Friday, June 19, 2009

On Daisy TV:

I don’t watch a lot of TV anymore. I can’t stand the so called, Gameshow Reality TV. (Yes, I have had some pretty strange neighbors at times and everyone I know, myself included has some people in their families that have mental health issues.) But do the people you live around really act like that on a regular basis????? Sitcoms of the day leave me flat. There are no Cosby type thinking sitcoms anymore. Every one of them has the parents on lower value scale then the kids.

I can’t get cable, don’t have a satellite dish, and my new, ‘better then analog’, digital, over the air, service is not so great. I can’t record for later on my VCR anymore. And my computer on slow dialup service can’t get me TV or movies either. All of this leaves me far behind the times, I know.

I like TV to entertain me but keep my mind working. Not working hard mind you, but engaged. I lean toward Sci-Fi because of the larger parameters of possibilities. I love ‘Red Dwarf’ and its irreverent humor and how things come back and link together, all the while rewriting the history/future as it happened. I watch these on DVD.

‘Pushing Daisies’ is back on TV. Three weeks ago while channel surfing I found it, unannounced on a Saturday night.

The show was canceled last year in mid season. The new installments, and they are new, have a ever so slightly different look to the same old characters. Not new people, just a time gap in there.

ABC, as one of the three big TV companies, is failing. It flies ever lower on the radar of the viewing public. But it has me front and center for an hour every Saturday night as ‘Pushing Daisies’ came back on for my viewing pleasure. I don’t think just this show would turn them around, but I also know I’m not the only one around that is getting tired of little else then forensics and reality TV.

I’d love it if they did a lost thing with it and re-run all the previous episodes for those that hadn’t been watching from the beginning, so could get into it. This doesn’t matter so much for people like me who have the first year on DVD already but others could find the show and get into it from the beginning.

But anyway, it is back. It has a quirky way of looking at the world. Brighter then life colors and a wildly interlinked story line. Every week reveals new answers and new clues to yet other mysteries about the characters. I can’t wait to get more of it.


Mouse said...

Do you rent movies through Netflix? Its very reasonable (about $10.00 a month for 1 at a time unlimited movies) especially compared to our local big box video store's $4.99 rental price.
We lived without tv for years (about 6 yrs) and I didn't miss much. You're right about the programming.. I hate most "reality" shows (with the exception of the stuff on Nat.Geo & Discovery channel) but I do love crime dramas like 'Bones' &'NCIS'.

Rebecca Nazar said...

Have you ever watched "Arrested Development"? So funny and quirky. I"m watching old shows posted on the net via Check the site out if you haven't already. :-)