Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Come on, ABC!

So, here's my rant for the evening... My number 2 and 3 shows, Grey's Anatomy and Lost, respectively, are a weekly inspiration to me. Seriously. However, I have lost all patience with ABC this season because of its inconsistency in showing the new episodes. It seems like I get totally into a show one week, and get ready to watch my TiVo'ed episode the next, only to find that it was a repeat of a previous season, an "overview of the series" (That's why the first seasons are out on DVD, people!), or a 2-hour Alias special. Bump that. (No offense, Alias fans. Love ya.)

I truly believe that 2 of the best shows on television are losing ground because they haven't had the chance to get into any kind of flow this season, and that is a shame. Tonight, for example, I was looking forward to coming home from church to enjoy what I thought to be a riveting new episode of Lost, yet it turned out to be another season recap. Same deal Sunday night with Grey's Anatomy. I have seriously contemplated writing ABC as a disgruntled fan to complain about the whole ordeal. I plan to continue to be a faithful watcher--I've invested a lot into Meredith, McDreamy, Kristina, Jack, Sawyer, and Kate, but my patience is running thin... Is anyone out there with me? Get with the program, ABC! Give us our shows!

Thank goodness there is no break in the seasons of 24. I'm afraid I'd claw someone's eye(s) out with all that pent up suspense.

9 comments:

Jen said...

I totally understand. HOWEVER, I'm glad tonight was a repeat of LOST so I could watch (with glee, I might add) Dateline's TO CATCH A PREDATOR!

Love it.

Cristin and Walt said...

AMEN!!! I'm right there with you...like the first season of LOST was bam bam bam, back to back and it rocked. Now? What's the deal? I heard that it's on a short break and it will have the final 4 episodes back to back and that will end the season. Cross our fingers, maybe that will start next week? I'll do some research and get back to you. I'm about to fly to Hawaii and smack some producers around a little bit. But you're right at least we can always count on Jack Bauer to come through for us...every single week...I mean he's busy exploiting the president, and still makes time for us!

JesseFaris said...

Totally with you. In my mind, there can be 2 reasons for the "Lost" lag:

1. It rained for about 5,149 hours straight in Hawaii and they had to stop filming.

But alas, that was a joke and it is probably...

2. J.J. Abrams gets obsessed with one project at a time (Felicity, Alias, Lost, MI:3, and now What About Brian) and can't keep all of his plates spinning. C'mon JJ--can't you learn from past mistakes?

It does seem to be an ABC problem, however, b/c of the GA recap. What in the world?

In defense of Alias fans, we are just as disgruntled. Before that 2-hour special, we had not seen the show since December..it took at 3-month break!!

(Thanks for letting me put a mini-rant on the end of yours!)

lindsay meek said...

I am with your frustration with ABC, but I only watch Grey's Anatomy. I haven't seen Lost yet because I think it would be yet another addiction. :) By the way, I am not a fan of the new ABC show, What About Brian. I watched it after 24 on Monday night and was completely disturbed. I will fill you in later. Love you...

Supabloggasuprememama said...

I am sorely dissapointed this week... with desperates too. I wait with baited breath for Mcdreamy to make out with Meredith all week long...and Lost is breaking my heart. Hello! I want to see Jack and Kate hook up-or Kate and Sawyer-whichever comes first! Yes, I do live vicariously through my beloved tv characters. I mean really? ummm and has anyone watched what about Brian?? Gag me with a spoon. OMGAH Brian I love you but I will marry warren from legally blonde instead because I have a strangely fat upper lip! loooove me!!!-I think I just became inspired for my next blog...thanks!-ps did anyone see Julie from Felicity's cameo appearance in that first episode??

JesseFaris said...

Yes, I concur that What About Brian is disturbing all around. And I am so disappointed! I wanted it to be a grown-up Felicity. Sad sad sad. (Even sadder--what if it IS, and Felicity was just as morally bankrupt as this show and I never noticed! Surely not right?) I gave it a 2-episode trial run and I have officially given up.

And Ash--I caught the Julie cameo. That was funny.

kelly mccasland said...

I am a Grey's Anatomy fan. I like the Apprentice too. Does anyone watch that? Charmaine and I were in KD together at WKU. I hope she wins because although we are VERY different people she is a dynamic woman. And I think dynamic women deserve a lot.
Kristy - I am jealous of how many books you pleasure read. I just don't make the time anymore. I am about to have a lot of time on my hands ~ 18 months worth - so I am asking all of your reader friends to recommend some good reads. I will be taking some books, and I have researched that they have English books in the libraries in Japan. It is really hard for me to buy a lot of books. Just a fundamental challenge. Everything is appreciated! Thanks!

Kristy said...

I used to be a faithful apprentice fan--especially in the Omarosa season... :) I'll have to tune in to see your friend. Als, I'm with you, Kel, on the fundamental difficulty of buying books. I'm a second-hand trade books kind of girl. I like the library, but I always rack up fines.

And, Lindsay and Jesse, I'm with you on What About Brian. What a severe disappointment. I couldn't sleep peacefully after all that open marriage crapola. It left me extremely uneasy, and I will not watch it again.

And, Ash, I too caught the Julie cameo...

Supabloggasuprememama said...

ok sad to say I am now addicted to what ab brian. you guys need to watch. it just kept tivoing so i just kept watching. I love to hate it. she started making out with some guy in the back of her minivan in the grocery store parking lot on that last episode...tisk tisk...anyway, now I want to see what happens next. not in anticipation for good stuff, but more like, can this BE any gayer??