Tuesday, September 30, 2008

The Return of Fall TV Equals Much Excitement

As I woke up this morning and saw overcast sky and color-fringed leaves outside my bedroom window, I realized there’s something so satisfying about the beginning of fall. Of course, many years ago, fall wasn’t exactly a welcome time—with the starting over of a brand-new school year and summer being that much further away. But now, thanks to a few years in the corporate environment, fall seems like the time when the world returns to its natural state, settling down from the chaos of the summer months.

The weather starts to get colder, as though a promise of winter’s necessary hibernation (at least in Chicago!) and the leaves, the first signs of spring, begin to flutter down from the trees, as if we need a reminder of summer finality.

And what else?

Oh yes!



While I’ve enjoyed all of the benefits of summer, the lack of decent television left me a little nuts. Although it did provide me many opportunities to watch baseball, I really could’ve used a good sitcom, or man, even reality show, to break up the monotony.

And thankfully, my favorite show, the best show ever created, has returned with a vengeance: The Office. Satirical, smart, subversively clever, I pink puffy heart this show. If you haven’t watched an episode, get thee to NBC on Thursday nights. (Except for this Thursday, as the VP debate is on…and that’s all I’ll say about that…) I know there used to be a time conflict with Grey’s Anatomy, and I’m not sure if that’s still the case, but if it is, I have one word: TIVO. Seriously. Any other excuses?

I’ve also been watching Fringe, which is creepy and entertaining, although I keep shouting out things to Joshua Jackson like, “Man, Pacey! This weird stuff would’ve NEVER happened in Capeside! Go ask Dawson what you should do! He’s probably down by that creek!”


Jillian Cantor said...

I know so many people who love The Office, but I've never been able to get into. Maybe because I've never really worked in a real office environment. But I agree, that the return of some good TV does definitely cheer me up!

lisapatton said...

I love this post! And about The Office...all I can say is last season's ender was as good as it gets to me! The dinner at Michael's... Pure genius.

Tracy Madison said...

I've never watched a lot of The Office, but the episodes I have seen, I've really liked.

Great post!

Maureen Lipinski said...

Lisa--the dinner party was probably my most favorite recent episode! Between Jan's crush on her old assistant Hunter and Michael's teeny tiny plasma TV...SO. FREAKING. GOOD!!

The Compulsive Reader said...

Agreed on The Office.

Also, I started watching Fringe, and am concerned about my mental state. Having been obsessed with Lost for nigh on 5 (ish?) years now, I can just see where this Fringe addiction is going to lead...