I love a good TV show. Hubs always laughs at me when I get really involved with the characters, and genuinely laugh or cry along with the storylines. I can’t help it, good television sucks me in! I like to think the fact that the same thing happens to me when I read a great book offsets how bad that sounds.. But regardless, to say I look forward to fall premiere time is an understatement! Here is what is on my must watch list so far this year..
Desperate Housewives (Returns Sunday, September 25 at 9pm)
I’ve been watching the crazy ladies on Wisteria Lane since the beginning, and I won’t be missing the final season. I love the crazy shenanigans the housewives always get into, and I can’t wait to see how it all ends!
Glee (Returns Tuesday, September 20 at 8 pm)
Does this even need an explanation? I love some Glee, even though B sits this one out. I just can’t get enough, and I always spend the next day walking around my house singing (and scaring the dog because I can’t sing, at all).
Grey’s Anatomy (Returns Thursday, September 22 at 9 pm)
I have to admit I don’t love Grey’s quite as much as I used to, I know some people have even stopped watching all together. But I still feel like I need to see what happens next with the characters (although I don’t think I will ever get over George being killed off, even all these years later).
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (Returns Wednesday, September 21 at 10pm)
I know there are some all out boycotts going on since Stabler has left the show, but as a diehard Law & Order fan for over twenty years (all versions except Criminal Intent, I just couldn’t get on board with that one) I vow to remain faithful until the end!
Pan Am (Premieres Sunday, September 25 at 10 pm)
Maybe its the costumes that have sucked me in, but I am really looking forward to this one! The life of a flight attendant in the 60’s is bound to be exciting right?
Parenthood (Returned Tuesday, September 13 at 10 pm)
Hubs and I both love this family drama. I feel like I need to watch and cheer on the characters we have fallen in love with. The gorgeous set designs don’t hurt either, I would love to move right into Adam’s house!
Private Practice (Returns Thursday, September 29 at 10 pm)
Grey’s sad, less medical drama, more relationship obsessed younger sister. I love a good soap opera so I watch and get sucked in. Hubs hates this show. Maybe if they had more hospital shootings he would give it a shot, but the who-is-dating-who drama is good enough for me!
The Office (Returns Thursday, September 22 at 9 pm)
Michael might be gone, but we are going to give The Office a chance without him. I feel like I’m cheating on a friend, but if they can pull the show off and make it as funny without him, I’m in.
The Playboy Club (Premieres Monday, September 19 at 10 pm)
Is it terrible of me to admit I am fascinated by all things Playboy? As in the Playboy of the 60’s, not the nakie ladies and old wrinkled men of today (unless that’s your thing- and to each his own of course) so I’m going to check this one out.
Up All Night (Premiered Wednesday, September 14 at 10pm)
I missed the preview and need to get caught up online before next week. Considering I might just be living this show (only less funny) pretty soon, I feel like I have to give it a chance!
So you might notice a few of these shows overlap a bit, but not to worry! I have a plan! Years ago, before DVRs were the norm, my family jumped on the TiVo bandwagon and have remained faithful ever since. In fact, we now use our TiVo (with a lifetime subscription) for regular TV watching and only switch to the straight Verizon box if we are watching something we want to see in HD. Oh yes, the horror, I rarely watch anything in HD. It kills my husband, but we aren’t in a position to spring for a new TiVo HD, and I hate the Verizon DVR with a passion. But I do set it to record a second show if need be. So I watch one show live (or record it on TiVo) while a second show is recording on the Verizon DVR. Or I catch something on hulu the next day. Obviously I have way too much time on my hands to obsess over getting this all planned out.
What shows are you looking forward to this fall? Any new shows peaked your interest, or are you sticking with your old favs?
*all images found via hulu