ally McBeal complete series and Avatar: The Last Airbender books 1 and 2.TV on DVD: In the past two weeks I have made two TV related purchases from Amazon (Damn you, Jo! Damn you, Amazon Gold Box!). The first was the Ally McBeal Complete Series set. I still hate the long box and actually plan to cut it up this weekend and refashion it so it’ll sit on my shelf like all my other DVD sets. BUT! I’m kinda super excited to re-watch the series. I probably won’t do a complete re-watch but I’m definitely going to pick out a few great episodes from each season. (Feel free to make suggestions in the comments!) Perfect timing as this series had some great holiday episodes. The second purchase was Books 1 and 2 of Avatar: The Last Airbender. These have been on my wish list FOREVER so I couldn’t resist when they dropped in price last week. Now if only I had bought Book 3 when Amazon had that great sale on it a few months ago. Patience, Grasshopper! Anyway. It’s one of my favorites and I watched those first two seasons via Netflix and iTunes so I’m happy that I finally have the DVDs at my disposal and can re-watch all my favorite episodes. Of course, just this afternoon I realized for the price I paid for all three of these DVD sets, I could have purchased the Alias Rambaldi box I’ve been coveting for years. Seriously, Amazon, you see me being all supportive and buying shit from you. Throw a sister a bone and put that thing in the Gold Box for me!
  • Getting Lost on Tuesdays: You have no idea how happy I am Lost will be on Tuesdays starting February 2nd! NO IDEA. I knew ABC wasn’t going to mess with their current 9PM lineup on Wednesdays and was afraid they’d push Lost to 10PM replacing the recently deceased Eastwick (woe!). This would not have been good for my Lost watching parties. Not only did end up on a night that’s a barren wasteland for me, it’s staying at 9PM meaning I get to enjoy good TV and good company. Huzzah!
  • The CHUCK season 3 premiere circled in my iPhone calendar.Red Circles: Much love to NBC for granting my wish and giving me a premiere date for my beloved Chuck! January 10th @ 9/8c! Two whole hours of favorite spy on TV! Then another new hour in its regular time slot the next night! SWEET. (Isn’t it a little dangerous to have so much of your favorite drug after you’ve been deprived of it for 9 months?) As promised, I’m circling the date in red. (Ok, ok, so it turns out I need to actually get a 2010 calendar before I can go circling things. But it will be done and soon!)
  • New Show Roll Call! Accidentally on Purpose: It’s not funny, I’m not watching. V: Still really digging it. The Middle: Not for me. Modern Family: LOVE IT. Cougar Town: It’s funny and I enjoy it but I don’t see this being a long-term investment for me. Glee: I want more from it but it’s one of the shows I look forward to during the week and always enjoy even when it’s having an off night. Eastwick: Attending its funeral and bringing flowers. Flash Forward: B-O-R-I-N-G. Fell off my schedule two weeks ago and I haven’t missed it. Community: Sad that I’m not loving this like I hoped but it makes me chuckle so I’ll keep with it for a bit. White Collar: HEARTS! (Nudge me if you thought I was watching something I didn’t list. I think I got ‘em all. If it’s not here, I either didn’t watch it at all or I only gave it one/two episodes so it’s not worth an update.)
  • 12 Spots, 12 Shows: (If you follow me on Twitter and already answered this, ignore this bullet.) Earlier this week, Jody asked about your Top 5 TV Obsessions. Now I want your Top 12. Working on a little something and need your help. If you only had space for 12 spots on your DVRS and you could choose from all of your favorite shows over the years, which 12 would land season passes?

Ok, now Thursday night TV has started and I gotta go watch or I’ll never catch up. How’s TV by you?

7 Responses to “TV Hodge Podge”

  1. 1
    Anita says:

    Wow…12 over all the years?

    Veronica Mars
    Dawson’s Creek
    Felicity
    Buffy
    Angel
    Firefly
    Alias
    My So Called Life
    Gilmore Girls
    Battlestar Galactica
    Arrested Development
    Dexter

    There are many that I’ve loved over the years, but those are the ones where I’ve invested enough where I’d actually count them as obsessions..Chuck, Supernatural and Friends are on the runner up list.

    LOVE White Collar and it’s the only new show, other than Glee, that I’ve picked up this season.

    As for wanting more from Glee, I haven’t been truly obsessed over a show since VM, but they always seem to reveal enough that I do care about the characters and some of the song choices move me to tears or still make me smile the next day. I kind of like the slow reveal of little bits for each character, like Artie and Tina, learning that even though Brittany maybe a stereotypical dumb, blonde cheerleader, she’s also got a good heart and is friends with a girl with Downs syndrome. We found out that Puck loves his Mom and she takes being Jewish seriously and there is a heart under the asshole. We also find out that Quinn’s parents are judgmental assholes that care more about appearances than their daughter (which explains a lot of her behavior), yet Quinn wasn’t willing to let Puck still from the cupcake fund, because she does consider Artie a friend and she’s not just tolerating them because they’re the only people she has left. Glee is just one of those shows that I always look forward to and I’m counting down the time until it starts like with VM, so I’m really glad it’s on the air. :)

  2. 2
    Patty says:

    I too am super behind on my TV watching. TV on DVD: Ally, Alias, Mad Men, I need to watch S1 of Castle with a friend who hasn’t seen it. Oh and freaks and Geeks rewatch somewhere in there

    12 shows (only the first one is actually in a “place”)

    Supernatural (because I can watch this over and over and over)
    My So Called Life (another I can rewatach)
    Gilmore Girls
    Veronica Mars
    Sex in the City
    Buffy
    Angel
    Bones
    Alias
    Friends
    X Files
    Popular

    New shows this season? White Collar for sure. Love it. The Good Wife. V. I watch Glee because if makes me happy but I am waiting for everything to fall into place there. I think I might be a little spoiled by Kripke and expect everything on all my shows to have meaning and run smoothly and they don’t. I am sad that the NBC comedies are not on demand. Except Community – watched a couple of episodes but I think maybe I like dramedy better? Except for BBT witch I love because of Sheldon.

  3. 3
    Jody says:

    12 Shows: Buffy, Gilmore Girls, Chuck, Lost, Friends, TBBT, BH 90210 (original), The OC, Glee, Firefly, Charmed (yeah, I’m going there!) & …

    That last spot is killing me! Angel, The L Word, Avatar, VM, Grey’s, BSG, Party of 5, HIMYM???? Aack!

    OK, I’m going with Angel. (I’ve changed this 3 times already)

  4. 4
    Jody says:

    Oops forgot about the new shows!

    Loving: Cougar Town & The Vampire Diaries

    Liking: Modern Family & Melrose Place

    Still Watching: Flash Forward (It’s bad, but I need to know what happened.) & Accidentally on Purpose (It gives me one big LOL per ep. so I continue to watch just for that moment each week.)

    Dropped: V, Eastwick, Community

  5. 5
    Rachel says:

    In the order I thought of them, which probably says something, but I hate trying to put things in order:

    Buffy
    The Wire
    Veronica Mars
    Due South
    Arrested Development
    How I Met Your Mother
    Firefly
    Sports Night
    Absolutely Fabulous
    Freaks and Geeks
    Torchwood
    Lost

  6. 6

    Dukes of Hazzard
    The A-Team
    Fresh Prince of Bel Aire
    Beavis and But-Head
    The X-Files
    Buffy the Vampire Slayer
    Pardon the Interuption
    Ed
    Wonderfalls
    Veronica Mars
    Friday Night Lights
    The Big Bang Theory

  7. 7
    CD says:

    I too am super behind on my TV watching. TV on DVD: Ally, Alias, Mad Men, I need to watch S1 of Castle with a friend who hasn’t seen it. Oh and freaks and Geeks rewatch somewhere in there

    12 shows (only the first one is actually in a “place”)

    Supernatural (because I can watch this over and over and over)
    My So Called Life (another I can rewatach)
    Gilmore Girls
    Veronica Mars
    Sex in the City
    Buffy
    Angel
    Bones
    Alias
    Friends
    X Files
    Popular

    New shows this season? White Collar for sure. Love it. The Good Wife. V. I watch Glee because if makes me happy but I am waiting for everything to fall into place there. I think I might be a little spoiled by Kripke and expect everything on all my shows to have meaning and run smoothly and they don’t. I am sad that the NBC comedies are not on demand. Except Community – watched a couple of episodes but I think maybe I like dramedy better? Except for BBT witch I love because of Sheldon.