Like a bazillion other people I watched the Super Bowl yesterday, and like maybe half of them I was far more interested in the ads than in the game. Personal favorites: the “magic fridge” and the FedEx caveman.
I got sick of the “Desperate Housewives” promos, probably in large part because I never watch the show. I never have watched “Grey’s Anatomy” either, but it looked so good that I stayed up and watched it … only to grow suspicious that this story line could not possibly wrap up in an hour. Surprise! It didn’t! I might just decide the hospital can’t possibly blow up and that I don’t care whether Bailey’s husband dies on the table.
I love television. Some of what I watch is cool PBS stuff, some of it sporting events. And some of it is mind-numbing entertainment because the day has been so stressful that I just don’t want to be mentally challenged anymore.
This might explain why I’m a “Survivor” addict. Then again, it might not. Don’t care, love it anyway.
Tonight is smart night, though -– “24.” I understand there’s a similar, perhaps better program in reruns on Showtime, but even with TiVo we have declared there are only so many hours in a week and thus only so many shows we can adopt.
This post originally appeared on ourMidland.com, the online home of the Midland (MI) Daily News. Republished with permission.