August 28, 2005

The new TV season — do you care?

Throwing Things lists some things they care about. Here you can see which new shows Television Without Pity is going to recap.

And, hey, the recap from the final "Six Feet Under" is up already. The recapper, M. Giant, reveals on the last page that he's moving on to recap that big new HBO series, "Rome," which starts tonight. Are you going to watch? Can we transfer our "SFU" habit onto "Rome"? Are we going to try?

MORE: I cared deeply about the new TV season when I was a teenager — and so did all my friends. We eagerly awaited the TV Guide issue that described all the new shows and talked a lot about which ones we thought we're going to be good. We made a point of trying nearly every one. That was back in the days when shows like "Bewitched" and "That Girl" were coming out. We were so into TV. Half of us started affecting the vocal mannerisms of Elizabeth Montgomery and Marlo Thomas!

UPDATE: I watched "Rome" for about 20 minutes. It was the sort of roiling, writhing ancientness I expected. I found I just didn't care.


Ron said...

It may seem strange now, but didn't Special Guest Stars actually seem sort of event-like back then as well? Now, really, who cares?

amba said...

Their promos can hook me, at least into watching the first episode and finding out that the promo was the best part of the show.

Three that have managed to get my attention:

"Wanted," only because I've always kind of liked the Bon Jovi themesong (blush).

"Commander in Chief." Geena Davis as female VP thrust into the Presidency, with Donald Sutherland as her evil genius. "The West Wing" gone tranny?

"Invasion." Obviously, based on "Invasion of the Body Snatchers." Versions one (the classic) and two (not-bad remake, with . . . Donald Sutherland) seriously creeped me out. Not sure I want to watch this show, any more than I want to slow down and look at a car crash, but . . . human nature . . .

(I only need one series to watch per season, and I'm very happy with Rescue Me, which has had its new season this summer. Anybody else watching that?)

Simon Kenton said...

Shot my TV back in '82: 7 from a .45. I didn't like the effect it was having on my kids. Now I look in awe on you people who have time for it, and the kind of mental resistance that keeps your intellects undefiled.

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