Sunday, September 07, 2008
What I'm watching for the fall
"The Cleveland Show" is one of the new entries to my Fall TV lineup. Photo by Fox.com
Last week, the Fall TV 2008 rolled out with "Gossip Girl," "90210," "Prison Break" and "America's Next Top Model," and over the next few weeks more TV shows will be competing for your attention. After reading through the entertainment bible and after careful consideration from the thoughts and opinions from my friends, here's my line up.
"The Amazing Race," "Desperate Houseswives" to be watched live. To be DVR'd "Family Guy" and "The Cleveland Show."
Why you should watch: "TAR" is one of the best reality shows on TV. It's like traveling all over the world without leaving the comfort of your home. Plus, host Phil Keoghan is the sexiest reality host on TV. Last season, "Desperate Housewives" got its groove back with the addition of Dana Delaney to the cast and this season is the five year jump, so I can't wait to see what happened in-between.
"Gossip Girl," "Heroes" and "Prison Break" (in the winter "24"). I'm dropping "Chuck." To be DVR'd : nothing. Monday is going to be the busiest and best night of the week as "GG", "Heroes" all fight for that teen-age, hip, cool audience.
"GG" is this generations "BH, 90210" only with Prada and Kate Spade instead of shoulder pads and tube skirts. "Heroes" had an awful last season. The writer's strike probably didn't help things but it just seemed as if it lost its way. Then, we managed to see hour 1 at Comic-Con and was blown away. So I'm in for now, but it's on probation. I skipped a great big portion of "Prison Break" last season but I managed to enjoy the premiere last week so I'm in again, but it, too, is on probation. I'm a little concerned about the writers of "24" delaying production but I'm sure they will get back on track. I was this close to DVR'ing "Dancing with the Stars" to see if Cloris Leachman or Susan Lucci would break a hip but decided that it wasn't worth my time.
"90210" (on probation), "Fringe" "Law & Order SVU". To DVR: "The Biggest Loser: Families." I got hooked on America's trendiest ZIP code last week, but we'll see if they can still deliver the heat in week two.
"Fringe" is amazing. Here, take a peek.
See? I knew you'd like it.
As far as "SVU" as long as Mariska and Christopher are on, then I'm watching. I love their chemistry and although the cases can be a big gruesome, it's still worth watching.
"America's Next Top Model", "Stylista," "Project Runway" to DVR: "Deal or No Deal". Tyra is a superstar in her own mind. But the girl can model her butt off. The Tyra wannabees always come with their share of drama. This season we have a transexual and an Asian woman who might win the whole thing. The rest, I'm kinda meh on . "Stylista" is from the same producers so I imagine it'll be some of the same over the top drama we're used to. There are no words to describe the wonders of "Project Runway." And while this season may not have the dramatic characters we're used to, this is a strong group of designers. I'm looking for Korto, Kenley and Terri to be in the final three but I could be wrong. "Deal or No Deal" may actually give away the blasted $1 Million now.
Take a look at the first winner.
While it's exciting and all, I don't need to see it every single week.
My 8 p.m. hour is extremely competitive!! I'm watching "Survivor" live, DVR'ing "Ugly Betty" to be watched at 9 p.m. I would LOVE to catch Smallville this season since they will be featuring the Justice League and the Legion of Superheroes but I can't watch everything. And I'm adding an old friend "ER" back into the mix. I left "ER" when Dr. Romano got his arm cut off by a helicopter only one season later to have another helicopter land on him and kill him. It had become tired and too soap-opera-y to me. But now, I'm hooked again by watching old episodes in the gym in the mornings.
Friday: What I'm watching: Absolutely nothing. There's noting ever REMOTELY interesting on this day to me. So I might use this evening to catch up with the shows I missed during the week.
Saturday: The same. Absolutely nothing.
So there you have it.
Is there something I missed that I should be watching?