Wednesday, November 05, 2008

The Rolling Stones 'Goats Head Soup'

My love affair with the television show Heroes is over.

I was watching last week’s episode and I found myself confused. I just didn’t care about what was happening. They’ve added too many new characters with various subplots going on in the present and future. I’m just not “geek-boy” enough to keep up with it all. Too many characters were getting superpowers. Too many characters were getting new superpowers. Superpowers were being revealed by old characters. Too much going back and forth in time. I was losing interest with every new episode.

The first season was great. We all wanted them to save the cheerleader and the World. Season two was getting bogged down with time travel and by what I like to refer to as “extra-unnecessary-crap”. The whole storyline with Hiro and the samurai bored me to tears, but I managed to finish season two.

During this current season, I found myself not caring about watching the show when I was watching it. I would find myself playing Hexic on my Zune or cleaning between my toes when it was on. So last week, I pulled the plug. Heroes is off my viewing list.

I felt like I needed a chart to keep up with what was going on. Who has the time for that?

I may be unemployed, but I have rules about how I waste my time when it comes to entertainment.

--The Shield is really going out with a bang! The last couple of episodes have put me on the edge of my seat. Everything is going FUBAR and its causing me to giggle like a Japanese school girl. I am SO digging the final season!

I came on late during the second season and have been hooked ever since.

I didn’t watch the first season because FOX was heralding it as the grittiest and best cop show ever during NASCAR races. They didn’t just plug it every so often… They plugged the show during the races and there was a promo for every commercial break. I got so tired of seeing the commercials that I avoided the show on sheer principal.

--Here’s a daily breakdown of my viewing habits:

Monday: Chuck, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (which I watch online because of the conflict with Chuck), and My Own Worst Enemy.

I’ve heard about critics panning My Own Worst Enemy, but I’m digging it.

Tuesday: The Shield

Wednesday: I watch nothing.

Thursday: My Name Is Earl (started painfully slow this season), Supernatural (gets better and better all the time), The Office (watch online because of the conflict with Supernatural).

I tried two episodes of Kath and Kim, but I kept finding myself picking lint out of my navel during the show. I dropped it.

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday have nothing to offer to me. But if I have nothing else to watch, it’s the best reality show of all time… Cops.

Tell us about your viewing habits by leaving a comment. I’m interested to see how many of you watch reality shows religiously.


  1. i haven't had cable in about 10 months, and I miss Chuck the most!!!

    Thank heavens for Netflix and the internet! :)

    As a side note, I wish your blog wasn't so skinny!

  2. Anonymous2:16 PM

    I forgot to watch My Own Worst Enemy again this week. I am blaming you!
    Molly needs to quit picking on your blog. ;)

  3. Anonymous12:56 PM

    I DVR a truly obscene number of TV shows. I have it set to record virtually every show I watch or might want to watch - even the shows I watch live. (Thereby avoiding those 'oh shit' moments when you realize your favorite show starts in 2 minutes - and you're stuck in line at Harris Teeter.)

    Desperate Housewives
    Cold Case
    The Chef Jeff Project

    *The Big Bang Theory
    *Terminator: SCC
    Samantha Who?
    My Own Worst Enemy
    XBoston Legal
    17 Kids and Counting (what can I say? I'm fascinated by ultra-religious families {and the freakishly large part doesn't hurt, either). If they had similar shows about daily life in Amish or Hassidic families, I'd watch those, too.)

    *The Mentalist
    *The Shield

    Private Practice
    *Criminal Minds
    *Sons of Anarchy
    Dinner Impossible

    Ugly Betty
    My Name is Earl
    *Grey's Anatomy
    Ace of Cakes

    XStargate: Atlantis

    * = favorites; shows I either watch live or as soon as humanly possible thereafter (usually within 24 hours. As for the rest - meh, I get to 'em when I get to 'em.

    ? - future is uncertain. I have 3 weeks worth of Heroes that I haven't watched, and I'm tempted to just erase. As for Crusoe, I've NEVER watched, yet I have every episode recorded. First, it was because I couldn't find time to watch - then it was because I heard the show is "on the bubble" and I didn't want to get hooked then burned. I figure I'll watch them all & get current if I hear it's been picked up for an entire season, and erase without watching if it gets axed.

    X - cancelled; about to wrap.

  4. Anonymous1:03 PM

    Oh yeah, forgot to mention. I've already "broken up" with 2 shows this season. I gave both "Life on Mars" and "Eleventh Hour" a 2-episode try and didn't connect with either one of them.

    "Life on Mars" isn't doing well in the ratings, but it is getting pretty good reviews. If it sticks around I have a feeling I might regret being so quick to discard it.

    Eleventh Hour was just crap - unoriginal and dull.

  5. I totally forgot about Fringe! That should be on my Tuesdays.

  6. Anonymous11:20 AM

    Yeah, and I forgot about Eli Stone on Tuesday nights. Damn, I'm such a junkie.

  7. Anonymous1:27 PM

    You guys are sad. Yet I feel like I am not keeping up and under pressure now.