Some time ago, I “asked you all to suggest some TV shows I might watch”:http://juniorbird.com/archive/001863.php. Y’all done good. I thought I’d return the favor with some brief feedback on your suggestions, and ask you for a few more suggestions.
First the suggestion request: I need new music. They’ve got this crazy thing at school called “Ruckus”:http://ruckus.com/, which is free or cheap or something, which gives me subscription music. Well, I’ve fooled with it some and it seems like it may either be awful or mediocre, but, hey it’s either free or cheap and I need new music. And the selection, while not large, is not small either.
So, back to the point: I need new music. What should I try out? I like me some punk rock but let’s just make it clear right now that Green Day is not a punk rock band. I can groove to those Texas blues, especially lately. And I’ve been really intrigued by alt-country, it’s so much better than the crap on the radio. Any suggestions in those genres? Or favorites I should just try out?
OK, now for the promised TV shows. You recommended:
*My Name Is Earl:* Funny! Despite the simple premise, new every week. Jason Lee not nearly as cloyingly self-superior as in _Mallrats_.
*Bones:* Unspeakably awful. How many cliched characters, lines, and plot devices can they use at once? More than you thought possible. Should be easy to produce, however, assuming that the total lack of originality comes from (or leads too) a small creative staff.
*Nip/Tuck:* TiVo is unable to figure out when to record this for me.
*Rescue Me:* This does not even appear in my TiVo guide. What’s going on?
*Law and Order:* I know I’ve missed years of these but, thanks to TiVo and TNT, I can catch up. Don’t know why I didn’t get into these earlier, what a great franchise!
*CSI:NY:* After CSI:Miami dumped all pretense of realism (granted, it was a small pretense to start with), and brought in David Causo as a self-satisfied redhead who needs to be smacked around some, I gave up on new CSIs. CSI:NY works, however, with a good line-up of actors (but, again, and unlike CSI, an unspeakably perfect lead character).
*Everybody Hates Chris:* This is far and away the best new comedy I’ve seen since the first season of Family Guy. Maybe better than Family Guy, actually. The characters are perfect, the actors are perfect (shockingly, the child actors are neither annoying nor unable to properly deliver a line), the scripts are perfect, and the sets are perfect. If you’re missing this show, you’re missing the best new program on television and you’re missing non-stop laughs.
*American Dad:* Growing on me. Better than most of the alternatives.
So, thanks for your last suggestions; what’ve you got for me in music?