Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Killing Time

The older I get the more I feel like I'm just here, killing time. Somedays, I look at the clock and it's already half past the day and I feel like I got nothing accomplished. But then again, what was it that I really set out to do? Good question.

Anyway, when the dinner table has been cleared and the dishes have been done, I know what it is I set out to do and that's watch a little TV and get lost in a fictional reality. It's really one of my life's simpler pleasures. And this week is a doozy! Premier week! All of my favorite shows are back and better than ever.
Let's take a look at my weekly viewing schedule:

MONDAY: 8pm, House on Fox. I have watched this show since it's inception. I love that curmudgeon Dr House. He's so intriguing.
Last night I watched the new Fox show, Lonestar at 9pm on Fox. I really liked it! It's about a young, handsome con-man living a double life. His problem is his greedy, dangerous father, played by David Keith.He's the guy who starred in "An Officer and a Gentleman" as Sid Worley, Richard Gere's best buddy who killed himself. Good stuff. This show could be big.
10pm, CSI:Miami on NBC
10pm,Weeds on Showtime. I never quite make it to 10pm so I DVR this one and watch it on Tuesday's before Glee.

TUESDAY: 8pm, Glee on Fox. DO I really need to say how much I LOVE this show??? Tune in on Wednesday for The Daily Dandy's Full Glee recap. Huge fan.

8pm, NCIS on CBS. Nothing can keep me from Glee on Tuesday nights, so I usually wait until Wednesday to watch NCIS on On-Demand.
WEDNESDAY: Nothing on Wednesday has really caught my attention, so here's where I catch up on the Kardashians, or watch whatever else I haven't seen on the DVR yet.

THURSDAY: 9pm, CSI on CBS. This used to be the best show on television, but it's played out and old. Ever loyal, I continue to watch because I love the characters and I am now invested in their plight, however old it may seem. BUT, CSI still has some magic left in it's top hat. Every once in a while it blows me away with an episode. That's why I still watch it.

FRIDAY AND SATURDAY: It's either date night or Dateline NBC night. Sometimes those true crime stories keep me awake at night, and sometimes the kids watch it with us and usually its a good lesson to teach them about the sickos in this world. Or we'll watch a movie.

You'd think I could find a better way to kill some time, right? Like read a classic book or a magazine like the New Yorker, right? Or knit my family some scarves, hats and mittens for the winter. Last time I checked, the only magazine that comes to my house that gets read immediately is the US Weekly.
Yup, the older I get the more I feel like I am just here, killing time.


Jim said...

I gave Lonestar a shot last night, but the guy was not at all likeable . . . cheesey smile, all that duplicity. The one wife (Tyra, from Friday Night Lights) was pretty good, while the other one seemed like a teenager. Jon Voigt was his curmudgeonly old self, speaking of curmudgeons. Just can't get past Brian Keith hanging himself in the shower, so he'll never be able to play a bad guy for me.

The new Hawaii 5-0 was pretty good, I thought, but very CSI-ish.


Heff said...

"fictional reality", lol.

You're killing time, alright.


The Dental Maven said...

Hey, ain't nothing wrong with that!!!

Raquel's World said...

Date night or Dateline...I love dateline!

SkylersDad said...

Since you mentioned date night, I had to share this jewel:

Joker_SATX said...

I have no idea when I stopped watching the regular channels..ABC, NBC, CBS...the only thing I watch these channels for anymore is sports when they have it on.

My pastime on TV would be the premium channels and whatever movie we get on DVD from places like Blockbuster.

Otherwise, I really have no interest in TV.

Maybe sometimes the Bio Channel...Maybe sometimes NASA TV. That's it.

Anonymous said...

For whatever reason I completely forgot this week is the beginning of the new TV season. Seems like they move the week back and forth every year.

I shoulda known something was up when a warning appeared across the TV screen asking me if I wanted to stop recording and switch the channel to one of my other two 'priority' recordings. Decisions...decisions. What? I can only record two shows at one time, and can't watch a third?

Warning lights were flashing, the DVR was whirring...the only thing left was for smoke to come out of the dang thing.

Let the games begin!

Elenka said...

Good synopsis. Watching Glee right now as we speak. They're singing some rap song in New York City t shirts. The only thing I don't like about them running around outside and singing, you can soooo tell the voices are dubbed on top of the film. You wouldn't hear it that good in the real outside. Don't get me wrong, i love Glee. I do. Back to watching.....

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater said...

I like the night where it's either date night or "Date Line NBC." It's either Stone Phillips or getting stoned. Huh?

the walking man said...

But you do plan on voting in November and know who and why your casting a ballot for right?