Time For Some Time Traveling
The premiere of NBC's time-traveling "Journeyman" today inspires this question today: If you could go back in time to Cincinnnati TV or radio stations, what advice would you give them?
I was thinking about this watching NBC's new "Journeyman" (10 p.m., Chs 5, 2), starring Kevin McKidd (HBO's "Rome") as a time-traveling San Francisco newspaper reporter. The show is not one of my new fall favorites. It's never explained how or why he randomly goes back in time. He can't even explain his lengthy absences to his wife, boss or family. And against "CSI Miami" and "The Bachelor," I don't expect this one to last the year.
(For the record, the shows I'll be watching tonight at "Heroes," "Two And A Half Men" and "Rules of Engagement," the best new spring comedy returning in CBS' powerhouse Monday lineup. I might record "K-Ville" to keep track of it. I highly recommend "Chuck," the Nerd Herd guy at Buy More (suspiciously like the Geek Squad at Best Buy) who becomes a secret agent, but I've seen the pilot. And I love "The War," but I've got on DVD, and will finish it later.
But let's play with the notion of traveling back into time here in Cinicnnati..... You could go back to 1996 and tell Channel 9 not to drop CBS and switch to ABC?.... Go back just 18 months and suggest that Channel 64 check out the new CW, instead of going MyNetworkTV?.... Advise Clear Channel what to with the station formerly known as MIX94.1?.... Go back in time -- pick any year -- and convince Channel 5 to stick with the meteorologist it has (Angelique Frame? Dave Frazer? Jim O'Brien? Joe Lizura? Or back to March and get Clear Channel to put the 2 Angry Guys back on 1530 Homer mornings?
What would you do? (Be nice!)