So, one of the observations I can make about my time away from work for the last couple of months is that I haven’t really watched a lot of TV. I thought I might find myself watching movies or something, but I guess there’s been enough tennis, piano, and puppy to keep me pretty busy.
One exception has been the show “ER”, which is shown in repeats on TNT in the morning. I DVR it from the previous day and then Penny and I watch it while I have my breakfast and coffee. The nice thing about it is that the network is following the series in order — which counts a lot when you’re looking at 15 seasons. It’s perfect for breakfast-oriented puttering. Compelling enough to be interesting, not so intricate that it requires undivided attention.
I think I’m somewhere in Season 7. I know a lot of people said that the show went downhill in it’s last few seasons, but I’ve enjoyed it, even though the first round of cast turnovers seems to be in process.
It’s funny – I never watched it when the show was on but had a lot of friends that did – and recall many “what-happened-last-night!” conversations that they had. The title of this post refers to a just completed story arc in which med-student Lucy Knight (played by the decidely cute Kellie Martin) was stabbed to death by a schizophrenic – on Valentine’s Day no less!! – and the soul-searching that ensued. I’d known that Kellie hadn’t lasted too long on the show, but I always figured that she’d been written out by “moving on” — like onto another hospital, not the afterlife.
So, there I was, all upset, nearly a decade after everyone else knew about it. Talk about not being spoiled.
Is there any old show that you would go through (that you hadn’t seen before) if you had the chance?