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Recently, back when I had cable turned off, I started checking out some of the options on what shows were available to me over the airwaves. That is how I discovered that there were a lot of good shows out there that I had been missing out on. Having cable turned off for a while turned out to be a good thing because it broadened my viewing habits by quite a bit. Before, I was mostly into just scifi and news. Now I am getting a little more variety into the mix… okay, so the new shows on my watch list are mostly cop shows, that is still more variety in shows than I was getting before. 

 

To my surprise, one of the first things I discovered after cutting off cable is that the programming on CBS has definitely improved from what I remember of it in the past. I had heard about CSI but I had not experienced it until a couple months ago. Now I am familiar enough with the three CSI shows to like CSI: NY best. The other two versions of CSI are very good too, though. I also like NCSI, Criminal Minds, Cold Case, Flashpoint, and Numb3rs, among those better shows I can think of right now on CBS. As far as I am concerned, the verdict is still out on The Mentalist and Eleventh Hour. I wanted to like Eleventh Hour but I am not sure it is going to work out for me. The Mentalist, to my surprise, is holding up for me so far.

 

After all the cop shows I lived through in the 1970s and 1980s, I had pretty been burned out on cop shows, so avoided them like the plague in the 1990s and 2000s... until now. Now, I am hooked on them again, thanks to all the cool shows I found on CBS.

 

Even though I have cable back now, I am still going to stick with CBS and the other shows I discovered while I was off the cables leash.

 

Unfortunately, not all TV stations are doing as good as CBS, in my opinion. I found that NBC, my former favorite TV station, has sunk to the depths of trash TV. In fact, the problem is so bad that I no longer have any interest in NBC programming. I even stopped watching Heroes, Chuck, and Life. I did start to watch the season opener of Heroes... but lost interest before the show was even over and switched to something else. Chuck was getting boring towards the end of last season so I have not bothered with it this season. I might still catch up with Life later on sometime, though. Now that I think back to last season, it was Life that my have opened up my willingness to watch cop shows again... but my TV programming schedule for this season is already taken up and Life is not on my list right now.

 

ABC seems to hold little interest for me at the moment, but it does have fresh episodes of Lost and Kyle XY (on ABC Family) coming out sometime in 2009.

 

Fox has The Sarah Connor Chronicles and Bones that are on my TV watch list. Of these two shows, Bones is my favorite. In fact, in a contest between Bones and NBC’s Knight Rider... it is no contest, Bones wins on my TV. Besides, the series premier of Knight Rider was so bad I nearly gagged. Bones is pretty good... if a bit gory at times.

 

The SciFi Channel only has Stargate Atlantis holding my interest at the moment. I did not care for the new series, Sanctuary; I’m just not into that kind of show anymore… if I ever was.

 

 

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The one show that just debuted last Friday definitely caught my interest.  Crusoe looks like it is going to be a fun swashbuckling adventure.  The pilot movie was exciting and I'm looking forward to more episodes.

Cold Case has quickly become one of my favorite shows.  Somehow I had missed out on this gem but since I discovered it, I have been watching all of the reruns whenever I can find them.

Sanctualy is interesting enough but nothing spectacular, I don't think.  As with many Canadian series I end up playing "Spot the Canadian Actor" so that usual fun.  Alex Zahara was in the latest episode and I just LOVE that guy.

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Since I work until after 10 I have to be selective on which shows I record.
 NCIS and House are two musts. Then there is CSI and Eureka. Also Fringe which isn't great but beats Dancing with the Stars by a mile.
I haven't caught Crusoe or Eleventh Hour yet. Never got into Criminal Minds all that much but I'll watch it when I have a chance. Same goes for Bones


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Since I work until after 10 I have to be selective on which shows I record.
 NCIS and House are two musts. Then there is CSI and Eureka. Also Fringe which isn't great but beats Dancing with the Stars by a mile.
I haven't caught Crusoe or Eleventh Hour yet. Never got into Criminal Minds all that much but I'll watch it when I have a chance. Same goes for Bones


I watched the first two episodes of Fringe and figured that was more than enough. I wanted to like the show but the bogus science was just tooooo much for me to take.

 

I have not seen Crusoe yet.

 

Another show I am getting interested in is, "Without a Trace," which shows on CBS on Tuesdays at 10 PM or so.

 

I am also still watching Smallville, Thursdays at 8 PM, or so, on the CW, this season, which I forgot to mention in my last post. So far this season of Smallville is doing okay but not all that noteworthy. It has been neither bad nor great, just a mediocre okay.

 

 

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I am also still watching Smallville, Thursdays at 8 PM, or so, on the CW, this season, which I forgot to mention in my last post. So far this season of Smallville is doing okay but not all that noteworthy. It has been neither bad nor great, just a mediocre okay.

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That's how I feel about Fringe. I'm more interested in the interaction between the father and son than I am the science.
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Fringe is a FUNNY show!!! Of course the interaction betwixt father and son is just hilarious! Now, the TWO characters that bother me is the agents boss (can anyone say 'Anorexic'?

BUt, the MAIN bothersome person in MY opinion is the leading lady! I don't want to go off on a persons looks, but WTF is up with that cleft NOSE?!?!?!?! That and she RARELY smiles! I don't know, if not for how funny 'Walter' is (as 'evil-mad scientist as he is), I would never watch this show!!!


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