Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Prime Time Ain't So Prime Any More

...At least not for the next couple of weeks.

No House tonight. No Bones tomorrow night. No House or Bones next week either. And why are these two fine shows not on the air? Because that cesspool of the airwaves, American Idol, has entered a bloated new phase in its seemingly never-ending crap fest. Television that doesn't suck will have to wait until they insult and remove enough 'contestants' to knock AI back down to a one-hour timeslot again.

I hate that show with the fire of a thousand suns.

14 comments:

LL said...

Look on the bright side, at least you can catch up on your Veronica Mars eps...

wa11z said...

That's right. Veronica Mars rules! As for hating things with the fire of a thousand suns? Ever thought about wtiting lyrics for a metal band? That's a great line.

fermicat said...

To give credit where credit is due, I think Trina said it first.

wa11z said...

Has Trina ever written lyrics for a metal band?

TheWriteGirl said...

I had the same reaction -- to the lack of House and Bones, not to the notion of writing lyrics for a metal band. I'll leave that to the, um, experts.

At least Studio 60 was on last night so it wasn't a total wash. But from what I'm hearing, that may have been the last ep. John Doe...Farscape...Studio 60. Is it me? Am I the jinx? Sigh.

wa11z said...

Four out of five metal experts agree. You are the jinx.

dr sardonicus said...

The Fire Of A Thousand Suns would be a good name for a metal band...

American Idol makes a certain kind of sense in the current music industry climate, since the major labels are looking for people who they can wring a few quick singles out of and then discard, just like in the old days. Unfortunately, there are more kids out there wanting to be the next Britney Spears than are wanting to be the next Kelly Joe Phelps.

trinamick said...

I too hate AI with the fire of a thousand suns. And I only listen to metal bands, not write for them. Bones and House should never be put on hold for such drivel.

TheWriteGirl said...

Any girl who wants to be the next Britney has got a pretty tough act to follow. First shave her head, then bolt from rehab -- twice! I mean, how do you top that?

Taylor said...

wait wait wait....Studio 60 is getting cancelled, its soo good damn it!

I knew that AI would be the end of civilization, I just thought it would have stood for Artificial Intelligence and they would slaughter us by the millions. Not American Idol and numb our minds to the point that our brains become so atrophied that they can no longer keep involuntary functions going.

Kathleen said...

I think it's utterly ridiculous the amount of news space AI gets. I was listening to "news" radio this morning (just for the traffic & weather together on the 8s) and caught some "teaser" about how some chick from Detroit is wowing the country or something. They had the chick singing/warbling in the background, so I assumed it was an AI thing. I switched to my beloved CBC Radio 2 to avoid it.

BTW, hyphens around "news" because I think it should be called All Commercials, All of the Time with the occasional five second snippet of news.

fermicat said...

I only listen to "news radio" when I absolutely, positively need a good traffic report right away. Otherwise I am all about NPR. And very spoiled by it - no commercials, and no 'news' about American Idol (or Britney for that matter). Good stuff!

dr sardonicus said...

Britney just misses all that hot sex she used to have with Kevin Federline...

TheWriteGirl said...

There shouldn't be any shortage of morons willing to step up and take his place.