Friday, October 3, 2008

Ice Ice, Baby!!

Whee Fall TV!!

For me, the autumnal television scene is always a welcome return.
It is a homecoming, of sorts.
It is a return to a season of drama and comedy, nights of tears and laughter.
It is the salacious prospect of a good old fashion fist-beatin', frontier-style!

That's right.
Because, for me, Fall TV means one thing. Hockey.
Yup. Lovely lovely hockey. How I have missed thee.

Now, I'm a Toronto Maple Leafs fan-girly so the summer doldrums on my television usually last longer for me than for some... And, of course, I'm never sure come October if I'm going to like the storyline, or be able to relate to the new cast members - er - defensemen, or even if my fave show is a comedy or a drama (or, frequently, a tragedy in three acts - er - periods) .

But I am SO there. Good hockey (which, sometimes, includes some very bad hockey) is, to me, just as story-intensive as a well-scripted drama. Over the winter months you get to know the sub-plots, the over-all story-arcs, the behind-the-bench intrigue; you fall in love with certain characters - er - players (*sigh* Mats Sundin), and out of love with others (*groan* Bryan McCabe); and, as in all the best stories, even if you know where the story is headed - you're never quite sure how it's going to get there.

And best of all, you get to watch it all unfold with a bunch of maniacs you call friends.

Oh yeah. I'm also pining for the return of LOST. I also think Sawyer and Jack would look fine on skates.


Maureen Lipinski said...

I grew up going to Chicago Blackhawk hockey games. They were always SO much fun!

Jillian Cantor said...

I'm not a big hockey fan, but I am a HUGE Lost fan. Sawyer and Jack on skates might be interesting indeed :-).

Lesley Livingston said...

Love the 'hawks, Maureen! Good and tough.

And, Jillian - I have mental pictures. Jack would be cool and super-proficient on the blades; and Sawyer would be desperately hanging on to the boards, trying to look casual and not fall on his bad-ass!


Tracy Madison said...

I've never been bitten by the hockey bug, but I have many males in my life that have been. So I get it...well, sort of. :)

The Compulsive Reader said...

Lost, oh how I pine for thee. I would take any crazy ole episode (even one with with Jack and Sawyer on skates...perhaps they are skating in the strange area that Ben went down to "move" the island, where it was all icy cold?), just if it meant the return of Lost. Hehe.