Friday, September 21, 2007

Know Where I'll Be at 7:30 PM CST?

I'll be glued in front of my TV set. Avatar: The Last Airbender's season 3 premiere is tonight. I have no time for computers, visitors, or telephones tonight from 7:30 to 8 p.m. This show is one of the best shows ever! Yes, I'm obsessed with it. But it's a great show. You all should watch it and see!


Strangeite said...

Jenn, are you alright? Do you have a fever? Taking drugs? Hit your head?

Sorry, just joking. I have watched the show a couple of times with my son Riley and apparently I just don't get it.

However, nobody seems to understand why I think that My Name Is Earl is the most clever and well written show on television. So who am I to judge.

Jenn-Jenn, the Mother Hen said...

My Name is Earl is cute, and I find it highly entertaining when I get a chance to watch it, but it doesn't grab me and make me obsess over storylines like ATLA does. I'm even a member of a fansite for the show, and comment regularly in forums about the show. I bet all those boys in band and drama who used to be scared of me would laugh hysterically to know that "mean b#tch" Jenn is an Avatard!

Strangeite said...

Sure you can add me.

What I find particularly intelligent about My Name is Earl is not the plot lines but the representations of the characters. The show walks such a fine line. I think any other group of writers would take these characters and make them into cheap exploited laughs, but in Earl the characters have three dimensional despite being such easy targets as a daytime hooker or a one-legged girl.

As for great plotlines you should watch Battlestar Gallactica. I know. I know. Sounds like geek fest, but my wife is more addicted to that show than I am. In fact I know far more women that are fans than men.

Tooz said...

Did you happen to say which network carries Avatar? I might ought to catch it some time when I get a chance.

Jenn-Jenn, the Mother Hen said...

ATLA airs on Nickelodeon. You can also catch reruns on Nicktoons.

Tooz said...

So how was the show? Review, please.

Becca said...

I'll throw a second out for Battlestar Galactica. I'm practically counting down till it comes back (or I would be if I knew. I'm letting the TiVO Season Pass take care of that).

I've caught My Name is Earl a few times, most recently when they had Norm McDonald as Burt Reynolds' son. Genius casting! Tom and I laughed through the whole commercial break. I dont' see it much because my household is a diehard Survivor/CSI home.

Strangeite said...

Becca, that is why you need a dual tuner DVR. I don't think I could watch tv without it. We are also die-hard Survivor fans and with the dual tuner, we watch Survivor live and as soon as it is over, watch Earl and the Office from the recording.

Also on the Battlestar front, don't forget to watch the Battlestar movie that will air on November 24. It will be about what happened to the Pegasus from the initial attack to when they run into the Galactica. I only mention it because your tivo might not catch it as an actual episode.

My wife Anna almost had a cornary when the last season ended in 2006 and they said the next (and last) season isn't going to be back on until 2008.

Becca said...

Thanks for the tip on the movie! I didn't know about that. I was also thinking it was 2008 before we got the next season of BSG--I guess if I waited for all the seasons of The Sopranos, I can wait for BSG.

As for the dual tuner DVR, I'd love one. But I bought my TiVo outright and have the lifetime service (which has completely paid for itself by now and is no longer offered). So I'm keeping that box till it dies. I suppose I can see if my cable company has one available with HD--I'm dying for an HD DVR/TiVo, but don't want to pay the amount they're running right now.

Strangeite said...

HD is so pretty.

The cable company here in Lexington offers a HD dual tuner DVR free when you sign up for service. I know that Dish Network also offers a HD dual tuner DVR with 200 hours of recording for new customers. Although I think they charge you $100.00 when you sign up.

Becca said...

My cable company offers an HD DVR for only 11 more a month than my current HD receiver. HD is so, so pretty, but with the little one, I rarely get to watch it since his bedtime falls into my favorite shows.

HD does get me interested in watching football, though.

I used to have Dish Network. The dishes can't stand up to the monsoon seasons here. After twoo summers, I was watching "Attention: Acquiring Signal" more than anything else, and Tom had to climb the roof every night to realign the dish. So I switched. Tom would love Direct Tv's HD Sunday Ticket package, but since that's owned by RUpert Murdoch, we won't be getting that anytime soon.

As Buffy might have said, fire bad, HD pretty.