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20 September 2010 @ 04:45 pm
My Potential Fall TV Schedule  
I say potential because with my new job, I so do not have nearly as much time and so I'm giving shows a very short time to win me over or keep me. Obviously, the season already started, but I'll include those shows (including the ones that I already dropped from my schedule.) And before I start, can I just say thank God for 4-programs-at-a-time taping options. ;)

* Indicates a new show.

SUNDAY

- Dexter
- The Amazing Race
- * Boardwalk Empire - I'll probably wait until the season's done and watch it together over the course of a a few weeks.
- * The Walking Dead - It's gotten good reviews.

MONDAY

- Dancing with the Stars - If I'm not grabbed quickly by a star, I may junk this one this year.
- How I Met Your Mother - Damn you, Jennifer Morrison! I was all prepared to drop this, but I have to watch it for her. And, maybe, just maybe, Carter/Bays meant what they said and the show will be good again.
- Chuck
- * The Event - I've heard so-so things about this, but I love Jason Ritter, so I'm trying it.
- * Lone Star - I actually HATE the premise, but I've heard nothing but OHMYGOD!raves about it, so...
- Castle

TUESDAY
- * No Ordinary Family - I love Julie Benz, so I'll give it a shot.
- NCIS
- * Raising Hope - Great reviews, FANTASTIC cast, I'm so there.
- Glee
- * Running Wilde - I'm watching this solely for the leads (Will Arnett, Keri Russell); we'll see.
- Life Unexpected - And five minutes in, I was reminded of why I was considering dropping it last season. Gone.
- V
- The Good Wife

WEDNESDAY

- Cougar Town
- Lie To Me
- * Better With You - I'm watching this one for Jennifer Finnigan alone (I met her once, gorgeous and a sweetheart)
- Survivor
- * Undercovers - I may give up on this one quickly, but I generally do like JJAbrams shows, so ...
- * L&O - LA - I'm still pissed about L&O being canceled, but I do love the format so ...
- * Defenders - Giving it a try.

THURSDAY

- THE VAMPIRE DIARIES - I LOVE THIS SHOW SO MUCH!!!
- The Big Bang Theory - Squee!
- Community - Is it sad that I'm absolutely prepared to be disappointed? *sigh*
- The Office
- 30 Rock
- Fringe - Still NOT happy that I'm not getting Joshua Jackson every other episode. Grrr!
- Nikita - I liked the Pilot, but was bored by the 2nd episode, so bye-bye.
- The Mentalist

Yup, I tend to say that I have n life, just TV. :)
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I deny your reality, and write my ownspaceanjl on September 20th, 2010 08:53 pm (UTC)
Heh. At least you get the good stuff straight at source. Everything I like/want to watch is US, and I have to 'acquire' it. UK tv is just dire at the moment - can't think of anything I would bother with.

Guess I'm going on a boxset spree this week. Stock up for autumn/winter.
Arabian: Damon05arabian on September 20th, 2010 09:52 pm (UTC)
Uhm, whistles innocently ... THE VAMPIRE DIARIES!!!
Beccy: xoxo ~ Ed 31epic_love on September 20th, 2010 09:09 pm (UTC)
Still NOT happy that I'm not getting Joshua Jackson every other episode. Grrr!

I KNOW! I can't have half the normal amount of Josh, I just can't. He just better be in every single scene of the episodes he is in.
Arabian: Peter & Olivia01arabian on September 20th, 2010 09:52 pm (UTC)
I love the whole cast, but dangit, I love my Puffy Pacey-Face!
False gods are just as good, y'know.: Barney and Robin agreeshionthekid on September 20th, 2010 09:14 pm (UTC)
That Jennifer Morrison announcement has allowed for HIMYM to re-ensnare me as well. At least there will be a Robin Sparkles origin story.

- Community - Is it sad that I'm absolutely prepared to be disappointed? *sigh*

But they just announced a clay-mation Christmas episode! Rudolph

- Fringe - Still NOT happy that I'm not getting Joshua Jackson every other episode. Grrr!

I watch for Anna Torv anyways, and who knows, eventually we might get an Alt-Peter and then we can have a Peter-on-Peter fight to go with the kick ass Olivia-on-Olivia fight from the finale.

Arabian: Jeff & Annie05arabian on September 20th, 2010 09:54 pm (UTC)
But they just announced a clay-mation Christmas episode!

Yeah, more meta/OTT stuff as opposed to the awesome, quirky, group fun of the first half/middle of the season I loved. I just had issues with the OTT/meta stuff in the second half. "English as a Second Language" is the only episode I loved beyond episode 15.

Re: Fringe. Don't get me wrong, I love Anna Torv (and John Noble), but JJ's my favorite. And, I don't see how we'd get an alt-Peter. Alt-Peter is in our universe. The other Peter died.

Yeah, Jennifer Morrison sucked me back in. LOVE HER!
False gods are just as good, y'know.: Fringe Olivia Petershionthekid on September 21st, 2010 03:05 pm (UTC)
I guess I'm a sucker for something weird. Plus, I really enjoy claymation/stop-motion, so :shrugs:

And, I don't see how we'd get an alt-Peter.

As Walter told Olivia, each choice creates another universe. There have been hints of a third universe in a few episodes (the red and blue in the altworld and ours respectively, plus yellow to symbolize a third. Theories abound.) This is a JJ Abrams show, so there are a ton of little clues thrown in (dissecting it is helping me mourn LOST, surely). Just the fact that the glyphs between commercial breaks spell things out (they're a code) convinces me that those behind the show are keen to create fan discussion.

Arabian: Peter & Olivia01arabian on September 21st, 2010 07:17 pm (UTC)
If a 3rd universe exists to give me another Peter? Works for me, LOL!
redbrunja: community | little annie adderallredbrunja on September 20th, 2010 09:18 pm (UTC)
Community - Is it sad that I'm absolutely prepared to be disappointed? *sigh*

Are you kidding? Being prepared for disappointment prior to the second season of a show that just had an amazing first season is just sensible.
Arabian: Annie02arabian on September 20th, 2010 09:51 pm (UTC)
Actually, my worry comes from the fact that other than the second to last episode, I had issues with a LOT of the last batch of episodes. (I'm one of the few people on the planet who did not like Modern Warfare -- getting rid of almost everyone but Jeff and Britta so early on really, really hurt my enjoyment of the episode, but, again, major minority here). So that's why I'm expecting the disappointment to continue. Based on Harmon's interviews, and what I've heard? I'm not very hopeful. I'd love to be wrong. I want the show from the first half/middle of the season back when the meta wasn't over the top and we got such fantastic group interaction. Ah well.
redbrunja: tvd | dear future selfredbrunja on September 23rd, 2010 06:59 am (UTC)
To be honest, I did not like Modern Warfare much when I first watched it. It grew on me, but mainly the parts with Abed and Troy. ("Talk him through the hunger, Abed.")

Based on Harmon's interviews, and what I've heard? I'm not very hopeful.

Yeah, I've been avoiding interviews for this and TVD for just that reason. Oh, creators.
Kim: (Fringe) Peter/OliviaDancingcifan70 on September 20th, 2010 09:18 pm (UTC)
You're trying the same things I am. We are definitely on the same page. Yay. The Event looks so good and The Defenders is Jerry O'Connell. Yummy. And L&O-LA. We think alike. ;)
Arabian: Peter & Olivia01arabian on September 20th, 2010 09:54 pm (UTC)
Hopefully, some of it AWESOMELY works out. :D :D
Kellylavendergaia on September 20th, 2010 09:30 pm (UTC)
I've seen the pilot of No Ordinary Family and it's really great!

I wanted to give Lonestar a shot because of Adrianne Palicki, but then I heard what it was about and...no.

JMo is gonna be on HIMYM?
Arabian: Deanarabian on September 20th, 2010 09:55 pm (UTC)
Ooh, good to know re: NOF.

I do hate the premise, but it's the best-reviewed new Pilot. EVERYONE is raving about it and the lead guy to an overwhelming degree.

Yup, JMo signed on for a VERY important multiple episode role. Uh huh.
harper47harper47 on September 20th, 2010 11:32 pm (UTC)
We have soooooooo many similar shows. I'm so excited. Plus I like alot of the new ones you like. Let me know if HIMYM is worth catching up on. I've decided not to start rewatching it at the moment and honestly, I don't know if I'll ever recover from the Robin/Barney fail. It just made me hate the show writers so much.

I am trying alot you are too.

How is new job going by the way?
Arabian: Deanarabian on September 20th, 2010 11:36 pm (UTC)
We do have a lot of shows in common, LOL! Where are you on TVD, by the way? It's a certain point in the season where you're like OMG! I have to watch the next episode. I don't think you're there yet, LOL!

I'll let you know about HIMYM. Frankly, I'm not expecting a bounce back, but we'll see.

The job is actually going really well. Other than the ucky getting up so early, I'm really enjoying it and they're happy with me, so yay! :D
harper47harper47 on September 20th, 2010 11:41 pm (UTC)
I've watched 3 episodes of TVD and I remember you said to give it 4 so I'm getting there. Just got sidetracked by True Blood this weekend. LOL.

Yea for the new job going well.

I have to admit I'm way more excited about DWTS than I usually am. Maks has a contender for once and I kind of love The Situation. Hee! I think he and Karina are going to be a blast.

I like Jennifer Morrison but yea. I just don't know if I can come back on HIMYM. Probably mostly a mental block. But right now I still was like DVR Mother? Nah.
Arabian: Eric & Sookie 01arabian on September 20th, 2010 11:52 pm (UTC)
Oh, well, that explains it. Everyone who watches it will tell you that the first three eps are BY FAR the worst. Four-Six are when it really starts to hit, seven is when it takes off and takes flight. True Blood? Eh. I watch it, but I find it incredibly overrated, especially when compared to what TVD becomes very early on in terms of sheer, unbelievable awesome. TB just can't compare; and the accolades drive me insane when TVD is so very much the superior "vampire" show. (Of course, TB is on HBO, while TVD is on the CW ... yeah. You have a show/actors you adore on the CW, you know how unfair it is.) Also, to be fair, I just finished the craptastic season three of TB, LOL! S1 is definitely its best season.

I have to admit I'm way more excited about DWTS than I usually am. Maks has a contender for once and I kind of love The Situation. Hee! I think he and Karina are going to be a blast.

I don't care about ANYONE who's competing this year. They have to win me over pretty quickly, or I'm done.

I can't blame you about HIMYM, but I really do love JMo, and part of it is that HIMYM is opposite House which treated her terribly, so it's my small part of sticking it to them, LOL!



Edited at 2010-09-20 11:53 pm (UTC)
Cassandra Elise: Jen Red Dresscassandra_elise on September 21st, 2010 12:14 am (UTC)
One of the main reasons I'm watching DWTS is to stick it to House. I'm not really into any of the celebrities this season. Though Maks having a chance makes me excited. :)

I'm really happy for Jennifer! I hope she is absolutely awesome and she takes some of the viewers away from House! :p
Arabian: A/J -Squee!arabian on September 21st, 2010 12:28 am (UTC)
Me too, me too! :D
Cindy: sheldon yummycorpsebride05 on September 21st, 2010 03:59 am (UTC)
I think you forgot 30 Rock on Thursdays!!!

I do my best to avoid watching new tv shows. I would rather watch movies!!!
Arabian: Sheldon Cooper01arabian on September 21st, 2010 11:37 am (UTC)
Yeah, I did forget 30 Rock. It's sill fun. :)
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Arabian: Sheldon & Pennyarabian on September 22nd, 2010 03:47 am (UTC)
As if I'd give up my beloved TBBT! I may be OHMYGOD! over The Vampire Diaries, but TBBT is still my favorite comedy ever, and my 2nd favorite TV show. Love it so, even with whatever issues I have with it, it still cracks me up like no other, and I adore Sheldon, Penny and Raj, and mostly like Howard and even Leonard (when he's not with Penny, ugh, see: issues, LOL!).