With the new fall television season virtually upon us, this TV Addict has one thing to say — who cares! Okay, so that probably wasn’t the statement you’d expected coming from a guy who spends so much time watching TV his license plate proudly shouts ‘TVADDICT’ [see pic!], but the fact of the matter is that cable television — for the first time ever — has done a remarkable job of filling the usual summer void.
From DAMAGES to MAD MEN and everything in between, July and August television was almost as exciting as May sweeps. Wish LAW & ORDER were more interesting? You needn’t look any further than THE CLOSER. Who needs DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES when you’ve got ARMY WIVES. Looking for family fun? ABC Family gave us KYLE XY and GREEK. Miss the confusion of LOST? Luckily [or not so much depending on your point of view] HBO gave us JOHN FROM CINCINNATI. Quite literally there was something for everyone, including an endless stream of reality television for those of us who are still going through Sanjaya withdrawal.
Don’t get us wrong, we’re still counting down the days until the Fall Season officially starts! [JIM and PAM OMG!] But we really did want to take an opportunity to pat the cable nets on the back. They’ve certainly raised the bar on summer fare. Here’s hoping ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC and the CW follow suit this fall.