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Life Without Television

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My television has been busted now for about two months. And for some reason, I have been too lazy to buy a new one. And you know what? I don’t really miss it. Apart from the late-night reruns of That 70s Show and the ocassional Jane Austen miniseries, I don’t really watch much TV. I caught up on Glee by watching free episodes on their Web site. Gossip Girl has jumped the shark. And the news in full of hate.

Try to do without your television for a while. It’s very liberating.

My New Favorite Show: Drop Dead Diva

Drop Dead Diva is smart, funny, and sometimes heart breaking. Star Brooke Elliott is wonderful as the plus-sized attorney with the heart of a supermodel.

Watch it on Lifetime.

The Facts of Life

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Whatever happened to Tootie, Blair, Natalie, Jo and Mrs. Garrett?

I loved this show when I was a kid.

I found this article online which updates us on the lives of the show’s stars.

Now I can’t get the theme song out of my head.

“The facts of life are all about you.”

Turn Off the TV

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Ever feel like you don’t have enough hours in the day?

Reduce your television viewing by one hour a day and you will gain 365 hours a year. Use that time to read, write, play with your kids, cook something healthy, dance, listen to music, relax, take a bath. The possibilities are endless.

So, turn off the tele. You won’t be missing anything.

90210 My Goodness

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Beverly Hills 90210 was THE show when I was younger. My girlfriends and I used to watch it over the phone with each other.

Now, a new version is coming back to television. Click here for more details on the new premise.

Rumor has it that Jennie Garth will be joining the cast of the 90210 spinoff. She was always my favorite character on the show. I hope it’s true.

What other cast members would you like to see make a return to the zip code?

90210 Original Cast

Review: Terminator — The Sarah Connor Chronicles

Terminator - The Sarah Connor Chronicles

The Sarah Connor Chronicles has me hooked.

A sequel or prequel? Don’t know what to label it with all the time travel. Let’s call it a continuation of the Terminator movies.

We’re 5 or 6 episodes in now and the plot keeps getting thicker.

I like the actors. Lena Headey, who plays Sarah Connor, is a little skinny to be running around acting so tough, but she’s likeable enough. Thomas Dekker, John Connor at age 15, is cute and sympathetic.

But my favorite character is Cameron Phillips, played with a sense of humor by Summer Glau. She’s a good terminator sent back in time to protect the Connors. But good is a relative term. Can she be trusted?

Summer Glau in The Sarah Connor Chronicles

It’s nice to see shows being created with strong women in the starring roles.

Have you seen the Sarah Connor Chronicles? What do you think of it? And who is your favorite character?

Mondays on Fox at 9:00 PM.