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~!