ABW’s TV Corner: Fall TV – Want/Do Not Want
Fall is upon us. That means new TV shows on the horizon and season premieres up the wazoo. Ah, when I was a child this was the only thing that lifted my mood after having to return to the evil that was school.
Of course, it’s all different now. Back then the summer was a time for reruns (you suck, reruns!) and movies of the week (more sucking!). American television finally caught on tot he fact that some money could be made off of people desperate to watch something new in the warm months. Suddenly the Season Schedule wasn’t so easy to predict; stuff might get started in January and run through August or there might be shows that come on only in the summer. We’re never without some new TV these days. And that’s fine with me.
Still, Fall is exciting. Lots of new stuff to watch.
I’m excited about Heroes, even though that finale made me cry out in pain. At least they finished the plot arc! I really don’t care about the conclusion to the cliffhanger on CSI, but I’m glad it’s back. Same for NUMB3RS. I want to know what happens to Colby!! I watched the first season of Dexter this summer and completely fell in love with it. Can’t decide if I should watch it every week or wait until it’s all done and then watch. Family Guy is back – I think Fox will never cancel this show, even if it continues to suck in many ways, for fear of making another huge mistake. Sadly, I will watch it, even if it continues to suck in many ways, for the few moments of joy it brings me.
Of the new shows, Journeyman looks interesting, as does Pushing Daisies. Reaper might be amusing or it might be stupid. As I have yet to see a whiff of brown people in it, I may not even bother. I want to watch Cane because Jimmy Smits still lives in my heart, despite Star Wars and that terrible production of Twelfth Night I saw him in. Plus, you know, brown man as lead on television. It must be worth something. I never watched the old Bionic Woman, so it has no nostalgia value for me. But Michelle Ryan is a good actress and excellent eye candy (if I can just stop mistaking her for Jennifer Garner). Women’s Murder Club – all female lead cast, mysteries being solved, Angie Harmon? YES.
What are you all looking forward to? I declare Open Thread for talking about TV. It’s the weekend, we can have a little fluff.