Thursday, October 19, 2006

Things I hate about the new TV season ...

There are so many things I absolutely love, love, love (Heroes, Ugly Betty) and things I secretly adore (America's Next Top Model, Project Runway, Dateline) and things I can take or leave (Grey's Anatomy, The Nine) but there are a few things I absolutely, positively hate!

Opening credits
This season, both Veronica Mars and America's Next Top Model both found the need to change their credits. They both suck. And they take the life out of the show. In Veronica's case, the credits just seem to angsty and not fun. In ANTM, I could do with out the "look how cute I am" that Tyra seems to be saying to the audience. LOVE the shows, HATE the credits.

Too much on at one time
My poor DVR died a week ago. Luckily, the cable folks came out to rectify the situation. I know I'm putting it in overdrive by watching a lot at 10 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday nights. With Nip/Tuck, SVU, MTV's True Life, Project Runway (that ended yesterday thank God), The Nine it's no wonder it didn't burn out sooner.
Let's face it, these shows don't ALL need to be on at the same time. Spread the wealth. NOTHING is on Saturday nights. When I was a kid, Saturdays were filled with great TV but now the programming folks don't care. But there are a TON of people who stay home Saturday nights or don't go out until at least 11 p.m. so why NOT give them something to watch?

Same show, different people
I really, really tried to like the new woman on Law & Order SVU. But she's NO Mariska. She's too harsh, too mean. I'm trying to like the new characters on Veronica but I prefer more Weevil, and Wallace and less Parker and Piz.

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