September 18, 2008

A week from today...

Two years ago, I had lists of all the new shows coming out. I evaluated them after the first episode and carefully selected what shows I would continue watching. The new fall tv season was exciting. This year? Meh. I watched Fringe because I happened to catch a promo right before the series premiere. I was unimpressed. Unless it was campy on purpose, I just didn't like it. "Let's make some LSD!" I kept switching back to Jeopardy because the show was getting progressively stupider. It's supposed to be the new X-Files, and I opted to watch a game show instead. I'm like an old lady. If there had been a Law & Order rerun, I probably would have watched that instead.

The only show I'm excited about is Survivor. And I know it's season 75 or something, but I still eagerly await every new season. How many has it been? Borneo, Australia, Africa, Marquesas, Thailand, Amazon, Pearl Islands, All Stars, Vanuatu, Palau, Guatemala, Panama, Cook Islands, Fiji, China, Half All Stars... 16 seasons. Yes, that was from memory. I can also list all of the winners. And the person they beat. My survivor knowledge may be irrelevant, but it is vast. So this is Survivor 17. And I don't care if this show does go on to season 75, I will watch it and I will love it. My first episode I watched was the final tribal council of season 1. I watched it on my first day at BYU, in my room in V Hall, on the tiny tv my parents bought me for high school graduation. Sue gave that crazy rats and snake speech, and the jerk won the million dollars. And I've been hooked ever since.

3 comments:

Megan said...

I watched an episode of Mad Men because I know you like it, and I think you usually have pretty good judgement. (Does that word have to e's? Can I post on your blog if I have bad grammar/can't spell?) Anyway, I don't think I'm smart enough for Mad Men. I had no idea what the heck was going on. I couldn't even keep the characters straight. Where was the plot? I was excited to see that girl, Amber, from House, though. I was disappointed because I thought I was more intelligent than this. Who know? Well, I always knew you were smarter than me.
P.S. I don't like Survivor because when I play it in real life someone we both know always votes me off first.
P.S. 2 Have a great day.
P.S. 3 I'm married to Josh.

Jamie said...

Well. I never. Such atrocious spelling offends me. Don't ever post on my blog again!!!

When I had to hand-write my assignments in England, I realized that without spell-check, I can't spell worth crap. I was sure judgment had two e's, but when I typed it out blogger says it's spelled wrong. Well I learned something new.

Mad Men is like Lost. You have to watch from the beginning or it makes no gosh-darn sense at all. And it's also like Lost in that you have to freakishly obsess about it over the internet to fully appreciate it's awesomeness. People with actual lives tend not to have so much free time as I do.

And I figured out it was your Josh eventually. I was just so surprised to find out that more than three people read my blog (I think the count might even be up to five now) that I wasn't quite sure how to react. I'm not like you Megan, I don't have my own fan club. Attention is overwhelming.

Jill Saunders said...

If I hadn't voted Megan out first she would totally beat me. I DO IT OUT OF LOVE DAG NABBIT!!