Posts tagged ‘svu’

September 27, 2012

i would like to rescind my previous comments

There is no way that Criminal Minds can give me a headache like the one I have from watching SVU just now. I do not know why somebody in production thought it would be cool to shoot SVU like a soap opera (complete with crappy acoustics), but someone somewhere is responsible for this headache.

Plus, a 2 hour premiere? That was a little much. (Sorry, Mariska. I really do like you.)

September 26, 2012

Ramblings on a New TV Season

As you can imagine, 3+ months in bed yields quite a bit of hobby time. When you can’t move very much, your hobbies are somewhat limited, so I’ve been mostly reading, watching tv and movies, playing Catan on my cell phone (there’s an app for that! hallelujah!), needlepointing, and messing around on Pinterest.

I have a DVR in my room, so I can keep TV watching on my schedule, and not on the acronyms’ schedule. (This is especially important when I crash and burn, and need to nap despite the airing of the season premiere of Castle.

Tuesday nights are going to be light this season for the DVR – only has to record one 30-minute episode. But Wednesday nights… holy moley. I have to make choices. I never thought I’d say this, but there is too much good stuff to choose from airing at the same time.

Tonight is the whopper: Modern Family, Criminal Minds, and Law and Order: SVU all premiere tonight at 8. My poor DVR only records 2 shows at a time. The only way I can see around this problem is to watch the SVU premiere (2 whole hours of busting bad guys and putting them away) in another room (if I can bear sitting on a couch) while the DVR records Modern Family and Criminal Minds.

But this is no long-term solution. SVU will air at 8. Modern Family will air at 8. Criminal Minds will air at 8. What’s a girl to do?

I think the time has come for me to admit that Criminal Minds is a show I like to watch random reruns of. Maybe someday I’ll borrow some DVDs and watch a season straight through. The truth is, though, that Mandy Pantikin (who was Inigo Montoya! I had no idea until yesterday!!!) isn’t on the show anymore, and that’s probably why Criminal Minds has been relegated to the “Better Than Eh” list. A great actor playing a great character – love to see that. But Matthew Gray Gubler can’t make up for Pantikin’s absence, and I guess I’ll be skipping Criminal Minds this season.

See what profound thoughts I have in between saying the wrong words and having weird dreams?