I've really got nothin' this time! Kid's okay, me okay, knitting okay (more than okay, actually--I'm really hitting a KNIT MORE groove.) This means that for me, it's all about the TV.
You guys know what my favorite is-- (*Channelling Springsteen, who, btb, rocked my world as always when he played the Superbowl: Do I have to say it? Do I have to speak it's name?)
But for me, there's always more to television than, you know, the glowing anesthetic god in the corner of the room--for me, the tv gives us a universal storyteller. Of course, (thank you cable!) we get a larger and slightly more insane choice of stories every day, and some stories are better and more important than others (listen: can you hear my teacher voice coming out?) but stories are the lifeblood of the human soul--when I told Grandpa that heroes fight their nemesis every day, well, we've both read Beowulf... we both know the hero doesn't necessarily win. We know it's the fight that counts--and it is our stories that tell us that.
So for me, it's more than just the boob-tube--it's stories on the hoof, and a well written story, for me, is gold.
So, here's a jumble of my favorite stories in no particular order, and not necessarily still playing. (For example, the X-Files dies years ago, but I'll still watch it on reruns...) What're yours?
CSI (all of them EXCEPT Miami)
Two and a half men
ER (for at least 1/2 the seasons... once Abby cheated on Luca, I was out, even if he forgave her...)
Pushing Daisies (can you see I've got a thing for shows that don't make it? Sucks for me!)
Law & Order--the Jill Henessey/Christ Noth years
Jake 2.0 (What IS it with me and canceled shows?)
Enterprise (I mean REALLY!)
Murphy Brown (back in the day...)
Ghost Whisperer (Guilty PLeasure)
Monk (But it's so painful)
Burn Notice (Two words: Bruce. Campbell.)
Psych (Dule Hill--Loved him since West Wing.)
Journeyman (I SWEAR, it's like a curse!)
Freaks & Geeks (Really--the freaking kiss of television death!)
Crossing Jordan (And this show wasn't that good...I was sort of embarrassed about it, really...)
Charmed (all but the last season)
Reaper (Is that back on again, or did I kill that one too?)
24 (Because Jack Bauer IS a live action superhero)
Cold Case (it's all about the music, baby...)
Without a Trace (And Anthony LaPaglia...it's weird, that...)
and do I have to say it?
Do I have to speak it's name?
Or can I just call it "Tadpoles swim, veals moo, and I'll fish that tank and eat that tender dish..." (Or would that title be too long? And just a smidge creepy?)
We'll just call it "Jensen and Jared beat up demons" and leave it at that!