Thursday, October 9, 2008

watch this

Art: Courtesy of gamesmuseum.

30 Rock. Also the show's creator, Tina Fey stars as Liz Lemon, head-writer for an SNL-ish live sketch comedy series. Clever-funny, coolly outrageous, but just real enough to be believable.

House, M.D. The acerbic, politically-incorrect Dr. Gregory House continues to make people around him miserable. And yet, at the end of the day (or episode), you still find yourself rooting for him, hoping he'll save himself from himself, just like he saved those other patients' lives.

Entourage. Watch the ├╝ber-cool Vinny Chase get around Hollywood in this HBO TV series that was made by the guys, for the guys. In this show, it's all about "bros before 'hos." Plus, Ari Gold's cute when he's furious.

Chuck. Chronicles of your average nerd next door who turned into an accidental spy-hero trying his best to survive mission after mission. Doesn't hurt that his handler's hot, too.

Fringe. A new show by JJ Abrams, it's somewhat like The X-Files with a little bit of Alias built in. I'm quite undecided about this one, but also mildly curious how their story arc plays out.

Gossip Girl. Because sometimes, I just need to stare at pretty boys and pretty clothes.

The Office (US). Even when the characters' personas make you cringe and look away uncomfortably, sometimes their stories hit a little too close to home (or the corporate life).

CSI Vegas. Word is that William Petersen will no longer be playing as the ever-philosophical Gil Grissom and that his character will be replaced by Laurence Fishburne. Hmm.. wonder how that will play out.

Criminal Minds. Maybe because I'm a Psych graduate = the reason why I'm so into this show.

The Amazing Race (US). Yes, I do also watch the Asia edition, but it's not quite as fun as the US edition. TAR Asia is just, quite simply, a carnage. TAR US, however, is fun and challenging at the same time. It makes you want to go and join the rest of the teams. TAR Asia? Makes you feel all warm and giddy that you're at home, watching the teams kill themselves.

Prison Break. Wentworth Miller plays as the intelligent, cool, and calculating Michael Scofield who mumbles and smirks his way into your heart.

Boston Legal. The latest gem that I've discovered (a bit late, I know), this was recommended by the mommy who morphs into a deity in the kitchen. A spinoff from The Practice (which I haven't watched), it's similar to Justice (which I have watched), but BL's comical lines are delivered with such conviction and aplomb you can't help but cry... laughing.

Additional Timewaster: Another serious player in the 2008 Fall TV game: True Blood. Hot on the heels of Stephanie Meyers' Twilight series comes this show set in a small village in Louisiana whose settlers are co-existing nervously with vampires. Because of the Japanese invention Tru Blood (also comes in O Negative and A), a synthetic blood- drink for vampires so that they may no longer feed off on humans, vampires have come out from their coffins and declared themselves to the public. The pilot's not so great, but the following episodes really got me hooked. Plus, some of the characters' Southern accent somehow reminds me of Lexington. And oh, some scenes may be graphic. So make sure the little ones are asleep before you settle in to watch.

So many shows, so little time!


Keith said...

I would say that aside from watching "pretty boys in pretty clothes" I would say I look to this list as shows worth looking examining. Indeed, I do not have a television, so some of these shows may be cancelled before I get to watch them.

But, I do have my french press coffee maker, and will be ready to watch when I get one. Thanks for the report.

caffeinated muse said...

No problemo! :)

Anonymous said...

--kinsa ni c keith? parehas lagi ni sila sa paul nga wlay tv.. nyahahahha ^^carmie

Purpled Sky said...

hekhek, thanks for the linky love, luv! mwah!

caffeinated muse said...

to know the guy, just follow the links. :)

Steph said...

I love Boston Legal! I love Alan Shore. :p

caffeinated muse said...

@purpled: surest! :D

@steph: yep, he's just the best. and have you noticed that look on this face each time he finishes a closing? like he has just got everything off his chest, like it was all spontaneous or what. he's definitely everybody's dream lawyer hehehe!

bitchvarsity said...

im addicted to the L Word. sucks season 6 will be available by jun '09 pa. =)