Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Lessons learned from FX

You always hear people say there's nothing on TV. Even though we have over 300 channels, including HBO there's nothing on. Some days I would have to agree, some weeks I would agree that the programming lacks any wow.

That's why I am so thankful to have titillating <--fancy schmancy word alert-- shows back on the air. Shows that may not be educational or critically acclaimed but they are "watch worthy".

Feel good shows like Gossip Girl, where the young upper crust East Coasters can be as bad as they wanna be...and yet still be fashion forward and likable. On the other side of the coast there's 90210. The new 90210 where moral dilemma surrounds them each week...and guest stars Kellan Lutz aka Emmett Cullen. A glimpse of him is enough to make me tune in.

I also watch a lot of reality TV. The ghetto, train wreck, you-just-want-to-bitch-slap-them reality TV that VH1 produces and ones with just a little bit more substance on Bravo. I know it's bad. I know it's trashy. But I can't help but watch. Those sneaky producers know how to draw us in with previews of girl fights, drunken stupidness and other questionable behavior.

Then there's FX. For those not familiar it's the basic cable equivalent to HBO. They have all the bad shows. And by bad I really mean good but naughty. Make sense? It's all about curse words, naked butts and overall bad behavior, with unbelievable plot lines to push it to the limit each week.

Over the years I've enjoyed Rescue Me, The Shield, Dirt, The Riches, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Damages, Sons of Anarchy and my all time favorite - Nip/Tuck.

Oh my beloved Nip/Tuck where the plot line has been at wonderful highs-the introduction of Kimber, Christian's son Wilbur, The Carver-all so good, but there has been plenty of lows too. Far too many to list here...the show isn't meant for everyone. Plain and simple.

It is however a learning tool. A learning tool? you ask. Well, yes.

I thought the best line ever was from Sons of Anarchy's first season and I've been saying it for months now-"Bad things happen to greedy whores."

How true.

Then this diamond sparkled in last night's episode of Nip/Tuck -

"Labels are meant for tuna cans, not people"

I say preach FX! Preach on!


KGW said...

Just visiting from SITS! I hate when nothing is on TV. I've gotta see what all this Gossip Girl hoopla is about. BTW...your profile pic is funny!

Lump said...

I have been missing out on FX. I don't think I watch anything on that channel. But I do watch enought reality TV. Probably, way too much.

~Trish~ said...

I'm with Lump on this one, I have watched stuff on FX but not be checking it out!

KatieSaysSo said...

I am so glad to know I am not the only one watching those filthy VH1 shows..I cant help it...those rock of love bus girls are too fun to make fun of! that shit is better than the bachelor!

Kat said...

There has been nothing on tv for over a month. Which means it was a great time to get addicted to new shows from netflix. Like the Tudors. But this week...all my faves are coming back. There's Big Love, LOST, Fringe, and American Idol to suck all my time.

I have never seen the shows you mentioned. I do want to put Nip/Tuck in my netflix queue. And It's always sunny is already there...

April said...

Love the 'greedy whore' quote. I'm gonna have to use that one!

Carrie said...

I'll happily wait until Big Love starts up again on Sunday! Until then, I guess I'll watch American Idol.

Anonymous said...

"feel good show...gossip girl"!!!!!

I'm a total reality tv junkie!

Anonymous said...

I wish I had my own reality tv show.

Candice said...

I haven't watched anything on FX. I'm too busy watching crappy reality TV programs to have time for that sort of nonsense. ;)

I've been debating getting past seasons of Nip/Tuck. I heard it's really good. The docs are cute as well. That never hurts.

I am excited about Big Love and Burn Notice coming back on!

Denise said...

Life lessons from FX? Maybe the babies need to be watching FX instead of Dora the Explorer and Yo Gabba Gabba.

Shannon said...

I'm so glad Nip/Tuck is back. And Rescue Me comes back in April (I think)... woo hoo! Can't wait!