Friday, October 17, 2008

For My Viewing Pleasure - Boob Tube Fall '08

I mentioned in my previous post that I watch A LOT of TV so I have decided to lay it all out in one spot just to see how bad I am really.

Monday

8:00 pm

Chuck
- In it's sophomore season Chuck has not disappointed me at all. As a rookie show in the 2007/2008 doomed-by the-writers strike season, this is one of my favorites. The first season was great even if it was cut short and I was eagerly anticipating the return this season and it has just got better.
Prison Break
- I was wary of this show when it first started and didn't start watching initially but after more than one recommendation I began watching and total got hooked. Now in its 4th season the show has once again got me hooked after disappointing 3rd season.
8:30 pm
Monday Night Football
- DUH - I just wish it was still on ABC and that someone would please just shut Tony Kornheiser the fuck up!
9:00 pm
Heroes
- HEROES! I love this show. The first season was amazing and I was so glad that it took off and that people watched because NBC had really started to fall off the map with hit shows and anything I would watch and like would just get canceled. The second season left A LOT to be desired but I'm sure it was tough to make a story made for a 22 episode season fit into 13 episodes (again, thanks writers strike). I mean that vile that Peter Petrelli so conveniently caught to keep the virus from getting out, wasn't supposed to get caught. I was robbed of the virus dammit! Oh well this season has been great and I'm not complaining anymore.
Terminator: Sarah Conner Chronicles - This show sucks it really does but I started watching last season so I'm kinda stuck to see where they take it.
9:30 pm

Worst Week
- Best new comedy of the season! Kyle Bornheimer, that guy from the awkward cell phone message commercial from T-Mobile, is excellent as the only guy to have worse luck that I do. I thought trying to make an entire season take place in one week wouldn't be something that would work but it really does. And its got Red from That 70's Show in it as the future father in law that just doesn't quite dig ya. I'm glad I started watching this.
10:00 pm

My Own Worst Enemy
- One episode in and so far I am not impressed. Not to say that I am disappointed either. It's exactly what I expected. And I never get excited about NBC's Monday 10pm show. They have had 2 very good shows in this slot both of which were cancelled for poor ratings Pssssh.

Tuesday

8:00 pm
House - Hugh Laurie never ever disappoints as the grumpy sarcastic vicodin addicted Dr Greg House. Though I don't care for his new team. I miss the Cameron/Chase/Forman team. These new docs all suck. And I really liked the PI who made an appearance in a couple episodes this season. His dynamic with House was better than his teams. Bring him back!
9:00 pm

Fringe - This show had so much hype going into the premiere I really wasn't expecting to like it, but I do. I really do. I love the stories and I liked how they are gonna all tie into some greater scheme. Reminds me of the whole Rambaldi thing on ALIAS. JJ Abrams makes really good TV.
The Mentalist - Simon Baker is sexy and I think I watch this mainly for his pretty grin. But the shows not bad - predictable but watchable.
10:00 pm
The Shield - Vic Mackey is one of the greatest characters ever written for the small screen and if you have never watched this show you should go find it online and start watching it right now.

Wednesday

8:00 pm

Pushing Daisies - My favorite new show from last season. It's soooo cute and adorable. Like a storybook for grown ups. The writing and directing are fantastic, the art direction is some of the best on TV and the cast is great. Chi McBride i love so much on this show. And it has Kristen Chenoweth who is epitome of adorable! If you aren't watching this, you should be.
9:00 pm
Private Practice - I hate Grey's Anatomy and I am not ashamed to admit that I only watch this show because I wanna have sex with Kate Walsh - really really bad.
10:00 pm
Dirty Sexy Money
- Ohhhhhh another rookie from last season that I just LOVE. This show is great! The Darlings are the best family on TV. This show has never left me feeling flat and always keeps me glued to my screen. I love the Donald Sutherland/Peter Krause chemistry too. The casting director for this show should win an award.
Sons of Anarchy - This show sucks but I fuckin' love Katey Sagal in this - she is one bad ass bitch!

Thursday

8:00 pm

My Name Is Earl
- This show doesn't get any better ever. It was great its first season and has since plateaued but Jamie Pressley plays the white trash ex wife better than anyone ever could.
9:30 pm
30 Rock
- The best comedy on TV. Period. It's smart. It's sooo well written. Tina Fey really shines on this show both as an actress and as a writer and producer. It gets the best guest stars on TV. It has a brilliant Alec Baldwin, and it has NO laugh track! Yup. Best comedy on TV.
10:00 pm
ER - My tear jerker. I cant believe after 14 years its finally time to say goodbye to ER. Thursdays will not be the same without it.
Life On Mars - I like this show. But shows about time travel no matter what kind of time travel never last so I am not getting my hopes up that it will stay on the air.
It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia - Brilliant. This show is one of my favorite comedies ever.

Friday

9:00 pm
The Ex List - I have no life on Friday nights being that my boyfriend and I live so far apart......for now. The premise for this romantic dramedy was cute enough so I started watching. Its not so bad. But not something I see myself keeping up with once I have a life.
10:00 pm
Numb3rs - I have watched every season and have never been disappointed. Until now. Now I think I am growing tired of the concept and again wont miss it if I am not watching it.

Sunday

9:00 pm
Desperate Housewives - Why am I still watching this show? This show hasn't been good for 2 seasons.
10:00 pm

The Unit - Another why am I still watching this? It started off sooooo good but now CBS has sent it to a time slot to die so it should be put out of its misery soon.
Entourage - I love this show. It never changes its always the same and it never lets me down.
Dexter - One of my most favorite shows. And this season is just incredible Started off with a BANG and I am sure it will go out that way too. Michael C Hall really needs to win an Emmy for his portrayal of the good doer serial killer before this show ends its run.
Mad Men - This show is so phenomenal. I still think Jon Hamm was robbed of the Emmy this year. And this is only season 2 and I am super hooked.

Hmmmm 26 shows on the air right now that I watch regularly.

Maybe I need to find a 12 step program?

1 comment:

Tiffany said...

damn
and i thought I had a lot of shows on my plate this season!
I watch Pushing Daisies, Fringe, True Blood, Entourage, Dexter, Heroes, Supernatural, and I was watching Sons of Anarchy because of Charlie Hunnam..and because it sounded like a cool idea...but it is not good enough for me to waste my time with anymore..it bores me.
and I am not sure if I've forgotten something...
oh I watched 30 Rock season 1 on dvd..have season 2 but haven't watched it yet..so not caught up for season 3

and Mad Men..I want to watch but I've completely missed it...is it out on dvd at all yet? I don't even know what's going on with that show haaha..but it sounds cool and it's set in the 60s!

but my tv shows along with my blockbuster rentals makes me feel like my television runs my life!