Favorites List: 2007-2008 TV Season

With the 2008-2009 TV season starting, I thought I would quickly list my faves for the previous year in no particular order:

The new shows where –>

The Middleman
Fighting Evil So You Don’t Have To!
A second season please for this Sci-Fi/Spy/Fanboy action-comedy! BTW, all the episodes are on-line.

Terminator: The Sara Connor Chronicles
It looks good and the story built nicely over the short first season. The ensemble nature of the cast is what works.

It was an interesting science fiction show reminiscent of Quantum Leap, but much better. I believe it has been canceled so we will never know how good this show could have become. I first watched it because the lead was a lead in Rome.

The is a detective story with an unusual lead. He had been wrongly convicted of murder. In his post-release lawsuit after spending many years in jail, besides millions of dollars he sued to be re-instated. So, he is a bit of an oddball. The re-occurring back story who framed him and why. I first watched this partially because the lead was a lead in Band of Brothers playing Dick Winters.

Pushing Daisies
This weird/good fantasy looks good, is acted well,and has great dialogue. It also always leaves me with a taste for pie.


A computer geek washout working at a Best Buy clone falls into espionage adventure. It all works for me: funny characters, cute girls, good actions, fun dialogue and a fanboy-ish lead.

The Big Bang Theory
I laugh at all the jokes and see my friends in all the characters.

The returning shows –>

South Park
The is still the funniest show on TV…and politically the smartest.

Last season was great. There is nothing else like this on TV.

How I met Your Mother
I just like this show. It is fun and funny. It doesn’t insult my intelligence either like most sit-coms (which I generally hate).

It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia
Absurdest humor. No life lessons to be learned. This is the anti-sitcom.

Battlestar Galactica
One season to go! I think Boxy (shown in the mini-series and season 1) is the unknown Cylon.

I like the dialogue, mysteries, and characters. I look forward to this every week.

Redeye with Greg Gutfeld
The only late-night show I watch. I actually tape it an watch it in the evenings since I can’t stay up late anymore.

There are enough good TV shows nowadays, I don’t see to many movies anymore (which seem to be dropping in quality anyways).

I hope the writers drag out for several episode whatever plotline for Ziva requires her to dress like this on NCIS

Don’t Blame Buffy!

WTF is this?

Sociologist Kristin Aune claims that Buffy, the Vampire Slayer is responsible for young women not attending church.
Of course, you have to wonder about her finding, that is that 50,000 women a year are skipping church on Sunday because they’ve been empowered by Buffy. The book contends that Buffy makes Wicca more popular and, therefore, lures girls from the church.

To say that this reasoning is a stretch is an understatement. By her reasoning, the fans of Buffy should all be signing up for witchcraft classes, believing in vampires and fighting evil in their own backyard. It’s a leap of faith to say the least.
[Link: TV Squad]

Rubbish. In the mythology of the series, when Wiccans where shown (heh…in season 4 episode “Hush”) they were presented as a joke, as pretend witches as nothings, as just clueless 20 year old girls who Willow ends up avoiding.

I guess this is what postmodernism and academia have come to – spewing nonsense.

Note: Buffy The Vampire Slayer is one of my favorite tv shows ever!
Don’t mess with Buffy!

Michelle Collins Hosted Red Eye Last Night…

…and showed how hard it is to be a host.

She is a good guest and guest ombudsman, but as a host she was lacking. She couldn’t pull the guests into the conservations. She seemed to run out of questions. There were uncomfortable pauses. She seemed not hear all that the guests were saying.

Most importantly, when interviewing the 41-hours-stuck-in-an-elevator-guy, she did not ask about him going #1 or #2!

She showed what a good host Greg Gutfeld is on Red Eye.

Red Eye

BTW, I think Julie Banderas would make a good guest host.

Allahpundit calls this the Worst Fight Scene Ever? I think not!

Allahpundit notes that all of the original Star Treks are on-line now.

Then he commits trek heresy…he says this is the worst fight seen ever:

I am just glad the clip ended before Kirk and the Gorn start making out.

My Favorite TV Shows

Inspired by some recent lists, here is my list the Top 10 TV Shows….Ever! The list is from my PoV and in no particular order (yeah I am cheating and combing a few shows into one entry):

Homicide: Life on the Streets

The Wire

Magnum, P.I.

I Spy


Star Trek / Star Trek: TNG / Star Trek: Deep Space Nine



Buffy The Vampire Slayer / Angel

South Park

Red Eyes’s Anna Gilligan, Quaker Camp, and the Fifth Freedom…

…that would be the “Freedom from Clothing”.

Here are snippets parts 1 and 2:

Here is snippet part 3 from a few weeks later:

8 Minute New Dr Who Video Snippet – Tennant and Davison

If the video goes away, look for it here.