Television Lightning Round
I would like to see fewer people purposely avoiding using their powers, and more people kicking butt. Because if you can read minds or travel through time, I really think it would be neat to see you doing it. Also, since Claire is invulnerable, I don't really care about another season-long plot that's all about protecting her from hypothetical dangers.
How I Met Your Mother
I didn't watch last season, so all these "slap bet" ads just strike me as being obnoxiously in-jokey. I wouldn't watch that episode on a dare at this point.
For the tenth year in a row, it's not as good as it used to be.
The Writers' Strike
Man, the producers are really losing the PR war, aren't they? Every day brings a new YouTube clip with network honchos saying silly things while the captions mock them.
I've seen people saying "If you support the WGA strike, you should boycott reality television." Strangely, these are usually people who take every opportunity to tell me how bad reality television is, as opposed to people in the WGA telling me what they actually want. The strike is about DVD and Internet residuals, not "Scripted vs. Reality", so if you really want to boycott something, it seems like DVDs and Internet downloads would be more appropriate.
That huge gravedigger has two immunity idols, which seems like it's going to be a problem for the rest of the people. On the other hand, he hasn't actually won an individual immunity challenge and he seems to be getting on everybody else's nerves, so I think there's a pretty good chance he's going to get voted out anyway.
The Amazing Race
I have no problem with the way Kynt and Vyxsin spell their names. I believe people should get to use whatever name they want. You'd be surprised how many people in my circle of friends have changed their names arbitrarily. And I know goths that are far more perky than them, so that doesn't bother me either.
Wow, and I thought the first season was silly!
Over the offseason, I watched all of the US and UK Offices. I think it's interesting that the US version has gone on so long that all of the characters, even the background ones, have personalities and backstories so that they all get some degree of sympathy. I'm not sure the UK one went on long enough for, say, Gareth to be as interestingly deep as Dwight.
I would feel more comfortable with shadowy super-governmental agencies that had control of weird alien technologies if they spent more time thinking about their jobs and less about having sex with each other.
You know what would be great? If Judah Friedlander never got a storyline. Seriously, I don't need to know his backstory, his personal struggles, or anything about his private life. He should just be a guy who says funny things. What's wrong with that?
Got a comment? Mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.