“deep thoughts” on television shows I watch or used to watch
1. Deadwood, aside from being far too foul-mouthed for my taste (and a bad influence on me) was pretty good the first season. After that it totally fell apart. I think this was because of the producers’ (and especially David Milch’s) urge to cast Ian McShane’s character, Al Swearengen, as a “good guy” in the final seasons rather than the more villainous role he plays in the first season.
2. I like The Tudors for its historical qualities. The English reformation is a fascinating period. But I get awfully tired of King Henry. At first I kind of liked how he was played, but he’s become entirely too flat.
3. Weeds lost me after the second season. Why does every episode need to end with some huge, dramatic cliff-hanger disaster? Why can’t some episodes just be funny?
4. Is The Wire really that good? I’ve seen one, maybe two episodes. Didn’t really capture my attention.
5. I almost stopped watching The Office after the third season. I’m glad I didn’t.
6. I’ll take The Simpsons over the Family Guy any day of the week.
7. I like South Park but I really, really don’t get this whole “generation Y conservatism” thing. What – are we basing the next generation of conservatives off of some potty-mouthed cartoon? (I know, South Park is very good at lampooning liberals. But remember, when asked, the creators said “I hate conservatives, but I really fucking hate liberals.” Okay. But they hate conservatives, too. Is generation Y conservatism actually…libertarianism?)
8. If you have a toddler in the house you should introduce them to The Wiggles. Not for your own sake. Australian kids music is not the most enjoyable thing for adults. But kids seem to love it, or at least my kid does. And it’s not Barney, so….
9. I’m still debating whether to continue watching Mad Men or not. What say you?