television and TAR

I got 6 hours sleep last night. Finally. The last time I had more than 4 hours sleep was on Saturday and I really needed it. I might have to ask my doctor for some sleep drugs when I go to see her again in December.

I watched the first episode of The Mentalist last night. It was... interesting. I don't know if I liked it or not, I'm a little on the fence about that show. I'll watch one or two more episodes before deciding. On the other hand, two days ago I watched the first two episodes of this season's House and I really liked them a lot. The Wilson-House drama is playing out well and the new character, a private detective, works well with House.

Upcoming is some good stuff on the tube. Actually, it's not a tube anymore is it? Good stuff on the LCD sounds odd tho. In any case, on Sunday is the season opener of my favorite reality show, The Amazing Race. Here's some info from Wiki:

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Bertram van Munster revealed that filming for the The Amazing Race 13 lasted for 23 days and covered nearly 40,000 miles. The season spanned five continents, and visited some far-flung locales never before seen on the show, including Bolivia (La Paz), Kazakhstan, and Cambodia (Angkor Wat). Brazil, Russia (Moscow), and India were also listed as race destinations.

It's been about 9 months since the last episode of TAR aired on television which might be the longest gap since the show first aired in September 2001, just a week before the Trade Towers came down on 9/11. As much as I like the show, I don't think they've ever equaled that first season. They had a lot of very nice contestants in that first race. Nancy & Emily in particular. Hi Nancy! (that was the Mom)

...and on Monday two NBC shows start their second seasons--hopefully they will avoid the Sophomore Jinx--and will bracket Heroes. Chuck appears at 8pm and Life at 10pm. That's a very good night of television on NBC. I hope Life gets a bigger share of the audience this time around. With Heroes as a lead-in it should stand an excellent chance of gaining a wider audience.


Teresa said…
I'm also looking forward to TAR. It seems to be the step-child of reality shows though... I think there was a lull somewhere around season 5 or 6 where it was practically dead and then it won the Emmy -- and keeps on winning. Yay! I imagine the show is a expensive to produce and a logistic nightmare. Worth every penny and headache though.

Season One wasn't my favorite but I can understand it's appeal. It was the first and no one knew what they were doing. Now, sometimes it looks like professionals are doing it... they have everything planned more than in earlier races. The same thing happens in production. I actually miss the days when you'd come back for the next episode and find out that someone was penalized during the previous leg and it's all different. LOL

I'm glad you got some sleep, Dave. Finally. Say no to drugs though!

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