October 1st, 2007

GSR

Review Pile 2: NCIS + (most of) the Exhausting Heap of Action that is Thursday TV

1. NCIS: 5.1, Bury Your Dead

Disclaimer: Part of my lack of enjoyment in this episode may have been due to the fact that I watched it at 2 in the morning when I was supposed to be doing homework, plus I watched it on the CBS online player, where it buffered every 10 seconds and took 75 minutes to get through 42 minutes of episode.  Nevertheless.

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And then before I knew it, it was time for the Gladiator Arena.  At 7:55 I was seized with a sudden crisis of conscience - Office, CSI, Office, CSI??  Oh God, as much I wanted Jim/Pam cute, I could NOT wait another second to find out if Sara was going to live (especially if it came with a GSR scene)...but I also had Magnavox dutifully recording CBS in perfect clarity, something it could not do for NBC.  Besides, my roommate really likes The Office; it's one of about two shows she follows.  And so that's what we watched.  In retrospect, that was a smart choice, as it was the best hour of the night. 

3. The Office - 4.1, Fun Run

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What I learned from this week is that this 6-shows-on-Thursday business is officially ridiculous, and I still haven't even seen Grey's Anatomy.

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Review Pile 3: Monday/Tuesday

Is it a bad sign if I'm already looking forward to things like baseball playoffs, the holiday hiatus, and anything else that will prevent all 16 of my shows from airing new episodes in the same week?  Usually my complex juggling act is manageable because shows trade off weeks, but this is less fun.  The solution would be to kick shows off the plate, at least the reviewing plate, but I'm too stubborn to do that.  And so I continue doggedly grinding down the list, even as a new week starts backlogging.  And on top of that, I'm sick again.  So, yay.  Most of this was actually written yesterday morning, but I was waiting to post until I could get my hands on Bones.   

1. CSI: Miami, 6x1, "Dangerous Son"
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2. How I Met Your Mother: 3x1, "Wait for It"

Oh, I waited for it.  And then I waited for it a whole extra week, because after skipping its live airing, I kept telling myself "It's only half an hour, I can watch it any time..." and generally kept putting it off.  I should not have done this, since the premiere was of a quality absolutely identical to where we left off in season 2.  I apologize for ever suggesting it might have been okay to cancel this show.  Even to save "The Class." 

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3. Bones: 3x1, The Widow's Son in the Windshield

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Law & Order: SVU is not going to get a review this week because I cannot seem to find the season premiere anywhere.  This makes me very sad.