Some TV snippets for you today as I'm not feeling particularly original.
Was it just us or did last night's NBC sitcom offerings just blow? Scrubs had one or two decent scenes, but, like the whole season so far, was just not good. Maybe it was simply my lack of familiarity with House that made it a waste to me. My Name is Earl was uncharacteristically boring. I liked the idea of having Cops in Camden County, but I think they just took it a bit too far. Even The Office was off last night. The only time I really got into it was the scene when Dwight is trying to comfort Pam through her crying bout. That was stinkin' hilarious. But, otherwise, just not good.
Oh yeah, still not watching 30 Rock. Sorry.
We're going to try to give them another chance likely this weekend. Maybe it'll take a couple viewings to truly appreciate these episodes. Here's hoping.
Thankfully we had a good episode of Ugly Betty last night that was also new. New is good. And seeing a little more of the background in the love triangle between Betty, Walter, and Henry was nice. But it just makes it more difficult for me to decide who I like better.
This indecision has even carried over into my dreams, sad as it sounds.
I was having an Ugly Betty-inspired dream in which Betty is being comforted through her two-man dilemma by her father, Ignacio, in the front yard of their house (what little front yard there is). Then, in a scene reminiscent of Sixteen Candles, a vehicle moves to reveal a car on the other side with a guy leaning against it waiting a la Jake Ryan. We don't see who it is initially, but the camera of my mind cuts over and starts to slowly pan up from foot to head (I apparently dream like I'm a Director of Photography, go fig) with occasional cuts back to Betty and her dad or over to her nephew, Justin, who is dancing maniacally to the car's sound system. Finally, when the camera was about to reveal his head, I woke up. So even I don't know who it was.
I hate my dreams.
Death to Brian
Katie and I really like What About Brian. It's a pretty decent and underperforming show that even the President of ABC seems to enjoy standing behind. It started off all about a guy who is still single amongst his six friends that are all in relationships with each other. Two pairs were married and the third pair were engaged. That dynamic has changed a bit with certain goings-on this season, but it's still an enjoyable watch.
However, I think we can now say it's about to jump the shark. The female Ted McGinley (also known as the TV show killer) is about to join the cast. That would be Tiffani Thiessen. Yes, cute Kelly Kapowski from Saved by the Bell seems to have become the jump-the-shark punchline for many a show. Let's see just how many shows can mark their downhill descent with her arrival... Beverly Hills 90210; Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place; Just Shoot Me; and Good Morning, Miami, for starters. Did I miss any?
And now she will cast her kiss-of-death ways on a show we really enjoy. Gahhhh!!!
I'm crying inside.