On TV: Will the reviews ever return? Vol. 3


So, here’s the thing. I’m a month behind on all the shows I follow, even the lousy ones. And I can’t seem to find the gumption to watch them. Maybe I’ll go on a streak over the holidays. The mitigating factor is this new job at work. I’m channelling a lot of the creative energy I used to put into this blog into my job. And, I gotta say, it’s just been great. I’m working more and harder than I imagined, but I really love what I’m doing. Right now, TV just isn’t that important to me. But I have been enjoying the “Batman” TV series on DVD and the complete collection of “WKRP in Cincinnati.” So, stay tuned. Or, if you’re of a mind to go elsewhere, well, I understand.

On Movies: What Sophia Loren was really thinking about Jayne Mansfield in this photo 57 years ago


Listen. Look at the picture. Where are my eyes? I’m staring at her nipples because I am afraid they are about to come onto my plate. In my face you can see the fear. I’m so frightened that everything in her dress is going to blow—BOOM!—and spill all over the table.

— Sophia Loren


On TV: Where are all the reviews?


Typically, this blog feed would be filled with reviews of the latest episodes of network and cable television shows from the previous few nights.

But I’m suffering from a case of anhedonia. It’s a very stressful time at work. I’m just not enjoying TV as much as I have in the past. Some of it has to do with the programing, which is not very good. But some of it is I’m simply depressed and anxious. I don’t want to think about the TV I’m watching or even make fun of it, which I usually do.

So instead of watching shows Tuesday night, I watched the baseball playoff game between the Baltimore Orioles and Kansas City Royals. What I really did is fall asleep in about the third inning. I woke up and the game was over and a repeat of “Conan” was on. Jennifer Garner was the guest. I used to have a big crush on Jennifer Garner when she was on “Alias.”

TV I didn’t watch on Tuesday night included “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” during which I’m sure Skye would have annoyed me.

I saw a couple minutes of “The Flash.” He was getting beat up, but he ran away. He can run fast, that guy.

I also didn’t watch “Person of Interest” because I don’t like that show anymore.

Monday night, I didn’t watch “The Blacklist,” during which I’m sure Reddington took his hat on and off several times.

I also skipped “Sleepy Hollow.” Boy, I hope I didn’t miss a decapitation.

Maybe I will catch up on Wednesday. The only show I watch on Wednesday is “Black-ish,” which I’ve grown oddly fond of despite being a family comedy with race-based humor.

I used to watch “Red Band Society,” but I hated all the characters, the plot and the writing. I also watched a month’s worth of “The Mysteries of Laura,” but I think that was mostly because Debra Messing is a redhead and I’m a sucker for a ginger.

So, I’m sorry TV fans, I took the night off. And I might take some more nights off, too.

I’m just not feeling that great and not all that interested in thinking or being funny at present.

I did watch some cute cat videos on YouTube, but I won’t review them.