I know I was brought in here to review movies and games, but I’m big into watching TV shows as well. I download torrents of some old stuff, watch some on DVD, and when my wife was on maternity leave we signed up for Netflix to stream over the Xbox. I don’t have cable or even rabbit ears, so my whole lineup of shows comes from what I can find online (usually btjunkie). Here’s where I’m currently spending my time, for this edition we’ll start out with TV shows I regularly download to watch:
Burn Notice : This show first grabbed my attention because Bruce Campbell was in it. C’mon, you gotta love Bruce. However, I didn’t get started until late in the 2nd season. It’s a really fun spy show that doesn’t take itself TOO seriously. In case you’re interested, it airs on USA on Thursday nights. Rating: 8 out of 10
Mythbusters: Ahh, Mythbusters. You’ve probably watched this show when you were channel surfing and you happened to catch a glimpse of Jamie ‘the bearded wonder’ Hyneman or maybe something blowing up. I started watching it regularly last season and have really enjoyed it. In case you have lived under a rock and don’t know what this show is, they take common myths and put them to the test, or try to bust them, as the name so cleverly implies. Airs on Discovery, Wednesday nights. Rating: 7 out of 10
The Ultimate Fighter: I’m a big MMA fan (MMA is short for Mixed Martial Arts), so that’s how I got started with this. Like alot of the MMA fans out there, I started watching MMA around the same time as the first season finale (widely regarded as one of the most entertaining MMA fights of all time, and the event that REALLY propelled the UFC to what it’s become today). I don’t really get into reality shows, in fact this is the only one I can stand, but it’s nice to see some of the upcoming fighters, and get to know a little bit about their personalities. The show picks 16 fighters, puts them into 1 house, they train together and fight each other, the winner receiving a contract with the UFC. This season just ended last week, but airs on Spike, Wednesday nights and picks up again in September. Rating: 8 out of 10, but only for MMA fans
I’ve downloaded the first few episodes of The Good Guys but haven’t watched any of them yet, so that review is upcoming. It’s made by the same guy who does Burn Notice and has received mild reviews.
The shows that haven’t yet had their premier for this summer season that I plan to watch are Futurama (Thursday nights on Comedy Central) which debuts tonight and Entourage (Sunday nights on HBO) starts this Sunday, the 27th.