May 21, 2010

Yay TV!

Some people might say that I watch too much TV.

To those people, I say ... you're right. But admitting I have a problem doesn't mean I'm going to stop any time soon. I love getting caught up in the lives of fictional characters.

Of course, my love of TV means I get excited every year when the new Fall schedules are released. I like to troll through and see what new and awesome shows I can add to my ever growing "DVR this series!" list.

New shows that look interesting:
  • No Ordinary Family—Michael Chiklis stars as the patriarch of a family that goes from ordinary to extraordinary. (Pretty sure this is about superheroes.)
Old faves: Castle, Grey's Anatomy (Why am I still watching this show?), V.

New shows that look interesting:
  • Chase—A show about a team of U.S. marshals who hunt down America’s most dangerous fugitives. (From Jerry Bruckheimer.)
  • The EventAn emotional high-octane conspiracy thriller that follows Sean Walker, an Everyman who investigates the mysterious disappearance of his fiancĂ©e, Leila, and unwittingly begins to expose the biggest cover-up in U.S. history.
  • Undercovers—Married ex-CIA agents get pulled back into the spy biz.(From JJ Abrams.)

Old faves: Chuck.

New shows that look interesting:
  • The Defenders—Jim Belushi and Jerry O'Connell team up in this new drama about two Las Vegas lawyers who play by their own rules.
  • Hawaii Five-O—When there’s trouble in paradise, Steve McGarrett returns to the islands and joins fish-out-of-water Danny Williams to launch an elite branch of the Hawaii State Police. (Alex O'Loughlin of Moonlight fame's in this one. I hope it lasts longer than Three Rivers.)
  • $#*! My Dad Says—Based on the #1 Twitter stream and best-selling book, $#*! My Dad Says features the caustic musings of Ed, a retired military doctor whose cranky one-liners have left him, at 72, with three ex-wives and a lot of time alone in his garden. (William Shatner, 'nuff said.)
Old faves: Big Bang Theory, Criminal Minds, How I Met Your Mother, The Mentalist, NCIS, NCIS LA.

New shows that look interesting:
  • Running Wilde—A romantic comedy starring Will Arnett as an immature playboy trying to win the heart of his childhood sweetheart, played by Keri Russell.
  • Terra Nova—A time-traveling drama back to prehistoric earth. (From Steven Spielberg.)
Old faves: Bones, Fringe, Glee, Human Target.

None of the new shows look that interesting, but you can bet I'll be watching The Vampire Diaries. I'm not ashamed to admit it.

Of course, I'll tide myself over until these new shows start with summer seasons of USA shows such as Psych and White Collar—the new Covert Affairs looks promising—and SyFy shows such as Eureka, Warehouse 13, Sanctuary, and the new Haven.

There's also summer shows starting on the networks ...

Now, before you go and worry for my sanity ... and my health ... know that I will not be watching all of these, I get plenty of exercise, and I do go outside.

During commercial breaks.


  1. I am pretty positive that you are the only reason I ever know about new shows. No, seriously. And I have you to thank for Fringe, because I never watch FOX for any other reason.

    Basically, thanks for being a tv addict. It helps me find high quality entertainment. :P

    - ang

    P.S. Happy to see Keri back on television. nodnod.

  2. Oh goodness. Are you sure you go out? Lol. And I'm also interested in Hawaii Five-O. But you know how I don't watch tv. So I'm hoping it lasts so that I can get it on DVD.

  3. Ang-You are most welcome. I am only too happy to spread the nerd.

    H-we live have a very small apartment, so I do a lot of cleaning and crafting sitting in front of the tube/with the tv on in the background. But I'm not a complete couch potato, I promise. :)