Finally! The fall TV season is beginning, with some brand-new shows premiering in the next several weeks and our old favorites finally back with fresh episodes. I’ve always liked waiting to see how the new line up turns out. But now that I’ve seen the schedule, there’s one thing I have to ask: Why do they always put all the good shows on at the same time?
Take Mondays, for example. At 7:00 p.m. central time, is “Dancing With The Stars” opposite “House.” Now, how am I supposed to pick one? With “Dancing” you need to start out from Day One and get to know which celebrities are really as nice as they seem and which are egotistical blowhards. However, when we last saw “House,” he had committed himself to a mental hospital. He needs me to be there! I’m definitely going to have to record one…
Tuesday, it’s the same thing. A new show “V,” based on an old science fiction mini-series I loved, (where aliens who look like us, turn out to be lizards under the skin) is up against “So You Think You Can Dance.” Decisions, decisions! Okay, maybe I’ll watch all the dramas and tape all the dancing.
Wednesday is another new show I’d like to try, “Mercy,” (about a cool nurse,) at the same time as “America’s Next Top Model,” which I can’t miss. (Tyra would be so put out!)
But for me, the real torture is Thursdays. At 7:00 is the new hot show, “Flash Forward” against “Survivor” against “Bones” against “The Vampire Diaries.” Fortunately, I saw “Diaries” last week, so I feel I can safely drop it. While it wasn’t bad, I felt it was aimed at a much younger demographic than mine. But still, the choice will be tough. Eight o’clock is the killer for me. There’s “Fringe,” which, as you know, I love, love love,
versus “Grey’s Anatomy” which I also love, love, love.
What’s THAT about? It just isn’t fair, considering there are whole other nights and time slots with nothing but stinky programs. But, I suppose people who watch such shows as “Ugly Betty,” “Medium” and “Ghost Whisperer” would beg to differ with me, but I mean, really!
Well, it will be fun to see what new shows hold up and which ones sink to the bottom faster than a stool pigeon in a cement overcoat.
Meanwhile I’m gathering up some aspirin, furniture polish and ice packs. My poor soon-to-be-overworked DVD recorder is going to need some TLC!
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