Tuesday, October 18, 2005
This television season was created for weirdos like me. Every night of the week, I can watch something about aliens or ghosts or sea monsters. Not since I was a kid and could watch the Twilight Zone and Outer Limits or could choose between Night Gallery, Lost in Space or Star Trek has there been such a smorgasbord of oddness to choose from.
Along with reruns of Firefly on the Sci-Fi Channel (and all of that other cool stuff on Sci-Fi), I can watch Ghost Whisperer, Surface, Threshold, Invasion, Night Stalker, Supernatural, Most Haunted, Ghost Hunters and Dead Famous. The old DVR is getting quite a workout. Of course, none of them measure up to The X-Files, yet, but there's always hope. I think Invasion is the best of the ones I've seen but I haven't seen Surface which I hear is very good also. For some reason, I can't get interested in Lost no matter how much people tell me it's like Twin Peaks. I loved Twin Peaks.
I do like Most Haunted. This is a program from England in which this group of paranormal experts go to haunted pubs and castles and such and try to have paranormal experiences. There is this chick on there who walks around provoking spirits ("Show yourself!" "You're a coward!") and then when something weird happens, she runs away screaming like a banshee. Now, that's good television.
Edited to add: My cousin Zina reminded me of Medium in a comment to this post. I can't believe I forgot it. It's a great show and Patricia Arquette is wonderful in it as is the entire cast, actually.