It's becoming clear to me that I won't be able to keep up with all my TV this year if I don't want to totally fail university, so I'm going to be a lot more cautious about picking up new shows, and I'm going to *try* to be more ruthless when it comes to dropping shows that aren't doing it for me anymore.
Hung, for instance, is getting the boot. I watched the first episode of S3 and I feel pretty confident that I won't miss the show, or even feel the need to get caught up with it when I have more time. I'm sure I enjoyed last season but even so, the only character I actually care about is Tanya, and that's not good enough. Ray himself just isn't a very interesting character. I don't mind Thomas Jane as an actor (I liked him a lot in The Mist, for instance), but I don't care for him in Hung, because while I can see that he might be considered handsome by some women, his Ray is not in the least bit sexy or charming. Is it too much to ask that the one male prostitute protagonist we have on television be hot?
I'm umming and ahing about whether or not I should stick with The Vampire Diaries. On the one hand, it airs on a Thursday and if I'm in on a Friday I generally have time to watch all my comedies and TVD. On the other hand, I don't like the show any more. I can't stand how Elena's choices revolve around her love for Stefan - an unrepentant serial killer - rather than what's right, and that we, the audience, are expected to find that romantic. Plus, other stuff. Go read latxcvi's Stefan post, or any of penumbra's TVD posts if you're interested in finding out more about why I feel the way I do.
So, nice to see Kal Penn again but what do we think of his role in HIMYM? I'm not as horrified about it as others seem to be, but at the same time I wish they'd thought of a better way to bring him into the show.