Saturday, May 12, 2012

Boob Tube Review, This Geek Rants...

Hubby and I like to relax in the evening surfing the next, laughing at the cat, and watching a bit of TV.  Please be quiet about the laughing.  I wouldn't want to hurt the cat's feelings.

We've found some great shows to watch over the years.  Who could resist Kiefer Sutherland in 24?  I liked seeing Kiefer shirtless but, unfortunately, that was usually when he was being tortured. Hubby doesn't have the hots for Kiefer but there were some nice female side-kicks during the show's reign.  One of Hubby's favorites was Agent Renee Walker, played by Annie Wersching.  We called her Agent Freckles. 

Wasn't LOST a great idea and good for years of entertainment?  I won't go into how it ended but the the words "utterly" and "ridiculous" come to mind.  PFFFT!   In recent years, we started watching NCIS and like trained monkeys, we followed on to NCIS: LOS ANGELES.  While thinking about how bad and pathetically sad that show is sometimes, I thought I would offer my not-so-humble opinions on some of the shows we watch or have watched recently.  Sorry folks, no reality shows are viewed around here.

Still decent, will tune in:

PERSON OF INTEREST - The government is spying on you.  There is a machine watching your every move.  The creator of the machine hires an ex-CIA tough guy to help him assist the "numbers" the machine comes up with each week.  These "numbers" may be good guys or bad guys.    This show is entertaining and intriguing with a lot of tough guy, good-guy wins action.

FAIRLY LEGAL -Skinny pretty lady with big boobs and high heels mediates new cases each week.  She partners a law firm with her late father's Barbie-stick wife.  Mediator Kate still has the hots for her ex-husband, the Assistant DA.  He's decent eye candy.  The stories are interesting and the character interaction is fun to watch.

AWAKE - After a car "accident", an LA detective wakes up in different realities, one where his wife is still alive, one where his son is still alive.   He gets clues from each reality to help solve his cases.  He is beginning to realize it might not have been an "accident".  Which reality is real?    It's a little sappy sometimes but the concept appeals and the back story is captivating.

COVERT AFFAIRS - Blonde, attractive, and athletic Annie is a fairly new CIA agent.  She's got style and she can work her way out of some tight situations.  It's my answer to ALIAS.  I always wanted to be Sydney.  Now I want to be Annie!

ROYAL PAINS - A concierge doctor in the Hamptons always seems to solve the case.  His whiny brother runs the business.  His doctor girlfriend is supposed to be leaving to work overseas but never seems to get away.  It's always summer.  Hee Hee. This one is getting a bit stale.  I hope the next season breathes some life into the series.

BIG BANG THEORY - I'm not explaining this one to you.  It's been on awhile and relates to most of us geeks out there.   It's still funny.  I hope they can keep it up!

Ugh.  Really?  I must be moron for continuing to tune in:

NCIS:  LOS ANGELES -  Nonsensical plot lines and incredibly boring characters.  I've slept through several episodes but not the ones with close-ups of Chris's blue eyes or when he had his shirt off.  Well, I may have slept through those, too.

UNFORGETTABLE:    Really?  I can easily forget this show.  Poppy Montgomery with fake red hair that looks a different color depending on the lighting or the hairstylist hates her and loves to let her roots show?  Just shoot me now.  Again, boring. 

CSI: - The original.  Good Gracious, Almighty!  Can this show get worse?  Unfortunately, it probably can.  The stories with potential crash and burn.   They've lost too many key characters over the years.  Please. End. It. Now.

HAWAII-FIVE-O - Oh, oh, oh!  It seemed like such a great idea.  Alex O'Loughlin is a cutie and I like seeing some of the old LOST cast but the repetitive Wo Fat plot line is getting old.    Please don't let Grace Park get any thinner.  Windy days must be a struggle for her.   Danno?  Oh no-no.  Zzzzz.  Hum...maybe we can just feed all the characters to the sharks and be done with it.

You can do better than this:

NCIS: - Tony acting like a frat boy.  Again?  Can't we move forward here?  This is one of their worst seasons.  It seems they have run out of ideas and the characters are fading.  Jamie Lee Curtis and Gibbs?   Yeah, ok.  He probably needs to be getting some horizontal action but she is more interesting eating her poop-inducing yogurt.  We need more Abby.   How about some McGee?  Or Ziva without the face-hurting pulled-back hair?  Ugh.  I think I slept through last week's episode.

Ok, that's my rant.  Thanks for listening.  Let me know what shows you like or dislike and why.

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