Shannon Stacey

TV round-up in lieu of actual content

I have Sudafed-brain today, so I’m just going to babble about television. I love TV. Sometimes I remind myself I could get a lot more writing done if I didn’t watch television at night, but then I laugh at myself. No TV? Seriously? So what am I watching?

Amazing Race: This is still our favorite show, hands down. I don’t strongly dislike anybody yet this season, but my early favorites are the cowboys, Jet and Cord. If I had to name a team I’d like to see go home next, I guess it would be Miss Maps Such As and her boyfriend.

Cold Case: Getting a little ho-hum for me, but I’m so very glad they’ve ended that ridiculously stupid storyline with Lily stalking the military school guy. That was dumb.

House: Awesome, as always. I don’t get Cutty and the PI, though. Zero chemistry there.

24: I’m not enjoying this season at all. It’s ridiculous and I don’t want Jack to be involved with Rene and that whole thing with the Battlestar Galactica blonde and her boyfriend and the past boyfriend? Hate that. You know it’s very, very bad when my favorite character is Chloe.

Castle: It just keeps getting better and better. I love everything about it and the chemistry between the four of them at work is absolutely perfect. I thought, in the beginning, I’d be annoyed by his goody-two-shoes daughter, but I like her, too.

Human Target: My love for this show knows no bounds. It’s funny and action-filled but still has some depth to the characters. Not a lot of depth, but enough to make me want to know more about them. We DVR it to watch with the kids, because they love it, too, and we’re so glad they moved it from 9pm to 8pm. That means we’re not watching Idol this season, but we’re free to watch Human Target. At 9, the DVR schedule was already full because we were watching Criminal Minds and taping Modern Family and Cougartown.

NCIS and NCIS: LA: Love them so much. At first I didn’t care for LA, but the chemistry and easy banter between Sam and G has sucked me in and won me over. I’m glad on NCIS, they’ve backed off the Tony & Ziva thing. Was worried about shark jumping after their little trip overseas.

The Mentalist: Still enjoying it, though it’s not as charmingly original as it was. But as long as he keeps smiling that impish smile, I’ll be there watching it.

Lost: With the exception of the most recent episode starring Boring Ben, I’ve enjoyed this season. It’s sucked me back in and now I want answers.

Looking forward to V returning. Couldn’t care less about Flash Forward returning.

Survivor: Never miss it. GO BOSTON ROB!!! I’m totally a Villains girl.

CSI: Eh. Starting to not really care. We never started watching the New York series and we finally managed to kick the Miami habit thanks to Castle, but even the original is starting to get a little meh.

What else….

NUMB3RS: Still love this show. But something they said during last week’s previews, and the fact Charlie and Amita are going to England, gave me the impression they’re bringing it to an end. Anybody heard anything about that?

Miscellaneous sitcoms: Still absolutely in love with The Big Bang Theory, Two and A Half Men, Modern Family, Cougartown (which we almost didn’t watch because of it’s dumbass name, but we love now). Starting to feel a little meh about How I Met Your Mother. So much of it borders on ridiculous now.

Favorite new show: Parenthood. My husband and I both think it’s incredible and I really hope it sticks around.

I know I’m missing some, but that’s okay. This is long enough. Time to stare at the clock, counting the minutes until I can self-medicate again!

11 comments to “TV round-up in lieu of actual content”

  1. limecello
      · March 11th, 2010 at 3:03 pm · Link

    I’d forgotten about Human Target… hopefully I can catch up on Hulu. And agreed 100% about Cougar Town. Horrible name. Just awful, but the show is pretty good!
    Otherwise… :P we don’t watch the same shows. (Well, sometimes I check Modern Family.)
    I think you should watch Bones, and White Collar. No, really!

  2. Jaci Burton
      · March 11th, 2010 at 3:11 pm · Link

    Love Castle. Love Survivor (and Boston Rob!). Love Amazing Race. Agree that Parenthood is great.

    You should be watching The Good Wife. Best new TV show of the season. Dynamic cast and storyline. One of my favorite shows right now. I can’t rave enough about it.

    I’ve actually started catching up to Criminal Minds via reruns on A&E and Biker Dude and I love it. Big time.

    24 – stupid. Gave up on it after 3 episodes this season.

    American Idol this season is awful and haven’t been watching. Might see how the talent is when they get to the top 10, but based upon what I saw early on, they all suck so you’re not missing a thing.

    Keep forgetting to DVR Human Target. Caught one episode. Must go program it now so I don’t forget next week.

  3. Shannon
      · March 11th, 2010 at 3:23 pm · Link

    I’ve actually seen bits and pieces of The Good Wife and it looks like a good show. I think they did the show a HUGE disservice in its lead-in promo. It looked like nothing more than a political adultery scandal and blech. Didn’t want that.

    To add to my list:

    SHOWS I DON’T LIKE THAT MY HUSBAND MAKES ME WATCH: Fringe and The Deep End. I love Walter and Astrid, but don’t like Fringe as a whole. And The Deep End drives me nuts. It’s as though they had a master list of stereotypical law firm characters and checked them off as they wrote the pilot.

    SHOWS I REGRET NOT WATCHING (because of my inability to jump into a series after it’s started):
    The Good Wife
    Desperate Housewives

    THE SHOW I MOST REGRET NOT WATCHING & AM THEREFOR WATCHING THE BOXED SET PRICING FOR: The Gilmore Girls. Especially now that I’ve seen the actress in Parenthood. I really want to see The Gilmore Girls.
    Brothers & Sisters

  4. Jaci Burton
      · March 11th, 2010 at 3:34 pm · Link

    You can catch up on The Good Wife this summer during rerun season. You won’t regret it. It’s not at all about what you think it is. And Mr S will like it too. Biker Dude loves it.

  5. Rhonda
      · March 11th, 2010 at 4:53 pm · Link

    See when y’all were talking about Parenthood, I didn’t even know who was in it, but I figured what the heck, and downloaded and watch the pilot – I squealed – Coach and Lorelai! Morgan watched it with me and we both loved it. We both loved the Gilmore Girls, she was a good age to watch it as reruns afterschool – and I got the boxed set as a birthday gift – now the little one watches it too. Before kids I was a huge TV watcher, after they came along and/or got old enough to do so many activities I stopped watching regular TV series. BUT I have mad love for Parenthood (and pray I’m not jinxing it by saying that) and I hope it keeps playing and y’all keep reminding me when to turn on the TV and watch it. :grin:

    I’ve learned all sorts of things from y’all about different shows & I do try to catch some along.

  6. Jean
      · March 11th, 2010 at 3:13 pm · Link

    Shakes head. Nope. Haven’t felt the slightest inclination to watch any of those shows. But I’ve never been a fan of TV. If hubby’s around, our house is constantly blaring something from TCM or similar. I do my best to tune it out, but I like some of the old classics.

  7. Alison Kent
      · March 12th, 2010 at 4:23 am · Link

    And The Deep End is gone, so you don’t have to worry about that one anymore. Lasted like 5 shows or something. It was the lamest.

  8. Alison Kent
      · March 12th, 2010 at 4:25 am · Link

    Also, this is the end of 24. As said, it lasted 8 days, LOL!

  9. Shannon
      · March 12th, 2010 at 5:22 pm · Link

    I’m not surprised The Deep End is gone. It was NOT a good show, despite what my husband thought.

    Sad to see 24 go, though, no matter how much it’s gone downhill. It WAS a really good show and Keifer was so good in the role. They just killed it with their dumbass perimeters and gaping plotholes and stupid soap opera elements.

    They shouldn’t have killed Edgar. Just sayin’.

  10. Melani Blazer
      · March 13th, 2010 at 6:28 pm · Link

    TV? really? Only thing I *was* watching was Leverage on TNT. Looking forward to next season. Other than that we watch Top Gear on BBC and Dirty Jobs, reruns included. After that it’s whatever the hell sounds good on cable. We end up watching COPS a lot.

    Hubby’s looking forward to Justified (TUES!!) and the return of Sons of Anarchy. (I don’t watch it with him, though.)

  11. Natalie J. Damschroder
      · March 15th, 2010 at 1:18 am · Link

    CBS has STILL not officially said, but yeah, this past Friday was the series finale of Numb3rs. Several of the actors are already picked up on other shows.

    We really liked Parenthood, but we’re very wary. It’s bordering on depressing, and the promo for next week looks like it’s just going to get worse. I like how the characters are complex, not one-note and locked in to their “flaws,” but if it’s just one horrible surprise and depressing diagnosis after another, we won’t last long.

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