March 31st, 2009

Flack

I'll let it pass and hold my tongue

So!  End-of-winter finales are collapsing left and right, and last-chance replacements are making/about to make their mark.  Me being me, as soon as I clear out one stall in my little TV barn, I seem to find a replacement before it's even gone cold.  My will to resist new shows seems to be weaker in spring than fall lately, so although Dollhouse was a bust, I've still got my eye on two others.

Which of the following are you planning to check out?

Southland
2(33.3%)
Harper's Island
1(16.7%)

What other new show(s) are you considering watching?

Southland is the first crime drama to catch my eye in at least a couple of years (L&O: UK not withstanding), and I've determined it's only 60% because of Ben McKenzie - the rest is very alluring, promising me "from the producer of ER" and just, I don't know, captivating-looking. 

I also find it a LAUGH RIOT (hah) that it's in a timeslot clash with the other new show I want to see - although at least they're premiering a week apart - but Harper's Island strikes me as the fictionalized version of Murder in Small Town X, and you know how much I loved that show (seeing as 8 years later I am still talking about it at every opportunity).  I predict at least one of them will fail to live up to my expectations, but hey.

In other news, I've started seeing previews for "The Osbournes: Reloaded."  To which my reaction is basically, "...huh.  Good, for a minute there I was getting worried that FOX was starting to class up its act."  I mean, when The Simpsons and Family Guy are the most offensive/low-brow shows they air in a given week, they're just not trying hard enough.  Thank goodness this came along to restore their reputation!

As for the remainder of what I watched from last week --

Lost, 5x11, "He's Our You"
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CSI: NY, 5x19, "Communication Breakdown"
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ER, 15x21, "I Feel Good"
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I no longer want to go to sleep because lately I have seen a few little white...gnat-things fluttering about my room, which don't bother me because they are so tiny that even I'm not scared of them...but I was just peering at the pair of houseplants next to my desk (which my mother insists on keeping here during the winter because apparently these are the only windows in the house?), and I noticed that the undersides of all their leaves are covered in little white dots.  Dots I quickly realized were eggs. 

I AM NOT OKAY WITH THIS.  WHAT IF THEY HATCH LIKE AN ARMY BEFORE I WAKE?  SO WHAT IF THIS AN IRRATIONAL FEAR?  I, personally, am all for halting the problem by chucking the plants outdoors immediately and letting them freeze to death.  I have no relationship with the plants, especially not if they're going to bring an infestation with them.  This is why I don't believe in houseplants, this is why!!