On Dull Television Viewing

The Baltimore Sun lied to me. In today’s television listings, they had Boston Legal on at ten o’clock.

Ten o’clock rolled around. I settled in for more hijinks at Crane, Poole, and Schmidt…

And instead I got a repeat of the pilot episode of Cashmere Mafia.

It was on Sunday night, I think. I saw briefly in the paper then that it starred Miranda Otto (the Lord of the Rings films), Frances O’Connor (A.I.) and Lucy Liu (the Charlie’s Angels films). Sum total of my knowledge. Oh, and that the reviews were not exactly effusive in their praise.

Since it was on, I’d watch until I was bored and/or tired of it.

First commercial break. It was really bad.

I figure this will last due more to the fact that ABC has episodes in the can and they need to plug holes in the schedule with new programming until the well runs dry than due to any issues of quality.

Such is life in the age of the writers strike.

Published by Allyn

A writer, editor, journalist, sometimes coder, occasional historian, and all-around scholar, Allyn Gibson is the writer for Diamond Comic Distributors' monthly PREVIEWS catalog, used by comic book shops and throughout the comics industry, and the editor for its monthly order forms. In his over ten years in the industry, Allyn has interviewed comics creators and pop culture celebrities, covered conventions, analyzed industry revenue trends, and written copy for comics, toys, and other pop culture merchandise. Allyn is also known for his short fiction (including the Star Trek story "Make-Believe,"the Doctor Who short story "The Spindle of Necessity," and the ReDeus story "The Ginger Kid"). Allyn has been blogging regularly with WordPress since 2004.

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