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25 September 2007 @ 09:38 am
monday night television  
So, the week of new tv doth begin. And so far it's not bad.

Last night saw the start of Chuck, the new comic spy drama from the guy who made the OC. It's a comedy-drama about a computer nerd who for wacky reasons ends up becoming involved in international espionage. Big points for having Adam Baldwin (Jayne from Firefly) playing a wisecracking badass again.

Since, I had already seen a pre-air of Chuck, I checked out the premieres of How I Met Your Mother (still good, but coasting a bit on the higher-than-average likeability of the cast) and new sit-com The Big Bang Theory (has good potential, as long as the writing about nerds stays as accurate as it was; definite bonus points for them knowing at what level a hunter in World of Warcraft gets their first pet).

After that was the return of Heroes, which was just ok. I'm still interested in what happens to Claire and Mr. Bennent. Slightly less so in Hiro and his adventures with the blue-eyed, blonde-haired samurai poseur. Not very much so in everything else. And I'm already super bored by the whole hapless bachelors (Parkman and Suresh) raising the troubled orphan girl storyline.

And then there was Journeyman, the latest in a long line of sci-fi shows for non-sci-fi people. It seemed fairly competant, but unexciting. However, in it's defense, I was watching it distractedly as I was installing a doorknob in our backdoor during the commercial breaks.

And now for zantimisfit and others concerned about yesterday's model hiking in bare feet, please take note of the proper foot attire in today's photo. (Oddly enough, I saw someone bicycling across the Walnut Street Bridge yesterday wearing three-inch heel slingbacks!)

Current Mood: 238
Listening to: Poi Dog Pondering - "Complicated"
zantimisfit on September 25th, 2007 02:17 pm (UTC)
You should do a whole series of outdoor activities - skiing, running, football, skating - all with the proper equipment, of course.
Diary of an Ass Monkey: amd: green tikiassmonkeydiary on September 25th, 2007 02:18 pm (UTC)
I'm pretty sure I have some volleyball pics somewhere....
...: Axewyndebreaker on September 25th, 2007 02:21 pm (UTC)
Heroes did indeed kinda suck, and Journeyman was watchable for me simply because it takes place in San Francisco.
Diary of an Ass Monkey: amd: kirsten ulve assmonkeydiary on September 25th, 2007 02:24 pm (UTC)
I thought it looked suspiciously hilly....
theballadofyoko on September 25th, 2007 02:56 pm (UTC)
What? You didn't watch the premiere of the new Bionic Woman?
Diary of an Ass Monkey: amd: Luke Cheuh & Teresa MTZassmonkeydiary on September 25th, 2007 03:01 pm (UTC)
Well, as it happens, I have seen a pre-air of Bionic Woman, but the actual network premiere of that isn't until tomorrow.
theballadofyoko on September 25th, 2007 03:03 pm (UTC)
yikes-- I've lost track of what day it is. my bad.
Diary of an Ass Monkey: amd: angel and the apeassmonkeydiary on September 25th, 2007 03:05 pm (UTC)
Oddly enough, my brain usually figures out what day it is based on what shows I watched the night before.
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Diary of an Ass Monkey: amd: silhouetteassmonkeydiary on September 25th, 2007 03:02 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I just wish it wasn't such a grainy photo.
saint_boner: perfectly balancedsaint_boner on September 25th, 2007 03:52 pm (UTC)
I also liked the Big Bang Theory. I hope they can keep teh funny up. I am also watching Torchwood on BBC (now in third episode) and Flash Gordon which is almost good. I keep watching another week every week to see if I like it better.
I am praying that Caveman on ABC (Oct.2nd) is as funny as I hope it will be. Jericho and Las Vegas have been in the same time slot this summer , I hope they put Jericho back to 8pm Fri. because I have no Tivo.
Diary of an Ass Monkey: amd: joslin zoomassmonkeydiary on September 25th, 2007 03:54 pm (UTC)
I saw the first episode of that Smallville-ified "Flash Gordon" show, but couldn't bring myself to watch more. The whole time I was just thinking how much better the movie was.
saint_bonersaint_boner on September 25th, 2007 04:14 pm (UTC)
I didn't see the movie or watch Smallville so I guess that's why I still watch. If it is in the time slot with any of the fall shows I like it's goodby to the Flashman.
Professor Mortis: Timprofessormortis on September 25th, 2007 06:16 pm (UTC)
The whole time I was just thinking how much better the movie and the serial, and the original comic strip, and the late 70s cartoon show...probably the only Gordon that's worse was some of the ill-fated attempts to revive the character in the 1990s.
Diary of an Ass Monkey: amd: green waitressassmonkeydiary on September 25th, 2007 06:20 pm (UTC)
The Mud Puppy: Ouch!mudpuppy83 on September 25th, 2007 04:10 pm (UTC)
Damn it, I missed Heroes? Ah, well, I'll catch up to it somehow.
Professor Mortis: Timprofessormortis on September 25th, 2007 06:20 pm (UTC)
You'd be amazed in what people will bike in-the idea of biking in anything open toed scares me.
lipbylipbylipby on September 25th, 2007 11:49 pm (UTC)
One suspects that at least on of the writers of The Big Bang Theory knows something or two about being a nerd.
everybody hates a tourist.dynamine on September 26th, 2007 12:44 am (UTC)
damn!! i totally forgot about big bang theory. oh, well.

not only is this woman ridiculously ashy, but that seat CANNOT be sanitary!! grossed out mom is grossed out.