Fall TV Shows

Every year I get really excited about the series premieres. There aren’t a lot of TV shows that I really like, so I am always ridiculously optimistic that something will come along. I hate, hate, hate reality TV (it’s absolutely ruining our country, I swear). I don’t get the appeal of “Grey’s Anatomy.” I also don’t have any interest in “Dr. Who” or “Nip/Tuck” or “Scrubs” (“Scrubs” actually annoys me a great deal). Yes, I am difficult to please. I usually end up watching Law & Order: SVU reruns or Forensic Files, or something on Discovery or The History Channel.

The one show I do watch faithfully is “The Office.” The premiere last week was pretty good, though I can’t say there was anything especially memorable. I’m a bit afraid that the show is going to start going downhill. (Actually I was alarmed a few weeks ago when I saw bins of Office-themed merchandise in Target’s Dollar Spot — that can’t be a good sign.) Great. Pam & Jim are together (something I was never really cheering for, but knew was bound to happen). What will be the source of tension this season? I’m going to assume Karen will come back at some point. Her departure was far too abrupt. I’m going to also take a guess that there will be some Ryan/Michael tension. Otherwise, what’s left? My fingers are crossed that the show pulls through, but this is what — the fourth season? It can’t last forever.

I’m also disappointed in “House.” It’s getting too wacky. I couldn’t even bother watching the end of last night’s episode. We also caught “Cavemen.” Unlike pretty much everyone else I’ve talked to, I was actually looking forward to the show (and so was Drew) and we both really liked it. It’s just an easy little sitcom. Kind of dumb, I guess, but certainly not as bad as say “Two and a Half Men”. But because I enjoyed it, that means it will be on for maybe another week before they replace it with “Dancing with the Stars” or something equally as crappy. (Apologies if you enjoy that kind of thing, but I honestly do not understand the appeal.)

Maybe I should just give up on television. Period.

6 thoughts to “Fall TV Shows”

  1. We’ve considerably cut down on TV viewing because of all the crap that’s out there (plus we don’t have cable). Shows we watch: Heroes, Boston Legal, Lost, My Name is Earl, The Office, 30 Rock, Men in Trees, Simpsons, and Desperate Housewives. There are only two new shows that appeal to us: Pushing Daisies (season premiere was last night…quirky and different) and Big Shots. I can’t stand reality TV, either, and Grey’s Anatomy just got too unrealistic for me.

  2. I used to be such a religious watcher of TV, especially when we lived in WI and it was like 10 degrees out for 9 months of the year. But since we moved, and especially since Tabby was born (minus those first weeks when ALL WE DID WAS NURSE), I really don’t watch it too much. I WANT to watch it, but yea, somehow it just never happens. I’m too busy for it. I do usually make time for The Office (though I still haven’t seen the premier this year) and Ugly Betty. House cracks me up because whenever I watch it, it’s a teeeeeny tiiiiny tumor that no one can find and then they do, but I don’t really like it. I do catch an ep of Bones every once in a while and that amuses me.

  3. I watch Grey’s Anatomy (just b/c I like drama; heh!), Dancing w/ the Stars (I *love* the dancing) ….and just started watching “Private Practice” ….great looking cast, but I see it geting old really quick.

    (btw,I *loved* “the new adventures of the old christine” and of course, they cancelled it!!)

  4. Yeah, I’m right there with you Carol, mostly. I *really* don’t watch much TV (it’s funny to me to hear someone say they don’t watch much TV and then list off eight shows… 😉 ) Right now, House. That’s it. Well, Law & Order SVU (or SUV as I call it) sometimes. I was watching Lost, but I’m annoyed that I watch Lost, so I don’t know if I’ll manage to keep up when the new season finally premiers. I don’t have time for all the extra work I’m supposed to put in to understand what’s going on. I don’t have time to discuss it on internet chat boards all day long. House is getting a little wacky, but I think I have a Hugh Laurie crush. It’s sort of started to be the same thing every week, but he just makes me laugh. I do like Scrubs, but I just catch the odd rerun sometimes. We don’t have cable, else I might end up watching a lot more. When I was sitting around nursing all day long I watched a lot of Food Network, HGTV, etc., and I also hate reality TV but would sit there and watch tripe like the Angie Dickinson Modeling Agency. Ugh. I’m not proud.

  5. What is it with Law & Order? Chicks love it!!

    I don’t watch much television, but Friday Night Lights is one of those shows that comes along every so often that is just brilliant.

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