Monday TV on Tuesday

Talk about a wonder-what-to-do situation…

I love CBS Monday night comedies. Big Bang Theory, How I Met Your Mother, Two & A Half Men. There’s a new show but I didn’t DVR it so… I’ll have to catch the repeat or watch it online.

Here’s the problem, Heroes (insert geek comment here) is back on and my DVR isn’t set to record it. It will be, believe me! I’m going to have to watch it online instead of on the HDTV.

I just watched Big Bang Theory and I think they’re going to have another great season. I didn’t even think it would last one season.

I’m watching How I Met Your Mother now and it’s just as good as last season too.

Sleep awaits me right now so I won’t get to see Heroes or Two & A Half Men. I love watching these shows (the comedies) with other people or at least hear their opinions.

I just need some time to actually enjoy the new season of prime time. By the way, the e*trade commercial with the baby talking is hilarious. I think I’d underestimate the creepiness of a clown too.

CBS Monday Night Comedies

I don’t do drama, I’ve always been a sitcom kinda guy. Give me a traditional half-hour comedy and I’m watching it. I’ve never been hooked on “The Office”, I haven’t watched “Lost”, can’t seem to get “Grey’s Anatomy” and reality shows, for the most part, don’t hold my attention. American Idol and Big Brother are probably the only hold-outs. The traditional half-hour sitcom I talk about doesn’t exist much anymore. That’s why I love Monday nights on CBS. I’m a big fan of three of the four shows. To be fair, I haven’t given “Rules Of Engagement” much of a chance.

I was skeptical of “The Big Bang Theory” at the start. The Barenaked Ladies, one of my favorite bands, does the show’s open. It’s actually a song much like the sitcoms I watched growing up. The show’s finale aired Monday on CBS. What everyone wanted to happen did at the conclusion of the show. Leonard and Penny kiss just before the credits hit. You have to wonder what the date is going to be like but we’re going to have to wait until next season to find out. The show is well written and has a lot of great moments. The cast works fluidly as an ensemble with everyone getting their occasional jokes. I didn’t know where this show could go from the start, but I’m glad it has.

“How I Met Your Mother” had a great cliffhanger. It left you wondering about what’s going to happen next season. You learn that Barney may be in love with Robin. That was a definite surprise. Ted also proposed to Stella after their break-up, then reconciliation, then break-up then reconciliation. What will she say and isn’t Sara Chalke part of the “Scrubs” cast? That show is moving to ABC for its last season from NBC.

Finally, “Two and a Half Men” continues to provide great laughs but I didn’t think there was too much of a great cliffhanger to the show. It just kind of ended.

I have to say I’m happy to see “Password” is coming back. Something the tube is also missing is the classic game show. Forget “Deal Or No Deal” and the rest of these new competitions. Most people did because few of them have lasted. It’s cool that eighty-something year old Betty White will be on the show. A cool summer fill-in series for sure!

Big Brother 9

Yeah, taawd’s favorite show is coming back. The Writers’ Strike probably prompted CBS to dust off the Big Brother House for a February 12th start to the next season of Big Brother.

Who will succeed Dick? Will I even like the new houseguests? We’ll see. The DVR is already set!

Tune in,

No HD Again!!

Well, CBS Sports did it to Browns fans again. Today’s game is once again not being broadcast in high definition and WOIO is again running the crawl explaining that CBS is not producing today’s match-up between the Browns and the Rams. Of course, up to now, there isn’t too many hilights for Browns fans. The Rams are moving the ball up the field like champs.

More to come, but c’mon CBS, what’s with the trend of not broadcasting Browns games in high def.?

Browns HD-Less

There’s a reason why “gameday” looks not so sharp. In a time when so many sporting events are broadcast in high definition, Browns fans with HDTV’s end up watching the games in standard def. When that happens WOIO runs crawls during each game telling people CBS is not broadcasting today’s Browns game in high definition. Why?

I have to interrupt my rant with a comment on the Browns’ first drive. The team scored on their first possession. Of course, a couple of penalties by Miami helped. Jason Wright rushed in for the touchdown.

I digress. I don’t want to say anything like “Cleveland is getting disrespected” The Browns aren’t by any means the best team in the NFL but how about a little love from CBS? Apparently, the Tiffany network is broadcasting six games each week in high-def. Four times this season, Browns fans didn’t have the chance to see their team in high definition. Next season, all of the games will be broadcast in HD but that does us little good this year when we’re on the wrong end of the HD spectrum. Of course, we don’t have to worry about the SD vs HD situation, the Browns have a bye week. Maybe when we play St. Louis in two weeks, we’ll get to see the stunning clarity of a high definition signal.

Another interruption, Derek Anderson just ran in the ball for a TD. Browns 14, Dolphins 3.

Side note: WOIO is the only Cleveland station still not broadcasting their newscasts in HD. They carry CBS HD on their high def channel. I’ve not heard of what their timeline is for the switch.