Tonight is a decent t.v viewing night. As an entrée, there is Big Bang Theory to open up your comic palette, which is a necessary preparation for the heavier dose of almost slapstick comedy Rules of Engagement that follows, their comedy tends to be a little heavy-handed at times, it does feature David Spade so it shouldn’t be surprising. I watch these two usually playing something on my Ipad, I save my attention for the two shows that follow at 9:00 and 10:00. The first is a new vehicle for Kiefer Sutherland, it’s called Touch and he plays a single father caring for his autistic son after losing his wife during the 9/11 attacks. His son, despite being autistic, tries to communicate through the language of numbers and Kiefer’s job as his father is to decipher his son’s message that day. The common thread during every show is that we are all connected and we would all be able to see it if we could recognize the pattern. I enjoy Kiefer’s work and I find the show’s premise to be interesting and uplifting. My next show, I usually have to watch again the next day because by 10:00 my little brain is tired and the show is a little out there. The main character lives in two dimensions/lives? When he falls asleep in one life, he wakes up to his other life which is the same, he has the same job, the same house, the same friends except in one life he lost his wife in the family car accident where his son and he survived and in the other life, his wife survives as well as he but their son is lost to them. He has two different psychiatrist, one for each life, to try to figure out which reality is the right one. Of course, each one says that it’s theirs that is real. I watch it twice because you really have to pay attention to the details in both of his lives if you want to figure out the latest crime that he has to solve since he is a detective in both lives and the crime might be different in both lives but there is overlap. I just got a little confused just writing about it. I love t.v.
26 Thursday Apr 2012