Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Time.com's Best TV of 2005!

Yay! Time Magazine (remember magazines?) did an overview of the best TV of 2005 and we largely agree with the list. Although, apparently they didn't read our review of Prison Break and they spoiled our lack of viewing the final episode by telling us it was a cliff hanger! Noooooooooo! We would have never have guessed that Prison Break would've ended in cliff hanger. Fie on Time.com...er...Time Magazine for blowing that surprise for us.
Anyways, if we only had premium super digital HD platinum triple tier cable channels, we could watch some of those other shows we haven't heard of. MTV2? What in the hell is that? We at CriticalTV HQ are using our intrepid intern ChinChin to hold our wire-hanger/tinfoil UHF antenna so that we can get the latest installment of The Office.
Speaking of The Office: we've added it to our TiVo season pass. Welcome, Office, to the snark fest!

Thursday, December 22, 2005

Prison Broke

Okay, so I'm a little late! Sue me. Anyone catch the last episode of Prison Break? Anyone? Yeah, me neither and I've seen all of the other episodes this season. And you know what? I don't really care, which is really sad.
I mean, Prison Break started out like gangbusters (or is it jailbusters)! The plot was innovative, it didn't look like anything else on TV, great characters - I remember thinking: This is new and hot!
I couldn't get enough. Until about three-quarters through the season. Then it got predictable and it was clear that they're were trying to fill the season.
What is it with the networks? I guess they have figured out that the traditional season programming schedule is broken. It's too long. I don't know how many weeks it is, but I know it's too long. How do I know? Because I became one of these "committed" watchers that never misses an episode and eagerly awaits the next one. I also used TiVo to make sure I didn't miss a beat.
But in the end, it was clear they were messing with the story to fill out the season and hold onto viewers. By the time the finale came around, I was more concerned about my vacation than Schofield's toilet cum escape route.
First, Desperate Housewives, then Lost and finally Prison Break. Too bad good TV continues to eat its young...