November 30, 2005

Mad About You

I used to love the Paul Reiser-Helen Hunt sitcom "Mad About You". It was a must-see weekly appointment. And this was in the days before TiVo, when you had to be there or miss it.

But I stopped watching when the series ended. It's a weird thing, but I don't like to watch syndicated episodes of a series that's no longer in production. For example, I used to watch Friends 6 or 7 times a week until the prime-time version ended, and I haven't watched a single ep since then.

On a related thing, I never watch Series Finales. Too depressing. I don't like the finality of it. I still haven't watched the last eps of Friends, MASH, Barney Miller, to name a few.

But my TiVo recorded an ep of Mad About You just now, and for the heck of it I watched. Boy was that show great. Great characters, great chemistry, great writing. Funny and real.

Maybe I'll ask my TiVo to record more and I'll see if I can handle it.

Posted by jackhodgson at November 30, 2005 06:23 PM