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Thursday, August 25, 2005

TV Good

It is no secret that I like the TV. I must call attention to two shows you should watch for me, so the ratings go up, so they don't get cancelled, so I don't get depressed, so I don't cry and write bad poetry about capitalism.

A. It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia-FX, Tuesday at 10 p.m. central, Thursday at 9:30 p.m.
I'm serious. This is the funniest show I have seen since Seinfield. Maybe it's because IASIP has the exact same concept: 3 guys and a girl with absolutely no moral center screwing everything up. Tuesday night, I almost peed myself six times before the opening credits. If controversial stuff bothers you, or you are uptight, steer clear. Sometimes, I look around before laughing at this show, and I watch it alone.

B. Rescue Me-FX Tuesday 9 and 11 p.m. Central
Good Lord in Heaven, thank You for television. There have been several times in my life that I did not feel worthy of watching certain programs. The Sopranos first season, during the finale confrontation b/t Tony and his ma. The entire final hour of the Shield's 3rd season. The Buffy Season 2 finale where Buffy sends her lover to the grave. Rescue Me, two nights ago, during the final montage set to that "Light Up" song, where, after going a day without them, Dennis Leary's goofballs kick in and he grins like a toddler. This show is unbelievable. There are three episodes left until the finale, but there is about a five minute recap of previous plotlines before every episode, so the show is easy to get into. This is the best show I have seen this year, and I watch a whole lot of good TV. This show kills me. It would be the funniest show on TV, if not for "...Philadelphia", but the writing, acting, drama, cinematography...everything on this show this season is clicking together, and stuff like that doesn't happen often. You gotta cherish it.
Addiction, loss, pain, joy, hope, misery, death-this show is nailing everything.

So anyway, even if you have no interest in these shows, even after hearing my unfallible opinion, please put them on and just mute the TV and go read or something, so Nielson picks up the ratings and my shows don't get cancelled.


John T. Meche III said...

Dennis Leary and I have a very odd relationship. I can't stand him as a comedian. If you're going to do angry comedy you *have* to keep some level of class and whit to it (ie. Lewis Black). I'm not saying you can't use profanity. I'm saying it needs to be quick whitted. Dennis Leary just looks mad.
Having said that, I absolutely *love* him as an actor. His role in Suicide Kings had me rolling on the floor at times. He's incredible.

-E said...

Sigh, I already watch far far far too much television as it is. I should be finding a job, but the TV distracts me!

Jordan said...

I don't really watch a lot of TV. Seinfeld has been my favorite show for most of my teenage life now. I've seen a little bit of Rescue Me but have never heard of seen of the Philly one.

I've liked what I've seen of 40 days.
A pretty concept for a show if you ask me.

I'll check out some more of those shows Nic, if only so you don't cry.

Anonymous said...

Hmmmm...if I were to watch more television, I would attempt "Rescue Me," I think, as I've heard many good things about it.

Unfortunately, I don't have cable because I don't watch enough television to justify it and...I don't want to become one of those people who stares at the television, channel surfing and complaining that nothing is on. *shrugs and laughs*

*ponders* I do miss the late-night infomercials, though. *sighs in reverie* Ach, well. I do still get Seinfeld every night, luckily, and Neal and I have taken to watching the DVDs together so I can OD on that instead.

Wenchy said...

We don't have either of those in South Africa. :o(