Wendy’s Week of TV 2.0: Regrets…I’ve had a few

Oh dearie me what a week of TV it has been.
There was the usual starting from last Sunday night…Doctor Who, Bones, The Big Bang Theory, Glee etc. Of course, every night is the essential The Daily Show and The Colbert Report which, even in repeat, beat everything else that is on the other channels at the same time.

This week however I tried a few new things.

Community on GO. I’ve dipped into this a few times before but never managed to watch an entire episode. I would say an acquired taste but Chevy Chase is a delight as are the rest of the ensemble cast in this community college comedy. I recommend giving it a go. (geddit GO)

Chuck on GO. I’ve been hearing things about Chuck and finally remembered to watch it. I didn’t mind it but I didn’t adore it as much as I expected to. It all made sense however when in the credits I saw “Created by Josh Schwartz”. As an early fan of The OC before it went all stupid (and some may argue that there was no such time) I wondered, must he write himself as the central character in every show he’s involved with? Example 1: Seth Cohen. Example 2: Chuck. I have not watched Gossip Girl but now am keen to check it out. Internets here I come. Anyhow, it was a pleasant enough way to spend some TV time. I will probably watch it again and then in a few weeks you will find me raving here about its pure genius.

I also said goodbye to some unexpected favourites. These were two programs that I just started watching to pass the time and then they slowly became unmissable. Good work ABC2 for putting them on one after the other. Being Erica and LoveSoup both had poignantly frustrating final episodes. Where has Erica gone now that she has chosen a door? What will happen to Alice now she believes her one true love died before she could meet him in person. It seems that I, in my mid-30s, with a few regrets behind me, am spot-on in the demographic for these programs. Thank the gods of Canadian television that Being Erica has been picked up for a third season. I had to speak very sternly to myself in the ABC shop yesterday so as not to spend a lot of money on Series 1 on DVD.

And in case you have been living under a rock where there is no twitter, facebook or just general internet access it is the weekend of Eurovision. The best liveblogging in town as always can be found at Circulating Library (click the link on the right). I was able to post rather inane comments for semi-final 1, but have had to hold over semi-final 2 until today. I hope knowing who won won’t make a difference to my viewing, but it does get me out of a tight TV dilemma. I don’t need to sit through them all again but can watch the Doctor and Bones this evening a la normal Sunday evening procedure.

My favourite moment of the week was this. It made me laugh out loud several times. I hope it works. If not take yourself right now to The Daily Show website and watch it. That’s an order.

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c
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