Thursday, July 24, 2008
(11:06 AM) | Adam Kotsko:
I watch a lot of TV: Or, On misplaced loyaltyThe first episode of season 4 was promising, but subsequent episodes have been very disappointing. There is only so far into the season you can go without exhausting the excuse of still "setting things up," especially when there are only 13 episodes.
My loyalty to shows can become a problem. Perhaps Weeds will redeem itself, but I had no reason to believe that Prison Break would -- yet I continued watching. If we had been a Nielsen household during the last season of Prison Break, I don't think I would've been able to live with myself. As it stands, Fox should give me some kind of award. I'd like to say I'll boycott the next season for (ridiculously) bringing Sarah back to life, but I am unlikely to go in and take it off the DVR's list of shows to record and I am almost certain to be bored and depressed enough this winter to sit and watch the thing.
Hopefully they will at least maintain the tropical setting, so I can enjoy the weird lighting and the characters' perpetual sweatiness during the harsh Chicago winter.