The Weekly Pulse: TV's Second Wife

Well it is official! The ratings are in! And I don’t like to say “I told you so”, but FOX..I told you so! This year’s World Series was the lowest rated World Series EVER! Like EVER! That proves my point..baseball sucks! As far as watching it on TV..it does. Now I am pretty sure that the ratings for the World Series were probably a little better than the primetime shows that FOX would have aired. In fact, they were for the most part. But that didn’t mean that they always beat other networks in ratings. Sometimes they did, but about half of the time..they didn’t. We won’t know for sure until next week, but I do know that 7 other primetime shows on other networks beat game two of the World Series. Those included ‘C.S.I.’, ‘Desperate Housewives’, ‘Lost’, ‘Grey’s Anatomy’, and ‘NCIS’. And another 7 shows beat game one of the World Series. Those included ‘Survivor’, ‘E.R.’, ‘Cold Case’, Law and Order: SVU’, and some others. So it will be interesting to see the ratings that FOX gets with its regularly scheduled programming as they return this week.

There are lots of reasons for why the World Series sucked in the ratings this year. But I think it’s because the freakin’ games happen late at night. People never get to watch the endings of the games and what is the point of that?! Nothing. I want to see the endings more than anything else! But oh well..that is FOX’s mistake. Maybe they will learn, but probably not. I would love it if ‘Prison Break’, ‘House’, and ‘The O.C.’ all came back and beat out the World Series games. Oh..that would be sweet! We shall see.

Have I mentioned yet..that it’s back! California..here I come! ‘The O.C.’ is back! And all the other FOX shows are back too, but California! Oh yeah! Okay..I am done now.

Alright..now that is out of the way. Lets talk more TV. And that means you start right here at Inside Pulse! We do TV right! Original or Extra Crispy..we got it all for your right here! Dig in and enjoy!

Seinfeld Quote of the Week

“I was in the pool! I was in the pool!” (referring to his very flaccid penis, when spotted nude)George Costanza

Now back to our regularly scheduled programming…

Columns a.k.a. If You Miss This..You Suck!

Mathan Erhardt is late for his column this week. But there is more. Since he is moving and packing instead of coming up with an original column..he gives us a remix of a previous column. I don’t know how to describe it, so you just have to read it!

Sarah Quigley starts us off this week. She always does, but I am sure everyone will be talking about ‘The Appentice’ this week and how Donald fired 4 of them! Yep..it’s shocking and Sarah has her comments! Check them out along with all the rest!

Romo talks about reality shows in his world. ‘The Amazing Race’ and ‘Survivor’ is what he talks about and how they dropped the ball this year. Changes were made to the shows this year and Romo has his opinion on those changes. You know what to do!

Matt Basilo is all dressed up for Halloween and he is Cap’n Crunch! A-hoy there! What..HE’s not a pirate? My bad. Anyways there is not much to this column this week as most of the shows he watches are all reruns! What a pity..but he does say a few things..so might as well check it out!

Dora Malone shares her brain with you this week. And her brain is full of alcohol and ‘Survivor’..what a combination! But if you want to hear what she says about ‘Survivor’, then you have to read it!

Farah Syed talks about school and how TV kids have it easy! I agree with that! Makes me want to live in Newport Beach that much more! California..here I come! Stay tuned!

DeeDee spills her brain as well. Didn’t I just say that? Anyways..she talks about animation and an animated show. That show is ‘Drawn Together’. That is all I will give you as the rest is top secret information UNTIL you read it for yourself!

Patrick Gilchriest has all eyes on ‘Survivor’. Too bad he only has two of them! But what else do you need? He has your ‘Survivor’ talk right here!

Kevin Wong has the usual Thursday goodness! ‘Survivor’ and ‘The Amazing Race’ talk and predictions along with various bits and pieces. I feel sorry for Kevin, though. Missing any Food Network show is bad news! See bottom of the page!

Recaps a.k.a. It’s Back!

Matt Basilo has a ‘Smallville’ episode that features Superman as a vampire slayer or something like that!

Patrick Puhl recaps ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ for you. I saw it! I liked it! See what Patrick has to say!

Kevin Wong is LIVE once more to bring you ‘The Amazing Race’ and it’s latest episode!

Paul Meekin works hard for the money. He doesn’t get paid, but he does provide you with a recap for both ‘Apprentice’ shows. First, we have Martha! And then we end it with Donald!

Scott Keith returns to jail with his recap of the latest episode of ‘Prison Break’!

Sarah Jane Correia is back to double duty this week. ‘House’ has returned! And of course, she has your ‘Survivor’ fix!

Tim Sheridan..WHO?!..yeah..HIM! This guy takes over for the other Tim this week as he covers your ‘Nip/Tuck’ needs!

Josh Clinton..hey..that’s me! Yes..it’s back! It’s O.C. time..baby! Check out the recap here!

Leland is back with ‘Reunion’. But is he still addicted to the show or not?!

This week we stepped it up to two DVD reviews!

Michaelangelo McCullar brings you the greatest season of South Park! It’s Season #6. Check it out!

David Brashear loves Lucy. That’s why he reviews I Love Lucy – Season Five. See if you love it too!

Celebrities, Contests, and Spoilers a.k.a. We Are Stacked This Week!!

Former ‘Apprentice’, John, comments on the most SHOCKING episode of ‘The Apprentice’ EVER!

Murtz and former ‘Survivor’, Eliza, are back once more. They tease more pictures, but we get nothing but their comments. Good enough..I suppose.

Former ‘Apprentice’, Nick, continues are talk of the most SHOCKING EPISODE EVER of ‘The Apprentice’! But what does Nick have to say about it?!

Former ‘Apprentice’, Erin, has her comments on the last episode of ‘The Apprentice’. You all know what happened, but see what she had to say about it. And also bikini’s in November! Alright!

Former ‘Survivor’, Coby is blue this week! It has to do with Steph and Bobby Jon. Find out why!

How about a spoiler?! It’s been so long that I could actually put a spoiler in here, since most of them are for episodes that already happen by the time I post this column. But this one is for the NEXT episode of ‘Grey’s Anatomy’! Go now and be spoiled..if you want!

What about another spoiler?! Sure..well this one is about ‘Survivor’ and about one player. Find out which player goes a long ways in this year’s game!

Now it’s time to win some stuff! How about some free DVD’s?!?! Sounds good to you? Well enter the contest! Travis Leamons has two DVD contests this week. Here is one for The White Shadow: Season 1. This one ends on November 7th! Hurry! The other ends on November 14th! It’s for Murder One: Season 2!

The Weekly Pulse Weekly Poll

Last week I asked the question…”does family television still exist today?”. So here are the results:

YES! – 1
NO! – 2
YES, but NOT on the big networks (NBC/ABC/CBS/FOX/UPN/WB)! – 1
Family television never existed! – 0

Only four votes this week! What does that mean? Well it means that no one cares about family television more than likely. Which pretty much bumps up those “No” votes to about everyone. So that proves my point from last week. Family television doesn’t exist. If it does, no one cares enough about it to watch it! So there you go. I told you so!

Now to this week’s question. It’s about the Food Network. The question is..”do you watch it?” Simple enough. Go vote here and do it NOW!

What Did My TiVo Record This Week?

Friday

– ‘Rachel Ray’s Tasty Treats’ (Los Angeles, CA)

– ‘$40-A-Day

– ‘ComicView’

– ‘Weekends at the D.L.’

– ‘I Love the 80’s: 3D (1985)

– ‘I Love the 80’s: 3D (1988)

– ‘I Love the 80’s: 3D (1989)

Saturday

– ’30-Minute Meals’

– ‘Weekends at the D.L.’

– ‘Bell Bellamy: Back to My Roots’ (More comedy!)

Sunday

– ’30-Minute Meals’

– ‘I Love the 80’s: 3D (1987)

– ‘NFL Primetime’

– ‘Grey’s Anatomy’

Monday

– ‘How I Met Your Mother’

– ‘Unwrapped’

– ‘Late Show With David Letterman’

Tuesday

– ‘Unwrapped’

– ’30-Minute Meals’

– ‘The Biggest Loser’

– ‘The Amazing Race 8: Family Edition’

– ‘Real World: Austin’

– ‘Late Show with David Letterman’

Wednesday

– ‘ComicView’

– ‘Unwrapped’

– ‘Made’

– ‘Late Show with David Letterman’

Thursday

– ’30-Minute Meals’

– ‘The O.C.’ (It’s back!)

– ‘E.R.’

– ‘Late Show with David Letterman’

Time to Talk a.k.a. Cable is King and Food Rocks!

I got to thinking the other day. And yes that may be a mistake, but I still was thinking. And I was thinking about how I like cable channels better than the BIG channels. You know..NBC, ABC, CBS, FOX. With all the talk about primetime and network television..I got to thinking that cable shows are so much better! About a month ago..I told everyone what my “go-to” channels are and they were mostly cable channels. You have MTV, Food Network, Comedy Central, VH1, ESPN, etc. I like most any show on those networks. Why? I don’t know..I just do. I actually watch more network television now since I got this job here at Inside Pulse. It is kinda my job..so I must do it. But I still go back to cable channels more times than not. They are just more fun..I suppose. They are not as serious..I guess. Probably because most cable channels are owned by the larger networks in a way. ESPN is connected to ABC. MTV is connected to CBS and so on. Since it’s cable..you can do more things because people pay for it. That is probably why I like them more.

But one channel has risen above the ashes and people are coming out of the closet for it now. That is the Food Network. It has made a star out of chefs and non-chefs. Rachel Ray, the crown jewel of the network, is not a chef. She just learned to cook from her mom, but yet..she is the star of the network. The most famous cook on that network behind Emeril. But why? Yes..she is cute, but she has a great personality too. Big networks are even taking notice. The news is that the great Oprah has helped Rachel get a show on a major network for next year. WOW! There you go. If that doesn’t tell you that people watch the Food Network now more than ever..I don’t know what does.

But why the Food Network? It’s a network about food. But it has become much more. Every show is still about food, but there are not just cooking shows anymore. It started out that way, but they are making new shows that bring the show “out of the kitchen” as they say. Rachel Ray goes to various cities around the world on her show..’$40-A-Day’. It combines two things I like to do, which are travel and eat! And eat while traveling! Fantastic! Then..you have shows like ‘Unwrapped’ and ‘Good Eats’ and ‘The Secret Life Of…’ that educate you about the foods you love!

I still think there may be some doubters out there, but trust me. If nothing else is on..flip it on over to the Food Network! You will probably get hooked and the next thing you know..you will be cooking up a storm! Well..you could be like me and think you can cook, but really can’t. It’s still fun to try. But you may be better off leaving it to the TV professionals.

Cable is king! Food is king! Network television has it’s moments, but it’s more fun on cable! I should be working for a cable network! Yeah..so if any executives out there are reading this..hook me up! Get me a job! I have my resume! Bring me to cable land! Food Network, MTV, ESPN..it doesn’t matter..I love cable! Okay..I will stop now.

Well that does it for me this week. Any comments, questions, or suggestions are always welcome. Make sure to vote on the poll and read up on the week that was. You know what to do.

“When you are at the VERY bottom, it can only get better..you can ONLY go up!”

“I’m going to be hot before it gets hot!”

Finally..“You Can’t Fight Fate!”. See you next week!