I realized last night that I’ve never blogged about my favorite television shows. Isn’t that weird? I’m such a TV fanatic. I especially love reality shows, the cheesier the better. There's American Idol
, of course. I can't miss it. This season isn’t the greatest but how can you not watch? With the horror of Sanjaya singing each week, it’s like smashed cars and bodies strewn across the freeway. You can't dare look away!
And here's a dirty little secret. I watch the Pussycat Dolls
auditions. Yes, I do. And I love America’s Next Top Model
. And I can’t wait for the next season of Project Runway
and So You Think You Can Dance
. It’s a sickness, but I love them all.
So why haven't I blogged about TV?
I think it's because my favorite shows don't really match up with most of my friends’ favorites. I love my friends and want to keep them, so I usually shut up, keep a low profile and rarely mention that I think Grey’s Anatomy
is boringly angsty and full of blah blah blah. And Lost
? It lost me somewhere during the second show.
And I swear, I’ve tried and tried to watch Gilmore Girls
but it leaves me shaking my head. Everyone says their dialogue is the best on television but all I can think is, nobody talks like that in real life. It's all too cute—not in a good way—and they talk so fast, it’s annoying. Oh, it's probably not their fault. It's me. There's something wrong with me.
But anyway, now that I’ve dumped on everyone’s favorite shows, I won’t blame you if you snort in contempt when I reveal the name of one of my very favorite shows on network television.Boston Legal
Is it just me, or is James Spader
not the sexiest guy on TV? He is!
And William Shatner
is so funny, utterly inappropriate and completely loveable.
And hello, Mark Valley
! Keen Eddie
, anyone? Yum! And that absolute cutie, Gary Anthony Williams
. I loved him as Smart Brother in Undercover Brother
. On Boston Legal
, Gary plays a lawyer with multiple personalities. There's Clarence, Clarice, Clevant, and occasionally, he's Oprah. He’s hilarious and heart-breaking. And last night, Shelley Berman
was back as the senile judge in the episode’s main trial scene. I love Shelley Berman
! What great casting!
But the best part of Boston Legal is the last scene of the show. Every week, James Spader and William Shatner sit out on the balcony and commiserate about their day. They smoke cigars and drink scotch. The dialogue is often profound. The acting is brilliant. You know they love each other, no matter what happened earlier in the show. It is simply the best moment of the TV week and I'm pretty sure it's the reason God created Tivo.