I don’t normally rant, but …

My post The Worthy Few of the Fall TV Lineup is getting a few comments on Blogcritics, but I’m also getting impassioned e-mails from people saying they read it there and asking me why I’m not watching their favourite show, or begging me to start. First … a comment I can understand, because other people will read it. That’s what this whole blog thing is for – swapping opinions, readers having their say, too.

But to get my e-mail address, people have to search for it – to go from Blogcritics to this here blog – and even in the time it takes them to hunt it down, it hasn’t occurred to them that they shouldn’t care if I, a complete stranger, personally loves their favourite show or not.

I’m not a Nielsen household. And I’m in Canada, so NBC is not going to save Kidnapped because I start watching or sign a petition. Or if I write a post saying how much I love it, for that matter. Otherwise, Love Monkey and Sons and Daughters would still be on the air.

But more than that, in that post I’m trying to say I don’t have time to watch what I want to watch, so chances are slim I’m going to start watching what strangers want me to watch. How I Met Your Mother is OK. I’ve heard good things about Heroes. Say hi for me.

And here it is, my confession: I think Veronica Mars is fine but way overrated. Just as much as Buffy was. So there. Hate me, I can take it.

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14 Responses to I don’t normally rant, but …

  1. wcdixon says:

    V Mars overrated!

    Buffy overrated!!! 😮

    Where’s that email addy…you are so going down, Kristine!

  2. wcdixon says:

    Wait a sec…that kinda came out wrong.

  3. Diane Kristine says:

    Aww, but I can’t take it if you hate me (or, um, make me go down). Just put it down to the fact that I’m missing the Joss-Whedon-loving gene, and VM is too JW-esque for me. It’s a disability, really. You should feel sorry for me, not hate me.

  4. wcdixon says:


    Just having fun – you can lift the restraining order…uh, Diane…please?

  5. Diane Kristine says:

    Well, only if you admit that House is far more entertaining than Veronica Mars and Buffy.

    Yeah, OK, that might be too much to ask. Truce.

  6. wcdixon says:


  7. DMc says:


    hides behind door so as not to be seen.

  8. Elen says:

    Sing it, sister! I agree with you 100%.

  9. wcdixon says:

    “Annnnd scene!”

    Diane and I would like to thank you for stopping by and hopefully enjoying a short preview of our upcoming one act bloggerplay…’I’m Down With That’. It’s a little rough around the edges and we’re working the kinks out (and the ‘kink in’ as Diane likes to joke) but it’s getting close. Nevertheless, we’re still looking for a company to pick it up and produce it…any takers?

    Oh and thanks to D. McGrath for playing the small but significant role of The Nosy Neighbour.

    Be well!

  10. Diane Kristine says:

    Hey! Wait! I’m the innocent victim here. Sheesh, can’t rely on neighbours to come to your rescue these days, can you? (But … hilarious, Dixon! I’ll forego my victimhood to claim royalties on that.)

    Sorry you had to see that, young, pure Elen. Thanks for the non-VM-loving support.

  11. Silver Turtle says:

    I’ve never watched Buffy. Ever. And I just recently saw an episode of Veronica Mars and don’t get it.

    I have 3 shows I have to see (or at least I’ll tape them if I’m gonna be out): House, The Office, and now I’m getting into Heroes.

    But don’t worry, I won’t berate you (in an email!) because you don’t watch Heroes!

  12. Diane Kristine says:

    Thank you Silver Turtle! Really, the fact that I wanted to watch it and didn’t make the time is all the punishment I need. Oddly enough, the emails have stopped. Maybe I should rant more …

  13. Anonymous says:

    You think Buffy and VM is overrated? Fine. I think that David Shore is making a lot of money ripping off Scrubs. Hugh Laurie is the most overrated actor I’ve ever seen.

  14. Diane Kristine says:

    Ha! Not sure if you meant to be funny or to cut me to the quick, Anonymous, but while I love a good argument, I’m pretty OK with differences in taste and opinion. And very happy you didn’t send me a lengthy, passionate email about why I should be watching VM and shouldn’t be watching House.

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