Today is Luke Perry’s birthday. He’s forty years old. Shouldn’t this be a national holiday or something?
(It should be noted that, when I was alerted to this by US Weekly, my first thought was “Luke Perry is FORTY?” Which was immediately followed by, “Wait. I’m THIRTY-SIX?” Sigh.)
Speaking of television—and really, when am I not?—I just have to say how much I am loving Tuesday nights these days. By now, I have my routine down: first, I watch my Tivo-ed episode of Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, which is now officially my favorite new show of the season. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this show. Yes, Ugly Betty is great too, it’s a close second. But it’s more fun and frothy, whereas this is just so well written, and well shot and clever and just….okay, I’m gushing. You get the point. Then, it’s onto Gilmore Girls, which is good but still not great (although I think the dialogue was better in last night’s episode, so maybe they’re improving their Palladino-ness) followed by the AMAZING Veronica Mars, which just keeps getting better and better. Yes, it’s three hours of TV back to back. Yes, I understand that’s kind of extreme. But it’s GOOD TV, and all on one night? Almost too good to be true.
What I’m not crazy about are those weird little promos they keep running between GG and VM, with the girls all sitting around discussing the show As It Happens. Apparently, it’s all part of some promotion with American Eagle. I’m sure these girls are very nice, but to be honest, I don’t need to hear anyone else gushing about Logan or analyzing the plot twists on VM, at least not while it’s happening. It’s like being stuck watching your favorite show with a bunch of people you don’t know, and who wants to do that? Thank god for Tivo and fast forwarding. Otherwise my mute button would be getting a serious workout.
Tonight, we have the premiere of Tina Fey’s new show, 30 Rock, which I hope is as great as she is. If it is, I will add it to my To Watch list, which will then be capped, locked, finished and no longer added to for ANY reason. I mean, I do have a life here, people. I have a book to write, and a house to (try) and keep clean, dogs that need my constant attention. And how will I keep up with important holidays, like Luke Perry’s birthday, if I’m always in front of the TV? Answer: I won’t. See? It’s all about priorities, people. Priorities.