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Sunday, November 11, 2007

Meet the bloggers: Adam Reinhard

For about two and a half years, I was a news copy editor, but now I'm unemployed and thus have nothing to do but watch TV. Lucky for you! Now I get a chance to babble incoherently on the Interweb about my favorite shows, characters, theme songs, lighting, spin-off possibilities, and my own pitches for new shows. (Picture this: "Are You Smarter Than a Bush Attorney General Nominee?")

I want to share with you my love for staring at tiny people in a glowing box for an hour or so a night, getting emotionally involved with actors I'll never meet instead of going out and meeting real live people. I'm in no way a TV addict, and won't watch just to watch, because I recognize the medium as a shallow attempt to brainwash the masses and sell prescription drugs for phony diseases (restless leg syndrome, anyone?) But the reason I love it, the reason I pay out of the nose to Time Werner-Vetter Cable, is for those occasional moments of real, unpessimistic, dewey-eyed joy.

They come far too seldom, and you need to search them out, but they make sifting through the slop worth it. If nothing else, I hope that's what our blog does: Helps you sift through the slop to find a prize. In fact, I think I saw that on "Fear Factor" once.

All-time favorite TV shows: Arrested Development, Freaks and Geeks, My So-Called Life, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Gilmore Girls, Red Dwarf, Mr. Show, Veronica Mars, Lost, The Daily Show, The Office (UK), The Venture Bros., Scrubs
Current favorite shows: 30 Rock, Pushing Daisies, Dirty Jobs, The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, The Sarah Silverman Program
Guilty pleasures: All my pleasures are innocent until proven guilty
Go-to channel when there's absolutely nothing on: Discovery Channel
All-time TV crush: Lauren Graham
Pick your all-time TV family: Uncle Scrooge, Huey, Dewey, Louie, Mrs. Beakley, Launchpad McQuack, Duckworth
If you could be an extra on a TV show: Lost
If you had to save one TV on DVD set from a burning building: Freaks and Geeks
Favorite old-school show: The Dick Van Dyke Show
Reality show you aren't afraid to admit you like: Dirty Jobs counts, right?
Show you are into that others could care less about: Damages
Show others are into that you've never paid attention to (but wish you had): Battlestar Galactica
Mary Ann or Ginger: Mary Ann
Favorite TV-related Web site: Ain't It Cool News

-- Adam Reinhard,

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