September 24, 2012

Premiere Week 2012: Monday

It's here! It's here! It's a big week for us, fellow TV fans.

As a reminder: This week's posts won't be the ones you're used to. No obsessed., no Nerd News (sorry!), no Fictional Fancy. Instead, I'll be posting about the TV shows that are premiering this week. I'll include when the show airs (in Central time), a brief synopsis and a link to the show's trailer (if the show's new) and a few personal thoughts on why I'm going to be watching. (Still need to set your DVR? Check out this post for a schedule of the upcoming premieres.)

Also, some spoilers for previous seasons will likely be present. Ye have been warned.

Tonight's premieres include:

How I Met Your Mother 7–7:30 p.m. (CBS)

I continue to watch this show because I have invested so much time into it over the past seven seasons. It's a shame—I used to love it. I just think it's really past it's prime. I heard rumor that this eighth season is the last, so perhaps the showrunners will pull out all the stops and make it a season to remember?

Partners 7:30–8 p.m. (CBS)

Although they couldn't be more different, Louis and Joe are lifelong friends and partners in an architecture firm. Their bromance is tested when Joe gets engaged and Louis is in a new relationship. (via)

I'll admit—I am watching this because of Michael Urie (Louis) and the fact that Brandon Routh plays Louis' boyfriend. I think the both of them are adorable, and I'd like to see the both of them in different roles. I just hope that Louis isn't too much like Urie's Ugly Betty character Marc—been there, done that—and that the plot is a little more interesting than the synopsis above indicates. Also—and this is horrible of me to be thinking—but how is David Krumholtz always dating ladies that seem to be way out of his league? (See Numb3rs.)

Castle 9–10 p.m. (ABC)

Last season's finale left me gleefully punching my fists in the air. I love Castle and Beckett together, and I think the show will continue to be strong without the unrequited sexual tension between the two of them. Some shows lose something when the two main characters get together (*cough*Bones*cough*), but the individual characters are so strong that I think they'll be able to cope, with the requisite amount of drams, of course. I've also missed seeing the rest of the characters over the summer, too. I'm just a little too attached to this cast.

I'm most excited for tonight's premiere of Castle, natch. You?


  1. "Partners" has the potential to be cute - I might check that out! Thanks for reminding me :)

  2. HIMYM hasn't quite jumped the shark in my opinion. I don't think it can until it establishes who the mother actually is. However, it has jumped every other type of marine animal in the making.

    Also, two thumbs up for Castle.

    1. Haha, I like the way you think.

      And I was SO MAD at our DVR last night—it started taping Castle 6 minutes into the show. We're going to catch it on demand. I need to see it all!

  3. i have a desperate need for partners to do well. michael is such a great guy (we went to college together) and i want this to be great for him so bad. but you're right i don't want him to be marc again. something with more depth would be great.

    1. Once again, I am jealous that you know him! I hope it's good, too. :)