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26 September 2013 @ 12:20 am
Sleepy Hollow and my Fall viewing schedule  
So, I'm watching Sleepy Hollow. It was the one new show of the Fall season that I was really looking forward to and it hasn't disappointed me. I really love both lead actors and all of the supporting ones as well. I'm happy that it's doing so well in the ratings. I like the drama, the horror, the silliness, the winks at the audience, the bits of humor, frankly all of it. It's quite, quite enjoyable all around.

I was also planning on watching Blacklist, but after the premiere, nah. As much as I love James Spader, it's just so very predictable and typical. We know exactly what's gonna happen and blah, blah, blah. Anyhoo, shockingly enough I have quite a smaller viewing schedule this Fall then I have had in ages, I'm quite proud of myself. I'm being way more selective. It's quite shocking! Thoughts on new shows after each day with 'em.

Sunday - Once Upon A Time, The Good Wife, The Amazing Race, Homeland
Monday - Sleepy Hollow, Mom*, Heart of Dixie (But I pretty much only watch Wade scenes)

* Mom - It's Allison Janney. I love her always. And it was amusing. I like Anna Faris too. So I'm watching it. IT'S ALLISON JANNEY! I'M WATCHING IT!

Tuesday Brooklyn 99*, The Mindy Project, The Trophy Wife*, Person of Interest, Marvel, Agents of SHIELD*, The Originals*

* B99 - I really liked the pilot, haven't watched the 2nd episode yet, I hope I like it as much.
* TTW - I haven't watched it yet, I hope I like it, if not, eh, there goes another show bye-bye, but the trailer looked funny.
* SHIELD - I didn't have OMG!High hopes for it like so many others, so I enjoyed it. It was good.
* TO - Duh.

Wednesday - Arrow, Survivor, The Tomorrow People*

* TTP - I watched the original, Julie Plec, Jason Dohring guest-starring, I'm there.

Thursday - THE VAMPIRE DIARIES (MY HEART AND SOUL!), Parks & Rec, Reign*, Elementary, Scandal, Project Runway (almost over), White Collar, Glee (but only the 6 episodes with Demi Lovato and only her scenes)

* Reign - We'll see, might suck, might not.

And that is it. See? Very little for me. OK, fine, I'm also watching Washington Capitals Hockey. But still... way less than usual!
faith5by5_1013: Other: Brain Canonfaith5by5_1013 on September 26th, 2013 04:32 am (UTC)
Sleepy Hollow is so good. I thought it was going to be ridiculous in a terrible way, so I didn't plan on watching it. Then I heard all kinds of positive things about it, decided to watch it because I needed silliness, and I already love it.

I love Allison Janney as well, but Mom just doesn't seem like it would appeal to me. But I definitely understand watching things because an actor you love is in them.
Arabian: Betty01 - Yesarabian on September 26th, 2013 04:55 am (UTC)
I feel like I'm one of the only ones who watched the trailer and thought SH looked totally awesome, and it totally lived up to my expectations.;

I was surprised at how much I enjoyed Mom, expected to cringe a lot more than I did. Or maybe it was my AJ love shining through, LOL!
faith5by5_1013faith5by5_1013 on September 26th, 2013 01:31 pm (UTC)
It's really hard for me to judge a show based on the trailer, so I usually just read what the critics are saying and, if it's positive and it sounds like something I'd like, I'll usually give it a chance.

I'm not usually a fan of comedies in general. I find most of them wildly inconsistent at best. And, at worst, horribly cringe-worthy. AJ is usually really funny though.
Arabian: Alaric02arabian on September 29th, 2013 03:43 am (UTC)
I really recommend SH. It's really good, and fun. Just an enjoyable show. "Mom" wasn't great, but I liked it. And yeah AJ, and AF is great.
faith5by5_1013faith5by5_1013 on September 29th, 2013 03:57 am (UTC)
Yeah, Sleepy Hollow is a lot of fun. I'm glad I gave it a chance.
irlandesak: divorceirlandesak on September 26th, 2013 05:14 am (UTC)
I always like these posts.

I liked The Blacklist more than you did. Spader was enough for me to give it a few more episodes and that's all a pilot typically neeeds to do for me. If I like one aspect of it, I will give it some rope to see how it shakes out since there are so few pilots that just work for me from the beginning.

Part of me wants to check out Sleepy Hollow but it's not really my genre and I feel I'd tire of it. Maybe I'll wait to see how the series folds out. I think S.H.I.E.L.D. will fill that not my favorite genre but I'll watch slot. I love Clark Gregg.

Brooklynn 99 had a good second episode except they need to three dimensionalize Andy Samberg's character or he may become like Shawn Spencer on Psych who became unbearable.

The Trophy Wife was a very confident pilot. It actually seemed like it was a third or fourth episode. I'm not sure how often I'll watch, though. I tend to lean towards the romcom (even if it's uneven) of The Mindy Project than family comedies and I don't see it being DVR worthy.

I think the only new show I planned on checking out that hasn't aired yet is the Michael J Fox show. Oh hell, and Sean Saves The World even though I know that will probably be bad. I just loved Megan Hilty so much from SMASH.
Arabian: Alaric01arabian on September 26th, 2013 05:17 am (UTC)
I HIGHLY recommend SH. It's just so damn enjoyable. REALLY, REALLY enjoyable. And enjoyable TV is SO much fun. I love Spader, but just so damn cliched and conventional in every way. I dunno. Nice to hear about TTW.

I heard Sean Saves the World sucked really bad. :( But yeah if you really liked Hilty, that might be enough.

ETA: Well, I watched TTW and it actually didn't do it for me. It was pretty cliched and I dunno, just not my thing, so I took that off my list. Oh well.

Edited at 2013-09-29 03:44 am (UTC)
bangel_4e: elena3bangel_4e on September 26th, 2013 01:21 pm (UTC)
I started watching Sleepy Hollow too!
And I agree it's really enjoyable...and the lead actor's accent...O.O LOVE IT!

The story seems interesting and I plan to keep watching!

Oh, our tv schedules are so different lol
But we do have TVD, OUAT & SH in common :)
Arabian: Damon02arabian on September 29th, 2013 03:45 am (UTC)
Yeah, I think Tom Milson is great. I'm really enjoying SH so much.

As long as we have TVD in common, we're good, LOL!
bangel_4e: b1bangel_4e on September 29th, 2013 10:42 am (UTC)
That's right ;)
Matt: Ghidorahghidorah15 on September 26th, 2013 02:22 pm (UTC)
Oh, yes - Sleepy Hollow is really engaging to me so far. :) Just the right mix of silly and serious, the two main characters are very easy to like and root for, and the backstory and mythology promise to be rich and detailed (always a plus with me). So yeah - let's pray this one survives the Fox Curse.

Aside from it, the only shows I'm really going to be watching are on the CW: Arrow (Season One really grew on me, especially starting from Episode 14, "The Odyssey"), The Originals (obviously), and The Vampire Diaries (no duh, Sherlock). The Tomorrow People is a promising maybe, and Reign, as you said, could go in either direction quality-wise.

So yeah - you've the heavier TV schedule, but whatever works. ;)
Arabian: TVarabian on September 29th, 2013 03:46 am (UTC)
I've been using enjoyable, but engaging works really well too. It's quite engaging, indeed. With the ratings it's getting, I don't think Fox will want to let this one go anytime soon.

I do like Arrow and the obvious TVD and TO. I do have a heavier TV schedule than you, but for me, this is WAY lighter than normal. I'm so proud of myself, LOL!
she was a work in progress.: asoue: baudelairesdreamer_98 on September 26th, 2013 02:53 pm (UTC)
I'm enjoying Sleepy Hollow so far too. The other new shows I'm planning to check out are Reign, Almost Human, Dracula (even though Jonathan Rhys Myers creeps me out; mostly want to see it for Katie McGrath) and Once Upon a Time in Wonderland (not very excited about that one; the regular OUAT is barely keeping my attention).
Arabian: JenniferMorrison01arabian on September 29th, 2013 03:48 am (UTC)
It's nice to hear how many people are loving SH. :)

Dracula just looks sooo bad, but I totally understand wanting to check a show out for an actor you like and Katie is great. I liked the trailer (and the lead actress appeals to me) in OUATIW so that's why I'm interested in that. I don't adore OUAT, and I do have issues with it, but I love Jennifer Morrison, and enough of OUAT works for me that I stick with it.
Matt: Ghidorahghidorah15 on September 29th, 2013 03:40 pm (UTC)
I'm torn. I love Katie McGrath, too, but after the horrendous way the latter three seasons of Merlin treated her character, I have little to no faith that this so-called Dracula show will do any better. Besides, if you're going to have a show about the vampire, why not make him a complete and irredeemable nightmare? I'm sick and tired of all these lame attempts to make him look like a romantic lead.

*shrug* Just my two cents.
Arabian: Damon01arabian on September 30th, 2013 10:05 am (UTC)
Based on the horrible trailer, I can't see this show doing justice to anyone, but the right actor can rise above the material, so you never know.

It's gonna be a loooooooooong time before we get a non-hot vampire, you know that, lol!
Matt: Ghidorahghidorah15 on September 30th, 2013 03:02 pm (UTC)
Unfortunately, yes. No imagination whatsoever, I swear. How do people of such woeful skill get put in charge of major productions? How do these all-powerful "connections" even get formed?

*sigh* I guess we'll never truly know.
Thoughts= stars I can't fathom into constellations: NianVampthesicko1012 on September 26th, 2013 05:44 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I am really getting into Sleepy Hollow too. Usually it takes me more than two episodes of something to really get me hooked (like, I can';t really say that I am a "fan" of a show until after around the mid finale), but this one has got me.
Arabian: Damon & Elena(PR)02arabian on September 29th, 2013 03:48 am (UTC)
Yay, another SH fan. :) It's just so engaging!
Florencia: DE (It's a Fairy Tale)florencia7 on September 27th, 2013 08:38 pm (UTC)
OK, so basically, I'm very very very happy that TVD is coming back but I'm VERY VERY VERY HAPPY that your TVD posts are coming back!!!!!!! ;D

My vicious ambitious TV schedule includes: TVD (♥), TO (I'm probably going to watch the entire season even it's bad LOL), OUAT (S3 is actually looking good so far), OUAT in Wonderland (I'm going to watch 1x01 & if it's not amazing I'll happily drop it), Homeland (I may just save the eps & watch the entire season during Christmas...), Dracula (I hope it will be bad, so I won't have to worry about watching it haha), The Tomorrow People (obviously going to give JP a chance although right now I can't even remember what this show is going to be about lol).
Arabian: Damon & Elena23arabian on September 29th, 2013 03:50 am (UTC)

SO happy that TVD is coming back! And my hours spent writing posts is coming back... well, not so happy about that, but I love reading the comments I get in response!! :D

I can't imagine TO being bad because of the people being involved (ie, TVD people). I'm thinking of doing that with Homeland too. Dracula's gonna be cheesy terrible, sooooooo bad. I can tell from the trailer. So bad. TTP. I watched the original, JP, JDoh, I'm so there. Youngsters with special powers. Uh huh.
tj2013tj2013 on September 29th, 2013 12:05 pm (UTC)
Hey there, glad to see you're back. Hope you had a nice summer.
I will be with you with TVD, TO, Arrow, TTP. Am also watching Beauty and the beast ( yeah, I know, really cheesy, but I like Jay Ryan's voice) and a friend recommend Revenge, which I just started. Quite predictable, but ok if you need a distraction...reminds me of Gossip Girl, only more deaths ...
Never heard about Sleepy Hollow, but after reading all these enthusiastic comments, I am going to try :-))
So glad the vampires are coming back to town, and I am esp looking forward to your TVD- recaps. On to Season 5!!
Arabian: Damon09arabian on September 30th, 2013 10:04 am (UTC)
I tried BatB, watched the first 4 eps, but it just didn't grab me. It was better than I thought it would be, but just didn't work for me. I watched Revenge, but stopped mid season 02 and I do NOT like the main couple and I'll never get my pairing (Emily/Nolan) so that one is out for me.

tj2013tj2013 on October 1st, 2013 12:57 pm (UTC)
Aww, no Emily/Nolan? Thats's too bad. So I won't get my hopes up, but I also like them as friends. Grabriel Mann is simply awesome. Love his haircut. LOL.

kellygreen83: pic#119640376kellygreen83 on October 2nd, 2013 10:13 am (UTC)
So first off, I'd like to say I can't wait for TVD to start again and for your reviews of the episodes (which are by far my favorite) as well! I thought I'd share my fall/winter TV viewing list too as it kind of but not really meshes with yours. In creating this list I've come to the determination that I apparently really like crime dramas and supernatural/sci fi/fantasy shows lol :). Notes: Italics designates new shows for this year, (Parentheses) designates I'll be watching online for sure as DVR time is at a premium (my boyfriend has his shows too after all).

Monday: Bones, Sleepy Hollow, Teen Wolf
Tuesday: NCIS, Supernatural, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., (The Originals)
Wednesday: Revolution, Arrow, Psych, (The Tomorrow People)
Thursday: Vampire Diaries, Glee, White Collar, (Once Upon a Time in Wonderland)
Friday: Haven, Grimm
Saturday: Dr Who
Sunday: Once Upon a Time

I have to agree with Sleepy Hallow being better than I expected and I think it will become a new favorite show with lots of humor and startling moments for us to enjoy. As for the online shows, I'll probably give them an episode or two to see if I like them but may drop them if life gets too hectic as 19 hours a week for just TV can be a bit daunting even if they don't all air at the same time. I thought about adding Elementary too but not sure if I'll have the time.