And the Gold Medal Goes to …

by on Aug.19, 2008, under sports, TV

NBC!  So yeah, I’ve been wrapped up in the Olympics pretty much since they started.  I have never been big into them – every time the summer Olympics come along I say how I like the winter sports better and vice versa when the winter games arive.  But from the spectacle that was the opening ceremony, through the weekend coverage of cool sports I didn’t even know were in the Olympics, to the great selection of prime-time sports (swimming, beach volleyball, etc.), it has all been gripping – too much so.  One of these nights I would like to get to bed before 2AM.  But what I’ve really been enjoying is the excitement that NBC is fostering in me for the fall television season.

Generally I will buffer some time before plopping on the couch so that I can skip the commercials.  But if I’m scanning through or have run out of buffer, if there is a spot for Chuck or Heroes, it is just as exciting as anything else I could be watching.  The writer’s strike really left me unsatiated with last season’s run – not enough episodes, not knowing even when to catch new ones, etc.  Don’t get me wrong – I was for the strike and I’m glad they worked things out.  But I need me some good TV!

In recent years, it seems that NBC has captured my attention with new shows more than any other network.  I enjoy a couple of shows on ABC and Fox and the CW.  I watch a few things on cable (such as Psych on USA and It’s Always Sunny on FX).  But last season i found myself watching 3 hour blocks on some nights on NBC.  And I’m psyched to see so many of the shows I enjoyed coming back – Chuck, Heroes, Life, The Office, 30 Rock.  I’m also intrigued by some of the new blood (somewhat by My Own Worst Enemy, not as much about Knight Rider).

Yes, I know – I’m a TV junkie.  I am addicted to staged drama and comedy.  I practice escapism for a large portion of my free time.  But at least I haven’t succumbed to the dark side – at least I haven’t become a reality TV fan – that would just be too far, too much … well … except the Olympics.  But that doesn’t really count, right?

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1 Comment for this entry

  • Leah

    monday nights this fall are going to be TV nights, for sure! i can’t believe we had to wait SO LONG for heroes and chuck to come back. they were definitely our faves last year.

    we also have not been getting much sleep lately. i’ve REALLY been enjoying the olympics, but i am also really going to enjoy MY SLEEP when it’s over! olympics + newborn not sleeping through the night = TIRED MAMA.

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