Friday, May 02, 2008
Find Out Why There's Just No Baloney About Amanda
Okay, you guys already know you need to be watching The Paper on MTV, right? Because OH MY GOD YOU SERIOUSLY DO. I am not exaggerating when I say that it belongs in the company of other such so-painfully-real-it's-awesome high school shows like My So-Called Life, Freaks and Geeks, and Clone High. [Seriously, no show ever got to the root of anthropomorphic peanuts quite like Clone High.] Anyway, my day was made when I checked my blog feed and saw that FourFour had posted what can only be called an ode to The Paper and its awesomely irritating editor-in-chief Amanda. Check that out, watch the show, and be prepared to discuss it here. Every week. At length.
Other TV shows that have become unmissable since the strike ended:
Gossip Girl: The arrival of Dawn Summers has only put this show over the top. It had graduated from guilty pleasure to regular pleasure a while ago.
Samantha Who?: Which has become essential Monday viewing ever since that Timothy Olyphant episode I loved so much. I would also like to be the first person to openly pine for Jennifer Esposito and Kiele Sanchez to share a scene or two, thereby creating the grand Related reunion I've been longing for (seriously, just call Lizzie Caplan! She's not busy!).
Lost: We've discussed this before. I'm probably more into this show than I ever have been. Last night's episode managed to be very good, even for a Jack-centered episode. And it's honestly been so long since we'd been reminded that Jack and Claire share the same father that I had actually forgotten about it. So it was like being surprised all over again! Awesome.
The Office, which has totally regained its mojo, and 30 Rock, which never lost it.
On the other hand, shows that have become, sadly, entirely missable and end up sitting on my DVR for days on end:
The Riches: I thought this might happen, so I've started to stockpile the episodes for block viewing later on, since waiting a week in between episodes apparently saps all my momentum. Plus keeping Wayne and Dahlia apart so much this season was a really bad idea.
America's Next Top Model: Tyra's as hateful as ever, they got rid of a lot of the interesting car wrecks early on (Allison; Marvita) and kept the boring car wrecks (Fatima; Dominique).
Work Out: You can't expect me to have any stake at all in conflicts between Jackie and Amanda and Jackie and Peeler when I honestly can't stand any of them. Jackie's become so full of herself this season. It's ugly. That being said, Jesse is looking fine and being funny, so we're back to being cool.
My Name Is Earl and Scrubs, which has clearly become the weak sister hour on Thursdays.
What other TV do we need to be talking about here? (And don't bother noting that I already talk too much about TV. I realize.)