Wednesday, May 14, 2008
I *heart* TV!
I LOVE television. I have tried to cut out some in the last few years, but I love it. I love the shady business-end of it. I love the gossip and spoilers and ratings versus sponsorship game. I may not agree with any of the decisions, but I love following along at home.
So, this week marked the very low-key upfront presentations by the networks. In years past, the networks have paid big bucks to unveil their Fall schedules to reporters and, more importantly, sponsors. This year, because of the Writers' Strike, the networks had subdued releases and did not roll out the traditional red carpet though I did hear NBC had a green carpet. Green is universal, I hear.
This year also marks a milestone. Almost all of my shows were renewed for another season. All of my favorites were. The ones that were not renewed were not a surprise either so, all in all, it was a successful season for me.
I am back off CSI: this Spring. I often am on-again, off-again with this show. Last year was the only year I watched every episode. I enjoy it, but it's not one of my must-see shows. I also gave up on Reaper. It was cute, but I think the quality went downhill. I think the post-strike episodes improved, but I found myself not looking forward to them.
However, I have found myself back on the Grey's Anatomy wagon. This is only hilarious because I know so many people who have bailed on the show. I think my expectations sunk so low that I had to be impressed. During the strike, I also added Criminal Minds to my rotation.
I can't tell you how thrilled I am that Friday Night Lights is coming back or Bones. Bones has become one of my favorite shows. I love that it's a crime drama, but it's funny. Plus, it's characters are quirky and unique. I wish they would film more in D.C. and less green screen, but it's still a great show. Its special effects are usually well done. I just recognize it more when it's somewhere familiar to me being recreated.
I know there are a lot of people who are indifferent to TV (*gasp*) and those who are unhappy with how things played out, but I'm relatively happy. Of course, I really think that the networks will have no patience for shows not performing well next Fall and will have a ton of midseason replacement shows waiting in the wings so I hope my shows survive the Fall. Being picked up was only the first battle...