I am a child of the television era. I grew up watching the tube -- I vaguely remember watching Howdy Doody, but I was much more into Crusader Rabbit and his sidekick Rags the Tiger. Crusader Rabbit was a medieval bunny knight, which might account for my current love of The Tudors.
Speaking of The Tudors, I'm sad that it's almost over. We're now on Catherine Parr, Wife Number 6. After spending two entire seasons on the whole Katherine of Aragon/Anne Boleyn triangle, the show sped right on through poor Jane Seymour and Anne of Cleves and landed this season with a bawdy thump on Katherine Howard, that slut!
At any rate, after a rather graphic (but not too graphic) torture and beheading fest of an episode, we now have Hot King Henry putting the moves on Catherine Parr. She looks rather worried and upset when she reads Hank's proposal letter. I don't blame her!
But as the The Tudors fades into the sunset, we have a new hysterical costume drama riding into the breach: The Borgias. Oh goody! More lust, both political and carnal, set in the Italian Renaissance, with Jeremy Irons as Rodrigo Borgia. It's not going to air until early next year, but I'm already looking forward to it.
I'm also sad that the HBO series The Pacific is over. The last episode had me very teary-eyed, especially during the final credits, when I finally realized (I'm a little slow) that the characters were all based on real people and the situations were taken from the various memoirs that the soldiers wrote. It was a gut-wrenching show on the World War II Pacific campaign that pulled no punches.
But even though The Pacific is over, Treme -- another HBO series that I'm loving -- is going strong. I worked on a house in the Treme neighborhood of New Orleans back in 2006, so I have a special affection for this show. The music alone is fabulous, but I love the acting and the plot lines too.
Even though some of my favorites are ending, other favorites are back! I am right back to loving Friday Night Lights, which I think is the best show on television. The plot lines are wonderful and the acting is stellar. Don't let the football theme fool you; it's really about small town life. It's not perfect, but it's pretty damn close.
Looking ahead, the next season of True Blood is coming along in June. Yay! Hot vampires who are not afraid to bite!
And, of course, even though my boys are out of it, I'm still watching the Stanley Cup playoffs. I mean, hey! It's hockey!