happy valentimes!

My evening class was cancelled due to nasty weather, which gives me a little time to give you an update on my t.v. watching habits (while Neal makes me a mystery dessert...all I know is that it includes bittersweet chocolate...and that's all I need to know!). I'll start with Wednesdays since it's, well, Wednesday. Lost returned last week and I'm always late to write about these things, after many other trusty sources have already dissected the gnarly tidbits. But I will say that I enjoyed it a bit more than I thought I would. I was not impressed with the first six weeks of the show, and certainly not sad to see it take such a long hiatus. But I'm glad it's back. I think if it continues to reveal information - about characters and about the bigger picture - at the rate of last week's episode, it might just hold my attention for another six weeks.

On Thursdays, I watch (for another two weeks, anyway) The O.C. Even though I think this season is greatly improved over last, I find my interest waning these last few weeks. Maybe it's self-protection, knowing the show is being cancelled, but I just feel like there are so many story lines going and it's all kind of silly and light that I just don't feel as intersted in the characters as I used to. I'm still really sad it's ending, on principle, if nothing else.

I wrote about Ugly Betty a couple of weeks ago and we haven't made a whole lot of progress since then. I am up to date, however, on 30 Rock, which I find truly hi-larious. I can't think of another show in recent memory that has made me laugh so hard and so unexpectedly.

Also making me laugh on Thursdays is The Office, which we finally caught up on a couple of days ago. The Pam-Jim love...square?...is excruciating, but, of course, I probably wouldn't be quite as interested in the show otherwise. And Steve Carell is really great but I have to say, sometimes his Michael Scott is too much for me. It goes past funny straight to uncomfortable. The episode or two when Michael met his match in Andy, though, was well played.

On Friday nights, if we're home (who am I kidding...we usually are), we're likely to watch an episode or two of Battlestar Galllactica. We just finished season one. I really enjoy that show...a lot more than I thought I would. But I feel it deserves its own post entirely (especially bits from the miniseris that are particularly pertinent to my "work"), so more on that later.

On Mondays we watch Heroes. I really like the show, I do, but I have to admit I've been a little distracted lately, what with my latch-hooking and time spent on the laptop. Monday nights are tough, you know? There's a lot of stuff I didn't get done during the weekend that I'm scrambling to complete before too much of the week vanishes. Maybe I should record it to watch later...

On Tuesdays, in theory, I watch Gilmore Girls and House, but I haven't seen either in several weeks. Gilmore Girls just isn't as good as it used to be and I think House was on a long break for much of January. Veronica Mars is still rockin', though. That show kind of satisfies my California t.v. needs.

And in a couple of weeks, I'll be tuning in to America's Next Top Model. As far as reality t.v. goes, I tried watching American Idol, becuase I really feel like I should watch it, but I couldn't get past the weeks and weeks of rejects. I suppose it makes for good t.v. for some folks but I just want to see the people with talent. Now that the show has finally made its way to Hollywood, though, maybe I'll give it another try...

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