I was looking at the top-rated shows the last two weeks in Entertainment Weekly magazine, and I must say I am out of it. With the exception of “American Idol” and a few other shows, it seems that CBS OWNS the list of the Top 25. I don’t have the list in front of me and I am too lazy to get it, but I know “NCIS” is towards the top. And the other NCIS show is on there too. I still don’t even know what NCIS means. The most perplexing entry on the list was the show “Criminal Minds”. First, I had no idea that show was getting good ratings (though I guess it has been going for some time now). But if you held a gun to my head and asked me if there was more than one “Criminal Minds” show and I would get shot if I was wrong, well, I would be dead (or at least majorly wounded). There is more than one. Never seen either.
“Criminal Minds”, “NCIS”,”CSI”,”Law and Order”……man, we love our crime investigation I guess. Though don’t lump me in there. I have been watching “The Chicago Code”, however, and it’s not bad. Still, I prefer to watch a good movie rather than have to keep up with a TV show. And if it wasn’t for the DVR (or VCR if you still do it the old-fashioned way), I don’t know how I would keep up on any. You can also get previous seasons of shows on DVD and Netflix, but I digress.
CBS. Wow. The channel my friend and I always joke looks “yellowish” or run through some color filter. Maybe it’s in my head since the CBS logo is yellow. I should mention that while they have all those crime shows, their comedies were also in there….”Two and a Half Men” (though how much longer?) and “How I Met Your Mother” (Neil Patrick Harris….really?). Hardly any shows I watch were on the list, like “The Office” or “The Middle.” Weird. I would have guessed “The Office” would be on there for sure.
It would be interesting to see how long this has been going on. I remember when I was a kid ABC was the talk of the town. Now I bet it’s #4. And it depending on how you look at it, it appears I am right.