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.