Thursday, September 29, 2011

fall tv review

I semi-pride myself on not watching a lot of TV.  Because I'm all evolved and literary and intellectual and whatnot.  This post will completely wipe that smidgen of pride away.  Now, see, I have my shows that I watch.  The ones that I DVR and watch when I have the time (because I'm oh so busy, you see? eye roll).  And then there's all these shows that I've seen commercials for that just look cute/funny/worthy of watching.  And since children's nap times are scheduled into each of my work days I have a little time to check out a random show here or there (just so you don't think I'm a neglectful nanny, the majority of these shows were viewed at my own house sans children).  So here are my thoughts (also, there's probably some spoilers so if you're not into that kinda thing, don't read):

  • How I Met Your Mother: (Disclaimer: I have not seen this week's episode due to a DVR mishap grrrr and conflicting schedules with the hubs...we watch this one together.)  BUT for last week's episodes...they were great!  As usual.  LOVED the Cleveland Browns themed wedding (go Punchy).  I did not however love that Nora was back.  Can we get rid of her yet?  We all want Robin and Barney to be together and so help me, if that's not their wedding that they've teased us with for two seasons then I will blow a gasket(?) !!  Which reminds me, can we get a reveal on the wedding?  Please and thank you.  And Ted, if you date Victoria again I'm going to punch you...go ahead and find your wife already.  But other than that the cast was up to their good ol' charms.  LOVE them!
  • The Good Wife:  Finally!  Glad Alicia is going with Team Will (for now).  Also, judging from the commercials she was supposed to be totally vamped up this season and I'm not seeing it, yet.  I'll give it time, I'll give it nothing but time because this show is so great I'm not going anywhere.  And Alicia, side bang is not a good look for you, let's get rid of that.  I love all of the characters and how they all go perfectly together in this drama series, Mr. Big...err...I mean, Peter, try not to be too big of a jerk now that you've been elected into office and all.  Thanks.
  • Glee: I'm not going to lie, I was not (gasp!) impressed with the first episode.  Maybe that had something to do with the sarcastic dialogue from the other couch, maybe not.  This week's was a little better but I kind of feel like this might be my last season of Glee.  Because you know, Kurt (my man), Rachel and Finn won't be on it next year!  And I kinda feel like the show has reached its peak.  Maybe I'm wrong.  Hopefully I'm wrong.
  • The Office: Honestly, I still liked it even though Steve Carell isn't there anymore.  I think it has potential, we'll just have to wait and see.  Also, Pam and Angela baby wars = funny stuff.
  • Two Broke Girls: I caught the pilot and enjoyed it.  I smiled and maybe even laughed a little.  It has potential to grow into some funny stuff.  It's one that I would catch up on OnDemand (if it were on there!  Let's work on that Xfinity) but not sure I would DVR it.  Priorities people, priorities.
  • Whitney: Did. not. like.  I was not impressed with the pilot and so far there are no further episodes on OnDemand.  The whole thing felt a little forced and the lines just didn't seem to deliver the way they were intended.  I'm willing to give it one more episode.  That's it.
  • Up All Night: Loooved it!  It legitimately made me laugh out loud.  I like Christina Applegate and Will Arnett's chemistry together, they're hilarious.  In the first episode the husband (Arnett) goes to the grocery store (where he is clearly not experienced) and frantically calls the wifey saying "Where is the cheese?!  All I can find is the fancy cheese!  Where is the regular cheese?!".  Hmmm, I've also been on the receiving end of that phone call, no jokes.  So that little tidbit alone pretty much hooked me. 
  • The New Girl: I wanted to like this show.  Like I reallllly wanted to.  Because Zooey Deschanel is adorable and I really like her.  Plus her husband is the freaking lead singer of Death Cab!  Enough said.  Back on topic, I didn't like it.  I felt like the lines were forced and there wasn't good chemistry between the characters.  That judgment was just from the pilot.  I'm willing to give it another chance.  The second episode isn't on OnDemand yet, not that I've checked obsessively or anything.  Xfinity needs to get their crap together!
I'll report back later as I'm sure ya'll are all sitting on the edges of your couches for further reviews.  What did you think of these shows?  Did I make incorrect judgments?


Heather said...

I liked The New Girl, but I don't get to watch TV much so anything that is remotely funny and does not involve princesses gets my vote. I did miss the first couple of minutes of the 2nd episode and couldn't figure out why there was a new black guy. Hmm?? Happy watching!

P Duvall said...

Totally agree with you on Glee! except i don't think its hit its peak bc ppl are obsessed!
and i dont watch any of the other shows...however i DO WANT to watch Up all night! i might hulu it right you! MISSS YOU!