Reader service #1, I watch plenty of TV and can fill you in on what you need to know. For example, were you aware that tonight was the pilot of Stacked, the new bookstore sitcom starring Pamela Anderson? I was going to be on that channel anyway for the Idol results show, so I watched it. And—because I'm such a splendid wife—I TiVoed it in case Mr. Tangerine wishes to view it. Here are my thoughts on the show.
Premise: Skyler (played by Pam) goes to a bookstore to find a relationship self-help book so she can stop dating bad boys. The store is run by two brothers, one a geeky, unsuccessful, and divorced (from Paget Brewster) novelist and one a chubby would-be horndog. Marissa Jaret Winokur, who was in Hairspray on Broadway, works at the coffee counter. Christopher Lloyd plays yet another quirky character (oy), this time a retired physics professor. The brothers hire Skyler to do an undetermined job at the bookshop.
Script Highlight: Shout-out to Sense and Sensibility as a sop to literature fans. And one instance of Skyler scoring an apt rhetorical point on the novelist.
Visual Highlight: Pamela Anderson's torso is usually visible when she's on screen. Low-cut top reveals her prodigious bosom, which really is a sight to behold.
Upshot: Ordinary, hackneyed sitcom has little to offer that's fresh other than Pamela Anderson's impressive bustline. Will that be enough to save this show?
This evening, I also watched last week's Lost on TiVo. I don't think there's another show that offers so much beefcake. I can't even pick a favorite piece of eye candy. Contenders include Jin, Sawyer, Jack, and Sayid; the late Boone (killed off in last week's episode) sure had purty eyes. What happens when their clothes start wearing out next season? Will they all be half-naked?
Tonight's viewing schedule now continues with Idol. Will Scott be voted off? Please, oh, please?
Idol Update: What?!? Scott will return again next week, but Nadia's off the show? Who are the people who keep voting for Scott? At least he's in the bottom two for the second week straight, and at least Vonzell boosted herself out of the bottom three. It's surprising that Bo Bice was in the bottom three, too. I hope he stays in for several more weeks because I like to pronounce his name as if it were Italian. Say it with me: Bo Bee-chay. Molto bene, Bo Bice!