Thursday, August 16, 2007

Dog Days

(Thanks, Shawna, for the nudge... a month since the last post. Stale Hell indeed.)

Remember when summer TV used to suck? Time was I'd catch up on my overflowing Netflix queue in the hot days between spring finales and fall premieres, but no longer. Noooo. Stupid cable, with your ENTOURAGE and WEEDS. And THE CLOSER, RESCUE ME, and BURN NOTICE. And THE MINOR ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF JACKIE WOODMAN and ROBOT CHICKEN. And MAD MEN.

And for reasons I can't explain, my usual aversion to reality TV has mellowed a bit this summer. HELL'S KITCHEN, LAST COMIC STANDING, and ON THE LOT are now on the TiVo, which is really the best way to watch those shows: fast-forward through the boring stuff and head right for the meat. Don't get me wrong, there's precious little meat (ON THE LOT particularly so).

But it's not all TV for me. I'm still working through the Netflix backlog-- on back episodes of THE WIRE. Heh.

And you? What're you watching now, if anything?


Fun Joel said...

Also working my way through the ol' Netflix cue. Mostly stuff related to the script I'm working on. And watching movies on my DVR that have been sitting around for too long. TV-wise, I never watch MUCH, but I have been watching a decent amount of Entourage and Flight of the Conchords.

Have you started the new gig yet, or is that more waiting for the fall?

Kira said...

New gig is in full effect -- I find it hard to believe I've been at it for a little over two months. The time does fly...

Hope your summer is going swimmingly! :)

Clark said...


Great to finally meet you!!!

Kira said...

Likewise, Clark!

I watched MAD MEN for the first time last week, and am so intrigued I need to go get caught up on the eps I missed. Sigh. Too much good TV, so little time.

Shawna said...

I'm watching my life spin wildly. It's a fun ride.