The first blog post—like any literary endeavor—is a tricky proposition.
So instead of laying out my grandiloquent designs for how I hope this Web log will thrive and flourish, eventually making me a rich man and internationally famous . . . I will begin with humbler designs: a discourse on a wide range of subjects; observations on the great, but often absurd, moments of life; and opinions that many of you may sometimes disagree with, but ones on which I’m sure you’ll eventually come over to my way of thinking. Or not. Regardless, I hope this little niche of the Internet provides a forum for discussion, musings on issues not given nearly enough proper consideration or recognition, and—preeminently, hopefully—when all is said and done, time well spent.
Let’s get to it then.
With Lost—or as I have come to refer to it as: The Sistine Chapel of Television—entering its final week, I thought now would be the perfect time to debut my list of the best 11 shows—siphoned into comedic and dramatic categories—currently on TV. Without further ado:
1. 30 Rock
2. Modern Family
4. How I Met Your Mother
5. The Big Bang Theory
6. Cougar Town
7. The Office
8. Better Off Ted
10. Always Sunny in Philadelphia
2. The Good Wife
4. Burn Notice
7. The Amazing Race
9. Underbelly: A Tale of Two Cities
10. Friday Night Lights
The fact that five of these shows—I believe Underbelly was previously shown in Australia but is airing now for the first time in the United States—are new this season, gives further credence to the much ballyhooed theory that we are in the ‘golden age of television.’ I do not disagree. This influx of new, fresh talent also bodes well for next season, with stalwarts Lost and 24—and potentially Numb3rs—signing off for the final time.
Regular readers will come to know this all too well, but I am stricken with a startlingly serious case of musical illiteracy. So if it comes to pass—as it surely will in mere moments—when I say I recently uncovered a gem of a song, please don’t think I’m trying to take credit for a certain piece of music which may (or more like already is) world famous and known by all. Because, sans exaggeration, I really did just find out about it. Which brings me to this phenomenal ditty: ‘Feeling Good’ by Nina Simone. It’s something else.
So there you have it. One blog entry complete. That wasn’t so bad.