Labor Day Means Workin’ the Television

September 5, 2011

Ah, good ol’ Labor Day.

While Obama’s out in the Motor City praising the unions and the middle class

While the American workers at Ford contemplate whether to go on strike (turns out, they should’ve taken the bailout money, news reports say)…

And while Michele Bachmann terrifies us with gloom and doom of a jobless country, I say this to all busy little bee Americans:

Let’s celebrate industrious workers the best way we know how… It’s time to kick our heels up and watch some television!

Here’s what’s been keeping me busy on Labor Day:

New Girl

First, if you haven’t seen the sneak peek of Zooey Deschanel‘s new show on Fox, watch it now!  For all of you Comcast/Xfinity customers out there, the first episode is OnDemand. You can also see the trailer or buy the season pass on Amazon.

While I may be too old for a comedy about 20-somethings living in NYC, trying to get into all the cool parties, I’ll never be too old to learn from Zooey’s fashion. I mean, she *is* older than me. PS/ Love the douchebag jar. It should be required in a lot of scenarios.

True Blood Season 4

Okay, okay.  I know season 2 and season 3 were a little tedious to watch at times.  The show went overboard with sex scenes (orgies?), ridiculous love triangles, and Bill Compton declaring how much he needs Sookie.  (Heck, Bill repeated her name so much that Sookie had to mimick him.)

But!  Season 4 is watch-worthy.  I’m not sure if it’s because Jessica has more screen time, Bill’s with other women, or Tara has become Tony but they’re doing something right.

Like always, True Blood is also really good at social commentary, including the bit about the Vatican and Google and the camera phones capturing vampire-on-human violence.  (You’ll just have to watch to see what I mean.)

Project Runway Season 9

Not only are the personalities so bratty and amazing (see: Bert Keeter and Joshua McKinley) but the clothes are also on!

(Although, I think the originally designed maxi dress by Anya Ayoung-Chee looks better than the one for sale.  I do like Viktor Luna’s short crinkle dress and jacket.)

The one for sale


The stripe is the best part!

My personal favorite?  Anthony Ryan.  (Don’t visit the page if you don’t want spoilers.)

Other goodies? Breaking Bad, Louie, & Curb

So, I just have to ask:  What are you watching?

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