Should I pick up a new show?

Posted by sara April 29th, 2009 at 10:00am In All Things TV General Hotness Jon Stewart

So I’ve been thinking about starting to watch Rescue Me. I know they just started a new season, but I’m thinking about Netflixing it from the beginning. I have reasons.


1. Firemen. Firemen are excellent. I especially like when the ones at the Houston and 6th Ave. station come to the grocery store in their big ladder truck. Of course, I have enjoyed shows about people I don’t really like before, like convicts and spoiled rich children. But I much prefer shows about groups of people I like, such as hot football players and hot pediatricians.

2. I like Denis Leary a lot.
He’s one of those older, kind of assholish guys who really do it for me (also: Keith Olbermann, Bill Maher). He’s also buddies with Jon Stewart from way back, which means he has to be at least moderately good people.

3. Michael J. Fox is on it this season! That would totally not apply to the previous four, but anything Michael J. Fox does is pretty awesome.

4. The ads for season 5 are awesome, with the firefighters being like 200 feet tall and marching around New York looking world-weary. I find these advertisements as appealing as they can be without making me watch the show (I have too much stuff at 10 on Tuesdays; seriously, it’s a problem).

Clearly, I don’t have enough stuff to do and have really been getting enough sleep lately, so I should pick up a new show to become obsessed with. Thoughts?


  • 1. Cass  |  April 29th, 2009 at 10:56 am

    yes, definitely. good to watch by DVD. lots of drama and craziness. sexist jokes that i still find hilarious. firefighters! and yeah, denis leary…yeah. watch it!

    (plus, lots of unexpected guest stars–marisa tomei, susan sarandon, gina gershon, amy sedaris, just to name a few who have appeared over the years.)

  • 2. Lyn  |  April 29th, 2009 at 4:55 pm

    Rescue Me is amazing — sometimes a bit ridiculous, especially in later seasons, but consistently impossible to tear yourself away from!

  • 3. TellyPhile  |  April 30th, 2009 at 11:56 am

    I say do it. I was in the same situation with “Damages” a couple months ago and I haven’t looked back. True, things kind of got away from them this season, but even when she’s sophomore slumping it, Glenn Close knows how to bring her batshit crazy A-game. I respect and appreciate that.


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