I almost cried last night when I realized that there are 8 more months until Lost is back on to make my Wednesdays bright and cheerful again.  I didn’t even tear up on Monday, even though Monday is usually Heroes night, mainly because I missed one freaking episode last month and never could figure what the fuck was happening after that. 

But after my little snit last night, I realized that Traveler was premiering in my usual Lost viewing period, and that pretty much perked me up.  For a little while.  It seems I’m not exactly in the Traveler demographic, which appeared to me to be Males, aged 18-35.   I zeroed right in on that fact after the 3rd explosion and the 5th killing because everybody knows the only way to keep a young man’s interest is if you show him lots of shit blowing up and lots of running and shooting.  Oh, and maybe some hot chicks, but there were’t really any of those unless you count the soft porn Hardees Bacon Thickburger commercial they showed like 5 times in 2 hours.    I never knew young nubile females ate their Thickburgers on all fours while scantily clothed.  Kids these days!

You may be wondering to yourselves, “Why would ABC ignore Observant’s demographic on Wednesday nights???  Why don’t they show something for the Hip-Geek Female, aged 50?”  Who knows?  I certainly don’t pretend to understand what goes on in a network executive’s head but I’d guess it probably involves lots of explosions and chicks orgasmically eating large meat sandwiches in their nighties. 

The only person I really found myself relating to in Traveler is the quixotic Will Traveler character who seems to be somebody and nobody at the same time.  Kind of like me!  Plus he hates to have his picture taken.  Again, like me!   Not sure if I’ll keep watching, though, mostly due to that Hardees commercial.  maninshower.jpgIf they’d show a commercial for – let’s say a hair care product, and that hair care product is hawked by a beefcake dude lathering up in the shower and you can almost see his unmentionable, I’d probably be able to really get on board the show then.  Hear that ABC???? Just a suggestion.


6 Responses to “Traveler”

  1. 1 prisonmike May 31, 2007 at 3:36 pm

    Does Ken know you were secretly snapping pics while he was showering? Voyeuriffic!

  2. 2 observantbystander May 31, 2007 at 5:36 pm

    Well, you know he HAS been working out lately…

  3. 3 poseidonsmuse June 1, 2007 at 8:14 am

    Observant – Your post had me chuckling this morning – I’m with you on all accounts, especially the “Lost” and the “beefcake dude” bit. I’ve never seen a Thickburger commercial, but I’m sure it’s more than just “cheesey”!

  4. 4 observantbystander June 1, 2007 at 10:56 am

    Yeah, I wasn’t kidding when I described it as a soft porn ad. They REALLY need to do something like that for us ladies…

  5. 5 prisonmike June 6, 2007 at 7:15 pm

    The wife thinks all those Hardee’s commercials are gross. Women eating taco salad with their fingers and practically humping hamburgers! Jeez!!

  6. 6 observantbystander June 6, 2007 at 8:48 pm

    Yes, but what do YOU think of them. Hmmmm?

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