dave esmond wrote:SVU has been horrible of late.
I'm with ya that L&O was generally a reliably entertaining, if not great, hour of television. But I've never cottoned to SVU -- easily my least favorite of them all (assuming that we just pretend that Bebe Neuwirth one never existed, 'cuz really, who remembers that?) Partly because I think it wallows in the sleaze, but mostly because I don't care about Stabler's kids or Olivia's mom's rape or pretty much anything else they've done to flesh out the characters. Just solve a crime, thank you very much.
Sadly, most of the shows I "gotta" watch are well past their prime, I just can't give them up. This has worked out fine for South Park
, which has been pretty great so far this season, but why I keep torturing myself with The Simpsons
every week, I do not know. My girlfriend got me into The Office
, which was fun to catch up with on DVD, but not so much fun watching new from week to week.
Right... supposed to pick 3.
The Daily Show
And thank Gore for the Internet, as I have no cable with which to watch two of those. But I generally follow the start-late-then-binge-on-DVD-or-Netflix model of modern TV viewing, especially for anything with on-going plotlines. Just finished Battlestar Galactica, for example, and I can't imagine having to stretch that out over years. 2 weeks and I'm done. NEXT!