Tuesday, August 28, 2007

teevee love

whoMever said that summer t.v is no good, CLEARLY is not watching t.v. here are the shows that i am currently loving.

Psych: (USA) This is actually one of the better shows I've ever seen. I've usually been wary of USA's original programming, as I am the only person in the world that doesn't like Monk (LOVE Tony Shalhoub, though). This show is PHENOMENAL! And although Roday is awesome as Shawn, the show stopper is Dule Hill (no this is not Bud from the Cosby Show). His facial expressions alone make the show worth watching. Gus is, without a doubt, one of the best characters on television. I also like Corben Bernsen a lot, and the rest of the cast is great. I wish Shawn and O'hara would hook up. I got my roommate so hooked on it after two episodes of Season 2, that he ran out and immediately bought season 1. It took us about a week to watch all of them. I mean, watching two guys play paper-rock-scissors to determine who is going to console a crying man is AWESOME. Some might even say that it is pineapple. PINEAPPLE!

Burn Notice: (USA) Score two for USA network. I love CIA stuff and I LOVE Bruce Campbell (pictured), although he's not the main character. Remember in Hitch, the guy that Will Smith slammed down on the table? Well that guy is the main character. And don't worry ladies, he's not a d-bag in this show. It's really cool, and you learn lotsa cool spy stuff. And it's got Gabrielle Anwar, who, if you didn't know, was in the original BBC version of The Voyage of the Dawn Treader. She was Ramandu's daughter, who ended up marrying Caspian. ANYWAY, Burn Notice. Awesome.

How I Met Your Mother: (ABC) Compared to Friends, The Office, Arrested Development, and the like, this show isn't AS good. But it IS great. It's an original concept, however they are marketing it wrong. They say it's a love story in reverse, but it's not. It's a love story where you know the ending. Kind of. I had heard it was hilarious, and when Borders put the 1st season on sale for $20, I snatched it up. If nothing else, you should watch this show for Neil Patrick Harris. "Barney" is one of the funniest characters ever, and Doogie makes it even better. He's the typical bachelor surrounded by couples, only he ACTUALLY says all the things us bachelors wish we could say outloud but don't have to stones to. Just watch it.

My Boys: (TBS) This is another one that isn't top tier. But it is totally awesome (come on, would I lead you astray?), and Jim Gaffigan always rules. The lead character, PJ (how could I not like that?), is cool, and she's a sports writer who covers the Cubs, which is also cool. The girl playing PJ needs to polish her acting skills a little and she'll be set, and all the other characters are riotously funny, except PJ's chick friend, the only other girl on the show. She kinda scares me. I LOVE that it's in Chicago (i'm going there for the first time in October for my roommate's wedding), I love that there are a lot of baseball references (it won't be over your head, girls...and guys who watch E! and not ESPN), and I love that in the show last night, they called one of the guys a d-bag about three dozen times (i'm not gonna spell it out. if you don't know, i'm not gonna tell you).

Aside from The Office and Scrubs, I'm also excited about a new show coming out this fall called the Big Bang, which is basically about a bunch of geeks and a hot girl (what non-jock guy can't relate to that?) and it has one of the guys from Studio 60, about which i'm bumming HARD because of it's cancellation.

But I probably won't be watching much TV this fall, since yesterday I applied to go back to school after five years of the real world, and hopefully by January of 09, I'm going to be a full-time radiography student(I'll be taking prerequisite classes until next June, then the program starts winter quarter of 'o9).

OKAY! Let's get out there and watch some TV!!

Oh by they way, if you didn't know, Psych is about a guy who is PRETENDING to be a psychic so he can solve cases, but really he's just a good detective. How is that not awesome?


Kristen said...

PINEAPPLE blogging, VB. Makes me wish I still had cable. ~sigh~

Meredith said...

I've never had a desire to watch MONK. (don't hate, just never interested)

actually the only one of these that I watch is My Boys, which I L-O-V-E!!! and yeah, the token female friend is a little creep-y.

Studio60 on dvd Oct. 16th . . . . WOOOHOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hae said...

hey hey guess what I did this morning? I suited up! (for an interview)

I liked My Boys last year. It was like a backwards Sex and The City for guys. Sadly - no more television access. SO keep me updated.


pat said...

i missed last year's season. so i will have to find it on dvd.