Friday, September 01, 2006

Decline of western civilization, part 712

How did I not hear about this before now? I know certain parties would argue for 24 (with its teeny tiny protagonist, the almost ex-Mr. Julia Roberts), but Deadwood is the best show on television. Every one of the main characters (even - perhaps especially - the fat newspaper editor) would eat Jack Bauer for breakfast.

Man, first the Fat Boys break up, now this.

5 comments:

Tripp said...

WHISKEY TANGO FOXTROT!?!!

You dare to question the great Jack Bauer and all his multi-facted awesomeness? He got addicted to smack to save his nation! He has a cell phone that works everywhere! He doesn't take any crap from the bureau-crat man! And he bathes!

Yes Deadwood is good, but best show on TV? All I can say is that I watched the entire first season of 24 in a week.

I am similarly hooked to season 1 of Lost. Very engaging stuff. I like the Shield and Battlestar a lot, but not as much as Lost or 24. Deadwood is in the exalted ranks too

Steve said...

Damn it Tripp, I was all geared up for a slap fest and then you made me laugh. Do I dare speculate on your employment status during the referenced 24 marathon?

Tripp said...

Amazingly I was fully employed during said viewing experience. I managed it in three-4 hour blocks in evening. Like I said, this stuff is CRACK.

Brack said...

I too got hooked on 24 and burned through the first three seasons in a few weeks. I wonder if the Federal Employees Compensation Act covers those hapless CTU folks who get pulled into the interrogation rooms for a little "How's your Father" during the semi-regular mole hunts.

I have not yet succumbed to Deadwood, although Entourage and Rome are both high on my list.

Tripp said...

I've been saving Season 4 for some free time. It would have been now, but since I just got Lost from the library (after 8 months on the waiting list!!!) I figured I better hop on that.

My rents have the right strategery for TV on DVD, use Netflix.