10.02.2005

What are you looking at?

We're well into the new fall television season and my TiVo is very happy. After a lonely summer filled with emptiness, Trevor (that's my TiVo's name) is now soaking up all the new shows and old favorites. If you are without the wonder of TiVo, don't fret. I have taken it upon myself to watch some television and tell you what you should be watching. (In case you really care, all times listed are eastern.)

1. Lost ABC Wednesday 9 p.m. - Seriously, are you not watching Lost yet? The second season just started and looks pretty good so far. I don't think it will delve into complete incomprehensibility for at least another season or so. Get on this train while you can.

2. Kitchen Confidential Fox Monday 8:30 p.m. - This new show has everything I could possibly want. It was created by Darren Star of Sex in the City fame and features that cute guy from Alias. It's been pretty funny so far and it makes for a great hour of TV if you watch the show before it which is...

3. Arrested Development Fox Monday 8 p.m. - I like Curb Your Enthusiasm just fine but sometimes I feel like Larry David is too unhappy with the world. Arrested Development has everything I like about Curb Your Enthusiasm but without the rage. The characters are endlessly optimistic and that makes it even funnier. Sort of like SpongeBob SquarePants.

4. The Amazing Race CBS Tuesday 9 p.m. - It's been watered down with a "family edition" this season but The Amazing Race is still the best reality show on TV. Unlike other shows, decent people actually come out on top most of the time. Combine that with the cringe inducing humor of watching contestants behave like ugly Americans and you got some must see TV.

5. Extras HBO Sunday 10:30 p.m. - Don't have HBO? That's too bad because you're missing Ricky Gervais' new show. It feels a little like The Office but deals with people who work as movie extras. Rumor is Gervais is only planning two six-episode seasons (like he did with The Office) so enjoy it while it lasts.

1 comment:

Spectator1 said...

The problem with new shows is that I always end up liking the ones that get canceled. It's such a disappointment. I've put my faith in that Commander-in-Chief show that seems to have done well ratings wise.