OK, I've got nothin' today. Before I even started writing this, I just spent two hours trying to come up with something political to write about, and I can't do it. So, here is a random thread about television. I post this because I have come to enjoy a new, live action sitcom for the first time since, well, since I think I was in high school: 30 Rock
. Really, really funny stuff that breaks the mold for live action TV in many ways, and where the four main characters (Tracey Morgan, Alec Bladwin, Tina Fey, and Jane Kowalski) are all well acted and well written. Watching a new sitcom is quite a departure from my usual TV viewing habits, which for the lat eighteen months have tended to center almost exclusively on Star Trek (Voyager marathon next week--oh yeah), Project Runway, Adult Swim, basketball (pro and college), the History Channel, The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, and whatever little bits of Carnivale that I can still find. I actually hardly ever watch the news, whether it is cable, local, or network. I don't even really watch The Simpsons anymore. I am mad at Dave Chappelle for not finishing season three.
So, I want to know some things from you: what are you currently watching, and what I am missing? What would you recommend, and why? What are your general viewing habits? This is the sort of discussion that we might need once and a while to cool down, just chat a bit, and get to know each other better. If this goes well, I might reconstitute Friday culture threads from the ashes of the old Poetry Fridays, to cover other topics as well (music, movies, fashion, food, philosophy, etc). Or maybe I will have too much tow rite about in the future, and I won't do that. But anyway, let's have some fun. This is an open thread on television.