Unlike the presidential candidates, television gives me hope for a better tomorrow

Hey, check it, yo! A Price-penned post that isn’t a Weekend Roundup! Yeah, well, don’t get used to it. I’ll be back to letting you down in no time.

But here’s the thing: I don’t really have much to jaw about, just a bunch of little bits and pieces banging around in my head, all TV-related, so I’ll just throw together a lame bulleted list of random thoughts.

  • Lost is coming back! Finally! I was worried about this for a while, what with the WGA strike dragging on and on and many of our favorite shows either already dark for the season (Heroes, The Office) or in limbo (24). Well, I needn’t have worried: the Lost Season Four begins this Thursday night, promising a whole eight episodes of scripted, impenetrable mystery. Thank you in advance, J.J. Abrams, for killing eight hours of my life in 2008. Now just don’t let their death be in vain.
  • In other TV show news, it turns out that because animated shows have such a long lead time, The Simpsons and King of the Hill have enough shows to finish the season, so the writers’ strike won’t affect them at all. YES!
  • Smallville still has five or six episodes to go, so while it won’t go the full season, I still have several more weeks of superhero-themed soap-opera ahead. The angst! The romantic misunderstandings amongst beautiful twentysomethings! The X-ray vision! 
  • Battlestar Galactica is supposedly still coming back in March or April or something. Who knows anymore? I don’t know how many episodes they were able to complete before the strike, so I don’t know just how badly we’re going to be left hanging when they come to an abrupt halt. Nonetheless, I am still frakking pumped about this show. (If you watched the show, you’d know that wasn’t a typo.)
  • Yes, they’re remaking Knight Rider.
  • Yes, I’ll be watching it.
  • Yes, even if it sucks.
  • Which it will.
  • I have not watched a single episode of any program that debuted during the 2007-2008 season. None of them–not one!–interested me enough to make it worth my time. You’ll just have to do better next season, Mr. TV.
  • Lots of good stuff on cable, too: Dirty Jobs and Mythbusters on Discovery, Good Eats on the Food Network. (There are two men I want to be when I grow up: humorist James Lileks and Good Eats host Alton Brown.)
  • Also, do you realize that I’ve never watched a single episode of Boston Legal, despite the fact that it stars the Thespian Supreme himself, the redoubtable William Shatner? What’s wrong with me?

2 Responses to “Unlike the presidential candidates, television gives me hope for a better tomorrow”

  1. Shannon Says:

    That last bulletpoint has blown my mind. I feel like I really don’t know you at all!

  2. Jessie Says:

    Chuck is quite funny, you should give it a try.

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