Saturday, August 13, 2005


I don't think there's ever been a summer in which I had so many TV shows qualify as "Must-See TV".

First off, there are the returning shows:


'Rescue Me'

'The Dead Zone'


And there were two series I discovered only in the rerun season:


'Veronica Mars'

Based on the amount of time I can afford to spare for viewing, it's amazing how many new shows (and none of that "reality" crap!) have laid claim to that time!

'It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia'

'Over There'

'The Closer'

'The Inside' (Sadly, it didn't get the network support so I'm hoping a DVD will soon be forthcoming so that I might see the remaining episodes.)

There are other shows with which I've not been able to keep pace:

'Stargate SG-1' and 'Stargate: Atlantis'

'Battlestar Galactica'

'The 4400'

But hopefully I can catch up with the help of DVDs.

I wanted to like 'The Comeback' on HBO, but I found it too cringe-worthy. Still, I do keep up-to-date on it, thanks to its episode guide. There are too many opportunities for links made possible by appearances from the League of Themselves.

(There is one series, however, that put me right off; and there's not much chance I'll return for any more visits - 'Starved'. Ugh.)

I have to admit I was kind of shocked to see how many shows came from the Empire Murdoch. When did I get so FX'd up?

Hopefully the Suits at the FOX networks won't notice how popular these shows are or they'll all end up suffering the same fate as 'The Inside'. (And my conspiracy-obsessed mind thinks that its cancellation was a bone thrown to TV critics everywhere... so they could use "The Inside Out" as a headline.)

FOX suits are notorious for "dillerization" - cancelling the good shows, like 'Alien Nation' and 'Family Guy'. So watch 'It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia' before FOX rains on their parade.


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