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calendar   Tuesday - April 01, 2014

Really? I missed it all.

Golly gee, the final episode of How I Met Your Mother aired last night, after 9 seasons. Or was it 8? Or 13? And all the social networks are just abuzz with how the ending was just ... wrong.

Gee, not sorry, but I missed it. Actually, I never saw a single episode. Not one. Not even part of one. The commercials were on constantly, and they left me dead cold. Always. Kind of like the ads running now for this thing called The Millers. Are you effin’ kidding me? You couldn’t pay me to watch that crap.

I’m not sure how I’d define what interests me for a sitcom or other television show, but my wife and I keep missing out on all these “culturally relevant” programs. Never saw The Wire. Never saw The Sopranos. Never saw that other show that just ended a couple weeks ago after a many years run either. Hell, I’m so out of it I can’t even remember its name. No, I don’t mean 30 Rock or The Office, neither of which we ever saw either. Oh, right, Breaking Bad. That was it.

And it’s always been like that for me. As a small kid, I thought The Honeymooners sucked. There wasn’t a single thing in it that was in the least bit funny. Never could stand The Brady Bunch. Don’t watch Dancing With The Stars, or any of the America’s Next Top _____. Competitive cooking shows? Give me a friggin break. I can’t smell it, I can’t taste it. Don’t waste my time. I only managed to follow Survivor for 2 or 3 season, but not until after the first generation of watchers had abandoned the show. Which I rejected as complete BS when I first heard about it, because it wasn’t really about survival much at all; the show ought to have been called lying backstabbers. I don’t find that kind of thing entertaining. I can’t watch any of the reality programs; they’re all crap.

And the shows we do love? They get cancelled. All the time. Something that starts out with an awesome premise, like Lost or Fringe, gets dragged sideways and goes to Hell. Without fail; we are the anti-Nielsons here. So whoever the Powers That Be are in TV Land, their ideas don’t mesh with ours. Ok, almost all. She watched Burn Notice and Monk from the beginning almost to their ends. “BN” bored me after 2 seasons; too much Michael doing the McGyver shiz, and nowhere near enough Michael doing Fiona. And Monk? Half the time I found the show’s concept offensive, and half the rest of the other half of the time I found it boring, as Mr. Monk never learned, never healed, never made any forward motion, never made any progress on Trudy’s murder. And the ending was an even bigger slapped together crock of crap than that made for the American version of Life On Mars (aka “It was all a dream").

Politics is pretty much the same way. The candidates we like get creamed. The ones we hate get elected and reelected forever. The only party that has come anywhere near to lining up with the things I believe in has been the Tea Party, and they’ve been media raped nearly as much as Sarah Palin. I doubt if there has been a government program or action in the past 10 years that I’ve agreed with. I simply don’t fit in. I wish I did. I always wanted to. But I don’t. Never have. And I’ve long since stopped worrying about it. Mostly.

Maybe there will be something new this fall that we can get in on the ground floor of, that becomes a cultural reference / hinge pin that everyone revolves around. I hope so. CSI and NCIS are both worn out, and the new NOLA spin off with Scott Bakula is sure to bomb even worse than the Star Trek series he killed. I mean, how the heck do you do such a piss poor job that a Star Trek series gets cancelled??? It’s already bad enough that Game of Thrones runs only 10 episodes per year with just this year and next to churn through 3 1/2 books worth of story, and that Boardwalk Empire has killed off or eliminated nearly every interesting character other than Nucky at this point. And no more sweet, sweet naked Gretchen Moll. Crap. She was the best part of Life On Mars too. Hotness, yum.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 04/01/2014 at 12:41 PM   
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