Frankly, I’m relieved that my television viewing season is coming to an end. There have just been too many decisions and juggling acts to suit my schedule. And technological know-how. Tuesday nights alone have just taxed my already over-burdened and beloved TiVo.
I had to jettison 24 from my lineup. And I let go of Flash Forward and V as well.
That left me with Biggest Loser, Dancing with the Stars, American Idol, Survivor, Glee, and my beloved Lost.
For a card carrying member of the Screen Actor’s Guild, who swore she’d never watch reality TV because it was taking away jobs from starving actor and writer-type friends, I certainly do watch a lot of reality TV. I mean, come on, you just can’t make that stuff up. I am comforted only by the fact that every once in a while, actors do get gigs on reality TV.
Think Celebrity Fit Club.
On second thought, don’t .
Anyhoo. Survivor ended on Sunday night, and I was relatively pleased with the results. Especially pleased that Russell, who personally scared me, did not get ONE SINGLE vote. And a note to Survivor producers, if he’s ever on the show again, I will not watch. He gave me nightmares.
I’m awfully happy with the final two on American Idol. LOVED Casey James, but I thought Crystal and Lee are the best choice for the finals. And I’m truly torn as to which one I think ought to win. America got it right narrowing it down to those two. And I was awfully angry at America for letting Chris Daughtry go home a few seasons back. But he’s gotten the last laugh.
Likewise, I love the final 4 on Biggest Loser. I will tell you straight up that I want Daris to win. But things don’t look good for him after his 2 pound gain.
And Dancing With the Stars has been a joy this season. After America eliminated the riffraff. My money is on Nicole Scherzinger. She is an unbelievable talent. But, secretly, I would love Erin Andrews to win. I love her story.
Then there’s Lost. I’ve made it known in to Fiddledaddy, that I want to set the clocks up on Sunday, so that the kids think it’s much later than it really is. I’ll put aluminum foil on all the windows if I have to. I understand there will be a 2 hour introspective, with the last show lasting an hour immediately after.
Frankly, I don’t know how they are going to answer all my questions, and still leave me with a warm fuzzy feeling all in the span of 60 minutes.
I’ll just tell you, that I want sideways world to become reality. The only reality. I don’t know how the writers are going to do that, and frankly, I don’t care. Just do it.
After next weeks finale extravaganza, I’m going to take a nice long summer respite from my television set. I have a whole stack of books I want to tackle. And about 4 months worth of house filth to finally face.
I may have to hide my TiVo remote from myself. Not unlike how I hide the Oreos.
What finale are you most looking forward to?
(UPDATE: I’ve been informed that the finale is TWO AND A HALF HOURS LONG! And if you count the retrospective, that’s FOUR AND A HALF HOURS of Lost. I won’t have a single cuticle left on any finger.)