What are your TV New Year's resolutions?
by Bob Sassone, posted Dec 30th 2008 3:00PM
Every year around this time we all make our New Year's resolutions. We're going to lose weight, stop smoking, not bite our nails, be nicer to each other, make more money, and generally become the most perfect, awesome people in the world. It doesn't usually work out, of course, and we're forced to come up with more realistic resolutions ("I cut down on the number of mocha lattes I have each day from 5 to 4!").
But we can make TV resolutions too. Here are mine.
- I resolve to watch Fringe again. I watched the first couple of episodes and I kinda liked it, but decided to watch other things at that time and not even record it (there's just so much head space we have for TV shows). But I've heard so many good things about later episodes that I want to at least check out the ones I missed and see what all of the fuss is about.
- I resolve not to watch American Idol this season. I made this resolution last year too, but found myself caught up in the show: the different personalities of the final 10, the odd antics of Paula Abdul, the David vs. David battle. But this season...no way!
- I resolve to give both Jimmy Fallon and Conan O'Brien a fair shake. They're both going to have new late night jobs, and my first reaction is to say that Conan just won't fit into the Tonight Show mold and Fallon can't host a late night show at all. But that's unfair so I'll give them a chance.
- And speaking of late night TV, I resolve to record more late night shows and watch them the next day. I'm getting too old to stay up until 1am every night and then get up at 6.
What are your TV resolutions (if you have any)?