Saturday, April 4, 2009

TV Droppings: An embarrassing secret

Ever hear of a television series called Sports Night? Not me. I don't think I was ever aware of the thing during its very short run. Why the hell would I watch something called Sports Night?

Somehow, I have now stumbled upon it, and am loving it. The two season series from a decade ago is now available on DVD, and all six discs are at the top of my Netflix Queue. At the time, Robert Guillaume was the biggest star involved, but since then, Peter Krause went on to Six Feet Under, Joshua Malina went on to The West Wing, and the fabulous Felicity Huffman went on to Desperate Housewives. Oh, and the creator and head honcho of the series was Aaron Sorkin.

Yes, I'm reserving the top spots at Netflix, the rental company devoted to movies, for a TV program. Of course, I never saw Sports Night in its initial run, so I can be forgiven, right? But here's a dirty little secret: I also waste time watching episodes of television shows which I already saw. St. Elsewhere and Hill Street Blues clutter up my queue, as I wait impatiently for LA Law, thirtysomething, and the third season of Family to be released on DVD.

Hey, if you think that's strange, get a load of this. I'm also slogging my way through the entire run of...hold on. You're really going to think I'm a loser with this one. Don't tell anybody, but I'm watching, episode by episode, all four years of this little-known series:

I wonder if I have too much time on my hands...