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TV reviews overheard: we're not the only ones without lives

by Sarah Gilbert, posted Oct 4th 2005 7:08PM

surface, as reviewed by the diner customerToday after I dropped my oldest son off at preschool, my five-month-old and I went out for a leisurely breakfast. The place was empty when we arrived, but slowly began to fill up with those-who-don't-work- during-the-day. The couple who sat next to me looked over at me as if to say, oh, a stay-at-home mom. Bor-ing. And the young woman started talking about how she filled her spare time...watching TV that she didn't even like.

On her days off, she watched daytime talk shows, and celebrity entertainment shows, and sometimes (hilariously, evidently) she and her friends put their pajamas on at seven o'clock, ordered pizza, and watched TV. Hahaha! She also gave a play-by-play description of Surface that made the show seem, well, bor-ing. And as I wickedly plotted the post I'd write based on her inane observations, I realized: none of us (not even the single, childless among us) have lives. And some of us... have no taste in TV. My advice: if you're single, childless, and think you're hip (or even if you're none of those things) fill your time watching good TV. And read TV Squad to find out what, exactly, that is.

 

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Jaymez

Sorry, if you're "single, childless, and think you're hip" you don't sit around watching TV, or read about it for that matter.

October 05 2005 at 6:54 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Tony Scida

I think all three similar shows are suffering in my eyes because I can't keep them straight. Which is the one with the woman that used to be on Boston Legal? Is that Surface? I didn't believe she understood what she was saying when she said legal terms on Boston Legal, and I don't believe she understands what she's saying when she says scientific terms on the new show, but she sure isn't hard on the eyes. And, Sarah, if it makes you feel any better, I over hear just as bad TV conversations in the cube farm at work. I'm pretty sure I heard someone remark that they were upset that Head Cases was pulled! :)

October 04 2005 at 8:28 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
sarah gilbert

sorry Bob! it was just her description that made it seem boring - not you (and her other choices of TV were, well, terrible). I'll check it out now that I've read your review ;)

October 04 2005 at 8:08 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Bob Sassone

Sarah! Surface is actually a good show (you can catch my reviews at the link on the right). So I think the fact I give it a thumbs up kinda contradicts your advice for people to read TV Squad...heh. Now, Invasion: there's a boring show...

October 04 2005 at 7:38 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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