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Tuesday, October 16, 2007

TV is a drug and I'm addicted. There is nothing better (okay, that's an exaggeration - and i'm sure I just spelled that word wrong - you can correct me later dad) than sitting in a hotel room in a foreign city with nothing to do but watch tv. Okay, that's not exactly true either. You could read the five magazines you brought with you that you've been meaning to devour for the past two months. You could blog. You could read the news online. You could see if they have a workout room at this hotel. There's a plethora of things really. But with a tv is set right in front of your full size bed with fluffy pillows, and there are no pets, no people, no house, no job, nothing to feel guilty about not doing or saying or seeing or working on - well, that's just too difficult a temptation to resist.

House is my second favorite show on television and it's on tuesday night. So when i have the night off, I watch Bones and then House. It's rare, but it happens. Unfortunately there's some baseball game on, but baseball's no good if it's not watched right there in the stadium. So I began sufing the channels.

And I landed on TNT. I should've known better. TNT knows drama and i am a drama queen. So after a typical law & order a newer show that i had never seen came on, Cold Case

TNT loves those blonde cop heroines. So the premise of this show is that old cases get re-opened. You meet the original cast of whatever year the crime took place and then you meet them (the non-dead ones) now. The killer (pun intended) is that the solving of the case is really touching. Each episode ends in a song showing the young and older characters settling in wherever they are... having received closure on the death of their loved one, having been carted off to prison, wherever. But those songs they play... geez! I mean, give a girl a chance to recover from the meladrama before you throw in the soundtrack.

After four episodes of Cold Case and feeling quite fond of my friends on the show, I decided five hours of television was plenty (don't forget i started with Law & Order) and turned off the tv.

Now if i can just turn off my brain...

5 comments:

Joy said...

i miss you annie poo. I would like to sit and watch tv with you.
joy.

Anonymous said...

my oldest daughter,
...Are you telling me you sat down to watch TV on Tuesday night and didn't watch "Boston Legal". I'm considering filing the necessary papers to remove you from the will. How can you be a Pittman and ignore ABC at 9:00 p.m (CDT)on Tuesdays. Seriously Ann, lets get it together...
your youngest father

poshdeluxe said...

i WHOLEHEARTEDLY AGREE about the luxury of watching tv in a hotel room. gah, i could really use some fluffy pillows and a few eps of gossip girl right now...

ginger said...

If you haven't seen Mad TV's parody of Cold Case, you should watch it. Even if you like the show, you'll have to agree it's pretty dead on.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uo4-D8mjDb4

Ann said...

hilarious.