Thank God For Tivo --
Television Season-Ending Depression
4/19/2007 11:15 PM
Byline: Mike Cunningham
It's almost summer and that means network shows will be finishing their seasons. And that leads to depression sorta...
The gentle depression of finishing a season of TV.
So I finished Battlestar Galactica Season 2.5. I'm fascinated by Starbuck's blonde hair. And Edward James Olmos' familiar mustache that looked pasted on. Which was kind of disappointing. I mean I figure it woudl take that a guy a good 72 hours to grow that fine 'stache. So now I have a couple of choices figure out where on-line I can watch these episodes on-line. Or just wait until May 16, to watch all of Season 3.
That depression will continue in a few more weeks as 24 and Heroes begin to wind down. I won't feel withdraw for the CSIs or The Office or 30 rock. Because 24 and Heroes are serial in nature, it's hard to just pick up a show in the middle. It's not impossible, but it's just a little difficult. I wonder if serial shows SUFFER in syndication as much as one shot stories?
Fortunately, the depression will be replaced with the soaring rage of watching the Phillies all summer. And of course I'll be continuing the Netflix process of watching TV shows and movies. I've split up my queue into one for TV and one for Movies. That way when I finish a TV show the next thing in the queue is another TV show. It's a fairly simple process.
Fortunately, while Network TV is finishing up it's respective seasons, HBO is always around to fulfill your needs. Although, they are wrapping up the Sopranos (FOREVER???) and Entourage (Season 3 Part 2). I'm excited by the former (after 2 weeks, the tension is building) but after a good first week, the second week was mild. Although, it did show how much Ari cares about Lloyd. And that's a good thing.
Well, off to watch more TV of course... I just hope the summer will be filled with hijinks and good baseball to avoid any summer TV depression.