At long last, ‘regular’ TV is back. I and my TiVo can both breathe long sighs of much relief.
This is the hardest day for the ol’ TiVos, as 7:00 is the dangerous three way of CBS comedies, NBC’s Chuck and FOX’s Sarah Connor Chronicles. Since I’ve only got 2 TiVos, we’ll be downloading Sarah Connor on Amazon’s VideoOnDemand. (They’ve changed the name from “unbox”, which makes sense, although the new name has less of the freudian funnies about it.)
The Big Bang Theory
This show returned quite nicely, with the Penny and Leonard relationship serving as a spicy sidedish and the geeky relationship of the four guys as the entree. That’s how this show works best and I hope they keep that construct. Every week a favourite activity in our household is seeing how many “Sheldon” things remind us of me. Except for the physics genius thing, I think that I am that guy–or he is me.
How I Met Your Mother
I want to have this thought on the record. I’ve been saying it since last spring, but I need to put it here in writing so that when I am proven correct I can link back to it and say “see!!!” If I’m wrong, and I’m betting I’m not, then I’ll probably have to creatively live this entry down but I don’t care. I’m betting I’m right.
Sarah Chalke is not the mother. She’s going to be a long red herring.
Last night’s two hours are still unwatched on my Tivo. I’ve got to get up the nerve to dive back in. All last season was like sitting by the TV and waiting for the show you loved to call, only to be repeatedly disappointed by longwinded conversations with your great aunt. I’ve heard and read that this season “the show is back” but I don’t yet believe the begging quality of those reports.
All this and I still miss Journeyman. NBC dropped that excellent show and appears, so far, to have not replaced it with anything worthwhile.