What’s on the Tube?

bush-tv-12-hd.jpgWell, this year’s new offerings of TV shows have rolled out for a little while and I thought I would give you a little update of what we have set on the TiVo, and what we thought of the rest:

Network TV: Old Favorites & New Friends

ABC – Umm… not a darned thing. With the exception of “LOST” (which hasn’t yet returned), there isn’t a show on ABC that has caught our interest. If there’s something that we should be watching, let me know, I don’t mind hitting the torrents and catching up, but honestly, nothing has even piqued my attention at all (and I’m easily piqued).

CBS – “How I Met Your Mother” is still one of those shows that we find… wait for it… wait for it… awesome. So if you haven’t ‘suited’ up yet and watched this show, it’s a lot of fun, in that I’m married and mid-30s kind of way.
Probably the best new comedy we’ve seen this fall has to be “The Big Band Theory”. It’s witty, and nerd driven (what more do I need to say to sell you on this show)? If you are not rolling in your chair after the discussion on how Superman I defies the laws of physics when the man of steel attempts to catch Louis out of the falling helicopter, then this show isn’t for you.

Survivor: China – Gotta love Survivor.

Numb3rs – This show continues to bring us enjoyment. One of the nice things is that it doesn’t have this massive back-story plot, so you can always jump in and enjoy the episode.

Criminal Minds – I don’t know, there has always been something about this show that I love (Gideon), and much like Numb3rs, even if we miss an episode, I don’t feel like we are totally lost.

Rules of Engagement – I had started to wonder that this last season, mid-season replacement had gone away (like The Nine), but nope, its back and still just as funny. What can I save, I love David Spade and Patrick Warburton.

Moonlight – It’s on the TiVo, but we haven’t got to watch it yet.

Cane – Meh. I watched this for an episode and it simply didn’t capture my interest on any level. It just felt like a wanna-be Cuban Sopranos. I love Jimmy Smits, but this show is sub-par at best.

NBC – “The Office”, hello, one of the funniest shows on TV. I never got the office until early this spring. We had caught a random episode or two, but I guess I just didn’t get it. So Michelle and I decided to start watching from the beginning. That did it, I was hooked.

My Name is Earl”, hello, one of the funniest shows on TV. Jason Lee is just awesome. It has a great message and is a lot fun to watch.

Bionic Woman” – on the TiVo, haven’t watched it yet.

Chuck” – I liked the first episode enough to make me record the second on, but the jury is still out on this one.

Heroes” – Enough said. I was worried when I realized this wasn’t going to be a limited series, but wow, so far I’m still very impressed with this show.

Journeyman” – Hooked after one show. I loved Kevin McKidd in Rome, and wow, I had tears in my eyes at the end of the first episode. I have no idea what it’s about, but it makes me want to watch and find out.

FOX – “K*Ville” is Krap Ville. Honestly, if you wanted a bigger anti-return to New Orleans show, I don’t think you could make one. I just don’t get it. I mean, I can understand a show that takes place in NO, one that brings the ideas of redemption, rebuilding, and restoring the community. But the show just demonstrates corruption on every level. Krap, krap, krap. Bleh and krap.

Back to You” – Okay, so I have this great idea for a show. You know Dr. Crane, we’ll let’s take a guy like that, but instead of him being a psychiatrist on a radio show, let’s make him a TV anchor. It’ll be awesome. Or not. So far after two shows, I’m just like, bleh, send it, done it, cancelled it.

House” – Either you like him, or you don’t. I still dig him.

Kitchen Nightmares” – I’m a chief Ramsay fan. This show makes me not want to eat at restaurants though

FOX Sunday” – From Lions football to American Dad, FOX is the only channel we watch on Sunday (unless its TiVo).

One thought on “What’s on the Tube?

  1. Bob –

    Unbelievable. For all that we have in common, from this list, apparently the only mutual television we share is House. My two favorite new shows this year are K-Ville and Cane. I’ll be happy to show you where you are unequivocally wrong on both fronts.

    Interesting surprise when I logged in to comment – did you know that I am a full-fledged admin on YOUR blog but not on my own?


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