Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Curse You, TV Programming Gods!!

Most people probably think I watch too much TV. They're probably right, but most of my TV-ing is done out of boredom. I really don't have that many shows that I have to watch. But, somehow, my must-see shows are usually always in conflict with each other. With 7 days in the damn week, you'd think my chances of this not being the case would be pretty high, but you'd be wrong. For instance:

Thursdays at 9:00 - CBS. I always watch CSI. Never miss it. I've watched it since the first episode, due to my love of both forensics and William Petersen. (And now I have the Jungle Fever for Gary Dourdan.) However, NBC's My Name is Earl has quickly become my favorite show. It started out on Tuesday nights, in conflict with WB's Supernatural, which was never an obsession but still quite enjoyable. I started taping Earl (since it was shorter) so I could watch the fright-fest. Then all of a sudden, Earl was a hit and was promptly moved to Thursday nights at 9:00. Grr. So, same issue. I had to tape one or the other. Now, Earl is moving to the old Friends spot at 8:00 which is great, but Supernatural will air on the new CW at, you guessed it, 9:00 on Thursdays. Yet, I can't get into The Office and there is an absolute programming void on Thursday at 9:30! So, I'm either forced to half-watch that show or have nothing to do between Earl and CSI. It's all very annoying. And poor Supernatural is never going to be able to compete against CSI and Grey's Anatomy. (Strangely enough, though I have some lust for Patrick Dempsey, I don't watch his show.) Why can't they just move Supernatural back to Tuesdays?? There's nothing else on Tuesdays!!

My latest problem is this: I'm addicted to Project Runway, which airs on Bravo Wednesday nights at 10:00. There is only one new fall show that I'm excited about and must watch, and that is NBC's Kidnapped. What's so exciting about this show, you ask? Two words: Jeremy Sisto. Now, if it were up to me, I would either just tape Project Runway or watch it on one of the 5,235 re-runs that air during the week. But, noooo. I don't know if I've mentioned it before, but I live with gay men. One of them is also addicted to PR. We always watch it together. It's our Wednesday night thing. Now, he knows I love Sisto. He thinks he's hot too, which I thought would make the transition easier. But apparently, you can't take Tim Gunn away from a gay man without a struggle. I'm coming up against some serious resistance to what I would like to be my new Wednesday night thing. He's not even happy with the idea of taping PR. ( Santino would say - lighten up, it's just faaaashion.) He thinks it's just as easy for me to tape Kidnapped. I'm sure I'll cave, just to keep the peace. It might be better for me to watch Sisto in the privacy of my own room anyway.


BarBarA (aka Layla) said...

I got the fever for Gary too. I am not much of a TV person these days. I only watch House and CSI and America's Most Wanted - never know when you will spot a wanted criminal!!

Lee Ann said...

I watch a few shows, not much regular television...I do like Grey's Anatomy and CSI.

Les Becker said...

My God, I think I enjoyed this post more than any other you've written! CSI, Grey's Anatomy and Gay Men all rolled up together... I won't be able to sleep tonight, now, thanks, Beck!

Writeprocrastinator said...

I'm glad they're moving "Earl" up, I stopped watching it because by that time of the night, I have to get ready for work. Plus, I had the VCR set for "C.S.I."

If you feel that you must fill the half hour void on Thursday nights, do like I do and blog hop.

Teri said...

I'm glad my addiction is to the internet...

LoraLoo said...

I completely understand your dilemma! There are so many new shows starting as well, I'm going to have to make some decisions. I can't spend all my time trying to empty the DVR!

Edge said...

The miracle of the DVR. We just got one and I am starting to really like it for a few reasons. I can watch what and when I want. My wife LOVES it. My FIL really likes EARL, I need to watch it. Isn't it odd that TV and the web are becoming a selective media at the same time? I get the news I want with an RSS reader, and I get the TV I want through the same mechanism ( rss feeds ) that are recorded with little effort. Amazing!



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