Friday, April 06, 2007
Best TV week ever
"America, which I invented..."
The gods of television really smiled down upon us this Easter week. I can't remember there being such great programming since the halcyon days of TGIF. In the past 5 (and future 2) days we've had (will have) the following:
"24" - Okay, not the strongest start. After all, this is shaping up to be the show's worst season. But Jack Bauer is like comfort food. Very intense comfort food.
"Heroes" - Granted, I haven't watched it since it took a break in '06 (it's in the same time slot as Jack), but it is no doubt up to something good. (I plan on getting caught up either online or through DVD)
"South Park" - An Easter-themed show spoofing The Da Vinci Code. Any episode centered on Randy Marsh is tops in my book.
"The Shield" - Oh, man. It's finally back...with a whopper. Shane gets suicidal. A house is full of dead bodies. Kavanaugh plants evidence against Vic. Spoiler alert!
"The Office" - A hilarious return to form for my favorite show currently on the air. This episode was on par with those of the stellar second season. Dwight Schrute. Pepper spray. 'Nuff said.
"30 Rock" - The best new show you're not watching. "Boy it's crazy to think we used to settle questions of panternity by dunking a woman in water until she admited she made it all up. Different time, the sixties."
"Penn & Teller: Bullshit!" - This week's show: "Breast Hysteria". As if this series didn't already have plenty of gratuitous boobage.
"The Simpsons", "King of the Hill", "Family Guy", and "American Dad" - All repeats, but still.
"The Sopranos" - Finally.
"Entourage" - Double finally.
And then there's the Masters and opening week for baseball. Golf and baseball...my two favorite sports to nap to. And that's a compliment.
Movies on TCM: Dead Poets Society, Seven Samurai, and The Bad News Bears. The only thing missing is Ben-Hur.
Social interacton. Family fellowship. Books. Who needs 'em?