Alt title: How Many TV Shows is Too Many TV Shows??
After a long, long summer — it’s finally time. That wonderful time of the year when we get to reunite with all of our favorite character and speculate on how their lives will turn out. Will Robin and Barney end up together? Do Leslie and Ben stand the test of a long distance relationship? What is Gloria going to look like pregnant? Will Jane catch Red John this season? And when in the world are Olivia, Peter and Walter?
I’m ready to find out.
Not to go all nerd on you, but J and I really love watching TV. I’m just being honest here. We love our TV routine, too: sweatpants, delicious dinner, cozy blanket, and an evening with our fictional pals. It’s not a passive activity for us either — we talk about the characters, strategize about the plot, admire good cinematography and appreciate clever dialogue. We quote TV lines at each other in our every day life and even have picked up on TV inside jokes (i.e., anyone remember the “major” bit that Robin and Ted would do in HIMYM circa season 3? We do that any time either of us says major. Check out this video to see what I’m talking about.) Judge us if you like, but it is our favorite way to unwind and relax after a long day.
Sidenote — I promise we don’t watch TV for hours every evening, although that’s what it may look like with our list below. We don’t have a DVR box, but my brilliant husband is somehow able to record TV shows legally from our computer hooked up to our TV. We try not to let TV revolve around our lives, so we usually have piled up shows in our queue to watch for a rainy day or quiet evening in.
So here are the TV shows that J and I will be watching this fall!*
Comedies We Love:
- How I Met Your Mother (slightly disappointed with Monday night’s premiere, anyone else?)
- Modern Family
- Parks & Recreation (my favorite show at the moment)
- The Office (meh – but it’s the last season)
- 30 Rock
- Up All Night
- Happy Endings
- New Girl
- Community (under-appreciated show in my opinion)
- Big Bang Theory
Dramas We Love:
- The Mentalist
- Parenthood (I cry every single episode)
- Once Upon a Time
- Revenge (we call this our primetime soap opera)
- Fringe (this one’s also under-appreciated)
Network Shows We Love (that may not be airing right now):
- Downton Abbey
- Mad Men
- BBC Sherlock Holmes (has anyone watched this? it’s on Netflix and is very well done! Bravo, BBC.)
New Shows We’ll Try:
- Go On
- Guys with Kids
- The Mindy Project
- … what else is supposed to be good this year?
Alright – now that I’ve shared my deep dark love for TV, ‘fess up: What are you watching this Fall? Do you watch any of the shows listed above? Which new shows are you going to watch this new season?
*PS – J watches a few others I can’t stomach, like Breaking Bad, The Walking Dead, CSI, etc. My imagination is too great for anything slightly disturbing, so I usually stick to the comedies. :)