After a hot summer, it’s almost time for the leaves in the keystone state to start turning colors and then die. I love this time of year more than any other - although, spring is a very close second. The crunching of leaves under your foot, the smell of Fall staples like, pumpkin and apple pie,Starbuck’s Gingerbread Latte, etc. It’s all the sights, sounds and smells of the best season of the year.
But what I’m really looking forward too, is the start of the Fall TV Season. I’ve always enjoyed watching TV shows, but the last few year have been especially enjoyable. Maybe it has to do with getting older and appreciating TV more, or maybe it’s the fact that I’ve come to understand what it takes to write great shows every week that keep people coming back for more.
With last season being a strike shorten season and missing whole shows like 24, or getting, what could be called water down versions of the shows I love like, House and Grey’s Anatomy, this season will hopefully see these shows and others back in their old form. Some might argue that some shows lost their greatness before the strike, but that’s a whole other post.
So here are the shows I’m looking forward to returning in all of their glory, and some new ones I hope can be great.
8:00 – Monday Night Football.
If the Eagles are on, I’m there or pretty much any other team. I might get to watch the other Monday shows live if the game isn’t that good, but most of the time Monday’s shows will be watched on Tuesday afternoon.
8:30 – How I Met Your Mother.
I really like this show. I’ve thought about doing a spec for it. Last season I missed a bunch of episodes because something came on in it’s time slot, I can’t remember what. This is pure fun, I’ll pick it up when I can. It’s not a must watch but I do enjoy it.
9:00 – Heroes.
While season two was eh, there is still enough there to keep me wanting more. It’s a world full of super heroes, how can you not like it?
10:00 – Weeds.
This will be ending soon, but it’s been a great season so far. I’m a little weirded out by one thing that has happened during the season, but I still love it. Mary-Louise Parker does a great job, and is quite the MILF.
8:00 – House.
This is my favorite show on TV. Gregory House is one of the best characters on TV and Hugh Laurie one of the best actors. After last seasons shorten run and the way it ended, I can’t wait to see what the shows writers come up with. What will come of House and Wilson’s relationship? What will happen with the new team members? I get paresthesia just thinking about it!
8:00 – 90210.
I’ll give it a try, but as someone who loved the first show, I can’t see this being good. I mean come on, they couldn’t even come up with a new name for it? How about the new generation? Or, 90210-08. At least it comes on before all the other shows so I can ditch it early if I have too.
9:00 – Fringe.
OK, you got me Mr. Abrams. As someone who just caught up to Lost before the beginning of last season, watching the first 3 seasons over a span of two months and enjoying season four and now, just starting to watch Alias, I’ve become a huge J.J. Abrams fan. Cloverfield helped too. I even want to see Star Trek just because I’ve become a huge fan boy of his. I’ve only seen a few previews of this show and have no idea what it’s about. That doesn’t matter, I’m in.
9:00 – Private Practice.
Dr. Addison Montgomery Shepherd was a main draw once she entered the Grey’s world. Now let’s hope this show picks up speed and gives its fans a reason to watch besides Kate Walsh. I look froward to seeing what Shonda Rhimes has up her sleeve.
9:00 – Grey’s Anatomy.
One of my top five favorite shows. I still think season two was the best this show will ever get, I really hope I’m wrong and this season will be better than that one. What I love about this show is, a lot of people don’t like the main character. I’ve even hear people go as far as saying they wish they’d kill her off. While I don’t mind Meredith Grey, I can see how people could not like her. Will she ever make up her mind about anything? We shall see. Once again, I believe in Shonda. Really interested in seeing where the Torres and Erica “put the lotion in the basket” Hahn relationship goes. How will Meredith and Derek stay together and not effect the show. Are they each others lobsters? Hmm?
9:00 – The Office.
One of the best shows on TV and possibly the funniest. Some people just don’t get it, but this is my type of humor. It’s gotten funnier with each season and you get a sense of who the characters are which makes it even better. For someone to just try and watch it randomly, they might not get it or if they do, they don’t get the whole story. This show, while made to be able to stand on an episode alone, really needs to be seen intact with all episodes watch to really get the show. At least, That’s what she said.
10:00 – Life.
Out off all the shows I was hoping to get picked up, this was the one I most wanted to see again. Journey Man was good, but I could live without it. I even liked K-Ville, but I can deal with that being gone. You can read how I feel about this time slot, but I’m hoping that it won’t hurt the show and maybe even help it. The end of the show was a little bit of a let down because of the strike but it really pulled me in. I’ve talked to everyone I could about this show, I hope more people start watching it. Too bad NBC didn’t run reruns of it during the summer, which makes me think they don’t care about it at all.
None: I have to have some kind of life.
9:00 – Dexter. This is my second favorite show following House. The writing and acting are great and I’m excited to see where this show goes in season 3. They’ve added some new characters and the first two season were outstanding. It will be hard to top those.
10:00 – Californication. A really underrated show that I don’t think many people saw. I thought it wasn’t coming back on because of the trouble with its name, but that must have been settled and it’s back which makes me happy. The show is so good David Duchovny has become Hank Moody.
Those are the shows I’m looking forward too. I’m sure a few new ones will pop in somewhere. Other shows I’m looking forward too are, the return of 24 and Lost. I’ll write about them in another post. What shows are you excited about?