Tuesday, October 14, 2008

I Didn't Make the Commitment

I have a confession. Despite my intentions, I didn't watch My Own Worst Enemy. But I didn't skip it because I had lost interest in it or I suddenly found series star Christian Slater repellent (in fact, I thought his guest appearance on the similarly-themed Alias was one of that show's best episodes) Rather, I avoided the show so it would actually have a chance of success.

As you all know, I have a bad recent track record when it comes to watching shows on Mondays on networks other than Fox, what with Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip and Journeyman being prime examples of this phenomenon. Meanwhile, when Heroes first aired, I decided that it wasn't for me and it became a ratings success for NBC.

So even though I am usually a total skeptic about this sort of thing, I decided that it would be better for me to just let this one go for the good of everyone else. I will watch football and professional wrestling so that others may continue to enjoy Christian Slater's work on network television. At least I know that neither of those two forms of sports/entertainment are going anywhere.

Though I don't know how much traction my best intentions are having at the moment, as it finished with a pitiful 4.7 share last night. Of course, there was playoff baseball on against it, but that still doesn't bode well. However, I guess by not committing to the show, I may have saved myself some heartbreak as well. After all, no one beats *David Caruso pause* CSI: Miami on Monday nights.


Jeremy Barker said...

If your sacrifice works out, I'll send you the first season DVD.

MC said...

I remembered that Chuck is also on Mondays, and I don't watch that, so this may have more juice than I thought.

Jeremy Barker said...

Turns out you didn't not watch hard enough: http://news.yahoo.com/s/eonline/20081113/en_top_eo/68582

Jeremy Barker said...

hmm, that didn't work - try this: http://news.yahoo.com/s/eonline/20081113/