Shows I'm Already Watching: Not a damn thing. Fridays are usually my night to catch up on all the shows that the DVR gathered throughout the week. In fact, Mrs. Bootleg and I have been known to make "theme nights" out of the evening with viewings of three weeks worth of Law & Order: SVU episodes and…umm, did I say I stay in on Friday nights?
I meant to say I ain't got no time for TV on Fridays, cuz you can find me in da club! Yep…getting my drink off (or is it "on"?) Y'all know my motto: everybody in the world love to go clubbin' and after the club it's either breakfast or f*ckin'…! And, don't let the DJ put on "Motownphilly", either. You know that's my jam!
The One New Show That Will be TiVo-ed (for at least one week): Well, I suppose I gotta pick something. Let's see…Fox has The Next Great American Band and Nashville. Our friends at Entertainment Weekly compare the former to American Idol and the latter to Laguna Beach. Moving on.
CBS has Moonlight, which revolves around a private dick with vampire tendencies. Sorry, but I already get my Nosferatu fix from Frank Deford's reports on HBO's Real Sports.
Guess that leaves something called Women's Murder Club on ABC. They say it's based on an adult book series (think "Encyclopedia Brown: The Case of the Broads Who Don't Know Their Place"). The show is about four females (police officer, coroner, reporter and lawyer) who fight against crime and fight for such timely concerns as women's suffrage and equal pay for equal work.
And, it stars the soothing, sandpapery voice box of Angie Harmon? Mrs. Former White NFL Safety/Kick Returner?! Sold!
The One New Show I Ain't EVER Watching: It's not a new show. And, I know some of my readers watch it religiously, but I will never get behind Friday Night Lights. Never. I didn't read the book. I didn't watch the movie. I've been told that both are excellent. The TV adaptation was recently the subject of Mass-hole sports columnist Bill Simmons on ESPN.com in an attempt to save the show. Part of his argument:
"…an improbable cross between The O.C. and every sports show you ever wanted Hollywood to make…"
He lost me at the acronym.