2006 - a (televised) year in review

posted in Media, personal stuff on December 28th, 2006

This is part two of a three post series where I’m reviewing media that was made available to me in 2006. Part 1 talked about printed media, this part will discuss televised media and part 3 will discuss audible media. Sorry folks, nothing computer related this year, not in this trilogy anyway.

First in the listing is CBS’ Jericho, dubbed a post-apocalyptic drama about a small town (Jericho, Kansas), the directors
managed to deliver eleven breathtaking episodes, combining interpersonal drama with action scenes and topped the whole thing with a great cliffhanger. The actors do a great job in portraying their characters. If you want to read more about it, click here or here.

SciFi’s EUReKA is the second series I’d like to discsus want to talk about. SciFi’s program managers planned the first episode during the premiere screening of the Battlestar Galactica Season 3 trailer. A very smart idea, with a high reward. EUReKA’s pilot turned out to be the highest rated show ever televised on the SciFi channel. A series about small town with a big secret, EUReKA mixes funny stories with interesting science.

Last but not least, there’s Grey’s Anatomy, dubbed a chick-flick (it’s actually a series, not a flick), I find it far more entertaining than comparable series like ER et al. Granted, the characters don’t appeal to me on a visual level, but then again, that’s not what I’m looking for anyway. I like the easy to digest stories that are never too complicated to be incomprehensible when you’ve missed an episode or two. The music that’s selected for the show, a combination of feel-good music and alternative rock, spiked with meaningful lyrics, is what really makes my day though.