Even NyQuil Can’t Save ABC
In all honesty I would rather deal with some sort of pain than deal with being sick. Sprained ankle v. head cold? Gimme the ice. Any time. And right now, I’m thinking I’d rather have my arm in a sling than this…this…achy, tired, sore throat crap. And what’s worse than that is now every Sox fan is coming out of the woodwork to talk smack. Where ya been?!
Ahh well, I can’t say I fault them. And I take my lumps like a man. But when you can’t speak all that well because your throat is so screwed up and you had fever dreams all night? To say I’m not at my best is a gross understatement. When Kid Brother called me last night I think all I could muster was a few “Stupid Indians” comments before telling him that I had to go back to sleep.
So what am I doing to recover? Am I home in sweats, eating chicken soup and drifting in and out of fever-y sleep? No, I am not. I am at work reviewing the on boarding and recruiting process my company utilizes. I’m scheduling interviews and setting up annual reviews for several of my employees.
If I’m not here, it doesn’t get done…and I love my job. I really, really do. So I put my head down and do what’s gotta get done. Then I go home and sleep.
Last night I did just that. I talked to Kid Brother for a bit then fell asleep on the couch. When I woke up I was faced with something far uglier than how I was feeling.
The ABC Tuesday night line up.
I’m really not much of a network TV show guy. I do like Heroes but I’ve only caught about 30 minutes of Chuck since the premier. I’m more of a watch-a-movie or the History Channel type of guy. The networks don’t really do that much for me, especially with shows like Dexter out there. But Caveman and Carpooling? I swear to god I didn’t know they still made TV this bad. It’s unwatchable unless you’re sick as all hell on a Tuesday night. Then it’s watchable…but only because I couldn’t get myself to the remote. Bad acting, directing so awful that these guys couldn’t get a gig in porn, and writing that is just…well, actually the writing gives me hope. If this job o’ mine doesn’t work out, clearly ABC is taking all applications.
I did manage to surf through some channels and find Reaper at 9:00 on CW. I never realised that it’s a hybrid CBS/Warner Bros channel. (See you learned something today) This show has promise…either that or the NyQuil kicked in. Regardless of that, they should take it in a Buffy the Vampire Slayer direction and run with what works; campy themes and the occasional metaphor.
But, like I said it might have been the NyQuil. Everything is so pretty when you throw the NQ in a glass with some ice and sip for a spell.