Thursday, October 6, 2011

Let's Talk TV

I have a slight addiction to tv, so the beginning of the new season and the introduction of new shows is pretty exciting for me.  A few weeks ago, I spent about 2 hours, rejigging the schedule on my PVR to record all my old favorites, plus to try the new shows too.  Since I can have only basic cable and can record only two shows at once, this was no easy feat.

First, the new shows:

  • I called Crap on Charlie's Angels, right out of the gate.  It took 30 second or less for me to rule it out.
  • The Playboy Club was also quick to be ruled out.  I like looking at LeAnn Rimes' guy, so I may have given it a few more minutes.  Either way, I had no choice but to eventually call Crap on it too.
  • I didn't even bother to watch Whitney.  I'm not a big fan of sitcoms with canned laughter, and this one seemed like junk.
  • I don't think Ringer will last.  The premier wasn't bad, but the following shows weren't so good.
  • Revenge is iffy.  I can't decide if I like it.
  • Pan Am is too slow.  I find it a little boring, actually.
  • Free Agents is the only new sitcom that I bothered to watch, and only because I have a secret crush on Hank Azaria.  It's not doing much for me, though, so I think I'm going to rule it out.
  • I don't think A Gifted Man will last.  It's OK, in a so-so way, but I think it'll get cancelled.
  • Person of Interest is good.  I like the twists and turns.  Although, I can't decide if the main character is extremely attractive or ugly as sin.
  • Unforgettable is good too, in a formulaic way.  I hope it lasts.  (I was a big fan of Without a Trace)
  • I like Prime Suspect.  So far, it's good.  I didn't see the original, so I can't make comparisons.

Returning Shows haven't Impressed me so much.

  • I can't watch Dancing with the Stars anymore.   Not even for Maksim.
  • Glee, which I loved during the first season, has been getting steadily worse.  I don't think I'll watch it anymore.
  • The Mentalist has been deleted out of the PVR Schedule.  I don't enjoy watching a rude and lazy guy manipulate people that way.
  • The big surprise to me is that lately Criminal Minds has been too disturbing.  This has been my favorite show for years, so that's kind of upsetting.  They're taking a darker approach this year, and I'm finding that I'm anxious for the show to be over.
  • Castle's iffy.  It seems a little too formulated, to the point that the episodes start to blend together.
  • Grey's is still the same.  I'll probably stick with it for now.
  • I thought I was going to have to give up Law and Order, SVU without Christopher Meloni, but so far I'm liking his replacements.  I liked that guy in Cold Case, and the woman who was in Chase last year before it was cancelled.
  • I'm still sticking with Flashpoint, which is a Canadian show.  It's not great, but it's entertaining.
  • I still love the Good Wife.  Long live the strong and accomplished woman.

I think that's it.  It appears that I'll be cutting back on tv this year.  I hope I can find some great books to replace them.


  1. Glee is jumping the shark. Do you watch "Blue Bloods"? It's good. Oh, and you MUST watch "Modern Family." Guffaw out loud funny.

  2. Wow. Me no how spel.
    I actually was shamed into deleting that last post.
    I must live in a bubble, since I don't recognize half these shows.
    I realized I was two seasons behind on House, and I like House. I need to watch more tv.