The combination of the writers' strike and being at the cottage with only basic cable had a big impact on my TV watching. I finished the second season of Dexter on day 2 of my vacation and as I mentioned before, found myself watching reruns of CSI Miami and New York..... I tried to read a book (shocking!) but the only English books at the local store were all of the top 10 paperback variety.... I'm working on a readable mystery novel, but really, it's not that entertaining.
So I dug around on my hard drive and remembered that I had the first season of Friday Night Lights. my favorite gossip girl, Lainey, has been going on and on about it for months, and a while back, Hubs and I tried watching it. We saw 2 or 3 episodes, but didn't get hooked. There was too much football for my liking and it was too soap-y for Hubs. But here I am, with nothing to do, so I gave it another try.... Remember last year when I suddenly discovered Heroes and felt like a big dufus for missing out.... Yeah, well, I'm an even BIGGER dufus for having given up on FNL. Oh My Goodness! It is quite possibly the best written show on TV, ever! And Kyle Chandler? What can I say? I have loved him since his days on Early Edition and even before, on Homefront. (remember that show? I LOVED that show!)
Anyhow, I don't know how true to life Friday Night Lights is, but man, people in Texas really get into high-school football, don't they? It puts Hockey Dads and Puck Bunnies to shame! And for the record, Tim Riggins doesn't do it for me. I can't stand the hair. But Coach Taylor on the other hand...... yummy!
Unfortunately, I'm all caught up, first season and up to date on season 2, so I must wait til tomorrow for my next fix. In the mean time, tonight, I watched.... I can't type it...... Celebrity Apprentice..... shoot me now! First off, Celebrity? I mean, a couple of them are bona-fide celebrities, but most of them, I have no clue. And I'm a huge celebrity gossip fan, so if *I* don't know who they area..... But Gene Simmons is going to rock this thing. From the get go, he was on the phone, pulling strings. I used to watch Family Jewels and I will say one thing for him: Dude knows how to make a buck. But Trump and Simmons together? The bad hair and egos, in one room?!?!??!