Friday, January 25, 2008

If I Were a TV Exec...

So Keith already posted about this, our TV on DVD prime time schedule to help us survive the writers' strike (seriously, it's about time the studios gave in), but I decided to post our schedule, too, with my comments. Beacuse I'm more interesting.


Malcolm in the Middle
This is a sitcom like no other. Even if you don't have any brothers, even if your parents are relatively normal, and even if you're a girl it's hilarious.

The Simpsons
Ah, the classic, original animated sitcom about a family even more dysfunctional than yours. May it live forever.

The X-Files
This was such a good show! Why the bleep did Mulder leave?

Masterpiece Classic: The Complete Jane Austen (new episodes)
New Austen adaptations hosted by Dana Scully? I'm there!

Monday- Space Night

I just can't say enough about this show. I can't say enough about how amazing it is and I can't say enough about how stupid FOX is for cancelling it.

Space: Above and Beyond
I've never seen this one. Keith says it's good, though. Plus, it goes with the space theme.

Battlestar Galactica
Frak, I'm not going to get through them all before the new season! Oh, well, I already read in TV Guide that Tyrol's a cylon, so what's the point?


Frick, this is the last season! I wonder if J.D. and Elliot are going to be like Ross and Rachel.

The Office (BBC)
So much funnier than the American version's first season. And if you watch it about four times, you start to actually understand what they're saying.

Keen Eddie
Another show that I don't know very much about, but, honestly, even if it sucks, I'll enjoy mocking it mercilessly.

Save the computer geek, save the world!

Wednesday- Girls Who Kick Butt Night

Dark Angel
I've seen about half the first season of this one and I have to say I like it. I tried to convince Keith that in this time slot we should have the original Girl Who Kicks Butt (Buffy, of course), but he wasn't going for it.

This is the show that made me want to be a CIA agent for about two months in tenth grade. It really jumped the shark, though, toward the end.

Veronica Mars
Veronica Mars!

Thursday- Girls Who Kick Less Butt Night (and Heroes)

What I Like About You
Amanda Bynes: hilarious. The show: okay.

30 Rock
Tina Fey is my hero. I want to be just like her when I grow up.

Gilmore Girls
I own all seven seasons of this show. If we watch one episode a week, that's enough for almost three years of striking writers. We will survive!

Seriously, what happened in the second season? The first was so good!

Friday- TGIF, Watts Style!

Friday Night Lights
Who would have thought I would like a show about football? Not me! (Okay, I guess it's not really about football, but it has that as its cover, kind of like Jerry Maguire.)

Dead Like Me
I just bought the first season on DVD and Keith has probably already finished it as I write this. So, I don't know if it will stay in this time slot. We might have to pick something else. (Buffy! Buffy! Buffy!)

Arrested Development
I just can't say enough about this show. I can't say enough about how amazing it is and I can't say enough about how stupid FOX is for cancelling it. (Hey, is there an echo in here?)

How I Met Your Mother
I know, I'm surprised, too. A good sitcom on CBS? Described by a staff writer for Entertainment Weekly as the perfect sitcom, this is the perfect show to cap off the week.


Miniseries and/or movie
We own about a kajillion movies plus a few miniseries (BBC's Pride and Prejudice, Dune, Children of Dune, and a few History Channel productions), so we thought we should give them some time in our schedule. Ahhh, movies.

So, that's the lineup. I'll repeat Keith's invitation to come on over if you want to watch something. Happy viewing!

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