Monday, January 12, 2009

Warm up the Idiotbox

Hurray for television! I didn’t even realize it, but Scrubs started up last week. Battlestar gets going this week and the big daddy Lost restarts in a mere 9 days. This is fairly inconvenient since I have 4 months of Terminator, Fringe, Chuck and Heroes on the Tivo. Which means I’m not likely to have time to watch them until . . . 2011? Who knows.

Those other shows are pretty good but not good enough that I can take the time to watch them regularly. Here are my current Top 10, which almost always get viewed within 10 days of broadcast. They’re in no particular order, because ranking them would’ve taken another precious minute.

1. Scrubs
I always forget how funny this show is. It helps that I have a medical bias and that their guest stars are exclusively drop-dead gorgeous.

2. Battlestar Galactica
This show is so good. My neckhairs go bristley when I hear the theme.

3. Lost
I hate popular things, so it’s a testament to the quality of the show that I’m willing to watch it despite half of America joining me.

4. Flight of the Conchords
The season premiere (aired on FunnyorDie) wasn’t amazing, but these guys never fail to entertain.

5. House
My role model. I’m not planning on saying that when I do residency interviews, but it’s pretty much true.

6. How I Met Your Mother
There are so many reasons to watch this show. Barney Stinson, every word out of Barney’s mouth. 1/3 of the words out of Marshall’s mouth. Great characters in a well-crafted sitcom. It’s not rocket science writers, give us more of this.

7. Dexter
This season wasn’t as great as the first 2, but it still kept me watching every Sunday. Which isn’t the best time to watch a show about a serial killer, but oh well.

8. Always Sunny in Philadelphia
I love watching bad people revel in their lack of morality. I don’t know what that says about me, but this show is almost always hilarious.

9. Pushing Daisies
It’s getting canceled so I had to put it in my top ten before it goes quietly into that good night.

10. 30 Rock
I like variety in my humor. Scrubs is zany, House is sardonic, Always Sunny is crude. 30 Rock is everything.

And somehow I still manage to watch significantly less tv than the average American. Average Americans, how do you do it? Where do you find the time? And more importantly, please stop watching 2 ½ Men.


Erin said...

If it makes you feel better, Lost isn't as popular as you think. It doesn't get nearly the ratings it did early on. But it's SO GOOD!!

RIP Pushing Daisies (didn't realize how ironic that is until just now)

Michelle! said...

Battlestar galactica. Wow.

Amy-Alisa said...

In regards to #5...I knew it!

Ranteumptom said...


1. Not everything Dwight likes is inherently bad. Beets? Delicious.
2. It's won 16 Emmys (Emmies?), has Oscar nominated leads, is frequently listed as one of the best shows on television by AFI, Time Magazine etc.
3. You saw Twilight 3 times.