You guys. It’s September. September! I mean, I knew that. But somehow I hadn’t really thought about it. Until, that is, I saw a commercial for the season premiere of Glee and the voice over said it would air this week!
It actually aired on Thursday, not that I watched it. I’m afraid I lost that loving feeling where Glee is concerned just a couple episodes into last season. As a matter of fact, I heard Single Ladies on the radio a couple days ago and all I could think was, “Awwww. Remember when Glee was really good?”
I’m not really torn up about it, though, because I remain hooked on WAY TOO MANY shows, about half of which seem to be scheduled on Tuesday nights this fall. Seriously, why are so many of my shows on Tuesday nights?
Tuesday isn’t the only problem night. Like every new season of television, I’m not sure how I can possibly manage without a DVR. I mean, really. Maybe if I held a fundraiser or created a Kickstarter campaign, I could afford to finally toss my VCR.
Of course, I’m only kidding. I watch about half of my shows online anyway, so surely my trusty old VCR and I can limp through another season. At least until the after-Thanksgiving sales . . .
As always, the networks are introducing a ton of new shows. And as always, only a few appear to have any potential at all. I’m planning to watch The Mindy Project with Mindy Kaling from The Office (FOX, premiering September 25 at 8:30 pm CST), and I’m crossing my fingers that Nashville with Connie Britton and Hayden Panettiere (ABC, premiering October 10 at 9 pm CST) is significantly better than last year’s disappointing grown-up musical show, Smash.
I might try Revolution, supposedly the TV version of all those dystopian YA books I love (NBC, premiering September 17 at 9 pm CST); Arrow, because I kind of have a thing for superheroes (CW, premiering October 10 at 7 pm CST); and Last Resort, because a) it looks good and b) seeing Scott Speedman reminds me how much I loved Felicity (ABC, premiering September 27 at 7 pm CST).
Then again, I might decide two new shows is plenty. Or, more than enough, depending on who you ask.
The returning shows I’m still watching make up a long list on their own, after all. Once Upon a Time, How I Met Your Mother, Castle, NCIS, Hart of Dixie, New Girl, Happy Endings, Up All Night, Parks & Recreation and Community. (And I certainly won’t look away if I happen upon an episode of Modern Family, Suburgatory, Big Bang Theory or 30 Rock.)
And let’s not even talk about the pesky cable shows who can’t cooperate and follow the same season schedule the networks use. I’m talking to you, USA, TNT and SyFy!
What shows are you most looking forward to watching, both new and returning?
So, of course I want to give that Mindy show a chance;)
The DVR is set to record Suburgatory and OUAT (can’t wait – I forgot over the summer how good that show is!) not sure about the Nashville show (but I am tempted!)
I’m too afraid to commit to anything more because once I fall in love with a show it almost ALWAYS gets the ax. (I’m looking at you, RINGER!)
I know, I know. It’s a risky move, adding new shows that might not make it to sweeps. Nashville has gotten good reviews, so I think it has a good chance. Then again, don’t quote me on that!
Mr. V and I are afraid we might have to give up Happy Endings because of our new lack of a DVR. Having Hulu Plus helps, but it doesn’t solve all problems. Maybe I need a VCR. ;)
He plans on watching Revolution – the first episode was already available on Hulu. I don’t think I’m taking on any new shows this fall unless you tell me they’re really good. And then, maybe. I still don’t know if I can forgive you for watching the Mindy Kaling show.
We’ll be watching HIMYM, The Office, The Big Bang Theory, Modern Family, New Girl, Once Upon a Time, and any vagrant episodes of Happy Endings we can squeeze in there. Can I say I am SUPER RELIEVED that this is the last season of The Office?
We’ll just have to agree to disagree on the Mindy show. But YES, you can definitely feel relief over The Office finally throwing in the towel. Much as it pains me, I skipped the entire last season (save one random episode that I caught about halfway through).
We are intrigued by The Mob Doctor. I’m recording Parenthood so I can watch those after we finish catching up on Netflix. The Good Wife is the other show we watch.
And I LOVED Felicity too … :)
Oh, PARENTHOOD. I got behind and then completely stopped watching it, and I miss it so much! But now I’m not sure how I can possibly catch up. Considering just starting with the current eps and maybe just reading summaries of the season I missed, but that really goes against my Must-Watch-Every-Episode philosophy. *sigh* Such problems… ;)
I might check out the new Sherlock Holmes TV show on CBS. It might be worthwhile.
I think I read it might be good. I can’t decide if I would like it or not. I might stick to the movies. Mainly because they have Robert Downey Jr. :)
Already watched the first episode of Revolution and The Mindy Project. Revolution will certainly have me recording (DVR) the 2nd episode. Thought the Mindy Project was ok. I will have to watch a few more episodes to see if it’s a keeper. I’m looking forward to Nashville also. Love Connie Britton. Have lots of other shows I watch and could not do it without a DVR. If you get one you’ll love it!
I’m sure once I get one (a DVR), I’ll wonder how I ever lived without it! :)
My favorite is Biggest Loser, although I watch it on the NBC website as we can’t seem to get even the local channels in for free on our TV’s. :(
I actually had to write the premiere dates of my shows in my planner after I almost missed the return of Parenthood. Does this make me a bigger nerd than you? ;)
I’ll also be watching Once Upon a Time, Hart of Dixie, Revenge, Vampire Diaries, The New Girl, Nashville, The Mindy Project, Parks & Rec, and Psych. Maybe NCIS if I’m home. I might give Beauty and the Beast a try over on the WB.
You’ll have to let me know how Beauty & the Beast is. I’m curious, but not enough to try it myself. :)
(And no, not a bigger nerd. I have the dates all written down now, too!)
So, have you been watching Nashville? I must say, it’s better than I expected it to be.
Also, I just found Hart of Dixie on Netflix, and am going to watch it on your recommendation. :)
I have been watching Nashville, although I missed last week’s episode. I like it a lot more than I want to, actually (because the last thing I need is another show to watch!). You’ll have to let me know what you think about Hart of Dixie. I hope you love it as much as I do!
My husband was out of town for the weekend, so I ended up watching the entire first season of Hart of Dixie. — LOVE IT!
Now, on to Season 2 :)