Sunday, August 30, 2009
The Fall of my Discontent....
Betty and Daniel from "Ugly Betty" are moving to Friday nights, which I'm actually kind of glad about because it now gives me something to watch. Photo by ABC.com
Hello TV watchers. I'm baacck!
You'll notice that the Remote has been on mute for most of the summer because there's really been NOTHING ON TV. We had our bright spots and some not so bright spots. But over all it's been pretty bland.
That's NOT the case this fall. I think we might have a case of system overload as shows fight to compete for your time and attention. I think the biggest story of the fall is NBC's decision to scuttle the 10 p.m. hour of dramas and add "The Jay Leno" Show."
I'll be honest, Jay Leno isn't to my taste. I love his "Headlines" feature but that's about it. I'm going to tune in the first week when he has some pretty big guest stars like Rihanna (making her first appearance on TV since the attack from Chris Brown in February) and Kanye West.
My poor DVR is going to explode because some of my favorites are now facing off. Monday nights looks pretty weak to me, so I'll probably stick with "Heroes" since it's now on at 8 p.m. and then I'm done for the night.
Wednesday is going to be busy because I have "America's Next Top Model" and "Mercy" facing off. I love Tyra so I'm going to stick with a sista because, she's just too damn funny. "Mercy" looks like it's going to be the "anti-ER" so I want to check that out.
I've fallen hard for "Glee" and I just learned yesterday that "Law & Order SVU" is going up against it. I'm going to watch "Glee" and probably DVR "L&O: SVU" and watch it at 10. Lord knows what's going to happen when "Lost" returns for the final season in January, but I'll figure that out then.
Thursday has "Flash Forward" facing off against "Survivor" so I'll be watching "Survivor" live and DVR'ing "Flash Forward." On cable there's "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" and "Project Runway" but since cable repeats things umteen times, I'll just DVR both of them can catch them later or wait for the repeats.
Fridays, I'm going to jump on the "Smallville" train since I heard it was actually pretty descent this last season. Then "Ugly Betty" at 9 p.m. and "Southland" might be my Friday night at 10 p.m. show.
Saturday air a repeat of "Trauma" so I'll probably wait and watch it then.
Sunday is all about "The Amazing Race" and "Desperate Housewives" but I am curious about "Three Rivers" and "The Cleveland Show" but I'm still on the fence.
Over the next few weeks, I'll be blogging about the shows, the good, the bad and the soon to be cancelled. Until then, stay tuned....