Hey, baby—it’s Fall!

Sunday, August 29, 2010

So maybe not officially, but let’s be real.  Once August is over, it’s Fall.  And that means two things: college football and the return of fall television.  My love for college football (namely, my Dawgs…) goes without saying if you’ve followed this blog for any period of time.  So let’s focus on TV, shall we?

The Emmy’s are on tonight which are getting me all revved up for Fall TV.  Again, if you’ve followed this blog for any period of time, you also know that we watch way too much TV around here, but hey.  Whatever.  Leave me alone.  Anyway, I thought you guys were probably ready for some non-Italy speak, no?

So here’s what we can’t wait to start watching again, in order of weekly appearance…


 Desperate Housewives [I’ve watched it for too long to stop now and I figure there’s not too many seasons left anyhow.]

Brothers & Sisters [I l.o.v.e. this show and can’t wait to pick up from last season. Sarah and the French guy. Rob Lowe dying. Uncle Saul is HIV positive… I love the Walkers.  My sister-in-law has even assigned a character for everyone in our big ol’ family.]

Big Love [I can never keep up with HBO’s schedule, but whenever this show comes back on, I can’t wait to see what happens after the family goes public with their polygamy after Bill was elected as a state representative… On election night.  Oh, it was a nail biter, readers.]


 Castle [This is one of our, “If you don’t watch this show, you must start” shows.  I can’t wait until Castle and Beckett finally get together, but then again, the anticipation is half the fun…]

House [An oldie but a goodie.  The show is essentially about what it’s always been about: House being obnoxious, offensive, politically incorrect, yet charming and appealing all at the same time… It’s never too late to pick up this show.]

 How I Met Your Mother [A good ol’ fashioned 30 minute sitcom complete with laugh tracks. Hard to come by these days.  And I love Jason Segal.]

 Chuck [This show kinda flies under the radar, but I have a serious crush on Zachary Levi’s nerdiness.  Funny, cheesy… Dramatic, but not really.  We love this show because it doesn’t take itself too seriously.]


Parenthood [What can I say, I love shows about huge, functionally dysfunctional families… For obvious reasons.  This is another, '”If you don’t watch this show, you must.”  Without a doubt, my favorite show on TV right now.  Well, this and Modern Family, but we’ll get there in a minute…]

 The Good Wife [I think Tyler’s into this show a little more than I am, but Tuesday nights are slow and it’s pretty good… I always think I’m not that into it, but by the end of each episode, I’m excited for the next…]


Glee [This show is fabulous.  You’re seriously missing out on 21st century pop culture.  Thank God, musical theater is hot right now.]

Modern Family [Funniest show on TV right now.  Hands down, without a doubt.  Another, “If you don’t watch this show…'’]

Cougar Town [Okay, I’ll give this one, one more season.  I really like Courtney Cox and want to give her a shot, but I was always wavering between, “This is really stupid” and “This is sorta funny…”]

Thursdays (Our DVR starts smoking on Thursday nights…)

30 Rock [Tina Fey is a genius, but if Jack McBrayer ever leaves I’ll give it up...]

The Office [Sad that this show is wrapping up.  I love every character on here. Michael, Dwight, Jim, Pam, Kevin, Stanley, Angela…]

Grey’s Anatomy [Not every season is spectacular and they nearly lost me with the Izzy sleeping with dead guys bit, but I think they’ve recovered nicely and I’m too invested in these guys to stop now. And can you believe last season’s finale??  They earned my viewership…]

Private Practice [This show was off to a slow start in the beginning, but I’m now faithful.  You’re not missing any cultural phenomenon, but I like it…]

The Marriage Ref [Cute show. We always enjoy taking sides and the celebrities are fun to watch.  My life wouldn’t be over without it, but I’ll give it a thumb up…]


 All day.  Starting at 11am with College Gameday, it can go beyond midnight and picks back up with Sunday morning reviews and highlights… We love Georgia and Nebraska, but we watch ‘em all.

Then, y’know, there’s Ellen, and Oprah’s final season… Throw in all of the the TLC, HGTV, Food Network, and reality shows (American Idol, The Bachelor, DWTS…) that we watch inconsistently and you clearly see how we have a problem. Yes, we DVR a lot of these and catch up over the weekend, but still… It’s a problem.  And before you say, “Oh, just wait until you have kids…” I know, I know.  This isn’t a sustainable habit, but we don’t have kids yet so…

And even still, there are shows we don’t watch that we feel like we should. Like Mad Men.  I’ve seen maybe half an episode… Friday Night Lights, I’ve always heard good things about and I’ve had a crush on Kyle Chandler ever since Early Edition. (And upon googling the name of that show, I learned he’s from Georgia, went to UGA, and is married to a Kathryn.  I knew I liked him.)  Then there’s The Middle which I have seen once or twice, but my mom and sister are constantly telling me how funny it is and need to make it part of the regular rotation…

Dare I ask what I’m missing?  There can’t possibly be anything out there that’s good and worth watching that I’m not already, right?? Dear God, please say no.  My eyeballs might fall out.

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