FUTURE LISTENING: Brian Setzer has a new CD coming out. Sounds cool ...if you define cool as putting words to classical music masterpieces, but spiced up with a jazzy beat. I'm buying it. I don't care what you say.
NEW SHOWS: My wife and I like Chuck. It's apparently a brainstorm that happened while the show's creator was watching 40 Year Old Virgin. He must've said, "this is far too heavy on humor and not on action. I think the best show ever would be 40 Year Old Matrix." And then, I assume, he wrote the pilot and the rest is history. My geeky college buddies like it, as do I. I also like the show because I know the main characters name. Chuck, right? Right.
HEROES: That's right ...it gets a whole dateline to itself. That's how much I like Heroes. Finally got around to watchin' it last night (Wednesday). I'm sure there's plenty of sites that'll review it, name the characters by name, and remember all the subtle story lines. Namely ANFTSJ. Glad to see Groundhog Days' Ned Ryerson getting some work. Don't say you don't remember him, cuz he sure as heck fire remembers you. Ned... Ryerson. "Needlenose Ned"? "Ned the Head"? C'mon, buddy. Case Western High. He did the whistling belly-button trick at the high school talent show? Bing. Ned Ryerson, got the shingles real bad senior year, almost didn't graduate? Bing, again. Ned Ryerson, I dated your sister Mary Pat a couple of times until you told me not to anymore? Well?
I don't like that Hiro has been turned into Marty McFly, either. After all he did and learned last year, and now with his father dying - like I believe anyone's dead on this show, ever - you'd think his character would have a greater goal than to make his ancient parents kiss on some Under the Sea themed dance floor. I mean, he even met his future-self last season and Hiro obviously has potential bad-assedness in him ...so this Back to the Future story line bothers me.
And that concludes my notable review of the Heroes return. Oh, and is that guy in the box at the end the brother who blew up in space? I'll find out. Don't get me wrong, I'm watching. I love the show ...I just hate when writers treat me like a chump. The writers of this show, I have to say, are the luckiest writers on TV. If they're stumped for a story, they can just make-up a new character. Lucky them. And so we have a mass-murdering immigrant (is that a political statement?) and a King Midas. Who knew?
MORE BRIEFS: The Bachelor could be good. My household gave up on this show a season or two, ago. Somehow it showed up on our TV Monday evening and we watched the whole thing. Why I'll watch, you ask? This bachelor appears to have a sense of humor and he was able to laugh at the absurd behavior of some of the bachelorettes on the first night. One chick, in an attempt to "wow" him, showed him her webbed toes. Yes. I'm serious. She didn't get a rose. I sat disgusted for most of the hour-and-a-half and said to my wife the only way I'll watch this dang show is if they preview the season and show us an ambulance. They did. I set the season pass that very moment.
Tonight we get The Office, more Survivor, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, and Mad Men. Even with Tivo and skipping commercials, this is a daunting task. It may take me most of the weekend to watch it all - cuz I don't even wanna think about The Daily Shows and Colbert Reports I haven't seen. But I'm committed and will persevere.
What are my kids' names, again?
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