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2008: The Year in Television

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Somehow or other got inspired to write about what I’ve been watching on TV recently. And in some cases, how I’ve been watching. It can be summarized thusly:

  • Catching up with television on DVD: Battlestar Galactica
  • Catching up with television on the Internet: Viral videos (Fey as Palin on SNL, Letterman on McCain, Prop 8 musical, etc.)
  • Keeping up with late-night television by PVR: The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
  • Canadian political satire: 22 Minutes, Rick Mercer, Air Farce
  • Canadian dramas you don’t have to grade on a curve: Flashpoint and JPod
  • Best low-rated US program that didn’t make it: Pushing Daisies
  • Best low-rated US program that did make it: Mad Men
  • Funniest US program: How I Met Your Mother
  • Giving reality a good name: SYTYCD and The Amazing Race
  • And a word about a few that aren’t working: Weeds, Bones, Grey’s Anatomy, and Dirty Sexy Money.

More words, pictures, videos, and links on this subject are posted here.

2 thoughts on “2008: The Year in Television

  1. One show that you should check out is the US remake of the British series Life on Mars. I liked the British one (which aired or airs still maybe) on Showcase – when i remembered to watch it because it was on at some weirdish day/time, but i actually like the US one more. It’s not done great in the ratings, but one of the higher-ups at ABC really likes the show so it will be back, starting up Jan 28.

    http://abc.go.com/primetime/lifeonmars/index?pn=index

    • Thanks for the tip! I think I saw one episode of the British series, and thought was interesting, but didn’t keep up. So maybe I’ll try the US one.

      Speaking of time traveling, I checked out Being Erica last night on CBC. It wasn’t bad — I’ll probably watch again.

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