New TV Season Planning Session

Yes, I’m a TV Addict.. I also read more books a year than most people thing possible so don’t be all judge-y. God Bless the DVR.

So I sat down to make a comment back on Miss Zoot’s blog entry for the new season and I realized once you start doing research about what you’re going to say, it’s not a comment anymore, it’s a blog entry so here it is.

Shows I’m Dying for To Start:

Dr. Who: Some people plan and train and run marathons. Instead I plan and watch Dr Who marathons. Over the summer I planned out and executed a full on Dr Who marathon in where I re-watched every regular episode and special from the first six seasons. It finished up about 2 weeks ago and have been experiencing withdrawal. Pond Life has at least launched this week to get me by.

Season 2 of The Newsroom: Ok, I know season 1 just ended this week but OMG, I’m dying for a new season of this already.  Yes I love the anti tea party political ranting as much as anyone but what I really really loved was the scene where Maggie screams at a whole bus load of Sex In The City Tourists about what being a single working girl in NYC is REALLY like.

Downton Abby: Which doesn’t start for some time now dammit. They better figure out a way to get Sybil back from Ireland or I’m going to be very disappointed. To me her relationship with the family personifies the old ways vs. modern times struggle that is the most interesting thing about the time period.  How she went from being an early suffragette and then insisting on a nursing career – to running off to get married and have babies – I don’t understand.

Old Friends I’m Happy To Be Spending Time With Again

Big Bang: I have adored these geeks since the second they aired the first show. I loved how they finished up last season with the small wedding and sending Howard into space. Can’t wait to find out what happened up there. The one thing I will say is that Sheldon is sitting dangerously on the edge of becoming a joke that’s no longer funny. They have taken his character to such an extreme that he’s in danger of becoming “Joey” from friends – a weird cartoon hanging out with other wise likeable characters. Don’t believe me – go back and watch shows from early seasons – Sheldon wasn’t as weird as he is now.

Whitney – Admitted;y I did not like this show and particularly the character of Whitney at first. Honestly I kept it on the DVR because  Alex is just so damn cute and likable and Roxanne cracks me up. However, after having let a bunch of episodes pile up on the DVR I watch a bunch back to back and she grew on me.  Or maybe she got more likable. Who knows but if I hadn’t watched so much marathon style and started liking it more I would have dropped it this year.

Suburgatory: This wins the award for best show you might not be watching.. if I ever had to go back in time and be a teenager I would model myself after Tessa. She just rocks. And her Dad is hot. It’s The Office /Scrubs – but for Cul De Sacs.

Standards:

The Good Wife (I aspire to be as cool and calm as Alisha), The Mentalist (my one exception to my hatred of cop shows), Cougar Town (Yes I’m the one person who watches this), Modern Family (Of course), Gossip Girl (Guilty Pleasure), Hart of Dixie (Just to see Lemon’s vintage clothes)

Shows That Are On The Bubble with Me:

Grey’s Anatomy – seriously a plane crash? Either the writers are completely out of ideas or the entire cast was up for contract renewal and they had to wait to see who got deals.  GA has turned into Party of Five without the cute precocious kids. My commitment to tuning into the guaranteed lack of joy has almost run out.

How I Met Your Mother – they seriously need to start wrapping a few things up here and moving things along. The writers are showing signs of knowing that – which is surprising. It’s time to get on with the big reveal. We know and love them enough to learn who the girl with the yellow umbrella is and watch Ted fall in love with her. Without her Ted is starting to feel sad and desperate and at this rate he’ll be 50 when he has those kids.

New Shows That Will Get A Chance

Go On: And only the because they showed the pilot during the Olympics and I watched it and found it to be better than I expected. We’ll see if they carry it off, grief can only be funny for so long.

Emily Owens MD, it does star Meryl Streep’s daughter so how bad could it be.

The Carrie Diaries: Teenage Carrie Bradshaw – I’ll either love it or hate it.

Shows Haven’t Even Aired and  I’m Already Ignoring/Protesting/Hating

Revolution: So evidently when the electricity went out 15 years ago, our cast of characters made it a priority to loot all the clothing, hair product, and lipstick they could get their hands on because they still have a strong supply. Seriously, just look at the images that have been released for that show and ask yourself you – even you are a bad ass freedom fighter warrior chick/dude – 15 years in a dystopic world with no electricity, would you dressed like that and would your hair look be so awesome?

The New Normal: Looks like some at jerk at NBC said quick we need a “Modern Family”  and some hack wrote up a version of it. A better show already exists, without Ellen Barkin trying to pretend she’s Archie Bunker.

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