My PC had some kind of nervous breakdown yesterday morning. Fortunately, I have my own personal computer miracle worker and after he got home he fixed it in practically no time but instead of making up for lost time I spent the evening watching TV. And to be honest, I didn’t really miss the Internet all that much yesterday. I did a lot of reading, some sewing, and a little laundry. And playing with my smartphone.
It’s TV premiere season. Last night I watched two series premieres. Oh gosh, this is a little embarrassing. I watched the new Charlie’s Angels. (ABC) What can I say? I was curious. As I expected I did not like it at all. I quickly got bored and stopped paying attention. One thing – the original CA all had great hair. The new Angels all look like they just got out of bed after a rough night. But, you know… I see that a lot these days. I guess the disheveled look is supposed to be “fashionable”.
At 8 o’clock (central time) we watched another new show, Person of Interest. (CBS?) Pretty good so far; I think I might like this one. The “person of interest” in the show is this guy who is really good at killing people so of course he goes around killing bad guys. He works for this other guy who has some kind of device that uses all the security cameras and traffic cameras and such to see what’s happening and who might be in trouble or making trouble. Okay I know that’s a really lame description but it’s still early in the morning. Anyway, this one might be good.
After that we watched the two new episodes of The Big Bang Theory, which we had recorded earlier so we could waste our time watching Charlie’s Angels. It was, of course, hilarious! I love The Big Bang Theory. It’s the only sitcom I watch and might be the funniest one ever. And these two episodes were the funniest ever. Maybe. I often think that after watching The Big Bang Theory – that this was the funniest thing I’ve ever seen. So, those of you who saw it – how long do you think it will be before some company comes out with a for real long distance kissing system? I’m thinking they could probably do it right now but it would be too expensive for your average Internet pervert. Anyway, that was a really, really funny scene. And I loved, loved, loved the whole thing about the chair. That was awesomely funny.
Earlier this week was the season premiere of Castle. It was very good, of course, but I hope it doesn’t represent a completely new direction for the show. I don’t want it to be deadly serious every week. What I like about it is that it’s fun. Sure, it’s a police drama but it’s still supposed to be fun. I hope they will go back to being fun.
Some other shows will be ending soon, I think. Siffy – uh, I mean “SyFy” – has had three really good shows on Monday nights. Eureka is very silly and I never can decide whether I really like it or not but it’s just interesting enough that I get caught up in it. I’ve really been enjoying Warehouse 13 this season, and also the new show, Alphas.
Have you noticed that a number of former Star Trek actors have been in various shows recently? If you’re one of those people who loved to hate Wesley Crusher you would probably really like Wil Wheaton’s character in Eureka because he is quite hateable and he is so believable in that role. Kate Muligrew has a semi-regular part in Warehouse 13, looking very motherly, as Pete’s mother. A couple of weeks ago Brent Spiner was on Alphas. You know, he is just too good at playing the weird, creepy guy. I wish he was on stuff more often or was a regular in something. Finally, Michael Dorn was on Castle in what looks to be a recurring role as a psychiatrist.