Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Zack Harrison Memorial Music Monday Except On A Tuesday & About TV Instead Of Music

Yeah, so this blog has been sucking hard core lately (and not in a good way). I know. You don't have to humor me (Shain). It turns out I'm quite terrible at balancing more than a couple of things in my life that require more than the attention span of your average Hills character. Also, my writer's off striking for the WGA and has been preparing for about a month. In support, I thought I'd come up with a list of TV shows to watch as the reruns will most likely begin at some point. Unfortunately, this blog will go into reruns too, so get ready for that post about how thongs make my butt hurt any day now. Or should I say fortunately? Semantics. Anyway, so clear out the old episodes of Law & Order:SVU and Good Eats, then get to your Netflix queue before the rest of America does. I think we're in this for the long haul.

Friday Night Lights - Duh! This show rocks my figurative balls off. Catch up and catch on.

Freaks and Geeks - Duh squared.

Arrested Development - Yeah, I've seen each season about four times each, but maybe this I won't be so stoned and/or buzzed that I'll remember. That I've made a huge mistake. By watching without being, well, you know.

The Wire - Maybe it's time to see what all the fuss is about.

The War - Dear Ken Burns, you went to Hampshire, so I feel compelled to be in your corner. For 15 hours.

Weeds - Mary Louise Parker is smoldering. Conrad is just ridiculous. Elizabeth Perkins is the best. Kevin Nealon isn't just for Weekend Update.

The British Office - And for good luck, Extras. Kate Winslet dressed up like a nun trying to lick her own nipple gets me every time.

My So Called Life - Mrs. Jordan Catalano. Someday, someday... I wish my hair smelled like oranges.

49 Up, etc. - Who doesn't love a good British documentary?

Well, it's a start. Questions? Comments? Concerns? Contributions? I think I might have to upgrade my Netflix account. The last strike went on for 22 weeks, or the amount of time I go between hair cuts. Date me! If you need me, I'll be buried under my comforter with my remote.


The [Cherry] Ride said...

I feel like tis could finally be Arrested Development's time. If they put it into reruns and people actually watched it, then they'd realize its brilliance and the show would be renewed!

Granted, I have no faith that this would ever happen - people are just too stupid for this to be a realistic hope.

5 of 9er said...

I just bought LP the My So Called Life set... I'd never seen it. I am sure I will not be able to say that by next week.

Clinton said...

X-Files, yo. There's like nine seasons, which equals tons of strike-weathering entertainment. If you like aliens n' junk, of course.

d said...

hello? firefly. best show on tv. ever.

Mr. Shain said...

how about a 2 hour block of 30 minute meals followed by a little paula dean and barefoot contessa?

but seriously, go rent season 1 and 2 of strangers with candy. classic.

Dan said...

Ken Burns went to Hampshire? I guess that explains a few things. Maybe if he was held accountable to grades in his formative intellectual years, he wouldn't be such a twat.

blythe said...

i, um, might have made that up. there's really no telling.

G said...

By Thor's hammer, watch 30 Rock! Tiny Fey is my idol. PLUS, in the last episode, they somehow convinced Carrie Fisher to yell at Tiny Fey's character, "Help me, Liz Lemon! You're my only hope!"

blythe said...

sweet lincoln's mullet! you think a girl like me doesn't religiously watch 30 rock? what am i? a farmer? also, "i just wanna listen to you play halo until i fall asleep" is kind of my motto in life. not on purpose, of course.

So@24 said...

I can't tell you how many times my friends have begged me to watch Freaks and Geeks. I still havent watched it because no one owns the dvd set!

blythe said...

netflix, dude! it'll change your life.

i like cheese said...

I stole my friend's Freaks and Geeks DVDs and THAT changed my life. Oh my God. I watched it from beginning to end and then over again. Nick Andopolis drumming (badly) and singing (badly) to Rush's Spirit of the Radio. 'Nuff said.

Big Daddy said...

Best shows to Netlfix:

Freaks and Geeks
Undeclared [also by Judd Apatow]
Firefly [I agree]
Strangers With Candy
Arrested Development rules!
Little Britain
Coupling [UK Version]
The 4400!

Christopher said...

my tv series:
firefly (science fiction-western-soap opera. duh)
twin peaks (kinda soft in the middle, but I have watched the full series several times.)
house (I haven't watched it on dvd, but I barely remember the last episode, much less the first season)
classic albums (I can't get enough of this shit. god help me when I see it on vh1 classic.)
heroes (who isn't watching heroes now?)
and, umm, charmed.

though I have tried, I just can't get into weeds. I hate shows that revolve around one person fucking up again and again--I call it I Love Lucy syndrome. however, the show is sometimes worth watching just for Kevin Nealon. also, I have a huge crush on Zooey Deschanel.

blythe said...

ok, so tonight starts my descent into the world of freaks and geeks. i will resurface monday.

zooey d! love her! i mean, really.

melba said...

Season 4 of The Wire was the absolute best series I have ever watched on TV. I loved seasons 1-3 but can't say enough to express my complete adoration of season 4. And Arrested Development is my close second.