I love TV. I will never be one of those people who tries to pretend I'm way too cool or busy or intellectual to watch. I'll find time, even if it means devoting an entire weekend to catching up on a show I've missed for six weeks. I still read and do school and work and have a social life, but I love TV. This is why I have Hulu Plus, Amazon Prime, and Netflix (but no cable. 80 channels on the bunny ears, y'all!)
While it's still about 8,000 degrees here in Southern California, TV keeps insisting that it's fall. So, of all the new stuff, here's my watchability breakdown.
Go OnI've watched the first two episodes. I dig it. I always like my funny with a pinch of sad, and I think
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brown, leather jacket. Duh.
666 Park AvenueI don't think it bodes well that, despite the constant advertising, I thought this was called Hotel 666. And am I trippin' or is the address 999 in the commercials? The lack of subtlety in having the address be the number of the beast turned upside down is staggering--not to mention that, in case we didn't pick up on it, they actually just went ahead and named the show 666 instead of 999 so we wouldn't be confused as to whether this was just some regular, y'know, not sinister hotel. Still, this is in my 'definitely' pile. That lack of subtlety has its charm. This is a straight up guilty pleasure show and I will happily turn off my brain and veg out every week as I once did watching Gossip Girl and Ringer, and as I plan to continue doing with American Horror Story.
The Mindy Project
Arrow - People who have seen it seem to really like it. I have no reason not to watch it except that I'm just sort of uninterested.
Chicago Fire - Mason from Vampire Diaries is almost worth it on his own. I'm also happy to welcome Torres from Lie to Me back to my TV. But honestly, how many different storylines can you have about fighting fires without it quickly spiraling into some implausible melodrama in which, inevitably, there are shootings, plane crashes, love dodecahedrons, secret siblings/lovers/parents/pets, and Kyle Chandler blowing up in a hallway? Not that I'm still bitter about that last part happening in a particular show.
Guys with Kids - This is a show about the funny parts of the What to Expect When You're Expecting trailer, right?
The Mob Doctor - I'm intrigued. Not enough to say that I'll definitely watch the whole season, but I'm in for the pilot.
Nashville - There's only one reason I'm even considering watching this and that's Tami flippin' Taylor.
The New Normal - I watched one episode. It was alright, but I'm not hooked. Ellen Barkin's character is almost too hateful to be funny. She's no Gangy.
Partners - Loves me some Krumholtz. Are we still doing bromance shows?
Beauty & the Beast - Like everyone else in the early '90s, I watched reruns of the Linda Hamilton series. I get the tremendous fandom significance of this show. I do. It's a doozy. I just see absolutely no reason why it should be brought back. After the last season, even the fans of the original wanted it canceled.
Ben & Kate - Could you find two less appealing leads?
Emily Owens, M.D. - I want to love you, Mamie. I do.
Last Resort - Love Andre Braugher. Not into military shows.
Made in Jersey - I don't even see why this needs to take place in Jersey except that Jersey Shore is ending and we can't let five minutes pass without a jab at the Garden State.
Malibu Country - Reba redux? Eh.
The Neighbors - I was in a play called The Neighbors once. It was really boring.
Alright, so what are you watching?