Hi, my name is Quirkyknitgirl and I am a TV Junkie.
Yes, it’s true. I will never be one of those people who turns up their nose and claims that they don’t even own a TV, and probably sit there listening to opera while reading classic literature and discussing current affairs. (For the record, I suspect 99% of the people who claim this are lying. )
I love TV. I especially love dramas. I don’t really get why it’s got such a bad rap. Sure, there are a few shows that we could all live without (New York Goes to Hollywood? Anyone?) but really, it all comes back to storytelling. There’s nothing I love more than a good story, and TV has one definite advantage over books (Well, more if you count things like Shemar Moore’s biceps. And I do.) and that’s the fact that I can knit and watch all at the same time.
So, it’s with a lot of geeky joy that I check out the Fall TV schedule and figure out which shows are on when, and what I’ll be watching. And since I’m such a geek, I figured I’d share with you.
Big Bang Theory (CBS, 8pm): Honestly, not my favorite show but Monday is shaping up to be a pretty boring alas. It’s cute, though, and I think it was improving last season.
How I Met Your Mother (CBS, 8:30pm): Alyson Hannigan. Neal Patrick Harris. Need I say more?
CSI: Miami (CBS, 10 pm): Yes, it’s horrible and cheesy and David Caruso couldn’t act his way out of a paper bag. But I love it (and by it I mean Emily Proctor and Adam Rodriguez) anyway.
NCIS (CBS, 8 pm): I love this show so much it’s unhealthy. Great cast, great chemistry, and who doesn’t love a perky Goth lab tech?
House (Fox, 8 pm): I’ll DVR this one…love Hugh Laurie and his snarky goodness, but last season felt flat without the Cottages. So far, the new batch hasn’t grown on me.
Fringe (Fox, 9pm): It’s JJ Abrams, it reminds me of the X-Files, and it’s got FBI agents. What more do I ever need?
The Mentalist (CBS, 9 pm): Another DVR contender. Seems like a more serious version of Psych, but it seems worth checking out.
Without a Trace (CBS, 10pm): I’m a latecomer to this one, but I’ve been watching reruns all summer and I’m hooked. Great stories, awesome cast. Oh, and FBI agents.
Bones (Fox, 8 pm): Love this show!! Booth and Brennan have some of the best banter and chemistry since Mulder and Scully.
Criminal Minds (CBS, 9 pm): Not sure about some of the new additions to the cast, but again, FBI Agents. And Shemar Moore’s biceps. And an awesomely geeky, knitting, quirky techie girl. What’s not to love?
Grey’s Anatomy (ABC, 9 pm): Yeah, it got lame and cheesy, but I’m still hooked. At least I always find some new music when I watch.
Eleventh Hour (CBS, 10 pm): Not sure about this one, but anything described as X-Filesish is at least worth checking out.
Numb3rs (CBS, 10 pm): The cases are lame, but the family dynamic in this show is probably the most realistic I’ve seen on TV.
There is absolutely nothing on. I guess this means I’m supposed to have a life…or catch up on whatever I recorded.
Cold Case (CBS, 9 pm): Another show with a kick-ass soundtrack just about every week.
The Unit (CBS, 10 pm): You know what comes in second to FBI agents? Military dudes. Yeah, yeah, mock all you want. You know I’m right.
Honestly, I’m a bit underwhelmed. There are some things I’m looking forward to mid-season (Dollhouse, Lost) and some non-network shows (Battlestar Galactica, Caprica) but I feel like a lot of there’s not that much new and compelling. Hopefully that’s just fallout from the writer’s strike and things get better, or I’m going to have to start stocking up on DVDs of all my favorites and make my own season.
Tarot Card of the Day: The Moon
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