First off, it's tax day, so get ALL your money together and send it in to Uncle Sam! Right now!
Now on to TV review day.
I don't watch much regular network TV and we don't have cable, so there are no 500 channels of TV crap available at our house. I get really irritated by commercials and stupid shows, but I do like to watch shows that I've heard about on DVD.
I recently got the first season of The New Adventures of Old Christine because I'd read good reviews and I think the show got some sort of awards at some sort of awards show on TV, award shows being another thing I dislike about network TV.
Anyway, I like Julia Louise Dreyfuss from the Seinfeld days, so I thought I'd give this show a try. Well, she's funny and a good comedic actress, but that kid on the show kind of ruined the whole show for me. He was just trying too hard to be cute and precocious and I can't stand cute and precocious child actors. Give me the kid from Two and A Half Men, kind of funny looking and chubby and not obviously 'acting'. I want to see a kid like the one that Meredith brought to work on The Office-one who's been suspended from school and calls Dwight Mister Poop. Now there's a real kid. Give me Little Miss Sunshine with her glasses and chubby belly and her hair in a scrunchie doing a strip tease at the beauty pageant. I want realism when I watch a show with a kid on it, boogers and all.
So, while there are a few laughs in this show, the box set is currently in the Going to the Goodwill bag, not something I'd ever watch again.