Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Monday TV Madness!!

I'm writing this without much time to spare, but I just wanted to say how excellent Monday night TV has become (until they run out of fresh eps, that is. Give the writers their 4 cents more per DVD and let's end this strike already!)

First, we have the fabulous "Heroes", which I could not recap with the excellence of either ANFTSJ or Television Without Pity, so I won't try. But, it's just great, and getting better leading up to the "fall finale".

Then, we have "Dancing With the Stars", which the aforementioned sites also cover awesomely, and is one of the most entertaining shows on TV. I love that my kids can watch it and enjoy it. Right now, I'm pulling for a big Mel B. and Helio Castroneves showdown in the finale. The third person in that race is an also-ran as far as I'm concerned. Jennie has improved a lot, but just doesn't quite have "it" and Marie, especially given all she's endured this season personally, deserves a big ol' gold star for trying, but she's just not up to the level of those around her at this point.

I don't know why more people don't watch "How I Met Your Mother", which is just a super-entertaining, if not always deep and meaninigful, traditional sitcom. I know we're all kind of over the laugh track, but it doesn't bother me much here. The acting is so winning and the ensemble so in sync, I just watch and smile.

Would you believe I have two more Monday shows still to watch in "Chuck" and "The Big Bang Theory" (which is getting better with each passing week)? Thankfully, for now, Tuesday is a dead zone for me, and I can catch up!

8 comments:

Adam said...

...and don't forget about Samantha Who? While it's not as "laugh-out-loud" as Big Bang (my fav new show and fav comedy) or 2 1/2 Men, it's very smart and well written. It's an adult comedy that's more character driven.

Myndi said...

I totally need to watch that one. maybe after DWTS is done. I think my DVR would explode otherwise!

Don said...

"Chuck" ...comedy. Adventure. Love story. It's everything for everyone.

Myndi said...

i agree. I watched it last night, and that was a great episode. I love me some Rachel Bilson!! And Marshall from "Alias" as a bad guy! Awesome!

Don said...

See. See why EJ is better for you than me? I have no idea without Googling them who either of those guest stars were or what show's they've been on in the past.

I can never do for you what EJ can.

Go. Be free. It will hurt me now, but in the long run, I'll be happy that you're happy.

EJ said...

You know, I was in the process of writing a blog entry on actors who need new gigs, and the centerpiece was that Marshall would be perfect on 'Chuck', and lo and behold...

And I'm on the 'How I Met Your Mother' love train, too. The slap countdown hits zero next week, and I can't wait.

Myndi said...

So excited--the episode is titled "Slapsgiving"! Squeee!

Adam said...

My TiVo is going to explode with all the recordings I have to do on Monday nights. I actually may have to watch some shows LIVE! Better tell the wife (Myndi's little sis) that she's going to have to get our kid ready for bed...she takes way too long brushing her teeth, making tinkle, getting her PJ's on, reading her TWO books, tucking her in, giving her kisses and cracking the door "just right". NO! I have way too much TV to watch. At 4 years old, she should just understand!