05 October 2007

TV Shows

One of the problems with regards to living in Spitland is that the TV programs here suck monkey balls. (Maybe that explains the population size here. =P) Fortunately, there is the internet and thank the lucky stars for downloads via Torrent and Ed2ks.

For this I am lucky to be able to have TV shows from the US and UK to download and keep myself occupied in the evenings. I supposed since all these TV shows are mostly free-to-air via the major networks, the legality of these downloads are problem more grey than if one were to download a movie or software.

Anyway, as we enter the fall season of the year, new seasons of the various shows as well as new shows are starting to trickle in and that also in effect ended this year's crop of summer movie releases.

So here are the shows that I am following and I thought I share and recommend them to you.

  • Heroes (Season 2) - Mondays on NBC
  • How I Met Your Mother (Season 3) - Mondays on CBS
  • Two And A Half Men (Season 5) - Mondays on CBS
  • Kid Nation (Season 1) - Wednesdays on CBS
  • Til Death (Season 3) - Wednesdays on FOX
  • Ugly Betty (Season 2) -Thursdays on ABC
  • My Name Is Earl (Season 3) - Thursdays on NBC
  • Las Vegas (Season 5) - Fridays on NBC
  • Desperate Housewives (Season 4) - Sundays on ABC
  • Scrubs (Season 7) - Returning 25 Oct 2007 on NBC
  • Monk (Season 6) - Returning 18 Jan 2008 on USA
  • Psych (Season 2) - Returning 18 Jan 2008 on USA
  • Lost (Season 4) - Returning 06 Feb 2008 on ABC
  • Burn Notice (Season 2)  - Returning 19 May 2008 on USA
  • According To Jim - ABC recently just announced that they will be picking up Season 7 and as such, the screen date of the new season opener is yet to be confirmed.
  • George Lopez (Season 7) - Pending as the incumbent network ABC has yet to sign them up for a new season.
  • The New Adventures Of Old Christine (Season 3) - Also pending but the rumour mill has it that they will make it to the screens for another season at CBS. Season opener date to be announced.

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1. Kelly left...
Saturday, 6 October 2007 9:49 am ::
I'm into 24 now.

2. JayWalk left...
Saturday, 6 October 2007 10:28 am :: 
Kelly: 24. Good show but if you notice a trend in my selection, they tend to be shows with a dash of humour in it. The one show that I would like to single out for mention here is Lost which I am closed to ditching already. Unless the writers can start injecting new direction in the plot, this show is going nowhere.

Worse, there is no way to end it. Who knows, the network suits may just yank it off the air abruptly and guess what? Nobody would care.

3. hiaoauntie left...
Saturday, 6 October 2007 6:14 pm
boy, you sure do watch alot of tv....

4. JayWalk left...
Saturday, 6 October 2007 9:43 pm :: 
hiaoauntie: Well, it's not like I have any better to do in the evenings. Besides, you count the total length of time of the shows currently on air, you would realise that they add up to a mere 7 hours in total which would make it 1 hour per day on average. So tell me again, is this too much TV?

5. barffie left...
Saturday, 6 October 2007 10:13 pm
Desperate Housewives is erm... lame? Star World is a good channel as they pick good shows so far. Love My Name is Earl and How I Met Your Mother. Mandrake introduced me Heroes when it was into its 5th episode back then - and it's great until ... I don't know why but this superhero show seem to be very... *shrug* seen before?

6. Bellatrix Lestrange left...
Saturday, 6 October 2007 10:30 pm
Wah.... Watch so much TV, no scared brain will rot meh?? Kekekeke :P

7. alek left...
Sunday, 7 October 2007 6:24 am ::
You should watch Arrested Development. It's a really good, humorous show. I'm a huge fan. Too bad it got canceled in its third season.

8. JayWalk left...
Sunday, 7 October 2007 9:44 am :: 
Barffie: I like the little subplots in the shows. That's the only thing that interests me and er.... Brie van der Kamp. *blush*

Speaking of lame, the first thing that came to mind was the character Susan Myers whose bumbling antics, if you ask me, is merely lame slapstick. Not funny.

As for the deja vu feeling when it comes to Heroes, perhaps "The Hall of Justice" would trigger a bell ringer? Yes, I believe that the deja vu feeling comes from the cartoon Superfriends where we have all these super heroes in one place, all with an unqiue set of special powers. Only difference is that in the cartoon, these characters don't try to kill each other.

Or perhaps you are referring to the X-Men where mutants with special powers mingle among the ordinary folks and these mutants are split into two opposing factions trying to eliminate one another?

Speaking of speaking people with special powers trying to kill each other, what about Harry Potter?

So there, that's your deja vu.

9. JayWalk left...
Sunday, 7 October 2007 9:49 am :: 
Bellatrix: Moderation is the keyword here and no, I don't think I watch too much TV and no, I don't think my brain will rot and yes. My brain rotted a long long time ago.

It's called National Service.

Alek: Welcome to the blog! I followed Arrested Development for like one and half season before I lost interest. I have always been a fan of Jason Bateman since the early days where he was in the sitcom "The Hogan Family" which was later renamed as "Valerie".

And yes, there is Portia de Rossi to oogle at. Hur hur hur.....

10. akk left...
Sunday, 7 October 2007 10:55 pm
psych nice meh? i watched one episode, very disappointing...i didn't think he was that psychic. but house and scrubs are good. numbers i also like.

11. JayWalk left...
Monday, 8 October 2007 1:52 am :: 
akk: I like Psych as it is very funny. He is not psychic at all which makes all the more hilarious.

12. aloe left...
Monday, 8 October 2007 10:22 am
i have no time to catch so many shows! *shrugs* ah well... It doesn't matter.... I guess the only one on your list that I'm following is Heroes. Las Vegas, Ugly Betty and Scrubs, only when I know and manage to catch it. :) I dun really like Lost, and I've not watched a single episode of it. I haven't heard of some of the others probably cos they are not shown in 5g lah... but I quite like CSI and try to catch it when I'm around or free-r.... heheh!

13. JayWalk left...
Monday, 8 October 2007 9:58 pm :: 
Aloe: Here's the thing about being in Spitland. You have a shit load of free time in the evenings. I rather be staying at home and watching TV then to be out there drinking at the KTVs with the fellow business people.

If you wanna watch Lost, I recommend watching the first season. It's not bad. Unfortunately the writers of the show seem to be going around in circles until it is starting to feel draggy.

I am going to watch the first episode when the new season opens. If it doesn't continue to interest me, I am going to drop it like I have done with CSI where after enough seasons, they all starting to look alike.

14. Ruok left...
Wednesday, 10 October 2007 9:56 am
Can help me get a few series when u come back? looking for BSG All Seasons, House Season 1&2 and Lost season 3.

15. JayWalk left...
Wednesday, 10 October 2007 10:15 am :: 
rouk: *cough* we go talk on *cough cough* MSN.

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