9.29.2008

Hmphf

Yes, hmphf sums up my experience last week with my stay at home week. CSI:NY, while good to see again, was not as good as I had hoped--my IRA storyline would have been much better than a storyline about a couple of con artists that had no direct relationship with the team. Sadly, there were just a few too many rolling-of-the-eyes moments such as showing Mac swimming up through water after a car he was in was dumped in a river and then later panning out on said car showing it only partially submerged. Anyway, this week looks interesting: the band Maroon 5 and some of their fans are going to get infected with Small Pox.

Next up was The Office and frankly (don't kill me) I much prefer a 30 minute Office that leaves me wanting more to the 1 hour office that tries to stretch out a storyline to the point that I begin to get annoyed. I did love it, though, when the boss guy (I'm still new to this show) picked up the computer that Jim and Pam were using to video conference so that Pam could show him where the colored paper clips were.

Numbers wasn't on because of some debate thingy but it should premier this week--Jen I like this show because it is smartly written but not as gory as some of the other crime/investigative shows on tv and because Rob Morrow is cute.

This lack of complete satisfaction has driven me into the arms of a delightful little book so for that I can be a little grateful that stay at home week wasn't all that I hoped it would be. The book in question is another one of those Jane Austen knock offs. It is called An Assembly Such as This and is by Pamela Aiden. And while I am not entirely sure that I like it because it is good or because I have read far too many not so good knock offs, I am thoroughly enjoying it--or was until I discovered that it is book 1 in a trilogy. I fear I may never get my to-read list under control at this rate. Anyway, An Assembly is Mr. Darcy's point of view of Pride and Prejudice and so far I highly recommend it if you are looking for a bit of light fun.

8 comments:

Natalie said...

I know exactly what you are saying about the Office! I know that they think they are making it "better" by giving us "more" but I think that the best part of the Office is that at the end of 30 min. you want to come back next week. And, although it was funny, at the end of the 60 min. show I was just tired :) (And all of this coming from a TV fanatic and an Office fan) (PS I am still going to email you about getting together! I haven't forgotten-just trying to recover from the primary sacrament program!)

Jen said...

I'm with you on the Office. And where's all the making fun of Dwight? It's just not the same without all of that. I'll have to give Numbers a try. I tried NCIS because I like those kind of shows, but that was WAY to gory for me!

Science Teacher Mommy said...

I thought The Office was great. I nearly wet my pants when Dwight said he was going to select three people at random for liposuction.

Science Teacher Mommy said...

PS Have you tried "Life." Love it.

Yankee Girl said...

Jen--let me know how you like numbers.

STM--Loved that part as well. Am looking into Life.

Allyson said...

I don't watch any of those shows, I'm a bit out of the loop! Glad your enjoying them though.

Kirk C. said...

Joy and I watch Numbers religiously. I think we both really like it, but Joy absolutely hates all the analogies they do and about leaves the room when they start the fading.

"Imagine a bunch of cones on a road..."

Yankee Girl said...

Kirk--love numbers!!!