Tuesday, October 25, 2011

a new TV season is upon us

A new TV season is upon us! So let's get talking! What shows are you watching and what won't you be watching?

Here's my 2 cents thus far-

Once Upon a Time - So far there has only been a pilot episode, but I'm hooked. I read somewhere that the writers for this show came from "LOST" and I'm not surprised. It definitely has that LOST feeling to it. It also kind of reminds me of "Eureka" in that "small town no one notices where really strange things happen" sort of way. It stars Jennifer Morrison (Cameron from "House") and Ginnifer Goodwin ("Big Love" and "He's Just Not That Into You") who I've always enjoyed before. Also, Josh Dallas looks just the way you want your Prince Charming to look. I'm looking forward to seeing if this show will keep me hooked. So far it looks like a good family friendly and yet intriguing show.

Pan Am- I can't decide if I love or hate this show yet. But I've watched every episode, so I must like it a little bit. The premise is fun and quirky, and their portrayal of the sexist 60s is amusing. Its an ensemble cast, with the biggest name being Christina Ricci. However, her character isn't my favorite. So far Michael Mosley is stealing the show for me. He plays the guy who doesn't get why nobody likes him. But of all the characters I think his storyline has the most potential.

New Girl - Honestly, I will be surprised if this show is a hit. Zooey Deschanel is cute and quirky, but if they can't get the writing and dialogue out of slapstick mode, its not going to go anywhere. I don't think their multiple week hiatus is going to help them either. I like the show, but I won't be surprised if it is canceled mid-season.

I'm still watching my other returning favorites- NCIS, Parenthood, Castle, House, the Good Wife, Modern Family, and Grey's Anatomy. I till sthink the Good Wife is one of the best shows out there. It has moved to the 10pm hour on Sunday nights, which I think is a great place for it. Its definitely not family friendly fare, and very adult. And with the twists they have thrown in this season it is even more adult. But I LOVE it. All of my returning favorites are amazing shows. I can't understand why anyone wouldn't be watching all of them! NCIS is in its 8th season and yet hasn't lost steam or interesting plots. Parenthood is actually believable and lovable at the same time. Castle is my Tuesday morning vice. I watch it almost immediately on Hulu first thing on Tuesday mornings. (Last night's "I'm not afraid of no ghosts" line was hysterical! And I love their pop culture references, especially last night's "Poltergeist" joke.) "House" didn't jump the shark surprisingly with the whole jail scenario. Nothing is funnier than Modern Family- nothing! And Grey's, which almost lost me last year, is suddenly awesome again. ("Bones" is another favorite of mine, but considering they are about to write in a new baby plus a pregnancy, plus lose a cast member, I'm really wondering how well this season will go.)

And yes, I'm really, really late to the party on this one, but I've just started watching Big Bang Theory and How I Met Your Mother in syndicated reruns. (I'm really not much of a sitcom fan.) Everyone else already knows these are fun shows, so there's not much for me to say.

For the first time ever I'm watching reality shows. Mostly because I'm home all day long with nothing better to do. I'm watching "Millionaire Matchmaker," "Hoarders," "19 Kids and Counting," "Sister Wives," and stupid wedding shows. Nothing really to recommend or talk about.

What shows are you watching? And what shows will you not be watching?

Check out my previous TV season reviews and predictions here!


  1. Anonymous1:15 PM

    Raising Hope is an overlooked gem. First season is already on netflix.

  2. Okay, I just watched Once Upon a Time and LOVED it.

    My only dissenting opinion... I didn't like that the teacher said that Henry struggled with what "every adopted child struggles to understand. Why would someone give me up?" I just hate it when anyone presumes what EVERY adopted child thinks or deals with. I'm proud to say I never ever questioned that. I knew that whoever gave me up wanted to give me my best chance - (that line made up for the other!)

    However, my brother did in fact think that someone didn't love him and gave him up.

    Maybe I was just blessed with a beautiful understanding, for which I am eternally thankful.

  3. The Internet is my TV, for the most part, so I don't watch much. But I've been having a blast watching "The Sing-Off" this season.


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