Thursday, September 27, 2012

Fall TV

So, this Fall, between Husband and me, we tried a lot of new tv shows. 

During the Olympics, we gave Go On and Animal Practice a shot. Husband did not give Animal Practice a go because he does not have the same sense of loyalty to Justin Kirk as I do. 

 This Fall, we tried Guys with Kids, The Mob Doctor, Revolution, The New Normal, The Mindy Project, and Ben and Kate. Husband did not watch Guys with Kids or Revolution. 

Also, thanks to Netflix, I have watched past episodes of Parks and Recreation and Doctor Who and am all caught up for this season. 

Currently, I am watching Scandal and recorded tonight's episode for after I watch all 7 episodes from last year's mini season. 

So far, so good. I know many who enjoy the show so I thought I'd check it out. Anyway, here are my reviews so far: 

  1. We still enjoy Go On.
  2. I could barely get through the first episode of Animal Practice.  The same with both of us with The Mob Doctor.
  3. I thought Guys with Kids was mediocre.  I would watch it again if my plate wasn't so full, I think.  The same with The New Normal.  I liked it, but Ryan Murphy has burned me before with a strong start before going over the top and inconsistent.  I decided to pull the plug before it let me down, but maybe I'll go back periodically.
  4. I'm still into Revolution, but we'll see.  It's not my standard fare.
  5. We somewhat enjoyed The Mindy Project and Ben and Kate.  We'll see.  I wasn't totally invested, but I'm curious to see if they get stronger or develop characters over the next couple of episodes.
I have three more shows I'm going to try to watch this season so I'll report back later once I've watched them all.  I'm actually proud that I'm staying up-to-date with everything.  Once it becomes overwhelmed, I'll have to break up with something and comedies are always the first to go. 


Shannon said...

The only ones you mentioned that I have tried are "Go On" and "Revolution" and I will keep up with those. I liked GO a lot in the first ep and I'm kinda "meh" on it now, but I'm going to keep going. I don't feel like I have any relationship with the characters so that is a problem for me, but I like Matthew Perry so I'm keeping up anyway. I really like "Revolution" which means it'll get cancelled and I'll never know why the lights went out. *sigh*

I tried the first ep of "Partners", but won't be tuning in again. I wanted to want to watch "Vegas", but I just don't. I'll try "Nashville" and "666 Park Avenue", but not sure there is much of anything else new that interests me. I end up with lots of old eps of "Happy Days", "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and "Facts of Life" on my DVR instead.