Thursday, September 17, 2009

Fall Television

Because my popular culture doppelganger, Laugh Everyday, went to the comments for my feelings on the fall tv lineup and I'm up with a kicking belly at 1AM...I thought I'd fill you in on my thoughts on the fall lineup.

My favorite entertainment website, BuzzSugar, is my daily place for what to watch. She even puts up "What to Tivo" each day...it is perfect! She has a fall TV schedule here. And breaks down the new fall dramas and comedies and what to do when the decision becomes too tough!

Okay, so to hear my thoughts on the fall rundown...I will organize by category as well:

Dramas-don't watch them until the first full season is out on DVD and can get officially hooked. This is what has happened with me and Bones, and I am SO excited about the return of my favorite crime fighting duo on this Thursday!!!! I unfortunately (I don't mean this, baby) have birth class at that time so it will have to be Tivo-d and waiting at home. I also like Fringe, even though it spooks me out, but I can only watch it with all the episodes together at one time.

I did catch the first episode of the CW's the Vampire Diaries online. It was not bad, but it was a bit too angsty and I think I am over the whole Twilight/True Blood thing. blaspheme, I know!

Reality shows-I am already loving this season of Project Runway, even with all the changes. They have had some really great challenges. Did anyone else see the maternity challenge? LOVE IT! I also am hooked on Top Chef: Las Vegas. I got my dad on it too. We are routing for Kevin from Atlanta. His restaurant, the Woodfire Grille, is amazing! Plus, I love that he says that he is a southern fatboy and that is what drives his cooking. I also watch America's Best Dance Crew (ABDC to those in the know). This show makes me want to shake the big butt that I got, but that is not so easy 8 months in. I really hated Vogue Evolution and will go on a limb and say that the tranny danced like a big mess. That is right...there was a tranny that was on the show (even though there are a few girls on the all girls team that look like trannys) and the only reason her/him...herm? team stayed on as long as it did was because shim was representing herm people!

Comedies- AH my love. Nothing better than a good comedy but nothing is worse than a bad one. I am already in love with Glee, and if you haven't started watching...shame on you! It is great drama, tons of laughs, and amazing singing that stays with you throughout the week. My favorite line from tonight's episode: "They say it takes more certainty than talent to be a star. Just look at John Stamos."

Returning comedies that I will always watch: HIMYM, Big Bang Theory, and the Office...and Greek (which is more of a Drama sometimes!)

The new ones I'm going to check out: Accidentally on Purpose (I love Jenna Elfman from Dharma & Greg), the Community (great time slot and I love Joel McHale), Cougar Town (but I'm not too hopeful about this one), I just don't know if I can get on board with Hank (even though I love Kelsey Grammer) or Modern Family.

I'm excited to watch as much TV as I can before leaving the states...I'm conferring with a friend who is an ex-pat in Portugal on how to get my American TV fix.

What are you excited to see coming up this fall?

4 comments:

Cita Online said...

I love HIMYM, but our Monday night wedding dance classes and lack of Tivo won't let me watch it.

I'm addicted to watching the Tudors though. Last night, Queen Anne's "lovers" including her brother were executed. Jane Seymour already has a locket with King Henry's image in it, and I'm pretty sure Anne will lose her head next week, in the last episode of Season 2.

Maybe I'm a little behind, but that's what happens when you don't have cable so you watch the Canadian Broadcasting Channel instead of Showtime :)

Also - to get your TV fix in Austria, check out surfthechannel.com and www.seriesyonkis.com.

Huckaby Fam said...

We're So You Think You can Dance fanatics over here. It's the only show we actually watch on TV! SO excited they're doing a fall season of this one. On the weekends, we try to go online to watch either The Office or Glee if we have time. We're always several weeks behind on these :)

laugheveryday said...

I also love Top Chef and Project Runway. LOVing Glee and LOVED the Bones premiere last week.

DID YOU WATCH MODERN FAMILY? HILARIOUS!!

The Mrs. said...

oh i love bones, I'd totally leave flyboy for booth. But then again he said he'd leave me for brittany spears... before she went crazy but his fault for picking a winner.

and community looks hilarious. oh and the office, sigh, i love the office. ooh and the mentalist.

I need a life but I turn to the tv while hubs is away.