New TV season keeps delivering

“I don’t mean to keep pimping The Office, but it is awfully hard not to. Is it just me, or are the one-hour episodes a slice of heaven? Yeah, I thought so. The thing is, now that we’ve had three – and will be getting another this week – how would we ever be satisfied with a 30-minute episode? Simply put, we wouldn’t.”

I don’t mean to keep pimping The Office, but it is awfully hard not to.

Is it just me, or are the one-hour episodes a slice of heaven?

Yeah, I thought so.

The thing is, now that we’ve had three – and will be getting another this week – how would we ever be satisfied with a 30-minute episode?

Simply put, we wouldn’t.

Week two of Pushing Daisies, and I’m still in love.

The critics were right; it’s the best new show on TV. I haven’t a clue how two people who love each other manage to never touch each other, but I guess I’ll find out.

Word has it that a live-action Star Wars show is in production for network TV. OK, I know this has a market, but when will it end? Seriously.

Nothing else on network television has really grabbed my attention, however.

Cable TV, though, is an entirely different story.

Comedy Central, of course, is still giving us comedy gold each week with South Park. After 10 years, Trey Parker and Matt Stone are still on top of their game.

Be honest, who didn’t love last week’s episode, when you found out that Bono is merely a pile of crap? Literally.

HBO still has Curb Your Enthusiasm, which I cannot rave enough about. Or is it rave about enough? Either way, watch this show. It’s brilliant.

Each week, Larry David gets himself in the most awkward situations imaginable.

In this week’s episode, he offends a deaf woman, tries to get his wife to engage in sick sex and watches his life spiral out of control because of a slow toaster.

The golden nugget of that episode: An exterminator who weasels his way into accompanying Larry to a school performance of Grease.

If he looks familiar to you, he should. He’s Chris Farley’s brother.

I don’t want to let you go without mentioning some celebrity dirt. Is there a rule that says we can’t hold celebrities to some standard of conduct? I mean, really.

I hate to bring up the obvious, but, well, Britney.

Los Angeles police booked her Monday on outstanding misdemeanor traffic charges.

She is set to appear in court for hit and run and driving without a valid license.

Really?

She’s a millionaire and she can’t stop acting like trailer trash?

Really?

The rapper T.I. missed his Saturday performance at the BET Hip Hop Awards. Not because he overslept or was irresponsible, mind you.

Because he had been arrested for illegally purchasing machine guns and silencers.

That’s something of a problem when you’re a convicted felon.

Of course, it’s nothing of a problem if you’re a celebrity.