A reader recently sent me an email nothing that I don't often write about television. She is correct; my addiction to "my shows" (as my Nona and Gammy call "The Young and the Restless" and "The Price is Right", respectively) is as sporadic as my devotion to various other things, and especially things that come with hype. Lately, I've been enjoying season one of "Prison Break" non-stop...last weekend it was a marathon of "America's Next Top DesignStar." I guess I'm just more of a late adopter with television, which means I end up renting the dvds and ravenously watching them until 3:30 a.m.
While out to dinner last week, someone mentioned that her roommate had spent all of a Sunday recovering from a hangover…and making an Excel spreadsheet of their fall television schedule for each night of the week. I have to admit that I was impressed — I could never get all the channel/time info into that shitbox of an application and produce something understandable. I'd probably end up watching "Everyone Loves Raymond" re-runs for the next three months.
FRIDAY MEDAL ROUND: What's on your fall television spreadsheet?
Gold – Grey's Anatomy (c'mon, like this one wasn't going to make even my list)
Silver – Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip (it's got Hype)
Bronze – Hammered with John & Jimmy DiResta (this isn't a "new" fall show per say, but I should be getting royalties from these guys — they pick up curbside salvage, make the object[s] into something new + great, and return the "junk" to its owner. Hello? I do the same thing, except after I pick up said objects, I immediately put them into my storage space and never do anything with them ever again.)