I'm at home all the time. I have a lot of time to watch the TV.
Some of my thoughts:
30 For 30
The Peter Berg one was bad. It was like he only made it so he could get in a golf game with Gretzky. I've watched the first 20 minutes of the Barry Levinson one about the Baltimore Colts Marching Band and it's much better. I'm going to give all of these a chance but I'd guess that the whole series is going to be hit or miss.
Liked the first episode.
The best season thus far? I love where they are going with a lot of the characters especially Sally - the best character on television. I don't like how heavyhanded they are becoming with the historical links though. I mean, come on, Roger Sterling's daughter's wedding date is the day after Kennedy gets killed. Way too lazy.
Bored to Death
I've been a Jonathan Ames fan for years but I'm a bit disappointed by this show. And I think the problem is Jason Schwartzman. He's annoying. And as SHR pointed out, there is some serious hair continuity problems with him from episode to episode. But I'm in love with Ted Danson these days so that's a plus. And Zach Galifianakis is good too. Plus, I'll be watching every episode no matter what since a lot of it is filmed in my neighborhood.
Entertaining comfort food. I can't believe I keep watching this show but I still like it. And this season had fewer bad moments so I guess that makes it a good season?
Parks and Recreation
Just like the first 6 episode season of The Office wasn't that great, Parks and Recreation was just okay last season. But also like The Office, this show has found itself in its first full season. I really like it and people who gave up on it should give it another chance. If Sally Draper is the best character on TV, then Amy Poehler's mustachioed boss has got to be second. So far, this show is better than The Office this year.
Curb Your Enthusiasm
I thought last season was its best in years. So far, this one (except for the episode with Christian Slater) has kept up its momentum. I'm looking forward to seeing where the Seinfeld stuff goes.
Last season was a season of thirds. It was great when former cast members of The Wire were on it (the first and last third) and not that great when they weren't. So far, this year has been okay. But I don't understand why they are trying to make Jim and Pam less likable. That whole thing where they were telling people not to wear perfume was weird.
I didn't like the first episode all that much but I decided to give it more of a chance. Four episodes in and it is slowly winning me over. It's nothing special but it does seem like a show that could get better. Plus, it is really entertaining at 3 in the morning while feeding a baby or two.
I can see why people like this but it isn't for me. I gave it 30 minutes of my undivided attention and then another 90 while on the internet. Now I'm done.
Bart can't stop raving about this show. We watched the first two episodes before embarking on our Prisoner run. It was kind of good but I feel like I've completely let bartymeboyo down. After the Prisoner, maybe I'll give it a couple more tries.
Marc and Jim have been talking about this for awhile. So Beth and I gave it a shot but just couldn't get into it. Bruce Campbell was good though.
This, on the other hand, drew Beth and me in right from the beginning. So much so that after watching the first 4 episodes together, Beth couldn't wait to watch more with me. She watched the rest of the first season on the internet. That girl has no self control! This show reminds me of a John Grisham novel but with female lead characters. While I'm not really much of a John Grisham fan, I like this show quite a bit. Glenn Close is so sinister in this. And Ted Danson! I'm currently watching 3 shows with Ted Danson! Maybe I'll rent the complete series of Becker next! This show also vindicates Bart. He loves it.
Fast forward to September 2010 when ABC will be in a post Lost world. This show better be a hit. Way too contrived for me though. Gave it 30 minutes. Bleh.
I wanted to like this for 3 am tv watching purposes. I kind of liked the first episode, didn't like the second one, and gave the third one about 2 minutes. I'm done.
This was an entertaining five part documentary series about Newark. It was kind of structured like The Wire - a little about the schools, a lot about the mayor, a lot about the police, a lot about the violence. Cory Booker sure is charming, ain't he?
The National Parks: America's Best Idea
I wanted to like this especially after recently becoming obsessed with national parks. But I just couldn't get into it. Plus the 6 straight nights thing intimidated me. Although now they are replaying them once a week but I still don't think I'll be jumping in. Did anyone watch this whole thing? It is worth watching?
Hide and Seek
2 days ago