Friday, April 08, 2005
when tv lets me down
TV has always been there for me. I know a lot of people like to say they never watch TV, but not me. I'm not ashamed to admit that I love my good friend TV.


Music and movies have helped soothe my soul many times, but TV has always been there. From Sesame Street, The Jetsons, Underdog, I Love Lucy, Adam-12, The Andy Griffith Show, Brady Bunch, Star Trek, Bewitched, Mission: Impossible, I Dream of Jeannie, The Dick Van Dyke Show, Leave it to Beaver, The Partridge Family, and Happy Days to Six Million Dollar Man, Bionic Woman, Wonder Woman, and Charlie's Angels to Carol Burnett, Laverne and Shirley, Good Times, Jeffersons and Diff'rent Strokes, All in the Family, Sanford and Son, Welcome Back Kotter, and CHiPs to Little House on the Prairie, The Waltons, Soap, The Greatest American Hero, The Love Boat, M*A*S*H, General Hospital, WKRP, Hill Street Blues, Miami Vice, Friday Night Videos, MTV, The Cosby Show, St. Elsewhere, and Moonlighting to Saturday Night Live, Simpsons, Northern Exposure, Friends, and Seinfeld to reality shows like Survivor and Amazing Race, I have had a friend in TV.

But, lately TV has been letting me down. Sure, Simpson's is still on and Arrested Development looks pretty funny. I still enjoy Amazing Race and I still watch Survivor. But, the passion isn't there like it used to be. And, I really don't get what is on TV.

What is the deal with all the dead bodies on TV? I don't watch CSI Miami, Numb3rs, Medium, Third Watch, Cold Case, or any of the other murder-with-sexy-results shows, but I feel like I'm constantly bombarded by their commercials. They simply can't show an ad without showing a fake dead body.

What is the deal with the nanny shows? Who wants to listen to kids screaming? Does anyone really watch Will and Grace? Or, Faith and Hope? Does anyone get keyed up about an all-new Yes, Dear? Am I supposed to get excited about Jake in Progress?

The Office looks good. I like the British version, and I think I'd really like the American version if it were original. I'd give it a shot, but it's on opposite Amazing Race, and I still like that.
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