Thursday, September 27, 2007

Another Sure Sign of the Season

If the aspen tree in my front yard turning bright yellow over the past several days wasn’t enough to signal the return of autumn; this week’s return of prime time television programming certainly sealed the deal.

I actually think I might stick with a few of the new shows, Kid Nation, for example. Once you get past the initial premise of the show which is basically the abandonment of forty kids in the New Mexico dessert, it’s really quite enjoyable. Plus, I can watch it with my kids and I get a huge kick out of comparing notes on the cast with The Girl. For the record, Greg, the fifteen year old who can both kill chickens and lay out a perfect water-line, reminds us both of my nephew, The Rebel Without a Pause which, gives us the Warm Fuzzies.

Note to Greg, you better not turn into a surly ass over that stupid gold star; do not throw away the Warm Fuzzies for $20,000, man!


Then, last night, I watched the series premiere of Bionic Woman. Not THE Bionic Woman, since she isn’t the only bionic woman on the show (Spoiler! Sorry!), but, whatever. It was meh. I might try to stick with it or I might not. I guess it all depends on whether or not they bring back Max, the bionic dog. Now that show, I would watch.

I’m pretty sure I will continue watching Journeyman, however. I will admit, at first, I thought it was going to be a big rip-off of The Time Traveler's Wife, which I loved, loved, loved and; I wasn’t interested in seeing it. But! At work this morning, I got bored so I watched the premiere online and, I like it. I really like it. Of course, it will take a while for me to get over seeing Lucius Vorenus without his toga but, I’ll get there.

I am planning to watch the premiere of Moonlight tomorrow night. I typically enjoy vampire shows and, since there is nothing else to watch on Friday nights, I hope I’ll like it.

Of course, I’m also anticipating the return of my favorite old shows; Grey’s Anatomy, CSI (The Girl is dying to find out if Sara Sidle kicks the bucket tonight. I’m secretly hoping she does), Desperate Housewives and Battlestar Galactica (which, why the wait? Where for art thou, Battlestar Galactica? Oh! You’re waiting for Jamie Summers to kick Starbuck’s ass, well, let’s get with it Bionic Woman!).

While I’m at it; I should probably admit that I also plan to watch this season of Survivor solely for the purpose of seeing which happens first; the chick from the WWE getting voted off or her bottom lip falling off due to her lip rings getting infected. Either of which would be perfectly acceptable.

All of which means that; I may need a hobby other than television.


Also, if I'm missing anything terrific, do please feel free to share.


  1. The only show missing from the list that I watch is Heroes. It is so good!

  2. We watched the second half of the Bionic Woman but I'm also not so sure we will watch it again.