Week two comes to a close! We made it! Only two more new shows launching here at the tail-end of week two, with a few more trailing in next week. I’m heading out of town for the week next week, so may not get a post up. You guys talk amongst yourselves, and I’ll be back to comment on stuff when I’m home.
Except! I saw Ironside and it was a massive disappointment. I tell you what: trying to make a cop who doesn’t give a rip about anybody else’s civil rights the hero of your story is sort of losing its charm for me. Plus, yawn. I might try the second episode, but it’s only because I love Brent Sexton.
Friday, September 27
Undercover Boss – 8pm – CBS – Don’t watch, but it appears to involve a lot of happy crying, if you’re into that sort of thing.
Hawaii Five-0 - 9pm – CBS - Season FOUR? It seems like only yesterday this series launched and I only made it through half the pilot!
Blue Bloods – 10pm – CBS – I don’t watch this one, but it’s not for any good reason. I just didn’t manage to catch on fast enough when it started and now I’m too far behind. At some point, I will rent season one and jump in. Double ex-BoTW cast: Donnie Wahlberg and Tom Selleck!
Sunday, September 29
Once Upon a Time - 8pm – ABC – I lasted about 7 episodes. Maybe 8? And then I found myself letting them pile up on the DVR and not ever having the urge to watch them (same thing with the last two episodes of Under the Dome, incidentally). It’s not a bad show, it’s just not my thing, I guess. I love how creative the concept is, though I was surprised to learn they’re already launching a spin-off, Once Upon a Time in Wonderland, which I have a feeling is going to end up being one Once Upon a Time too many for most people. But what do I know? I know nuthin’, is what.
The Amazing Race - 8pm – CBS – As I’ve said before, this show is really entertaining, and I cannot watch it because it gives me panic attacks.
The Simpsons – 8pm – FOX – This is still on? Huh. Go figure.
Bob’s Burgers - 8:30pm – FOX — Okay, Bob’s Burgers, people! I had never even heard of this series until last year when a friend on Facebook started raving about it. After he raved a couple more times, I finally checked out season one (streaming on Netflix), and it is HILARIOUS. I only watched about 5 episodes and then I was kind of done, but I do plan on going back. And twice so far, I’ve seen “Bob’s Burgers Live” on the marquee of the theater up the street, which, if I see it again, I will attempt to attend.
The Good Wife - 9pm – CBS – I’ve seen season one on DVD and it was good. It’s just that it wasn’t quite good enough to get me to rent season two.
Homeland - 9pm – Showtime – As William Faulkner once wrote, “And sure enough, even waiting will end. . . if you can just wait long enough.” This is what I tell myself as I wait ENDLESSLY for shows like this to come out on DVD. I’m just too cheap for premium channels, is the thing. It’s my own damn fault, really.
Revenge - 9pm – ABC – Don’t watch, don’t know.
Family Guy – 9pm -FOX – Don’t watch, not a fan of talking babies of any sort.
American Dad – 9:30pm – FOX – Made by same guy as Family Guy, etc.
The Mentalist – 10pm – CBS – Wait, this is still on? Should I have been watching this? To be honest, I was too busy watching Psych make fun of The Mentalist to actually tune in for The Mentalist. But maybe I should rethink that?
Betrayal – 10pm – ABC – In theory, this show is already boring me — blah blah blah two ridiculously beautiful people have a torrid extra-marital affair. But then again, there’s also a murder case involved, and James Cromwell is wandering around in there somewhere too. I’ll give the pilot a shot.
Eastbound & Down – 10pm – HBO – Eastbound and DOWN, Snowman! Bandit out! (Wait, this show isn’t about Smokey and the Bandit? How is that possible? Somebody get Burt Reynolds on the phone immediately!)
Masters of Sex - 10pm - Showtime – Another show I can’t watch, and perhaps would not want to anyway. Even if I did, I could hardly admit it here, where my mom might see it — it has the word SEX in it, you guys! Sheesh!
Hello Ladies – 10:30 – HBO – I don’t have any idea what this is about, aside from the bit where it’s a British fish out of water sort of story. But it has Kevin Weisman in it (wheeee!!!!!) and therefore is already saved to my queue at Netflix. (See above re: WAITING, ARGH.)