Friday, September 24
New TV Shows
Yesterday, Chris blogged about the best new TV shows that are out.
Monday, I watched Hawaii Five-O, which was good, entertaining, action-filled, fun. I guess.
It wasn't bad. It's just that Monday nights are not the night for me to discover a new TV show. Not when Monday has always been a troublesome night to get my DVR to obey. House, Dancing With The Stars, How I Met Your Mother. Once upon a time, I also had to find time for 24, Prison Break, Heroes. Then I discovered Castle, Drop Dead Diva, CSI: Miami, Mad Men, and Nurse Jackie. And now 90210.
So, no matter how much I enjoy/did enjoy/will enjoy Hawaii Five-O, basically if it's not available On Demand, or if CBS's website is crap (which it has been; thus my near break-up with HIMYM)... then I should probably cross this show off my list. Not gonna happen.
I'd forgotten that I had seen a couple other new shows, Nikita, Hellcats, and Covert Affairs (which started over the summer). Frankly, I'll cop to it, I like cheesy teen-shows, and any show with a kick-ass female superspy. It's the Alias fan in me, who'll give both Nikita & Covert Affairs both a 6-ish on the Jennifer Garner Ass Kicker scale. They're ok.
Hellcats, also ok.
As you can see, I'm sorta all MEH about the whole feeling of adding any more shows on to my TV watching "plate". I'm overwhelmed as it is. I mean, I am sometimes so relieved to hear a favorite show is getting cancelled (LOST) because it means I might get some of my life back. As you know, I dread DWTS & Idol season, because I know I will be compelled to watch, but it is literally a COMMITMENT.
This is why shows on Thursdays, no matter how good, are off my radar... And I've watched (and really liked) Modern Family, so I do consider this a huge sacrifice. All because Thursday is the night I've chosen to not watch TV. Especially after a Monday through Wednesday DWTS/Idol bender. By Thursday, I'm just beat.
Side note, I checked out Outsourced last night. BLECH. Also watched My Generation. Eh. Sorry folks, not worthy of a DVR Season Pass. I also watched Undercovers. Also eh. It did get a 7 on the Jen Garner Ass Kickers scale (mainly bc of the JJ Abrams affiliation, on which I should also mentioned that at exactly 9:00 in the pilot, it sounds like Abrams decided to recyle some of the Lost soundtrack.)
So unless someone tells me there's a new show that was startlingly funny, entertaining, and enlightening, and somehow also heals medical ailments and makes money appear, then I just can't co-sign the watching of a new show.
... Says Toni Ryan