Sep 21, 2010

The Fall TV schedule

Because clearly my opinion is important to you all, I thought I would follow in other's footsteps and let you all know what I've tagged in our DVR to record as this Fall television season starts in earnest this week. Fascinating stuff, eh?

  • How I Met Your Mother (CBS 8:00 PM) - I'm really considering dropping this one. I really hate the main character, but the talent of the supporting cast keeps me coming back. Oh how I would love it if Ted gets hit by a bus and spends this season in a coma.
  • The Event (NBC 9:00 PM) - The "it" show of the new year. The replacement for Lost for all of those who need a crazy mystery show. I have no idea if I'm going to like it, but I'm willing to give it a try for at least a few weeks.
  • Hawaii Five-O (CBS 10:00 PM) - I'm just taking a flyer on this one. I'm guessing that I drop it after a week or two.
  • NCIS (CBS 8:00 PM) - Yeah, that show that is consistently in the Top 5 in ratings even though no one you know watches it? It's me. I'm watching it. But I've got a man-crush on Mark Harmon and a real crush on Pauley Perrette, so fuck y'all.
  • Glee (FOX 8:00 PM) - This one is really for Gia. She seems to love it, even though we missed most of the first season. I dunno. Seems harmless enough, but if she watches it without me I think I'll live.
  • Survivor (CBS 8:00 PM) - Still the best reality show out there. And an absolute pleasure to watch in HD. Gorgeous locations always. This season, former NFL coach Jimmy Johnson is one of the contestants. Not sure how that's gonna work out, but I'm gonna say not very well for the coach.
  • Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (NBC 9:00 PM) - Ah, a little rape, some incest, maybe sprinkled in with just plain-old domestic violence. What's not to love?
  • Modern Family (ABC 9:00 PM) - If Community isn't the funniest show on television, then this ensemble comedy might be. Plus you get to watch Sofia Vergara every week. Rowr!
  • Terriers (FX 10:00 PM) - I caught the first two episodes of this and I think I'm hooked. Donal Logue is always engaging and it's got a nice balance of drama and comedy. FX is really making some great shows these days.
Thursday - here we go...
  • The Big Bang Theory (CBS 8:00 PM) - It's filled with awful nerd stereotypes, but it really makes us laugh. Especially Sheldon. I don't know if he deserved the Emmy that he just won, but it was nice to see someone other than Alec Baldwin get it.
  • Community (NBC 8:00 PM) - Perhaps the funniest show on television. And this season they are pushing the envelope even further. Look for a Christmas special that is done in stop-motion animation like Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. I can't wait.
  • 30 Rock (NBC 8:30 PM) - It's starting to wear a little thin with me, but the main stars of the show are just so damned funny that I can't say no.
  • Shit My Dad Says (CBS 8:30 PM) - No idea, but I'm willing to give it a try. I say that I dump it after after two weeks.
  • Fringe (FOX 9:00 PM) - Here's one that I used to watch, then stopped watching, then starting watching again at the end of last season and I think I'm back again. But, as you can see, Thursday night is pretty filled up it might get dropped again.
  • The Office (NBC 9:00 PM) - Still crazy after all these years. I think this is the last season for Steve Carell, right? I can't imagine that they will continue on.
  • Jersey Shore (MTV 10:00 PM) - Don't judge me.
  • It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (FX 10:00 PM) - Another one that has lost a little as the years have gone by, but I still love the gang and all their awful antics. True story...a certain reader of this blog personally knows some of the cats on this show.
  • Human Target (FOX 8:00 PM) - It's not starting until October, but I think this is gonna be the time slot. Doesn't matter. I'm sure this is the last season for this one. Shame, because it was/is a lot of fun. Definitely my favorite new show of last season.
  • Blue Bloods (CBS 10:00 PM) - Hey, it's got Tom Selleck, his mustache and Donnie Wahlberg. I'll give it one week. Impress me, Selleck.
  • Saturday Night Live (NBC 11:30 PM) - I don't know why. There is about 5 minutes each week that is worth watching. So I generally watch it in FF, hoping I don't miss anything. Ah...anything that is worth seeing is usually all over the Internet by Sunday night anyway.
  • The Amazing Race (CBS 8:00 PM) - Ah, having to adjust the DVR because football ALWAYS runs late on CBS on Sundays. But this show is too much fun to miss. Wouldn't you all love to see Slyde and I run The Amazing Race? He'd have to do all the manly challenges because I'm a delicate flower.

Note: Remember to play the Badgerdaddy Trivia Challenge every day. That's an awful lot of TV. I'm gonna have to pare that down.


badgerdaddy said...

Oh deary me... Does this mean we're going to be getting one of these from Slyde again soon, too?

RW said...

"Shit My Dad Says" - wasn't that a Facebook thingthat's been going for a while? Is it based on that?

Earl I don't watch any of these shows and outside of SNL never have. From the reading I'm not missing much.

Verdant Earl said...

badger - Prolly. He may have already don it.

RW - A Twitter thing, but's based on that.

RW said...

They're actually okay with having "shit" in a TV show title? Where the fuck have I been...?

Verdant Earl said...

RW - Not really. It's something like "S#*! My Dad Says", but I didn't feel like looking up the actual title.

Slyde said...

Holy crud, man.. thats alot of (shitty) tv.

i thought i watched too much, but you blow me away (if only!... OHHH GA!)

Heff said...

I watch SVU, 30 Rock, and Pawn Stars on the History Channel.

That's really about it, except for Donna's beloved "True Blood", which just can't seem to experience the true death.

Suzi Q said...

You're missing Criminal Minds!!! But I'm totally with you on NCIS. We're hooked on NCIS LA too, even though LL Cool J is so lame some times!

I'm also going to give S#*! My Dad Says a try. We'll see how it goes...

I would definitely tune in to Amazing Race if you and Slyde were in it!

sybil law said...

I watch about half those shows, I guess, when I remember to watch them. I hope Shit My Dad Says is funny - Shatner worries me.

Verdant Earl said...

Slyde - I know. When I saw the list I was pretty disappointed in myself.

Heff - I've checked out the Pawn Stars on occasion. Not bad.

Suzi - I used to watch Criminal Minds, but I had to give it up. Even though I looove Garcia. Sigh.

Sybil - That's why I DVR this crap. I would never remember to watch them. Lost was one of my favorite shows of all-time, and it was always around 10PM on Wednesdays when I remembered that it was on at 9PM. Thank God(dess) for the DVR!

Kevin Spencer said...

So with you on Survivor. Been a fan since season 1 and I can't get enough of it. The only "reality" TV show that we watch. Actually that's not true, we also watch The Amazing Race. I missed The Event last night, was it any good?

Poppy said...

I've never watched Lost but I loved the story of The Event despite them grossly overfucking with the timeline. They need to stop doing that immediately or else I will consider it unwatchable, but I am intrigued by what I saw last night.

I love Jersey Shore. You can judge me, I don't care. Nino with Jwoww in the jacuzzi was HILARIOUS.

How come no one I respect is watching Raising Hope?

Verdant Earl said...

Kevin - Haven't watched it yet. I'll probably watch it over the weekend.

Poppy - What's more surprising is the implication that you respect me. ;)

Paticus said...

You're not gonna watch Law & Order Los Angeles?

Verdant Earl said...

Paticus - I forgot about that one. I may give it an audition. Good cast.

Avitable said...

Well, you already know what I'm watching. I've already deleted The Event and Hawaii Five-O, and expect to remove Shit My Dad Says soon.

You should add Cougar Town on there. It got funnier every single episode.

And how awesome would it be if HIMYM replaced Ted with Bob Saget without saying anything (since he's the voice of the dad)?

Verdant Earl said...

Adam - You know, I watched Cougar Town for the first time the other night. I didn't love it, but I didn't think it sucked either. I may check out another episode or two.