Monday, June 07, 2010

Monday Night TV Notes - June 7, 2010

I'm not coming up with anything regular on Monday evenings. I recorded The Good Guys on FOX and probably will give that a watch before long. I don't know why I watched what I did watch for two hours, though. It's two hours of my life that I'll never get back.

Yes, I watched The Last Comic Standing. I've only watched that one season before and only because I personally wanted to support someone I know. I'm talking know, like in see at my day job on occasion or sometimes just out and about. I'm not talking "have seen that comic before." So I watched the season with local Plainfield dude Rich Vos. I've seen him since. He's gotten a tan.

But it all comes back to me as I watch the show. Many of these folks just aren't funny. They're weird, some are retreads. I'm not saying I don't like comedians. I was a big fan of George Carlin, Steve Martin, Cheech and Chong (heh, they qualify), Richard Pryor, Steven Wright and even Jerry Seinfeld. But most of those were firsts and very unique. I'm watching this group of wannabes and thinking it can't be them. It must be me. I've gone and lost my sense of humor somewhere along the highway of life. Yeah, that's it.

Then I watched Persons Unknown. Oh my. I don't know what to say. It's very odd. I can never watch Jason Wiles without thinking Bosco (Third Watch) will run amok and get into a police chase. Okay, they're all abducted and put into a hotel. Then a Chinese restaurant with a large staff of men who don't speak English opens. Um. With all the cameras it's like Big Brother gone psycho and scripted. I'll be watching next week.

Later on, Letterman is going to have Lee DeWyze, the winner of American Idol, on. I'm sort of surprised he actually got the winner this time. I figured all he'd get would be the losers.

What did you watch?


dla said...

Bachelorette sucks me in yet again, much like the accident that has everyone rubber necking on the highway... You know it's a disaster but you can't stop looking.

Followed by season finales of Nurse Jackie & United States of Tara on Showtime.

All in all, an entertaining evening in TV land. :)

lynn1 said...

I have gotten hooked on Dr. G Medical Examiner and also Mystery Diagnosis both of which are on Discovery Health Channel.

SueGee said...

We are hooked on a show called American Pickers on the History Channel. They are what I would call professional flea market types that find people that have tons and tons of junk and they buy what they either collect or what they can resell. They go way beyond the shows with the hoarders - they find people that not only have a house full but buildings and barns full of stuff!

SueGee on the Left Coast (waiting patiently for BB to start)

RJM in SC said...

I like watching the Pickers too. Its amazing the things they find. Have recently started watching Pawn Stars. In is in the same vein as American Pickers and is also pretty interesting the things people have in their possesion.

Laurie said...

We have the Pickers and the Pawn Stars on our list, too. We don't see all of them but we see some.

Last night we watched The Good Guys and enjoyed it. It seemed a little forced but it was still fun to see.

lynn1 said...

I occasionally watch American Pickers and Pawn Stars too. It amazes me how some of the folks on American Pickers just can't/won't let go of their stuff.

dla said...

Jackie, have you been watching SYTYCD this season? I am excited to see how things work this season with 11 competing... They chose an eclectic and interesting group and I look forward to some great dance!

lynn1 said...

I was very surprised with the outcome of Top Chef Masters.
Did any of you watch it? Who did you think would win?

Anonymous said...

I rarely post, but follow you like a stalker when Big Brother airs....I don't know if I'm more addicted to BB or to your site...thanks! I also watched Persons Unknown & was instantly sucked in!! It reminds me of a book written by Dean Koontz. Of course I know it's not same but am on board to find out where the show takes me.

Ike Diamonds said...

I would love to hear what you thought of The Good Guys. I dug it.