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.
30 Rock Liked the first episode.
Mad Men 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.
Entourage 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.
CurbYour 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.
The Office 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.
Community 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. Glee 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.
Ugly Betty 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.
Burn Notice 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.
Damages 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.
Fastforward 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.
Modern Family 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.
Brick City 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?
1. We sold our place and need to find a new place to live by the end of the month. Everything we've looked at in our price range so far hasn't been very good. If we end up living on the street, I bet the boys could help us make some sympathy money panhandling.
2. We probably aren't going to get a helmet for Otis. The doctor didn't seem to think it was necessary. He said that his head would round out in the next few months anyway. His head might not be perfectly round in the back but that's not that big of a deal. If we were to get him a helmet, he might have to wear it for up to five months. We'd also have to get it refitted 2-4 times a month. And the $2,500 dollar price tag most likely would not be covered by insurance.
3. People love twins. Whenever we are out with the boys, people love to stare and/or make comments. My favorite comment from the summer was when a young woman on Myrtle Ave. exclaimed, "You got twinned!" Yes. I have indeed been twinned.
Many people assume that we have a boy and a girl rather than two boys. I'm not sure why this is but I assume it has something to do with the fact that we don't dress them identically. People must think that since we don't dress them in the same clothes, that one must be a boy and one must be a girl. I mean, otherwise, we'd dress them identically, right? That's what people are supposed to do with twins, right?
Or maybe it has something to do with the way we dress little Sammy. The other day, Bart, the boys, and I were in the elevator in my apartment building. A gentleman wearing a red Yankees cap was intrigued by the boys. Otis was a bit chatty. Sam quietly watched the proceedings from his stroller.
The elevator reached our floor and as we walked out the red capped gentleman took a look at Sam and said, "Little Mama ain't sayin' nuthin! She's just chillin'."
It has already been established that Los Angeles Dodger Ronnie Belliard is a doppelganger for Snoop from The Wire.
After watching the Angels in the first round of the postseason, I've realized that Erick Aybar looks like Snoop's little sister.
Snoop Thoughts of murder on the brain. This picture was taken right before Aybar killed Chone Figgins with his bare hands in an attempt to impress Snoop. Snoop's little sister or perhaps a long lost Jackson sibling? If the Angels play the Dodgers in the World Series, all hell might break loose.
Sam came over to cheer on his mom. Otis was excited that SHR had made it so far. Give me that Peroni! Someone call Family Services! The look of defeat. Drunk on beer, Otis was excited to read the Mackenzie Phillips book. The winner of the tournament got to take home this bike. SHR's teammates had told her early on that the bike would be hers if the team won. Sadly, the bike went to someone else. Back in Brooklyn.
Taking a picture of a woman taking a picture of a woman taking a picture.