Monday, September 21, 2009

TV Quick Quips


TV Quick Quips are little late this week. My hope is to post them on Saturdays after all my weekly shows have aired. Also, TV Quick Quips are probably going to be a little random for awhile. Right now the only one of my "regular" shows that has started is The Office, so I will definitely be quipping about that every week. I'm not sure when the rest of my shows will start (some don't start until January), so in the meantime I'm going to try a few new shows and see what I think. I will quip about any I watch, but I may not continue with any/all of them if they don't appeal to me. I tend to get bored with shows fairly quickly. OK, here we go:

1. The Biggest Loser - I've never watched an entire season of this show, but I have seen a few random episodes and I must admit I enjoy watching the contestants (?) meet their goals. When I saw previews for this season I knew I had to watch. Abby, the woman whose husband and two children were killed in a car accident, really touched me. When I saw her in the previews I just knew I wanted to know more about her story. I will admit I was crying my eyes out when she told about how her entire life was wiped out in an instant. So for me, this show is all about Abby. I just want her to win. The woman is an absolute inspiration. (OK there was nothing Quick or Quippy about that. Sorry).

2. It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia - As I said earlier, Geoff and I had watched a few episodes of this show on DVD. Geoff had read somewhere that it was The Office-like. Well, after watching the premiere, I've decided that I'm not going to be adding this show to my repertoire. While the comedy in The Office is often awkward and over the top, the comedy in Philadelphia just goes too far. It crosses the line from almost offensive to offensive. I just didn't think it was funny. This show is just not for me.

3. The Office - This show has been my favorite TV show since it's second season (this is season 6). I will admit that season 4 and 5 were weak, but I'm just too committed to give in. I hope this season redeems the show for me. I thought the premiere was pretty good. There were some funny moments. I love the randomness that is Creed. And Pam and Jim are so sweet (I love the Pam and Jim story line). BUT, I did NOT like where they went with Stanley's character. It seemed a little too dramatic and serious for this show. I don't want to think about something so serious and upsetting in my favorite comedy. Awkward, no problem. Uncomfortable, go for it. Inappropriate comments, bring it on. But making a joke out of infidelity seems to be wrong for The Office. I will be curious to see where they go with this. I'm a little worried about it, though. We'll see.

OK, this week two new shows are premiering that caught my eye - Modern Family and The Good Wife. I'll let you know what I think.

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11 comments:

Sue Jackson said...

This is another good feature, Pam! I'm excited about the new tv season started. I'm pretty pooped out by evening and enjoy unwinding before bed with favorite shows (saving some time for reading, of course).

We've never gotten into The Office, but some of our favorites start this week. My husband is out of town, so I'll have to tape the 2-hour season openers of both House and Grey's Anatomy (can't wait!!) I also enjoy the Monday comedies on CBS and nothing makes me laugh like The New Adventures of Old Christine on Wed!

Enjoy the new tv week...

Sue

Alex the Girl said...

Abby is my daughter's english teacher and she says that Abby is the real thing through and through. So glad your quips are back! They are my favorite.

Bethany said...

I love the Office!! I have to agree though, I am not liking where they brought Stanley. Where'd that come from!?!?

Mary said...

My tv premiere week was really this week - for some reason I don't watch any of those shows. I suspect it's because they conflict with something that I do watch! I did watch The Office a time or two, but I guess I didn't quite get the humor.

Tammy Howard said...

I was a little uncomfortable with where they took Stanley, too, but then Kevin would say something - ANYTHING - and I'd be cracking up again.

Midlife Jobhunter said...

The Good Wife sounds good. Didn't Sue Miller have a book with that title? Long ago?

Kathy B! said...

Can you believe I have never seen even one episode of the Office?! I must be living under a rock. The good news is I think I can rent entire seasons on DVD now... It's kind of fun to get behind and then see a whole bunch at once. We did that with 24 and it was awesome!

Anonymous said...

Kathy B...don't feel bad, I have never watch a single episode of the Office either and don't plan on starting now. I am looking forward to watching The Good Wife, I hope it turns out to be as good as the previews make it seem. I am also looking forward to Grey's Anatomy this week! As a matter of fact I think Grey's may be why I have never seen The Office, I believe they are on at the same time.

Colleen

WhisperingWriter said...

I love The Office.

I'll also be watching The Good Wife tonight and Modern Family tomorrow. And I think Cougar Town is on then. It seems promising.

kel said...

I loved Modern Family!

Pam said...

Colleen - The Office is a great show, but it really is one that you need to watch from the beginning. Otherwise you just won't "get it". So, if you do decide to watch it, I'd suggest getting the DVDs and starting from the beginning!

 

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