Wednesday, November 05, 2008
The Rolling Stones 'Goats Head Soup'
My love affair with the television show Heroes is over.
I was watching last week’s episode and I found myself confused. I just didn’t care about what was happening. They’ve added too many new characters with various subplots going on in the present and future. I’m just not “geek-boy” enough to keep up with it all. Too many characters were getting superpowers. Too many characters were getting new superpowers. Superpowers were being revealed by old characters. Too much going back and forth in time. I was losing interest with every new episode.
The first season was great. We all wanted them to save the cheerleader and the World. Season two was getting bogged down with time travel and by what I like to refer to as “extra-unnecessary-crap”. The whole storyline with Hiro and the samurai bored me to tears, but I managed to finish season two.
During this current season, I found myself not caring about watching the show when I was watching it. I would find myself playing Hexic on my Zune or cleaning between my toes when it was on. So last week, I pulled the plug. Heroes is off my viewing list.
I felt like I needed a chart to keep up with what was going on. Who has the time for that?
I may be unemployed, but I have rules about how I waste my time when it comes to entertainment.
--The Shield is really going out with a bang! The last couple of episodes have put me on the edge of my seat. Everything is going FUBAR and its causing me to giggle like a Japanese school girl. I am SO digging the final season!
I came on late during the second season and have been hooked ever since.
I didn’t watch the first season because FOX was heralding it as the grittiest and best cop show ever during NASCAR races. They didn’t just plug it every so often… They plugged the show during the races and there was a promo for every commercial break. I got so tired of seeing the commercials that I avoided the show on sheer principal.
--Here’s a daily breakdown of my viewing habits:
Monday: Chuck, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (which I watch online because of the conflict with Chuck), and My Own Worst Enemy.
I’ve heard about critics panning My Own Worst Enemy, but I’m digging it.
Tuesday: The Shield
Wednesday: I watch nothing.
Thursday: My Name Is Earl (started painfully slow this season), Supernatural (gets better and better all the time), The Office (watch online because of the conflict with Supernatural).
I tried two episodes of Kath and Kim, but I kept finding myself picking lint out of my navel during the show. I dropped it.
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday have nothing to offer to me. But if I have nothing else to watch, it’s the best reality show of all time… Cops.
Tell us about your viewing habits by leaving a comment. I’m interested to see how many of you watch reality shows religiously.