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Wednesday, February 02, 2005

Static From The Geek-In-Chief: Just Askin'

A few thoughts going into sweeps:

If NBC's Jeff Zucker insists that February sweeps are now irrelevant, will he not care when his network finishes fourth this time?

Does all the lame stunt casting really make people more willing to watch Will and Grace?

How much did A&E's continued regret over letting Law & Order slip away play into their aggressive bid to land The Sopranos?

And while we're asking, how watchable will The Sopranos be without all the colorful language and violence? And will enough people watch to make the ransom A&E paid worth it?

If the Parents Television Council had its druthers, would all prime-time TV resemble PAX-TV's not-so-edgy lineup? And why do they constantly ignore the fact that parents should be responsible for what their children watch?

Dammit, when is TiVo gonna release a standalone HD-ready DVR? And while they're at it, can they make it a dual tuner model, please?

If Spongebob being gay is such a big deal, why have we gone years without "outing" Peppermint Patty, Scooby Doo's Velma, or He-Man?

After ABC premieres Blind Justice, its new drama about a gun-toting blind cop, where is there left for them to go? A drama about a limbless, piano-playing child prodigy?

Will seeing how old the cast of Happy Days has gotten in their reunion special be a hoot- or just enormously depressing?

When is Alias going to get good again?

>If Donald Trump, Jennifer Schefft and the SuperNanny were fitted for cement shoes and dropped into Lake Champlain, never to be seen on TV again… would anyone truly be all that upset?

When Johnny Carson passed away last week, was it wrong to feel like he'd already been dead for years?

Why must 24 always have a lame, unrelated storyline featuring an annoying, troubled blonde daughter? And if it must, why can't she be as hott as Elisha Cuthbert?

With the surging Medium and the resurgent Law and Order chipping away, is CBS' CSI: franchise finally (and justifiably) showing some age?

Lewis Black is admittedly hilarious, but can his rant-filled schtick possibly support a show all by itself?

How long until ABC starts ending Lost at 9:10pm?

Is our collective IQ so low that assloads of people still need to watch The Simple Life?

How long will Fox continue to stay with the brilliant but grossly underwatched Arrested Development? And doesn't the network realize that it may do better in a timeslot not surrounded by cartoons?

And finally… would somebody please tell Star Jones Reynolds to shut the fuck up?

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1 other geekspeak:

  • The Slammer:

    I never got the whole David Caruso thing. Isn't he just Howdy Doody with a bad attitude? ...and let's face it...how far is that from Crusty the Clown?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2:28 PM  

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