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Fall TV Update: Sunday, September 30

October 1, 2012

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!

Fall TV Week Three: AVALANCHE!

September 21, 2009

Brace yourselves — the crushing onslaught of returning shows begins NOW.  Because there are so many shows to announce this week, I’m going to do tonight and tomorrow night first, and then will post again Wednesday with the next batch.

Monday, 9/21

Heroes (NBC) – 8pm.  It’s too bad this show sucks so much, because it was super fun the first season.  Alas, it just sucks SO MUCH.  I’m not going to bother at all this year.  I didn’t bother last year either.  Sorry, Greg Grunberg.  I still love you.

houseHouse (F0x) – 8pm (two hour premiere).  I quit watching House a few seasons ago, but sort of got re-roped into it last season and wasn’t all that sorry about it.  I’ll tune in, see how things go.  Assess the sitchuayshon.   I’m willing to put up with a lot for Hugh Laurie because he knows Stephen Fry and Stephen Fry is my hero.  Then again, last year’s finale ended with House being institutionalized for serious, serious mental illness; if this season starts with him immediately returning to work like he’s been magically cured, I may have to arch an eyebrow in this show’s general direction.

Dancing with the Pseudo-Stars (ABC) – 8pm.  I don’t understand the appeal of this show.  And people who love this show don’t seem to understand the appeal of So You Think You Can Dance.  Someday, I hope we can all be friends.

castleCastle (ABC) – 10pm.  This show is incredibly ridiculous, thanks to Nathan Fillion, who probably ought to tame it down a little bit but won’t, which is why I love him so incredibly much.  Castle, in my opinion, fills a necessary void in the crime-show line-up — it’s not intense, it’s not gory, it’s not dark, it’s not complicated.  It’s just a cute little cozy in television format, with a highly lickable nose front and center.  I’m extremely fond of it, so keep your snark to yourselves.

Sitcoms:  How I Met Your Mother (CBS) – 8pm; Accidentally on Purpose (CBS) – 8:30pm; Two and a Half Men (CBS) – 9pm; The Big Bang Theory (CBS) – 9:30pm.   I know that HIMYM and Big Bang Theory are hilarious; everybody tells me this constantly.  Some day, I’m sure I will rent them on DVD and kick myself for not having gotten into them sooner.  But that won’t be today. Two and a Half Men just won an Emmy, if you care.  Which I don’t.  And Accidentally on Purpose is a new one starring Jenna Elfman, who just annoys the ever-living beheysoos out of me.  Like I need THAT today, CBS.  Really.

CSI: Miami (CBS) – 10pm.  My Dad does the best impersonation of David Caruso of all time.  Imitation is not always the highest form of flattery, trust me.


Tuesday, 9/22

ncisNCIS (CBS), 8pm.  Still love it.  Of all the cop shows on right now, this is the one that is the most consistently engaging, funny, and intelligent.  A total winner.  Plus, TWO ex-Boyfriends in ONE SERIES (Mark Harmon and Michael Weatherly)!  It’s like heaven on earth.

Bonus Round:  tonight’s season premiere of NCIS is followed immediately by the series premiere of its spin-off:  NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS, 9pm).  I confess I’m a little wary of this one, despite the fact I LOVE L. L. Cool J. and Chris O’Donnell.  Love them, love them, love them.  I’ve got my fingers crossed that this won’t be the CSI:Miami of NCIS.  Please, please don’t be the CSI:Miami of NCIS.  I’m begging you.  Please don’t.  Just don’t.

The Good Wife (CBS) – 10pm.  I thought for a while I might give this one a try, but to be honest, I think I’ve bailed before it’s even begun.  I’ve never been a big Margulies fan, and though it co-stars Chris Noth, hubba hubba, to me it sounds too much like Judging Amy, only without the Tyne Daly.  Working-mother shows are always the same, lawyer shows are always the same, shows without Tyne Daly are ALWAYS THE SAME.  I’ve got better things to watch (I hope).  If you tune in and love it, though, definitely let me know and I’ll go back and check it out later on.

slaterThe Forgotten (ABC) – 10pm.  I am going to try this one, I think, mostly because I really enjoyed Christian Slater in last year’s My Own Worst Enemy and I’d like to see him give this TV thing a second go.  That said, I’m fairly certain this show is going to stink.  It also sounds too much the same as every other show on right now — I’m getting as burned out on specialty-detective shows as I am on lawyer ones (this one is about a group of dicks who focus on identifying previously-unidentified dead people, by the way).  Plus, also no Tyne Daly!  Again with that!   I shrug and throw my hands in the air.  We’ll see what happens.

Check back Wednesday for the update on Wed-Sun’s returning shows!

Five More ex-Boyfriends Headed for TV!

August 27, 2009

Okay, so we already knew about Paul Gross in Eastwick (ABC, Wednesday, Sept. 23), Tim DeKay in White Collar (USA, Oct.), Alex O’Loughlin in Three Rivers (CBS, Sunday, Oct. 4), Chris O’Donnell on NCIS:LA (CBS, Tuesday, Sept. 22), and Timothy Olyphant on Lawman (FX, 2010) (okay, okay, he’s not an ex-Boyfriend YET, but he will be soon enough).

BUT I just found out today that five more ex-Boyfriends will be starring or co-starring in shows coming to cable and network television this fall/winter.  Man, I might have to quit my day job just to keep the DVR from exploding.  Life is good.  (p.s. Know of any other new shows coming soon that star old Boyfriends of the Week?  Hit the comments!)

We’ve got:

James Marsters playing terrorist leader Barnabus Greeley in SyFy’s Battlestar Galactica prequel series, Caprica. (Jan. 2010)

John Hawkes playing a new character on ABC’s Lost — some kind of businessman described as “scruffy, edgy, and charismatic.”  You had me at “scruffy,” ABC. (Jan. 2010)

Chris Noth co-starring with Julianna Margulies in CBS’s The Good Wife, a series about a stay-home mom who finds herself reentering the workplace after her husband’s very public sex and political corruption scandals land him in jail.  Sounds terrible.  Sign me up.  (Tuesday, Sept. 22)

The delightfully-voiced Clancy Brown co-starring in ABC’s new lawyer drama, The Deep End, which will focus on a law firm and its fresh-faced recruits.  While I’m definitely sick (and tired) of lawyer shows, those are two adjectives I’ll likely never apply to my feelings about The Clance (which sounds like an STD but isn’t; if it were, I’d be happy to contract it, though), so clearly I’m on board. Plus, Tina Majorino!  Yay!  (TBA, Fall)

And last, but certainly NOT least,

James Tupper, humina humina, coming to NBC in Mercy, a medical drama told from the perspective of nurses and described as having “a totally unique point of view.”  You know, except for all those other shows on TV right now about nurses.  Oh really, like we care if this one’s unique.  As long as nobody tries to tidy up his hair, I’m in.  (Friday, Sept. 23)

(By the way, I was going to reduce this photo of JT a bit.  But then I decided life’s too short for cropped photos of James Tupper.  You’re welcome.)

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