Monday, October 02, 2006

Watch Friday Night Lights.

Okay, so I'm usually not really into sports, um, at all, which I think is a pretty well known fact about me. Like, you can start talking about sports and I'll try to keep up as best as I can, but after awhile I'll get kinda glossy-eyed because I have no idea what you're talking about and it starts to sound like you're speaking Egyptian and, well, I'm sorry about that glossy-eyedness thing I mentioned that I get, it's just that, well, it just happens.

But if I was going to pick my favorite sport, the only one that I really have any investment in is football--two of my brothers play football, see, and my brothers are pretty much the coolest people in the world, so if they love football, well then I'm happy I love the game too, dammit. Therefore, football's my favorite sport.

For the sake of full disclosure, I also have to admit that I've always loved movies about football. Especially movies about high school football. Um, remember that Goldie Hawn movie Wildcats? Yeah, I love it. And the Sean Aston movie Rudy? Turns me into a blubbering mess. I love underdogs.

Anyway, enough about me. One of my friends is on the writing staff of "Friday Night Lights," which premieres Tuesday night on NBC at 8pm, and she has assured me that the show is awesome, and even if she hadn't assured me, I think it looks pretty awesome myself, based on the promos (clink on the links in this sentence to see them) and I'm really looking forward to the show. I thought I'd pass on my friend's assurance of the show's awesomeness, and tell y'all to watch the show too, and then maybe, if we all like it, then we can, like, gab about the show together and stuff.

(By the way, as far as other new shows go, I love love love Ugly Betty so much I could marry it, I'm fascinated by Dexter and I already think Michael C. Hall should get an Emmy [except his character is way too fucked up to be recognized by Emmy voters], I'm getting really tired of Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip but I'll give it one more week just because so many other people like it so much, I'm embarrassed to admit how much I really truly completely love Standoff, I'm so utterly bored by Brothers & Sisters that I took it off my Tivo list of shows to be recorded, I'm so utterly "eh" about Smith that I took it off my Tivo list of shows to be recorded, I thought Six Degrees only had two interesting degrees [Hope Davis and Campbell Scott] and that's not enough to hold my interest so I took it off my Tivo list of shows to be recorded, I'm totally into Kidnapped even though it almost feels like there's too much plot sometimes I'm still totally into it [and Jeremy Sisto could read the phone book and I'd be like "that dude has so much damage I wanna see more"], I thought Jericho was too depressing for words and not in a good way, and I like Men In Trees but it's no Ugly Betty.) (Oh, and if you think I watch way too much television, I'd like to point out that of the ten shows listed above, I just took five of them off of my Tivo list of shows to be recorded, so I'm not as much of a sloth as you think I am.)

13 comments:

Gina said...

FIRST! Wow! I can't believe it! I never thought this would happen to me. I'm stunned. And giddy!

Anonymous said...

Tell me your thoughts on "Lost."

Lanie

Gina said...

I love Ugly Betty to. America is such a cutie and pulls off the "ugly and awkard" girl with the heart of gold off perfectly. And I love that Selma Hayek, who brought this little project from the spanish tv stations to our world, puts herself in those Mexican soap opera slips. It's just so classic and over the top. I love it.

Anonymous said...

Okay, I'll watch it, I'll watch it! But don't diss my Studio 60. I love me my Aaron Sorkin!!! Seriously, he's a god to me. And hey, don't forget to watch Dancing with the Stars!

frank's wild lunch said...

My friend Corinne plays "Nancy" on this week's Ugly Betty! She has two lines, but she's supposed to recur. Fingers crossed!

Gina said...

I'm actually enjoying Studio 60. But I'm not a writer. I'm sure if I was a writer (Erik) I could find a bunch of things I didn't like about it.

I have yet to see Dancing with the Stars this season. I think it conflicts with one of my other shows being Tivo'd.

joe chandler said...

Friday Night Lights is a GREAT show.

Trust me.

joe chandler said...

erik, who is your friend on the staff?

Reel Fanatic said...

So far of the shows I've seen, my favorite new ones are both on NBC on Mondays, Heroes and Studio 60 .. I did manage to finagle the first two episodes of Friday Night Lights from work, so I can watch them back to back tonight .. i can't wait!

aimie said...

my friend kevin is on 7 episodes of friday night lights so, yes, watch it! and, erik had an audition for ugly betty yesterday. fingers crossed....

are you eating mexican food today?

Doug said...

LOVE Ugly Betty! For two weeks I liked Studio 60 a lot and now I for some reason detest it. Somewhere in the midst of this week's episode its smugness just got too much for me, and I just can't stand it anymore. I can't imagine that happening with Betty--it's delicious: everything The Devil Wears Prada ought to have been (with the exception of Meryl, who was of course perfection).

joe chandler said...

christy.

prove it.

Erik said...

Okay, so I was like "let's start a conversation" and then I didn't reply to anyone's comments. Way to start a conversation, Erik.

I am in love with Friday Night Lights. Such a great show.