Aside from having some of the lengthiest titles in the history of comedic television, last night’s two hour comedy block of THE BIG BANG THEORY, HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER and THE NEW ADVENTURES OF OLD CHRISTINE have one other thing in common. They all played a part in getting this TV Addict to utter five words he’d never thought he’d say, “So excited for CBS tonight.”
So kudos to the Tiffany network for finally putting together a hilarious string of shows that doesn’t include a reality TV show, a police procedural and/or the train wreck I like to call BIG BROTHER. Now onto some random musings:
THE BIG BANG THEORY
Sandwiched between the show’s hilarious opening and closing credits, THE BIG BANG THEORY not only makes this TV Addict laugh, it more importantly makes me feel a lot better about my slightly nerdy tendencies. In other words, no matter how bad things get, I’m no WoloWizard.
HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER
As much as I loved Ted, Marshall, Lily and the Blarneystone, surely I’m not the only TV Addict starting to feel bad for Robin. With her and Ted officially kaput, is she ever going to get a story-line that doesn’t involve playing the sidekick?
TWO AND A HALF MEN
Here’s an experiment for the brainiacs on THE BIG BANG THEORY. Try figuring out what sixteen million Americans find funny about Charlie Sheen and Jon Cryer. Because this TV Addict didn’t even laugh two and a half times.
THE NEW ADVENTURES OF OLD CHRISTINE
Julia Louise-Dreyfu, Wanda Sykes and pot not only equal one funny episode, but begs the obvious question. What exactly are the CBS powers that be smoking to not have already renewed THE NEW ADVENTURES OF OLD CHRISTINE for a third season?