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My New Year's TV Resolutions

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Happy new year. For 2009, I resolve to:

1. Get to the bottom of this ‘Supernatural’ business. So many of you, as I scan EW.com, are into this show, I have clearly been missing something. So I’m gonna watch a batch of this season’s already aired episodes, and you’ll explain to me why you dig Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles so much in this series, right?

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2. Give Kathy Griffin another chance, based on her CNN co-hosting with Anderson Cooper. My colleague Mike Bruno provides a thoroughly entertaining summary (and a clip) of the gleeful chaos Griffin wreaked here. I, as you may recall from yesterday’s post, had promised not to watch CNN last night, but, flipping the channels, I was stopped dead upon hearing Griffin ask Cooper, “Can I get a pap smear from Dr. Sanjay Gupta?” and was hooked and hooting for about an hour. I used to think of Griffin as an unfunny vulgarian. Now I think she may be a very funny vulgarian: clearly, a Subject For Further Study.

3. Try and keep and open mind about Jimmy Fallon’s new talk show, premiering Mar. 2. On the one hand, the guy’s webisodes running up to his debut have been thuddingly unfunny. On the other hand, his house band is The Roots. Good taste, but not good humor? I’ll give him the benefit of the doubt and watch closely for at least the first week.

What about you? What are your New Year’s TV Resolutions? Any shows you plan to watch that you’ve been avoiding? Any shows you resolve to quit watching?

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