I usually write up a bit more for the new Fall TV Season, but alas, my real-world job has taken over (though in a funny moment, someone at work mentioned this blog yesterday and I didn't blush or feel embarrassed so I guess it's just part of me now). But I have a moment and want to put down my current thoughts on the 2011 TV season that has begun.
Shows I'm sticking with (unless they get cancelled):
"New Girl" - I think Zooey Deschanel has enough going into this show that I think they'll find good footing with this show concept and be able to keep it up. It's a little rough now, but I think it'll find a groove. The three male stars (Max Greenfield, Jake M. Johnson, Lamorne Morris) have the potential to make a great show, but we'll see how it continues.
"A Gifted Man" - I really like Patrick Wilson and I LOVE LOVE LOVE Jennifer Ehle. The concept for this show works pretty well - Ehle is a ghost appearing to her ex-husband (Wilson), a famous brain-surgeon to guilt him into taking care of her medical clinic now that she's gone. Surprisingly the ghost part of this isn't the least believable part - it's the idea that you can actually do all the things this guy does in a day. The newly minted Emmy-winner Margo Martindale (from "Justified") is Wilson's smart-ass assistant and a rotating group has come through as the new head honcho for the clinic. I enjoy it.
Old Shows I still enjoy: "Grey's Anatomy" - I don't know why I watch this, but I know I'll probably never stop. "The Big Bang Theory" - I love this show. It makes my "nerd giggle" appear constantly (if you've ever listened to the Reel Insight Podcast, you'll recognize the occasional nerd giggle"). "How I Met Your Mother" - it's still going in really interesting and funny directions and I feel like they're wrapping it up in a great way (though who knows when they'll actually wrap it up). "Castle" - I'm not sure they'll avoid the "Moonlighting curse" by letting the leads actually get together, but Nathan Fillion is still awesome. "Community" - now that I teach at a Community College, this show has a whole new meaning. They're right a lot more than they're funny so far this season.
Old Shows I just found: "Modern Family" - I know I'm quite late to the party, but it was available to watch on a lot of my flights this summer so I feel all caught up. "Doctor Who" - I'm only a few episodes in, but it's definitely my kind of show.
Old Shows I've given up: "Project Runway" - I swore when they picked the person I didn't like last season I would stop watching and I have! "Desperate Housewives" - Wow - it's seriously turned to crap. Kind of surprised.
I'm sure I'm missing a fair amount of other TV, but that's what I can remember. What do you watch?
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