I watch a lot of TV. For about a year now I’ve had a TIVO on my Direct TV and let me tell you, it’s evil. It used to be, when you watched TV I watched the shows I wanted to watch and then did other things. If two shows were on at the same time I had to choose. No longer. Now, thanks to the modern age I can watch two shows that are on at the same time. I can also record shows when I’m not home. The result of this is that if I sit down to watch TV I can watch for 12 hours straight.

One of the shows I currently enjoy is House – the story of a super smart doctor that’s a real jerk to everybody. It’s better than it sounds. So I sat down to watch last week’s episode of House, and as we neared the end I noticed something. At the end of the episode there was a touching moment between Dr. House (Hugh Laurie) and Dr. Cameron (Jennifer Morrison). This moment was filmed as a collection of scenes with the only sound being “Into Dust” by Mazzy Star. I believe, there was only one line of dialogue during the song. This musical interlude isn’t exactly a new concept, but it’s overuse is getting annoying. I probably wouldn’t have noticed it in House at all, except that last season Lost ended half it’s episodes with a nice song. Now I’m noticing it in House, Bones and who knows how many more shows. I think it’s annoying. It’s a cop out. What, they couldn’t write for a whole 60 minutes, we have to take 5 of it up playing something by John Mayer or the Rolling Stones. Is this just outright product placement or what?


Bob Weber

My name is Bob Weber and I live in Greeley Colorado. This blog is my personal views, ideas, comments, etc.. You will probably learn more about me by reading the entries here than you will in this bio.