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Tuesday, August 23, 2005

TV Show Talk

sometimes when hangin' out with groups of friends we get to talking about tv shows. for example, 24, alias, the oc, west wing, csi, ect. i really don't watch any of these shows. i might have seen one or two episodes of each. i think the three shows that i watch are very good and are worthy of conversation, but out of my group of friends i seem to be the only one who watches. so i tend to just sit back and listen when tv show talk starts up.

i do watch tv a couple days a week. over the past few years the only show i really followed was "everwood", which comes on the wb on monday nights at 8pm, but season four is being moved to a new day, thursday. the next season starts sept. 29th.

last season my former roomate led me to a new show that i enjoy that, last season, came on right after everwood. it is called "medium" and it comes on at 9pm on nbc. it is a chilling drama series inspired by the real-life story of research medium allison dubois. patricia arquette stars as a young wife and mother who, since childhood, has been struggling to make sense of her dreams and visions of dead people. allison dubois (arquette) is a strong-willed young mother of three, a devoted wife and law student who begins to suspect that she can talk to dead people, see the future in her dreams and read people's thoughts. fearing for her mental health, she turns for support to her husband joe (jake weber), an aerospace engineer, who slowly comes to believe that what his wife is telling him just might be true. the real challenge is convincing her boss, d.a. devalos (miguel sandoval) -- and the other doubters in the criminal justice system -- that her psychic abilities can give them the upper hand when it comes to solving violent and horrifying crimes whose mysteries often reside with those who live beyond the grave. the new season begins sept. 19th.

the third and final show that i watch is now my new favorite. it is called "house". it comes on at 8pm, tuesday nights on fox. season two starts sept. 13th. it is about dr. gregory house who is devoid of bedside manner and wouldn't even talk to his patients if he could get away with it. dealing with his own constant physical pain, he uses a cane that seems to punctuate his acerbic, brutally honest demeanor (which i love). while his behavior can border on antisocial, house is a maverick physician whose unconventional thinking and flawless instincts have afforded him a great deal of respect. an infectious disease specialist, he's a brilliant diagnostician who loves the challenges of the medical puzzle he must solve in order to save lives.

house's roster of medical cases are the inexplicable ones other doctors can't solve, and he has assembled an elite team of young medical experts to help him in his effort to solve these diagnostic mysteries. house will do whatever it takes in the race against time to solve a case before it takes a life. from sending one of his team to break into a patient's home in search of clues, to attempting a controversial, high-stakes, trial-and-error form of treatment to see how a patient responds. his methods may be suspect, but his results are not. in a nut shell it is a drama combined with mystery, and the main character is a doctor that mol nation would call out of control.

so if anyone else watches these shows or starts to watch this next season. let me know. that way i have someone to talk to about tv.

*note: most of the text above is plagiarized, and i do not take any credit in describing the tv shows.


At 8/23/2005 1:50 PM, Blogger The Monkey Attack Victim said...

I LOVE Everwood. It is such a great, well written show. It reminds me a lot of Felicity. I can't wait to see what they are going to do with the characters this season. I haven't heard much news about the show like who is staying and who is leaving.

I have only seen a few episodes of House, but really enjoyed it. Sadly, I think it conflicts with one of my many other shows.

If you like Everwood, you should check out Veronica Mars tomorrow at 8 on UPN. It's set in high school, but has some EXCELLENT writing and acting.

At 8/23/2005 2:24 PM, Blogger wewilleatyou said...

DEATH TO THE SPAM BLOGGERS!!! I actually may watch HOUSE now. I know it is BRYAN SINGERS show and since JLAY approves of it then it must be OUT OF CONTROL.

At 8/23/2005 2:28 PM, Blogger Babs said...

i heart medium

i am wondering if "the man trying to keep a good woman down" has made Patricia Arq. lose weight over the break. not because I think she needs to, just that once a show is a hit and comes back after a break, they always seem to make the women lose weight.

down with the MAN

At 8/23/2005 11:48 PM, Blogger MOL Junior said...

i was mildly interested in house but that dude seems a little over-the-top for my taste.

At 8/24/2005 9:54 AM, Blogger suburbanjesus said...

you're right. you're the only one who watches.

At 8/24/2005 11:13 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

what about smallville, you said you watched that because you had a crush on the under aged lana lang.


At 8/24/2005 11:23 AM, Blogger j-lay said...

you're right crump. i did watch smallville and i can't believe i left that out. i never watched it as consistantly as everwood or house, but a great show never the less.

At 8/24/2005 12:09 PM, Blogger The Monkey Attack Victim said...

I suspect that Patricia was either pregnant or had just given birth in the first season. She just that look. Not that there is anything wrong with it. I suspect she will be slimmer this season also.

At 8/24/2005 2:24 PM, Anonymous Jnise said...

House fan here..

At 8/24/2005 4:59 PM, Blogger Babs said...

aha! MAV, i didn't even think of that.
once again you have proven your talent for "noticing stuff"


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