I can see that for the next few months I’m going to be glued to the television a bit. This week alone two new series have started here, ’24’ and ‘Heroes’. Next week ‘Desperate Housewives’ starts again. That’s three nights a week I’ll have shows on that I want to watch and I’d been cutting down quite a bit on my tv viewing. Oh well, it is ratings season and this won’t last.
On Tuesday night I was glued to the screen for two hours watching the ‘New Beginning’ of ’24’. I must admit that I had lost interest in the last couple of series probably because it was all a bit same-same and there were a couple of really annoying characters – actually I’m thinking of daughter Kim and she was more at the beginning. Also the tv station – you know who you are channel 7 put it on at different times so I just forgot what time to tune in.
I watched ’24’ again last night and at the end was informed that it would revert to one day a week at bloody 10.30 at night. It was on this week at 8.30. Channel 7 have probably just lost me to this show because I won’t be up at 10.30 watching it and I’ll probably forget to tape it. It shits me that if the ratings are down a tad then they’ll put a show on at a ridiculous time. Viewing numbers could pick up couldn’t they? Well they could have, but not any more because of the late timeslot. Read a ’24’ recap over at BlogHer.
Failing that ‘Heroes’ has sucked me in. I already cannot wait for the next instalment. I really warmed to the Japanese guy who can teleport himself over the place. He was very enthusiastic and cute. I’m a bit unsure about the webcam stripper’s power, apart from killing people and waking up to not remember doing it, but I’m sure more will be revealed. Otherwise it has the archetypal everything about good and evil that makes a story riveting. And we’ve been given a taste of what the heroes are learning about their powers for. I can’t wait to see how the evil father of the girl who doesn’t get hurt reacts when he finds out about his daughter’s super power, if he doesn’t already know.
And will ‘Desperate Housewives’ pick itself up a bit from last season. The first season was great – quirky and interesting, but last season dragged a bit and I wasn’t as interested. I’ll give it a go though and see what happens.