Some non-TV book TV Talk
How about that? In between talking with readers distressed at the new TV magazine's size, I have managed to watch a little, you know, TV.
Thursday's "Survivor" -- We finally see the alliance break. I think. Whenever CBS sends out "Survivor" screeners, they always cut off the end of the Tribal Council. Those bastards.
Season finale of "How I Met Your Mother" -- The terrific comedy with the horrible name signs off with a typical episode: Several parts brilliant matched with several parts stupid. Nearly the entire cast of "Angel" (the "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" spinoff) makes an appearance, which I got a real kick out of. Proving what a nerd I am.
"Elizabeth" -- Only seen the first part of the HBO miniseries that aired earlier in the week, but really enjoyed it. I'm a fan of the Cate Blanchett "Elizabeth," so it's fun to see a different (and more historically accurate) take on the same material. Helen Mirren doesn't match Blanchett's sly charm as the virgin queen, though.
"Scrubs" -- Not on tape, but live last night. Man that show's had a killer season.
Speaking of which, I was (again) working on the truck last night and so missed the "American Idol" opera week. I hear Daughtry walked away with it. I'll have to watch clips tonight.
And, oh yeah, the "Best of TV Funhouse" that's airing on Saturday. You either love Robert Smigel's cartoons or loathe them, but there's some kickin' satire in this special. And a pretty funny running gag about Jimmy Fallon. Anyway, it's better than a fresh episode of SNL.