Destination: Cable Box (July 15)

And so we wrap up the general-purpose taping for a week. Wednesday is also a heavy taping day but it's not so bad because most of it I, um, don't watch.

Ring Of Honor Wrestling and Impact Wrestling

These are both shows I used to watch. Impact because, for a while, it had better talent and a lower time committment than WWE, and Ring of Honor because of all the independent talent I'd been hearing so much about. Impact was never great, but in the last couple of years it's just gotten worse and worse. I skimmed through one last week and it was mostly unwatchable. Ring of Honor, well, some of why I watch wrestling is flamboyance and production values, and Ring of Honor is mostly two athletic guys in black trunks super-kicking each other and no-selling for 10 minute matches. Lucha Underground pretty much fills the hole either of these left.

Key and Peele

If you like comedy, Key and Peele is pretty much mandatory. They became the standard bearers of televised sketch comedy very quickly and very deservingly, and they're still rock solid years later.

Why? With Hannibal Buress

Yet another in Comedy Central's series of short-run shows featuring "new" comics, at least to primetime TV audiences. Why? is loose, low-key, and not super-structured, much like its star. But it's funny, which is all that matters.

Lucha Underground

Lucha Underground is of course the best wrestling show on TV right now and also one of the best shows in general. I mean, it's quality expresses itself in a very specific, low-budget, ridiculous way, but still, quality. I don't know what I'm gonna do when the season ends in a few weeks. A second season is still likely, but still unconfirmed.