A Moment of Silence for the Tuesday Primetime Lineup
A moment of silence for what was broadcast TV on a Tuesday night.
Tonight one can take their pick of Big Brother 11 (because they just couldn't stop at 10), the Biggest Loser (which is not a reality show about the person who watches), More to Love (a show that would be cancelled out by the Biggest Loser if they did a spinoff show like the Real World/Road Rules challenge) Shaq vs. Phelps (insert LOL here).
Now let me take you back, back in time.
1980s: Happy Days, Laverne & Shirley, Too Close for Comfort, Hart to Hart, White Shaddow, BJ and the Bear and usually a movie you didn't have to pay $5 to see.
1990s: Started the decade with shows like The Wonder Years and Thirtysomething. How about a Thirtysomething reunion people? We could call it Fiftysomething. But God, I do miss The Wonder Years.
2000s: I had hope in the beginning. Spin City, 24, Ally McBeal, 7th Heaven, Will & Grace. Then came Who Wants to Marry a Millionaire and I was reminded how much I loved going to Blockbuster and looking over the counter to see what was returned.
Props to my DVR. You never let me down. I couldn't watch Mad Men on Sunday because of the VMAs, so I'm doing it now.
And sewing the letter L on all my sweaters in memoriam.