I hate to admit that I watch a lot of TV. A whole very lot, way too much, what the hell else am I supposed to do when I rarely go anywhere amount of TV.
Back in the good ol’ days of summer, when summer vacation was fun because it was YOU on break, summer TV was great. Sure it was nothing but reruns all summer long, but it gave you a chance to catch up on shows you missed.
Now summertime TV is filled with nothing but the rejects, or the shows that would never make it in the fall lineup. Unfortunately, for a less than excited about reality TV gal, we get gems such as “So You Think You Can Dance?,” “America’s Got Talent,” “Age of Love.” and “Pirate Master.” Seriously, I can’t stomach watching shows where people have NO talent and they aren’t even funny, they’re just painful to watch. At least with those first episodes of “American Idol,” you can laugh at the people who are convinced of their star-making talent. And the pirate show? I get that they are riding the coattails of the popularity of the “Pirates of the Caribbean” movies, but I’m just not interested. Not even for a little peak.
I do, however, like some reality TV. Can I explain to you in words just how thrilled I am at the genius of MTV for returning the Vegas cast to the Palms for another season? Sure they are only going to be there two weeks, but in that time all sorts of fun can ensue. If only “Laguna Beach” and “The Hills” had summer seasons. But alas, they don’t, and I mourn.
On a very emotional note, I would like us all to pause for the passing of my dear, dear friends, The Sopranos. Pausing…….
Tonight marks the end of what I have thought for years was the best show evah! Sure they made me wait EONS between seasons. Sure I have been tortured through many a boring or WTF? episode. Sure they are very, very bad people. But I love them and I will miss them. When Tony dies tonight, which I’m sure he will, I will cry like a big sissy.
Arrividerci “The Sopranos”. You will be missed.
As will all the good regular season programming. Can’t wait ’til fall when we are freed from all the reject shows.