I guess I’ve got two levels of status to keep up with here.
- I will probably be doing brief reviews of most of the new network prime-time fiction shows this season. However, due to my hectic travel schedule over the next few weeks followed by the impending birth of our daughter, I am neither promising to hit everything nor will it all be timely. Thanks to the wonder of ReplayTV, I can put off watching things for months!
- To give you context for the reviews, I should do a rundown of what my TV life is like these days. My biggest don’t-miss show is Arrested Development — of course, thanks to having a ReplayTV hooked up, I don’t always have to be there at a certain time to make sure that I don’t miss something, so I can actually follow a lot (far too much) TV. The once-good show that has slipped much in quality but I watch anyway is Will & Grace; the quality-dropped show that I’ll probably not watch at all this year is The West Wing. You can count on me catching Scrubs, The Simpsons, Malcolm In The Middle, Rescue Me, Faking It. You can count on me not watching any broadcast network reality show. Gilmore Girls are old friends, and Las Vegas is my guilty pleasure. I’m going through the run of Buffy for the third time, having watched most of them when they first aired, and then having introduced them to my wife in reruns, and now we’re just finished Season 4 on DVD and have Season 5 waiting for us (and various friends, including Scott McCloud and his clan waiting for us to finish each season so they can borrow them. My annual sports viewing adds up to maybe three NASCAR races and the Super Bowl. My purchase of a new Toshiba flatscreen (not, alas, flat panel) TV was worthwhile, because our previous TV died. But the ReplayTV has proven a great entertainment investment. And if I could magically make one lost season appear of any TV show, it would be My So-Called Life. So that’s the kind of TV geek I am.