We’re entering into May sweeps season, the Olympics are finished, and March Madness is finally over. Shows seem to be getting back on schedule, so I thought it a good time to talk TV. Here’s what I have to say:
1. I’m a Gleek (Glee + geek, get it?). Set in a fictional high school, Glee centers around a “show choir” called New Directions. Led by enthusiastic young teacher Will Shuester, the glee club is filled with misfits and drama. It’s delish. For those of you who go twitchy when characters burst spontaneously into song, because of the show’s set-up, each time the characters sing its usually because they are practicing for a performance. And they dance! All of them not that perfectly (I read one of the kid characters was hired and on-the-job when he found out and he felt sick), but it’s always fabulous. Some of the episodes are tongue-in-cheek and some are over-the-top, but I love love love the show. It’s been off for a few weeks but starts again this Tuesday night
2. Is it the chic suits or Chris Noth? I’m a fan of The Good Wife too. Julianna Margulies plays the wife of a politician caught up in scandal (and possibly crime). While her husband is in jail, she returns to work as an attorney at the firm led by an old law school friend (who still has the hots for her). What’s not to like about this show? There’s an over-arching mystery about what her husband did and did not do, a law case that’s solved every week, and strong women in great clothes. Oh, yeah, and did I mention Christopher Noth? In the first episodes he played a very minor role but I see that changing now. I love the teenage kids, the kick-ass investigator for the law firm, the sexual tension that surrounds several characters.
3. Be careful what you wish for. I adore the show Bones (I enjoy the Kathy Reichs books, too, but they are vastly different than the show). Brennan and Booth simmer with sexual tension and this season Booth has been holding back on expressing his feelings for Tempe. Frankly, I was getting a little impatient with the way the show was backing away from their relationship. I know, I know, you can mess things up when the principals get together (Moonlighting, Cheers), but c’mon people! Last night…aaah, last night. Finally, finally, there was some real movement. My heart’s aching still.
How’s your viewing going? A show you’ve let go or won’t miss? ( And why, with all there is to watch, am I still tuning into Law & Order reruns?)