The One Where I Talk About Television

Blog / Tuesday, February 7th, 2012

Just because I stopped trying to write about television, doesn’t mean I stopped watching it. I still follow a slightly unhealthy amount of shows (HIMYM, TBBT, The Office, Modern Family, Parks and Recreation, 30 Rock, Community, Mad Men, and Game of Thrones). Here are some thoughts I’ve had lately.

Has CBS forgotten about Ted? Call me a romantic, but I miss having episodes about him. It’s like Future Ted forgot his own narrative. Try and find one episode in the recent season which has any sign of where his love life is going. The first couple of episodes pretty much just tell us to wait until the season finale. It’s frustrating.

Did the “Pool Party” episode of The Office turn Toby gay?

Does anyone else have trouble watching Bad Teacher because seeing Eric Stonestreet (Cameron on Modern Family) as a straight man doesn’t make sense?

What does it say about modern television if I’m waiting for Leslie Knope to break up with Ben Wyatt on Parks and Recreation because their relationship has been healthy for too long for sitcom standards?

Who else worries that Game of Thrones is going to catch up to George R.R. Martin’s writing and we’re going to have to wait years for a new season just like we have to wait for the new books?

What’s the deal with Jim and Kathy int the “Pool Party” episode of The Office? Is she even hanging around after Pam gets back this week? Why did they have to write in her not so obvious crush on him? If they keep her around, is she just there to cause some tension between Jim and Pam? Isn’t there enough tension between Dwight and Angela and between Andy and Erin?

I miss Mad Men because I miss my suit porn.

Maybe it’s been too long since I’ve had a healthy dose of it, but 30 Rock seems to have lost something. I like how NBC seems intent on giving us as full of a season as possible.

I liked how CBS decided to reintroduce Leonard and Penny’s relationship a few weeks back.

When are we going to get Community back?

Did anyone else notice that Amy Farrah Fowler’s couch in The Big Bang Theory has the same afghan on it as the couch in Roseanne did?

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