All Julia wants for Festivus
This would explain why it was such an unprecedented joy for me to spend time reveling in the frivolity of my own TV desires this holiday season. I have been given a momentary, guilt-free license to indulge. And, I pass that license on to you. Feel free to offer up your own television wishes in the comments section. I couldn't recommend it to the recovering Catholic portion of our readership more.
Geek love - Betty and Henry together 4eva. Wanting something to happen in TV Land is a curse because the best writers know that you should give people what they want just so you can take it away. As in, you want Willow and Tara to get back together? Great. Done. Oops, she's dead. You want Jim to admit his love to Pam? There, he admitted it. Oops, now, he's moving to Stamford. Betty and Henry on Ugly Betty have already had a moment in which they recognized their mutual attraction, but that bliss was snatched from us by a drunk, lingerie model. So, yeah, I really, really want Betty and Henry to get together, but I'm so afraid of what that might mean for my little heart.
Project Runway's shooting schedule. Producers get your act together. Don't even THINK about doing a season of Project Runway without Tim Gunn.
Back from the dead? I would be most joyful this Festivus season if Peter on Weeds weren't dead. I love Martin Donovan because of his Hal Hartley filmography, but the real reason for my wish is a dramatic one. It's just too easy for Nancy not to have to deal with how her emotional mess of a life is effecting other people. She lied to Peter. She broke his heart. She manipulated him, and with his violent death, she gets a pass on all of that? I hope not.
Pam and Jim together 4eva. Yes, I am resolutely on Team Pam. Let me be clear, however, that I have no problem with where The Office has gone. It all makes emotional sense - the move, Karen, Pam's newfound independence. It's all great just like, on Buffy, I could deal with Spike, the break-up, the cookie dough. Yet, Buffy and Angel were, in my heart, destined - just like Jim and Pam. And, this time, I'd like to see Pam do the heavy-lifting by declaring her love for Jim. It's only fair.
Larry Sanders on DVD. Where are the other six seasons of Larry Sanders? Chop chop. Next year's Festivus is right around the corner.
Tim Minear's Drive. Should Tim Minear's latest series Drive, debuting next year, fail, I would like it to fail on its own terms. I can't take seeing another Minear outing fail because the network didn't advertise it, because it got a shitty time slot, etc. This man's work is gold. Fox, please treat it as such.
The decline of Dane Cook. Nothing against the guy personally, but was Tourgasm, the series, really necessary? And, now, he has a scripted series in development at HBO, too. Let's just dial the Superfinger down from 11 to a 6 or something.
For the love of Milch. I want the Deadwood movies to kick so much ass that they make me forgive HBO for cutting the series short.
A simple request. If you think the boys at GAS can handle something a teeny bit more understated, Xzibit, will you pimp my ride?