If everyone's going to keep dissing my musical taste, I'm going to TV for a while ... but I will come back and we'll have an Iron Chef: iPod contest soon enough!
Two new shows are worth your time and Tivo space: TFD's already touted Deadwood, but I was a bit behind. I still haven't seen the second hour, but I can't wait to do so. Well written, interesting characters in a setting we really haven't seen before. No one really treats this as a dusty period piece and it reminds me somewhat of Eastwood's masterpiece, Unforgiven.
Another show not getting as much notice, but as good, is Touching Evil. Sure, USA is better known for crap, but this show is interesting in a way I haven't seen. The lead is a brain-damaged cop with no rules and just enough quirks to make you keep watching. He's a blood brother of Vincent D'Onofrio's Augsberger affected detective on Law & Order: Criminal Intent, but infinitely more likeable. His quote from this week's show that sticks with me: "With me, I like you means just that. I like you, I like coffee, I like thai food, I like baseball, I like scratching my sack when no one's looking." The lead is a dead ringer for Perfect Tommy, my favorite character from one of my favorite movies.
Check 'em out ...
Big announcement coming to this space later today. Blogging is a good way to pass the time while waiting for the first pitch.