Tuesday, March 31, 2009

TV Talk with your host Linda Richmond

Ok, we've all been waiting for it. Even though they said March 2009, they really meant April 7th. As in Tuesday April 7th, a week from today. At 10 pm on said date, the NEW season of "Rescue Me" FINALLY starts. I don't know what the fuck happened, but I'm over it because it's so close right now.

Haven't been watching? Feel free to jump in. "Rescue Me" isn't a "Lost" type of show. You can pick it up now if you want. If you're really OCD about it, Hulu.com has seasons 1-3 available online. Check it out at http://www.hulu.com/rescue-me. Note that Hulu does require age validation (HA!) since "Rescue Me" is rated M or whatever. Of course you can pick up the DVDs at your local store or rent them from Netflix (unfortunately they're not available for the instant queue :( ).

Note to current fans of "Rescue Me", if you saw last season, season 4, check out season 1 episode 3. You'll know it when you see it. Bravo to the writers if this was intentional. Oddly enough, from what I remember, after the incident in season 4, the next episode's "Previously on Rescue Me" didn't reference this.

If you're still interested in the second half (ONCE AGAIN STOP SPLITTING THE FUCKING SEASONS) of Prison Break season 4, it airs April 17th at 8pm. That's a Friday. Keep in mind, Friday's are where Fox shows go to die. Sad to say it but it's true. And this season, I'm sorry to say, was lacking. But then again how many times can Michael break out of prison? But really, battling the company? I think a name change is in order. Prison Break:The Company.

If you're looking for other stuff to watch, Lost, 30 Rock, The Office, and 24 are still showing new episodes, and most of these are online. Lost has all seasons online. Visit them at www.abc.com/lost. The other three are available on Hulu. If you like 24, check out Jack's blog for 24 episode recaps. See them at http://backinjack.blogspot.com/.

Want new stuff? Check out "Solitary" on Hulu at http://www.hulu.com/solitary. Yes, I know what you're thinking. Reality TV? Really, Joe? Fake or not, it was fun to watch. I've been through all three seasons. They went quick. I was watching them while working VERY late over the past two months... which maybe is why it appealed to me. The contestants are forced to spend their entire time on the show in solitary (surprise) confinement... in a very small octogon of a room. They are deprived of sleep and food (probably why I liked it during those late work nights, I could relate) and their physical, mental and emotional limits are tested. It's almost like Gitmo detainees got their own show... except they probably have an easier time there than on Solitary. It looks easy, but I'm sure it's not. I may be used to lonliness, lack of sleep, physical, emotional and mental challenges, but I'd probably loose it trying to eat some of the nasty stuff they try to feed the contestants. I suppose you could eat worse stuff on Fear Factor though.

CBS.com looks to be showing SOME episodes of Gary Unmarried, Jay Mohr's funny new comedy. Check it out on it's airing night Wednesdays at 8:30pm.

Of course, there's plenty of your old favorites to watch online. Hulu has tons, like Weird Science, Jackie Chan Adventures, ALF, and Arrested Development (now watching the 2nd time on Hulu). Check around though. www.TNT.tv shows some full episodes of Charmed. Abc.com has some of their own shows, like LOST.

And no, I don't get a paycheck from Hulu but I probably should.

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