While this season isn’t quite as strong as last fall with the new series, there are some you should check out. I’m going to give you a day-by-day account about what I’m putting on my DVR and why. There were so many shows on nights where I have “fan girl” series, that I had to get another DVR. LOL. Well, it is for the day job too. :) I have to keep up with all this stuff. I’m doing Monday – Wednesday here, and then Thursday I’ll have the rest on the Genreality blog.
In addition to Chuck and Castle, I’ve added the new series Chase (NBC), The Event (NBC), Hawaii Five-O (CBS), Mike & Molly (CBS) and Lonestar (Fox). I liked the paranormal aspect of The Event, but if they don’t start explaining stuff fast, I’ll be out of there. I really liked the high-octane action of Hawaii Five-O and I think this is one my kids will like too. I was one of the few critics who liked Chase, but this tough female Marshall is fun to watch. I think Mike & Molly has the potential of being another Big Bang Theory for me, so I’m going to give it a few episodes, even though the pilot was far from perfect. Now Lonestar is a show I SHOULD like, but I couldn’t get into it at first. I feel bad because it’s produced locally, so I’m going to give it some more chances. I LOVE James Wolk, but his character being married and having a girlfriend is too much for me to forgive. Still, I’ll watch a few more, though after last nights ratings I wonder how long it will be around.
In addition to Glee (Holy cow, this one starts out strong this season!) and Parenthood (You so should be watching this show) I’ve added Running Wilde and Raising Hope from Fox. To be honest I wasn’t a huge fan of the Fox pilots, though I haven’t watched the re-worked Running Wilde pilot, but both of these shows had enough laughs that I’ll check them out again. I couldn’t get into Detroit 1-8-7. It was just another cop show to me and kind of generic. I wish they’d move some of my other favorites to Tuesday. It would make life so much easier. Oh, but do love No Ordinary Family about the family of accidental superheroes on ABC. You definitely need to check that one out. It has a late debut on Tuesday, Sept. 28.
Wednesday is all about the fun. In addition to Cougartown (This is the funniest show on television)and Modern Family, I’ve added Undercovers (NBC), Better With You (ABC) and The Defenders (ABC). I LOVE J.J. Abrams’ Undercovers, it’s one of my favorite shows of the new season. You guys know how I love my spies, and these are some sexy ones. It’s just a fun little show. Better with You is funny and cute, and has a terrific cast. It goes along well with those other Wed. night comedies. And even though I’m sort of done with law shows I’m giving “The Defenders” a chance. Jim Belushi and Jerry O’Connell make this more of a buddy show than a law show, and it’s quirky fun. I can’t say the same about Rob Morrow and Maura Tierney’s new law show The Whole Truth. Except for the fact it shows at the end whether or not the person was really guilty, there just was a lot new here for me. And it’s a show that takes itself a little to seriously. Oh, and it’s been on the air a couple of weeks, but you are missing out if you aren’t watching Terriers on FX. That Donal Logue is something else. Hellcats didn’t hold my interest, but Bring it On fans will find it fun.
So that’s it for the first three days of the week. As I mentioned I’ll be chatting about Thursday, Friday and Sunday on Thursday at http://www.genreality.net