I am a TV addict. Thanks to the wonderful world of technology, I have managed to create series recordings for an obscene amount of tv shows on my DVR.
My obsession, however, has come to bite me in the ass because I’ve gotten into SO many shows that the new fall lineup has caused some conflicting recordings. Therefore, a few shows have been dropped.
While this may not seem like an issue to most normal people, I actually agonized over which shows were DVR worthy and which shows could I just watch on the computer.
When did my life revolve around TV?!
And now with the introduction of new shows, I’m spiraling down into a deep dark hole of spending my entire WEEKEND devoted to watching these shows. I need help, people.
So far, the only 2 shows that have been dropped from the DVR are: Heroes and Grey’s Anatomy. These shows were dropped because these are the 2 shows that Jeremy and I watch individually. I think Heroes is a lame show and can’t even sit through 5 minutes of it. Jeremy doesn’t give a crap about Grey’s Anatomy (although he’ll watch it with me if I’m watching it).
Last night was the season premiere of Grey’s Anatomy and it seems that most people were disappointed in it. I was going to try to catch it sometime this weekend on the computer but now wonder if its even worth it. Is it?
As for new shows, I caught the following this week:
- Community. I love Joel McHale. This show did not disappoint me and my really high expectations. Series recording set.
- Modern Family. This is some funny shit. The magazine ads make the show look lame but I read a positive review of the show so Jeremy and I decided to give it a shot. Its only a 30 minute show so no biggie. But seriously – this show is really funny. Like really funny. Series recording set!
- Cougartown. Again, some really funny shit. I wasn’t sure what to make of it. But I saw that the show was created by the same guy that did Scrubs (Bill Lawrence) and I love that show so I thought I’d also give this show a shot. Again, its only a 30 minute show. While the idea of cougars has sort of run its course (I’m so sick of that term… we don’t have a term for old men and young girls, why do women have to be labeled ‘cougar’), this show is hilarious. Series recording set!
- Eastwick. Okay – I’m going to give this show a few more episodes to catch on. This show isn’t predicted to last very long and I can see why. Inspired by the movie (The Witches of Eastwick) – this show is about modern day witches that don’t know they are witches or some crap like that. I’m having a hard time buying Rebecca Romijn as some bohemian artist and Lindsay Price as an uptight nerd. This show is an hour so it may get dropped.
- The Forgotten. Again – this is a show that I need to watch at least a few more times before I can make a decision to series record it. I taped it because Christian Slater stars in it and I used to LOVE him when I was in middle school (hello Pump Up the Volume! Heathers! Gleaming the Cube! The Legend of Billie Jean! True Romance!) and while he may not be super popular now… I still kind of love him.
The premise of this show is interesting. A group of volunteers work to identify Jane Doe victims. The first half of the pilot had me intrigued but then they started to make a few leaps into the impossible that bordered RIDICULOUS and corny. I hope this picks up.
Wow. I just basically recapped how sad my life is lately. Saturdays are my long run days and they leave me drained of energy for most of the day. I enjoy sitting around and watching tv while icing my legs. But clearly – I need a life.
The turdy youngster on my grad school team made a comment about not wanting to get married anytime soon because he had “a lot of things” he wanted to do and I got a little peeved and replied, “Just because I’m married doesn’t mean I don’t do stuff!”
Little did he know that I really just meant that I watch an obscene amount of television with my husband. But whatever! We go out to eat too.