Look, I'm not normally that big of a couch potato, but this past week has had me glued to the TV. It's been like a family reunion of all our favorite shows…
First, Jack Bauer came back after two long years and got off to a fast start as always on 24. Already there have been some good twists, and we're not even a quarter of the way done!
Then Fringe came back after a month-plus hiatus and was a little anti-climactic. I thought they'd string out Olivia's kidnapping a little bit, but it seems like they were more interested in advancing the overarching story than the fringe science in this episode. I just hope they do it more gracefully in the coming weeks or they may start losing my interest.
LOST then got back to business after almost nine months and began dealing with the after-effects of moving the island. It's definitely taken the jump to where they're walking the line between scientific hypotheticals and pure fiction, but they seem to be doing it carefully so far. It's pretty amazing that they had most of this in mind when they started writing the show.
Finally, our one non-broadcast crush, Burn Notice on USA, came back last night. If you've never seen Burn Notice, I'd definitely recommend it. It's another show about spies, but manages to be funny without being goofy. The lead character, Michael, just manages to ooze cool no matter what is thrown at him.
Alas, we're still waiting on one latecomer to join the party, but Chuck, probably my favorite show currently on television, won't be back until after the Super Bowl. However, I'm sure that extra wait will be worth it!
Anyway, welcome back TV! It's been a while since there was so much that was actually worth watching…