Reviews: Different kinds of interests for television viewers

By Carolyn Wilson
November 19, 2004

Have you ever had a day where it even hurts to think about all the work you have to do? Have you ever had classes, a job and a big paper to write all in one day? I am sure mostly all of college students could answer this question with a resounding yes for almost everyday of the week. With all this life stress, it is important to take a little break each day for some personal time. Now believe me when I tell you that I know that there never seems to be enough time in a day to get all our work done, let alone take some time out for ourselves, but an hour our of each day is most definitely worthwhile. Whether you like to take quick naps, shop on the computer or play some video games, it is just necessary that each of us get a little break from reality. To make sure Cabrini students are staying as sane as possible, listed below are television shows that are for all different kinds of people with all different kinds of interest, and still are some of the best rated shows on television. Hopefully, this will get you through the days a little easier.

American Dreams: A family drama that is based around the Pryer family in the city of Philadelphia during the late ’60s and early ’70s. Controversial issues like the Vietnam War are approached as well as the struggle for African American equal rights. It is a show that can honestly be watched with your entire family, no matter what the age, that has excitement, action scene from the war and humor. This is probably one of the best shows on television. It begins Sundays at 8 p.m., on NBC.

Desperate Housewives: A scandalous display of the “not so perfect” housewife and the secrets these suburban women try so hard to hide. Their secrets of affairs, murder and crisis are told through the eyes of their passed friend, Mary Alice, who killed herself because of her own emotional silence. This show is being called the best drama in years and has more twists and turns then some of the best movies. It is on Sundays at 9 p.m., on ABC.

Fear Factor: If you enjoy watching disgusting and dangerous acts forced upon young and always beautiful people then this is your show. It is a competitive show that challenges contestants to act out some of the most feared acts of everyday people as well as eating insects, body parts and other crawling critters that makes us all shiver from our own homes. This wild show is on NBC at 8 p.m.

Las Vegas: This elite team has the fundamentals of romance, friendship and competition. Watch as this team goes after thieves, card cheaters and gold diggers. This new show is on NBC at 9 p.m.

Monday Night Football: Great athletic skill, two team rivals, cheerleaders and funny beer commercials; would men have it any other way? Watch at 9 p.m.

Battle of the Sexes: Watch the veterans of MTV’s Real World and Road Rules reality shows battle it out in this men vs. women competition. Watch real physical competitions, real fights and a lot drama that MTV does so well. Watch this show at 10 p.m.

My Wife and Kids: This classic comedy follows around the hysterical antiques of the Kyle family as they go through life lessons and dramatic changes. With a somewhat dense son, a beauty obsessed teenage daughter, an outgoing little girl along with two crazy parents and some interesting little neighbors; this show is pure laughs. If you need to lighten up your day, this is the way to go. Tune in on ABC at 8 p.m.

One Tree Hill: This teenage drama is centered around an elite and popular group of high school students go through the trials of growing up in their small town of Tree Hill, N.C. But do not base this drama on sugarcoated problems. This show approaches drug/alcohol problems, family troubles, financial issues and romantic squabbles. This shows continually gets better and better. You will get addicted. Tune in on the WB at 9 p.m.

Real World: This very first reality show is now finally based out of nearby Philadelphia. Watch these seven strangers from all over the country live together and work together, with of course some good catty fights, romances and crazy times. Watch on MTV at 10 p.m.

Lost: This new science adventure has a weird new twist on television. When a passenger plane crashes on a deserted island killing everyone but 48 people, they must learn to injury, hunger, insanity and deadly creatures. Watch this action adventure as you learn more and more about the survivors past. This is a one of a kind show that is a must-see. This appears on ABC at 8 p.m.

Smallville: This Superman based drama is about Clark Kent who is trying to juggle the trials of teenage life and saving the world. Clark experiences changes, finding out about himself and his true home planet as well as falling for a beautiful classmate. This show is shown on the WB at 8 p.m.

The O.C.: This drama is the fictional story of an elite group of teenagers from the plush neighborhood of Orange County. As their lives get more and more messed up and twisted with new romances, major scandal, and humorous situations; they continue to try and live a “normal” life. This newer drama is being called the new “90210” but better. This is on Fox at 8 p.m.

Joey: If you miss “Friends,” you will appreciate the new comedy series “Joey.” Matt Leblanc carries on his legendary character as he travels to Hollywood to continue with his acting career. Meet his new crazy friends and always funny jokes on NBC at 8 p.m.

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