Friday, November 16, 2007

chilling...till the next episode

People, I have a problem.

It all started when CBS had long-running football, which would push back Sixty Minutes, which would in turn push back The Amazing Race. I had to start taping Cold Case (which comes next) to make sure I didn't miss a single second of the Race, but then when football stopped being a nuisance I kept taping it.

And now I am thoroughly hooked, like a stiff, dead body hanging frozen in a meat locker.

I don't know if it's because of the redemption factor or because I like the era-sensitive musical score or the way they cut from characters the way they were back in the day to present. H has made a very logical case for how the storylines are farfetched, but I don't seem to care. In fact, I now dvr the late-night reruns and catch up on episodes when Justin Chambers from Grey's Anatomy was Lily Rush's partner instead of Danny Pino (who is an improvement, in my opinion--Alex is better in a hospital environment).

It was all good until that episode about four innercity kids who were made to stand in a box and then locked up in storage-unit freezers with their fingers cut off and it was all because some kid had a bad experience in a home when he was young and... oh I had a nightmare about that one.

But I bounced back quickly; Now I just won't watch it very late at night.

7 comments:

Sphincter said...

I love TAR and am always so miffed when I have to watch the end of 60 Minutes in order to get to it. Damn you, Andy Rooney, and your mildly amusing anecdotes!

naechstehaltestelle said...

I just love this show! They played it on Italian Swiss tv a few times and I was hooked. Then they just inexplicably took it off the air. HATE.

WORDofRYE said...

Glad I missed that episode! It would have given me nightmares, too.

Alexandra said...

LOST is the only show for me... and the nice website that had links to it was shut down and people were dragged away in handcuffs... HOW and i gonna continue watching it!!!!!!!!!! here they're only begining season three.... already saw it!!!!!!

SupaCoo said...

I (heart) the Amazing Race. I'm going to be on it someday. Luckily, I haven't gotten hooked on the surrounding shows... but let's discuss how obnoxious those two blondies are. And who thought it would be a good idea for GRANDPA to ditch jump?? Can't wait for tomorrow...

cadiz12 said...

i'm getting to the point that i just might put the old seasons of cold case on my netflix queue. yeah, it's that bad.

TAR is the best, no question. i'm hoping to be on it someday, too. i think they were trying to tittilate the typical CBS viewers with that whole grandpa-in-the-ditch-in-his-skivvies bit.

ale, don't worry about LOST; they're making the u.s. wait so long for next season (and now with the writer's guild strike, who knows how long it'll be) that we'll all just forget about everything we've seen and they'll cancel it. a shame, i know. but in the meantime can you watch them on abc.com?

Jon said...

I'm a big fan of TAR too, but this season isn't quite doing it for me. I haven't found a team that I really like just yet.

For the record, Cold Case might be the most unrealistic show I've ever seen. But mostly I can't stand to watch it because that actress wont get her dang hair out of her dang face. I don't know why that bothers me so much, but it does. It bothers me more when it's a guy. I don't know why I just shared that with you.