Saturday, March 24, 2007

I'm in love with "Dateline"

I've been bitching the last few weeks about how there's nothing to watch on Friday and Saturday nights. But a friend of mine pointed out to me that I forgot about "Dateline."

I freely admit it. 8 p.m. on Saturdays, I have a TV menage a trois with Ann Curry and Stone Phillips. I know "Dateline" has gone overboard with its "To Catch a Predator" series. (Haven't missed a one BTW).

But on Saturday nights, it's different. Usually it's a murder mystery and it's been fascinating. Tonight, we saw a case of two Mississippi teens killed another. The story was pretty twisted but it was fascinating.

Last week, we saw how a woman believed her own husband was innocent after her own niece fingered him in a horrible crime. But what's most amazing, is that Stone and Ann intro the story and then they are done!

After that, the evening goes downhill. I'm amazed that "Cops" and "America's Most Wanted" are still on TV.
I swear cops was on when I was in college back in the dark days of the 1980s. I wonder who is watching that show? But I guess those people can ask the same of me since I watch "Top Model."

Cruising through the channels, I see that NBC is trotting out those "Law & Order" reruns. Whoo-pie... (note sarcasm).

And then, finally I stumble on something good. "The Boondocks!!!!" OK, this show hasn't been on in almost a year, but who cares! The reruns beat almost anything on TV at 11:30.