Over the last few years, it seems that each new season I end up watching more weekly programs.
This year there are a ton of shows my wife and I have interest in seeing, some of which are new, some of which have lost their luster.
8pm CBS – Big Bang Theory
8:30pm CBS – How I met your mother
8pm FOX – Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles
9pm NBC – Heroes
10pm NBC – My Own Worst Enemy
I find Big Bang Theory and How I met your mother to be 2 of the funniest shows on TV. I still look forward to these each week and not even the Terminator can keep me away.
The Terminator has been good and the first season had me looking forward to each new episode. I’m not as excited this season and it has been kicked to the DVR.
Heroes Season 1 was awesome. Season 2 was ok. Season 3 has started out ok but seems to be just more of the same. Not looking forward to Heroes as much each as I used to but at least nothing else exciting is on at 9pm.
My Own Worst Enemy is a new show with Christian Slater which looks like it has potential.
9pm FOX – Fringe
9pm ABC Family – Greek
10pm ABC – Eli Stone
First off, I tried watching the new 90210. I missed the first episode and started watching the second. 10 minutes in and I was ready to turn it off. 40 minutes in and it still sucked and I’ll never watch it again. The dialogue was horrible and the storylines were even worse. Sorry Shannon Dougherty, you’ll have to revive your career elsewhere.
Fringe is a neat new show that has been a pleasant surprise. It is still a little strange and hopefully they don’t go too nutty with all the paranormal pseudoscience, but so far it has the right balance of thriller and science fiction. I’ve been looking forward to each new episode the first few weeks so this is one of my favorite shows at the moment.
We kind of forgot about Greek but its a fun show.
Eli Stone is one of those shows that is just odd. He imagines things that he thinks are real and other people think he’s nuts. My wife wanted to check out the show last year so I started watching with her. At first I wasn’t impressed but for some reason it is now one of my favorite shows and I’m really looking forward to the second season starting Oct 14.
8pm NBC – Knight Rider
8pm ABC – Pushing Daisies
9pm ABC – Private Practice
10pm Comedy Central – South Park
I have this on DVR and have yet to watch Knight Rider. I was excited for this show especially after the special last year. It seemed to have potential. The word on the web is that the first episode is so horrible that it won’t make it longer than the Bionic Woman. Maybe that’s good for me because I actually like the Bionic Woman? We’ll find out soon enough.
Pushing Daisies’ first season was absolutely wonderful to watch. It was just different from every other show out. It has it’s own ecclectic feel and is fun to watch. Hopefully they can continue to write intriguing episodes.
Private Practice is ok. Not one of my favorites but the spinoff to Grey’s Anatomy is entertaining. My wife really likes this one but I’m kind of indifferent to watching it.
8pm CW – Smallville
9pm ABC – Grey’s Anatomy
10pm ABC – Life on Mars
Smallville is one of those shows that each week you don’t know what you’re going to get. One episode is awesome and the next is barely watchable. Usually the bad ones are when they just make up some random guy who got a power from kryptonite somehow. The good ones move the plotline along and usually involved other members of the justice league. This season it sounds like they will have Green Arrow in a lot of episodes which should make for a good final season.
Grey’s Anatomy was a great show in its first couple of seasons. It hasn’t been as great but its still a good show.
Life on Mars is one of the new shows that looks like it has potential. We’ll see on Oct. 9.
We might have to DVR Eleventh Hour and check that out as well.
8pm CBS – Ghost Whisperer
Friday nights the last few years have meant either Las Vegas or Doctor Who but the first is gone and the second is on hiatus unfortunately.
We just started watching repeats this summer of Ghost Whisperer since there was nothing else on. We decided to throw it on and were presently surprised. We’ve watched about 6 or 7 repeats and are now looking forward to the new season.
Crusoe is on NBC and might be worth DVRing to check it out.
9pm HBO – True Blood
9pm ABC – Desparate Housewives
10pm ABC – Brothers and Sisters
True Blood is another show that has a lot of potential. It is so strange that you can’t help wanting to find out what happens next. Each episode so far has ended with a nice cliffhanger that leaves you not wanting to wait a whole week to see more. I wasn’t sure about this show about vampires at first but it is one of my favorites so far this fall. Hopefully it will continue to please.
Desparate Housewives has lost a lot of its luster since the first season. I’m not as excited this year but maybe the jump forward 5 years will make it watchable again.
Brothers and Sisters is a pretty good drama. Again I’m not as excited but it is a solid show with a lot of good characters and decent storylines.
So there you have it. Hopefully some of the shows we really enjoy will actually last (r.i.p. Jericho, Las Vegas, et al).