How much television is too much television? Here's a few clues I got this week, the first week of the premiere season for 2013.
1. My wife goes to bed usually around 9:15 every night. That's usually when I watch a show that she doesn't like to watch with me (usually a scary, violent, cop show). Twice this week instead of watching a show I was really looking forward to, I watched a rerun of #StarTrek, or #Firefly, or #TheLeague, or whatever I could find that was brainless for me on #Netflix. My brain just couldn't process any new information.
2. Getting ready to blog, I had to look back at old blogs to remember what I watched this week.
3. I couldn't remember why Leonard was at sea on #TheBigBangTheory. Thanks, Hayley.
4. Ideas that occur to me every year, struck me as 'Brand-New-Ideas-That-Have-Never-Been-Thought-Of-Before'. If you were walking down Michigan Ave., and five SUVs came screeching up, with FBI agents in flak jackets waving around assault rifles, wouldn't you lay on the ground, or hide, or run? Extras on TV never do. Thank you #Brooklyn99 for mocking that.
Needless to say, there's a lot of TV to watch this week, and for the next month or so. I'll mention what I can, and try to keep it as brief as possible. Your (and my) brain doesn't need to melt from over-stimulation. If you don't like #spoilers you're on the wrong page.
#CASTLE - Very cool, and exciting start to the new season. Refresh us on the relationships of the main characters, check. Give us some good action sequences, check. Continue, or begin a new, ongoing storyline, check. Leave me wanting more, check. That's what I want from a season premiere (and I'll revisit that sentiment for a few other shows). What comes next? Castle is rich and can go wherever he wants, but I think Beckett comes back to NY. Maybe FBI liaison to the NYPD, maybe she heads a Special Task Force, so she can get Esposito and Ryan back in the mix. I guess we'll just have to see...
#HowIMetYourMother #HIMYM - I love this show. I really don't know what to say about this. Just about everything was perfect to start to final season of this show. Barney and Robin's incest scare was hilarious, as was #Mosby acting crazy, and Lilly acting even crazier. How many drinks did she consume in the episode? I stopped counting at five. By the way, I love the mother, but for some reason she is not what I expected. I can't explain it.
#MOMS - Not good. I love Allison Janney, but this was barely funnier than #TwoAndAHalfMen , which has not been funny since #CharlieSheen left the show. I won't be watching it again, and you shouldn't either.
#TheBlacklist - The second most intense episode of premiere week I've seen. Seriously, I was hooked during the first two minutes. So nice to see James Spader back on TV and not playing a cartoon character as he did in #TheOffice . It's semi-dark, semi-violent, very dramatic, and super-complicated, which tells me the ongoing story line is going to be amazing. Tune in, if you haven't already.
A few other Monday shows that I didn't mention #Bones . Bones is one of my favorite shows and I'm sure I'll be talking about it quite a bit for the rest of the year. Since the premiere was last week, and this week's was good, but not mind-blowing, I'll wait on it. But can they please get rid of Daisy? I hate her, and Sweets could do better. #2BrokeGirls is what it is. I only watch it because my wife likes it, and I'm supposed to think the two broke girls are hot. #BethBehrs is hot, #KatDennings doesn't do it for me. But she was cool in #Thor.
That is quite enough for now. Tune in for 'Part 2 of ?' maybe tonight. Tuesday's are my favorite night and will require much typing. Before that I'd like to watch more fluff, and maybe smoke a joint. Just kidding, "I don't do drugs. Just weed." #HalfBaked (that's a movie quote, I really don't).