Tuesday, June 15, 2010

I'm Type Eric

Entertainment Weekly contains a great article about how the most compelling stories are found on television, not at your local multi-plex. I totally agree. I haven't actually sat in a movie theater since taking my kids to see Alvin and the Chipmunks 2--The Squeakquel. (I know, but come on, it was my little guy's birthday!). Television has experienced a golden age, probably since the premium channels have come into their own, HBO and Showtime in particular.


I didn't watch much TV as a kid, don't watch much now (comparatively), but here are some shows I get really, really excited for:


1. True Blood. Yes, we're on vamp overload, but this series is adult entertainment of the best kind--sex with a sense of humor, real jump out of your seat scares, and, um, him...




2. Mad Men. Complex characters doing morally ambiguous things on sets so historically accurate, even the toilet paper is vintage. I can't wait for this to start up again in July on AMC.

3. GLEE. Music. Teens. Drama. Sue Sylvester. I hope next season they have an Elton John/Billy Joel episode. That would be my dream.

4. Weeds. When this show started up about five years ago, I thought the premise was cute. Newly widowed suburban mom selling pot to keep up her Real Housewife of San Diego lifestyle. This show is anything but cute, in fact it's seriously disturbed. In the best possible way.

5. Anthony Bourdain's No Reservations. This has become a travel channel staple, but Anthony has not been mellowed by the passing of time. His humor is as acidic as the "gravy" on a plate of mostaccioli.

So what did I miss?

11 comments:

  1. Don't forget Breaking Bad! Also, I'm partial to Men of a Certain Age.

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  2. I've avoided Breaking Bad because I know I'll want to get the entire Season 1 DVD set and watch it continuously over a weekend. (OK, I'm going to do it, it's just a matter of when!)

    And I've heard Men of a Certain Age is good. Isn't Scott Bakula in it? Love him.

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  3. Agreed.
    Agreed.
    Agreed.
    Agreed.
    Agreed.

    If only there were enough time to watch everything. As it is, Joe and I are Netflixing our way through a lot of these shows!

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  4. I like Glee, too. It's brought me back to television. Though I love the fact that if I miss an episode I can watch it on hulu or fox.com.

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  6. With you on GLEE, and my friends keep trying to get me into True Blood and Mad Men. I'm resisting because I already watch too much stuff!

    I think Fringe is really good too. Lots of crazy, weird things but when I feel like it's going too far into the Twilight Zone, it grounds itself in enough reality to make me buy the whole thing.

    But the only show I regularly DO NOT MISS is Supernatural. Snark, scares, and all around fun times with a monster-hunting brother duo through the back roads of America.

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  7. I just bought the available seasons of True Blood and Weeds and I am excited.

    Also, you officially have one of the best named blogs ever. I adore that song and Paul in the seconds after.

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  8. There are also all those shows to discover on DVD. I have been having quite the Buffy binge.

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