I Have Regressed

My “indecisive hostile takeover” made a decision and it has resulted in me drowning in work.  The good news is that I have a team to manage which gives me all kinds of professional and personal growth opportunities.  The bad news is that people require a lot more time and energy than spreadsheets and power points.  The even worse news is that I still have a lot of power points and spreadsheets to tend to.

My hope is that once this transitional period is over (the one that has been going on forever!) I can settle in to a work routine that is not so crazy and all consuming.

In the mean time, there has been no yoga, no meditating, no reading on the Kindle, no interesting learning adventures, no hanging out with friends, no blogging.  A lot of work and some TV because that is all my brain can handle at the end of a long stressful day.

I am almost done with Breaking Bad Season 3 which is so amazing.  I watched an episode last night where Walter is obsessed with a fly and will not cook meth in his fancy new lab (or leave the lab or sleep) until the fly is dead.  He becomes delirious and some serious ridiculousness and deep pontificating occurs between him and his sidekick Pinkman.  Good TV.

I am tuning in to American Idol but I might be outgrowing this show.  I LOVE J Lo and Steven Tyler on the judges panel but I am not loving the contestants.  How can I really get in to 18 year olds talking about how they have wanted this “their whole lives.”  This week they sang songs from the year they were born.  Like in the 90s!  Ugh..the top 5 will be cool but until then it’s kind of painful.

I just half watched a Medium marathon (culminating in the series finale) while I paid bills and read backlogs of email.  The show got a little bit old with Alison misinterpreting what dead people are telling her in her dreams EVERY WEEK. No one ever caught on (except me) that she always gets it wrong for the first 45 minutes of the show.  After her 5th dream or so, she figures it all out and saves the day.  Same formula every week.   My favorite part of the show was her husband, Joe.  He is a super nice, smart, geeky stud and a great husband and dad.  He was smart enough to question those dreams!  He will always be preserved in my blog (until they take down this picture that I have linked to, in bad blog form..)

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The 2010-2011 Midseason

This post is long overdue.  I intended to write a blurb about what was coming up in the midseason and what I would be checking out, but now the midseason has begun so I can also include my thoughts on what I have seen so far.

Shows that premiere in the midseason are historically not very good and nothing really struck my interest, which is why I was not inspired to post.

The Cape seemed mildly interesting (in an early Heroes-ish kind of way.)  I wasn’t planning to watch but recorded it and decided to check it out.  The first 10 minutes sucked me in more than I expected it too so I actually watched about 45 minutes of the 2 hour premiere, but then there was a lot of chasing and fighting and I lost interest and started multitasking and not paying attention.  This show is out.

I watched the new Showtime series’ Shameless and EpisodesShameless (A comedy with William H Macey as an alcoholic father of 9 kids.  Yes, a comedy) got a not so great reviews from Entertainment Weekly, but I kind of liked it.   

Episodes is a comedy about the making of a comedy show and it was also kind of funny.  I am not a huge fan of  British humor (the show they are making, on the show,  is an American version of a British show) but I might stick with it.  This one got good reviews.

Oh, yeah.  I accidentally turned on Off The Map the new Shonda Rhimes show (Grey’s Anatomy, Private Practice) about doctors working in a clinic in the tropical forest.  I thought I might be able to get a sticker on Get Glue if I checked in so I watched it for a little bit.  The old me would watch it.  The new me, has better things to do.

Very excited for the return (and final season) of Big Love.  Curious to see what happens with American Idol and the new judges and return of producer Nigel Lythgoe (who I love from So You Think You can Dance.)

I will definitely be checking out Mr. Sunshine, Matthew Perry’s new show although I have not heard much about it so it is probably not great. (premiere’s Feb 9th on ABC).

I just read that Being Human (premiering on SyFy tonight 1/17 at 9pm) might be good.  A vampire, a ghost and a werewolf are roommates who join forces to live a normal life.  My kind of show, embarrassingly.

I really don’t have time to add much to the schedule so I do have to be careful here.

Click here to see the full 2010-2011 midseason premiere schedule posted by TV By The Numbers.