and lots of them are really good - but if I had a life, the only two I'd stay home for, snuggle up in bed for, thoroughly enjoy with or without popcorn for?
*happy sigh* - GoOn, Matthew Perry's new sitcom
*double happy sigh* - The Newsroom, HBO's newest - and best
(but because it's political and the wrong side - I bet it wins NO Emmy's next year)
I can't get over The Newsroom, I swear it. It's like living in the West Wing era again, only in a - well, you know - a Newsroom. The memories it brings back - Huntley-Brinkley, Walter Cronkite, Edward R Murrow, John Charles Daly and Peter Jennings. I don't include Dan Rather or Tom Brokaw because they're still with us even if they're not exactly reporting (except on say, MSNBC) but act more as a news...consultant? But even so, when they were both in their heyday - yep, great anchors - great newsmen.
I watch The Newsroom and I can forget that not only do people still buy stations, they now purchase a news name for a specific party agenda. Some would say MSNBC does that, but in reality, they're simply unapologetic Liberals, as opposed to FoxNews, which is the straight-out Republican arm of the news and purchased for that reason only. But The Newsroom - ah, sweet, sweet, news. Real news. And I love that it's like, one year behind the real times - totally awesome concept - and Jeff Daniels has found his niche, thank GOD.
And GoOn? Please do - forever. It's funny with a side of bittersweet, the kind of bittersweet we often crave. It may be a sitcom, but underneath is a realism which is probably why it successfully tugs my heart and brain. No member of the cast is a wrong note (and of course, seeing "Sulu" every week ain't so bad either *G*) and Perry finally gets 'the voice' right. His age and experiences wear well in a show that allows him that freedom. He's totally brilliant.
So yeah, new season, lots of shows, and for me, two keepers forever.