Hey there, remember me?
I'm posting this to the boob tube cabal because, well, I'll be honest, life, as usual, got in the way. However, I am currently watching them pull an Uma Thurman on Eric Delko on CSI: Miami and he might have brain damage. Yeah. I know. That means he'll be even MORE brain damaged than before. And ohhhhmygawwwwd, Ryan Wolfe, you are just not intimidating in any way! Anyway, it's reminding me why I suggested starting this thing up. Also, Boob Tube's recent vomit onto my friends list (no idea what was up with that. Something with the feed probably) reminded me too.
Talking with Salome and Jess, we kind of decided that the full recap thing just isn't going to work. It's not fair to ask people to sit at a computer for 8+ hours to record every little movement of a crappy show. People who watch these shows aren't going to care about recording all these little details.
Instead, we were thinking that posting blurbs about whatever shows we want to talk about would be a better option. This way, if, say, this week, I catch ER and want to talk about how damn foine Uncle Jesse is, I can. If I want to post about Lost, or the Sopranos on A&E, or Veronica Mars, or what the eff has been up with Scrubs lately, or how I wish Paul Haggis' stupid new show about Irish gangsters in Boston was really about the murders in southern Ontario. I can. I think any TV event, from the cleaning up of the language on the Sopranos on A&E, to the cheesy comic book gimics employed on Heroes and how they actually work in the show's favour, is fair game. Write as much or as little as you want. Write about whatever show you want. We're TV experts for Pete's sake! We can do whatever we want!
So. How do we do such a thing? Do we just.... implement it? I hope I can get a little feedback from you guys. What do you think about this? Should we do it? I think I'd rather be more like the Futon Critic or teevee.org than like televisionwithout pity. It's not that I don't like what they do, but they don't recap the shows we all watch for a reason: They suck and it is boring as hell watching them 14 times over to get exactly what happened. It's one thing to make a post about the music used to evoke a certain period of time on Cold Case and make fun of one or two lines that are ridiculous, or Lily's ridiculously bad hair, but I think Salome will tell you it's quite another to write exactly what happens in every frame of every show. Unless, of course, cutie Kyle Gallner is in the episode. Then it's a pleasure.
And as requested months ago, I'm about to invite thelovehater to join us. You may know her as the6thelement from fametracker or diaryland or Janelle from real life, but she's awesome and funny.
P.S.: I'm really excited about this again! As Cher would say: Eeeeeeee! Project!