Wait, since when does TV Land produce their own shows? I guess this would be as good of a time as any to inform you that I don‘t have cable in my house. For one thing, I’m too cheap. But my biggest reason for not subscribing to a cable or dish network is that I have a hard enough time figuring out if I even want to watch TV or not as it is — and I would not want to transfix my brainpower on which of the three-thousand channels I would have at my fingertips to choose from for an evening of viewing.
OK, so obviously, the long overdue announcement that TV Land now broadcasts its own original programming didn’t make it to my desk. Of course, had that memo have made it to my desk, I would have simply buried it under the pile of movies that I have received in the last year or so; movies that I simply haven’t been able to make up my mind over as which ones to watch yet.
Look, I’m a bit indecisive sometimes. Don’t judge me, dammit.
Now then, if I did have cable and I did decide on which show I would want to view for an evening, I have to admit that TV Land’s first original scripted series, Hot In Cleveland, would actually make its way to my list of “Things I Actually Like” (and brother, is that a short list!). At first, I wrongfully assumed that this would be another crap-tastic sitcom in the fine tradition of ‘90s UPN programming. Nevertheless, I was determined to check it out. After all, it had both Valerie Bertinelli (One Day At A Time) and Jane Leeves (Frasier) in it — so at least I could rekindle my long-lost one-sided admiration for each of these actresses.