Sunday, December 23, 2007

Television Shows To Watch

Here are some tv shows that I've been watching recently.

1. History Channel/NatGeo/History International/Discovery Channel documentaries.
What can I say? I'm a history nerd. Seriously. Cold War conspiracies? Seen it. Exodus Revealed? Know it. Anything regarding the DaVinci Code? Uh huh. Science stuff on the planets? Yup. Anything regarding the Bible and history/science? Totally. And then of course there's Mythbusters.

2. Miami Ink/LA Ink/London Ink.
It all started with Miami Ink. And then Kat Von D left Miami to go back home to Los Angeles, and TLC gave her her own Ink show. And I have no idea how or when London Ink popped up. But because it revolves around tattoos and tattoo shops, I watch it.

3. Dog Whisperer
Cesar is remarkable. I don't know if he's "legit" or not, but he does a lot of scientific stuff. Its a lot like retraining the dogs, not him claiming to be able to talk to dogs and tell their owners what they are 'thinking' like other animal whisperers. Its a rather good show, and I like to watch it because I have a pitbull back home with my mom, and I can only imagine what Cesar would do with her.

4. The Office (USA)
The dry comedy series from England made its way across the pond into American homes. I haven't actually seen a full episode yet, but I bought season one to get started. What I have seen so far is hilarious. I'm familiar with the British series and Ricky Gervais, and if the American version is just as funny as the British version, this show has a lot of potential. I think the series is in season 4 right now, so I have a lot catch up on.

5. Heroes
This one is a guilty pleasure. I didn't get into Heroes until halfway through season two. Then I went to a friend's house, and watched the unaired pilot episode and was instantly hooked. I joined Columbia House DVD club (I'm a huge movie fan), bought the Office (1) and Heroes (1) for a total of $9.95 and watched Heroes in one weekend. Amazing. Simply amazing. Its basically a series about a group of unique individuals with specific powers. It reminds me a lot of the show the 4400, without the abductions.

6. Prison Break
I've been a huge fan of this one since its premiere. When I was in college, I'd get all my friends hooked on the show, end up watching Season One on DVD a couple times with different people. And then Season Two came on last year, and of course I bought the DVD set when that came out, and now Season Three is currently on their mid-season season hiatus, partially due to the Writer's Strike. Prison Break features Wentworth Miller as Michael Scofield, a structural engineer who tattooed the blueprints of Fox River Penitentiary onto himself to break out his brother, Lincoln Burrows (Dominic Purcell), who was wrongfully accused of murdering the vice president's brother and sat on Death Row. The whole series revolves around conspiracies and close calls, and the storyline of breaking out of prison has survived three seasons. I can't wait until this show is back on the air in January.

7. Beavis and Butt-head
What can I say about those two? I'm still surprised the show is syndicated.

8. Its Always Sunny in Philadelphia
Oh my god. Funniest show I've seen in a long time. The series takes place primarily in Paddy's Pub, a bar owned by three friends - Charlie, Mac, and Dennis - and Dennis's twin sister Dee. Danny DeVito plays Frank, who raised Dennis and Dee, but later it was revealed that Frank is not their real father, but rather a rich philanthropist named Bruce (the guy who played the dad on Seventh Heaven). And Frank may even be Charlie's dad. But yeah, each episode is based upon an issue which the gang ends up bastardizing. The Welfare episode is a classic. Dennis and Dee go on unemployment and learn of Welfare. Dee pretends to be retarded, Dennis pretends to be a recovered drug addict, and in the process, Dee and Dennis end up getting addicted to crack.
The show is in its third season on FX.


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J said...

Right there with you on the history channel. Keep up the blogging, you write well.