Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Television News


CSI star William Petersen in a tug'o'war over a bullwhip with dominatrix Lady Heather in some seriously slutty boots, cause that's how the show rolls. What's not to love?

Before last spring, I hardly ever watched television. I had my books, I had R man, I had the world of the blog; I seemed to not have time for it. Then after R Man died and I retired, I suddenly was enveloped by a universe of nothing but spare time. That, my sweet little potatoes, is the existence television was created for.

So I'm watching a lot of it now. Wait, did you think I was going to apologize? Forget it. I feel so very American. Mostly police procedural shows, where the characters are grim but with attractive haircuts and evil is dealt with properly. It is the direct descendent of film noir, writ small.

Having worked my way through Criminal Minds, Without a Trace, Cold Case and the many, many permutations of Law and Order, I am now fascinated by CSI, the one based in Las Vegas. I decided to be methodical in my attack on this long running war horse (it's been on for 11 years) so instead of chewing it up in whatever random order cable reruns decided to offer it, I have been slogging through the DVDs of each season, usually seven or eight episodes each evening. An ongoing orgy. I am now up to Season Six.

This seems like the most effective way for me and it turns the whole experience into something like watching a very long, very slow moving movie. With lots and lots of fabulous aerial shots of Vegas. Never has a city I have no interest in looked so glam and lovely. Also, I have developed little crush on studly George Eads.



18 comments:

  1. I've taken to watching television programs, but only online, downloaded, or on dvd. I simply cannot tolerate commercials! Life is too short.

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  2. Bitch, get your hands on a series from the 90s…

    Homicide: Life on the Street.

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  3. Thanks for the advice, i"ll queue it up now.

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  4. George Eads is definitely worth watching.

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  5. There's a great line in All That Heaven Allows about television being the last refuge for the lonely woman. It's funny because it's true.

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  6. I love the original Love and Order, and LOVE Law and Order, Sex and Filth.

    But I also got hooked on BBCAmericas version of Skins.

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  7. I have lusted after George Eads for all 11 seasons. whatta man!! First thing kabuki bought when retiring - BIG ASS TV. Second thing - BIG ASS COMFIE CHAIR.

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  8. If you haven't seen them, I recommend the various Prime Suspect series with Helen Mirren. (There was a US version, but I understand it wasn't as good.) A good British police procedural, with fantastic acting. Scripts were usually v. good, with some absolutely jaw-dropping scenes. Also has some interesting-looking men who weren't polished to absolute Hollywood perfection. . .but still looked as sexy as hell!

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  9. Oh, I dream of the day of watching tv again. Sitcoms, however....24/7.
    Or porn...or sitcom porn.

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  10. I Dream of Weinie, Gilligan's Butt Plug, The Beverly Hillbillies Fist Mr. Drysdale.

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  11. why you're "Mr. Classic Television!"

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  12. T-E-L-E-V-I-S-I-O-N...is that the appliance that hangs on the wall?

    I haven't much time for it these days but if I can remember I watch Revenge on Wednesdays as well as the scary one about ghosts with Jessica Lange on at the same time. I flip between the two and my viewing is done.

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  13. I love tv....It has changed for sure! I am glad to see your faves are ones I enjoy! So good huh!!! And yes OH GEORGE!!!

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  14. I'd happily watch George Eads read from the phone book provided he was dressed right.

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  15. I do hope you're including the entirety of Six Feet Under, if you haven't seen it already.

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