Fall TV Update: Sunday, September 30

Sorry I missed yesterday’s post, y’all!  It was my 11th anniversary with my spouse, though, and I decided maybe I better spend it with him instead of with my laptop.  It’s okay, though!  You didn’t really miss much!  Here’s what happened last night on the Tube de Boob (and there’s nothing to report for tonight, by the way!):

Sunday, September 30

Once Upon a Time — 8pm (ABC) — I watched the first half or so of this show last year and really enjoyed it.  The problem was I fell behind and then didn’t have enough time to catch up (this happens kind of a lot these days, I’m afraid!).  Rather than letting the episodes pile up on my DVR, I deleted the series with the plan to get it on DVD later instead.   Now that we’re entering the rainy-day AND flu seasons, I was excited to see season one is now available for streaming at Netflix.  When that perfect rainy sick day rolls around, I’ll have it ready to go at a click, which is a soothing thought to keep tucked away.  I inevitably get one really crappy illness each winter (last year, a truly heinous sinus infection), and it’s nice to know that when it happens this year, I’ll at least be able to keep myself entertained and in good cheer.

Amazing Race — 8pm (CBS) — I’ve seen one season of this show and I found it extremely entertaining, but so incredibly stressful to watch I have never, ever tuned in again.  I can’t take it.  There’s just too much scrambling and running and me on the edge of my seat yelling, “GET ON THE TRAIN, YOU FOOLS, YOU FOOLS!!”  Whew.  I’m exhausted just thinking about this show.  You watch it.  You guys with all the stamina and stuff.  This is the show for you.

Revenge — 9pm (FOX) — I skipped this series last year thinking it sounded kind of dumb, but then kept reading it was one of the most entertaining “guilty pleasures” of the year.  Luckily, it also just showed up on Netflix streaming, so I should go back and see if it’s my kinda thing.  Anybody a huge fan of this one?  What do you like about it?  Tell me everything!

The Good Wife — 9pm (CBS) — Here’s another great show I somehow keep failing to watch.  I got the first season on DVD from the library about a year ago and LOVED it and then had to return the disks before I was done because of the due date and no renewals allowed and all that jazz, and somehow I have since failed to finish up.  Why?  I don’t know.  (He’s on third. . .)  Season 1, at the very least, was excellent (p.s. Chris Noth, yum yum!).  Shoot.  What am I doing not watching this?  I’m dumb.  I’ll go stick this at the top of the Netflix queue right now.  Click, click, CHECK!

Bob’s Burgers, Family Guy, American Dad — (FOX) — Those of you who watch these sorts of things, they started last night.

Dexter and Homeland — (SHO) — I no longer get Showtime, but even if I did, I probably wouldn’t bother tuning in for Dexter this year.  I really enjoyed it for a few seasons there, then I got frustrated with the lack of development in Dexter’s (and everybody else’s, for that matter) character.     Homeland, on the other hand, was pretty damn spectacular.  I considered resubscribing to SHO this fall simply so I could see season 2 of this one (but that would be an incredibly dumb financial move since I’ll be able to rent the whole thing on DVD for less than a single month of the premium subscription would cost — I hope you’re listening, Showtime).  If you missed season 1, I highly, highly recommend it!  Fascinating and extremely thoughtful, plus: Mandy Patinkin times Damian Lewis equals yay!

The Mentalist — 10pm (CBS) –Not-funny rip-off of Psych.  Why would you bother when you can just have the real thing?

666 Park Avenue — 10pm (ABC) — I would’ve totally been game for this show had they not given it such a stupid title.   Really?  666?  You know what that tells me?  That tells me there isn’t going to be a single original bone in this show’s whole dumb body.  Did anybody watch last night?  Was I right?  I bet I was right.  I am almost never right about anything, but I have a good feeling about my rightness right now.

Coming tomorrow:  An update for the whole rest of the week, BA BAM!!  Hold onto your hats!

2 Responses to “Fall TV Update: Sunday, September 30”

  1. RogerBW Says:

    666 Park Avenue was kind of cheesy, though it does at least look as though it’s going to be an ongoing story rather than a setup into a static situation. The worst thing about it, alas, is the female lead; Rachael Taylor really doesn’t have the acting chops. (Mercedes Masohn, whom I liked in the not-terribly-good The Finder and who’s here in a secondary role, could have done a much better job.)

    It’s not good, but it’s watchable so far.

    I’m not watching any of the other shows here – but Homeland is on my list to catch up with when I have time. Started Dexter, but didn’t really get on with it.

  2. Alisaj29 Says:

    Once Upon – Pat and I finished watching season 1 of Once Upon over the summer, I’m looking forward to the new season. It’s sitting in my DVD que waiting to be watched.
    The Good Wife – This is also sitting in my DVD que, but I’m not in a rush to watch it. It sort of got bored toward the end last season. Even w/the Kalinda plot line.
    Dexter – We no longer catch Showtime, and I was going to give up because I can’t stand the way Jennifer Carpenter lips form words, she’s constantly pulling her mouth over to the left when she talks. I don’t know why, but I DRIVES ME NUTS. Since Debra caught Dexter killing at the end of last season I need to know where it goes from here. We’ll have to figure out a way to keep up.
    Not interested in the rest of the shows.

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