Friday, September 9, 2011

Fall Schedule, Chrisie-style

Here are the shows I'll be watching this fall. I think I'm going to try to hold a few until I have a bunch of episodes saved up... lots of my shows work so much better that way. But there's a few (I'm looking at you Vampire Diaries) that I just can't wait to watch.
Castle, How I Met Your Mother (oy, why am I still watching this?), 2 Broke Girls, Mike & Molly, Terra Nova, Gossip Girl, Hart of Dixie
Glee, New Girl, Ringer, Covert Affairs (pt2 of summer season)
Suburgatory, Happy Endings, Up All Night, Revenge, Psych
Grey's Anatomy, Private Practice (why am I still watching this too?), The Big Bang Theory, Parks and Rec, Community, Bones, Vampire Diaries, Secret Circle, The Mentalist
Chuck, Grimm, Fringe, Nikita, Supernatural
Desperate Housewives, The Good Wife, Homeland, and (I think it's on this night, it's not on the schedule I was looking at) Once Upon A Time
So that's my fall season in a (long listed) nutshell. Happy TV watching! :)

New Fall Shows

Well, by popular request (ok, two people) here are my picks for the new fall shows this season.
Ringer (CW, Tuesdays) - Sarah Michelle Gellar is back (as twins!). But one of them is dead?! I don't know, but the premise is eerily similar to the currently airing The Lying Game. Oh well, SMG is a good draw for me. Mystery and intrigue and pg-13 nastiness.
Up All Night (NBC, Wednesdays) - So apparently the new comedies really suck this year, and this show is supposed to suck the least. Yup, they didn't say it was good, just that it sucked less than the rest of the crap. Christina Applegate and Will Arnett are new parents who, you guessed it, are 'up all night' I'll give it a shot.
The Secret Circle (CW, Thursdays) - It's about witches, stars Britt Robertson, and is from the same author as The Vampire Diaries. One can only hope it's nearly as good as VD. I love this kind of show, sue me.
2 Broke Girls (CBS, Mondays) - Another comedy. I think it's about 2 broke girls. Yup. Hey, it's 22 minutes of your life... you decide.
New Girl (Fox, Tuesdays) Zooey Deschanel. If you love her, watch this show. If you don't love her, run far away in the other direction. I love her.
Revenge (ABC, Wednesdays) - So, I wasn't going to watch this show about a young woman (Emily van Camp) who goes to the Hamptons for revenge on some rich people... but then I found the pre-air of the pilot online. And I liked it. It's big on mystery and manipulation.
Terra Nova (Fox, Mondays) - End of the world leads to time travel and dinosaurs. This show has been delayed repeatedly to polish and improve on the FX, so hopefully it looks good now (and has a story). I read somewhere that each episode is costing 3 million to make.
Hart of Dixie (CW, Mondays) - I'm a sucker for Rachel Bilson. I don't know if I'll buy her as a doctor, but we'll see.
Suburgatory (ABC, Wednesdays) Girl gets moved to the suburbs, funny stuff happens? I don't know, but I like Alan Tudyk, so I'll give it a shot.
Homeland (Showtime, Sundays) - From press release - 'Homeland is a psychological thriller that tells the story of Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes), a CIA officer battling her own demons, who becomes convinced that the intelligence that led to the rescue of Sgt. Nick Brody (Damien Lewis) a US soldier who had been missing and presumed dead for nine years, was a set-up and may be connected to an al-Qaeda plot to be carried out on American soil.'
American Horror Story (FX, Wednesdays) Looks really scary... like pee your pants scary.
Grimm (NBC, Fridays) - Solving fairy tale crimes in our world. Procedural with a twist.
Once Upon A Time (ABC, Sundays) - So, kind of like Grimm, fairy tales bleeding into our world. If I had to pick between the two I would chose Once Upon a Time, because Jane Espenson is a writer (head writer maybe?) and she writes on shows I really like (Buffy, BSG, Torchwood etc)
Hell on Wheels (AMC, Sundays) A western on AMC. Should be good. I still miss Deadwood.
OK, I think that's all for new shows. My full schedule to follow. :)