Tuesday, September 15, 2009

TBG TV: 2009 Fall Preview – Tuesday


Shows I'm Already Watching: I was into The Biggest Loser (NBC) for one season. That was in 2007 and I haven't been back. Why? Because on New Year's Day 2007, I weighed 190 lbs. Today, I'm between 165 – 170 lbs. I don't watch the show, because I don't need to. I'm down 20 lbs. and in perfect health! Seriously, though…I'm not watching any of the current Tuesday shows, so let's find one to date for awhile.

New Show to TiVo: Back when I was just That Bootleg Boy (Boy?!) TV used to air these little not-so-little things called "miniseries" – a week-long block of two-hour "event" programming. 1977's Roots was the gold standard for miniseries, but I was far too young to appreciate it. In 1983, NBC aired V over several nights. My grade-school friends and I ate up the alien invasion premise and it spawned a short-lived weekly drama. 25 years later, ABC is bringing V back. I totally plan to watch the series premiere while simultaneously yelling "What were you thinking?! You left Lost for THIS?!" at star Elizabeth Mitchell.

New Show with No Chance: When Mrs. Bootleg found about this year's TBG TV preview, she had just one request – "Be sure to make fun of NCIS: LL Cool J". Done! LL is a much better actor than during his In the House days, but despite a consistent – and occasionally solid – resume, I'm not ready to buy into him playing a character with the words "Special Agent" in his name. And, YOU Chris O'Donnell. Robin! More like Ruin! Maybe the first NCIS: Los Angeles case should be "who nearly killed off the Batman movie franchise"? It was you, Chris O'Donnell. YOU~!

5 comments:

Michiewah said...

LOL @ the Chris O'Donnell snark. Yeah, he came THIS|CLOSE to first-murder charges on the Batman franchise...

Scottdids said...

I don't have quite the opinion on Tuesdays that I do on Mondays, but I will say one thing: Stay far, FAR away from Melrose Place 2.0. It's a complete and total abomination.

On a side note, when do we get your Kanye take? I think it's crazy how a guy who is actually right about a majority of things (like, that Beyonce did deserve that award, or that George Bush doesn't care about black people) can manage to put his foot in his mouth repeatedly. And it's too bad, because he's one of the few people in popular culture who will actually take a stand. We need more Kanyes, we just need less buffoonery to go along with it. There's my mini-rant.

NY Jon said...

I'm pretty sure that Alicia Silverstone, George Clooney and the Governor of California are as culpable as Robin in the manslaughter of the Batman franchise, Cam.

Jim Carrey and Tommy Lee Jones are accessories.

That Bootleg Guy said...

Yeah, but none of them are starring in a new television drama this fall, dude. I can only mock the material I'm given, son.

SHough610 said...

Sons of Anarchy! C'mon! This season it's an outlaw biker gang (the heroes) against a gangraping group of white separatists! Cam, the only thing better than a biker gang whipping the shit out of white separatists is whipping the shit out of *gangraping* white separatists. All kidding aside, it's a really solid show with a solid cast that's improving over an up-and-down first season.

And George Bush cared about black people... as long as they were millionaires. He didn't care about ANY poor people.