What I’m Watching This Season
Several folks have asked why I have discontinued writing about Glee and SNL this television season. I hate to say it, but it’s because my two favorite shows of last year have flat-out failed to inspire me this year.
After years of refusing cable television service, I wondered what would happen when we moved into a condo with free cable. Well, here’s what happened. We still don’t watch TV.
We still watch Hulu and Netflix. We have also started buying downloaded episodes of Archer and Dr. Who from Amazon. Now that’s a great deal.
I guess my main objection to television is that you have to watch it at a specific time. My clients may dictate my schedule for me, and that’s fine. But my television never will – end of story.
So, what have I been watching?
Well, I am still following Glee. It’s gotten marginally better than it was in September. I’m happy that Santana is out of the closet and it was great to meet Rachel’s gay dads. I especially love that Jeff Goldblum plays one of the dads. I am also glad that one of my favorites from the Glee Project, Simon, is appearing as a freshman Christian who has been homeschooled all his life.
I’m watching SNL, too. Lately it has been pretty lame, except that Jason Sudeikis does a great Mitt Romney, and it was terrific to see Maya Rudolph come back and host a few weeks ago.
What I’ve really been watching is the entire series of Star Trek: Voyager on Netflix. I missed it the first time around, and it’s pretty good. I am a scifi geek after all.
In terms of actual network TV right now, I have two favorites. The first is Archer. I am embarrassed at how much I enjoy adult cartoons. My second favorite, perhaps even more embarrassing, is The Voice.
Oh my goodness, how did THAT happen? I resisted American Idol, Dancing with the Stars, and all the other network talent contests.
I like The Voice because there are no judges, only coaches. And the coaches are pretty cool – Adam Levine, Celo Green, Christina Aguilera and Blake Shelton. I also really like that the coaches choose their teams using blind auditions. And I like the host, Carson Daily. The Voice is a Mark Burnett production. He is the king of Reality TV and all.
So, yeah, I’m watching The Voice this season. But I’m still watching on Hulu.