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October 2, 2010

what are you watching this season?
posted by soe 11:59 pm

We’re two weeks into the new tv season. What are you finding worthwhile? What’s disappointed you? What are you still hoping to catch up on before too many episodes pile up in Hulu or on your dvr?

In our returning queue, we have Castle, The Mentalist, Bones, and Glee. The Good Guys will also be on our schedule when it starts up again this week.

Chuck, too, will join that list once we get caught up on the end of last season and the start of this one. The Big Bang Theory will have to wait for repeats of Bones to give us an off Thursday since CBS continues to refuse to stream it on the web and since we don’t want to watch their 8:30 show.

Among the new shows, we’re enjoying Raising Hope. I liked the first two episodes of Blue Bloods, which I watched while knitting last night. I’m always a fan of dramas that have a strong family connection in their subplots (like Castle does and Numb3rs did), so am pleased to find that family dinners will be a routine occurrence on the show.

I liked the two leads in Mike & Molly, but missed the second episode. I’m hoping the secondary characters will become a little less one-dimensional and that the fat jokes cease and desist. I’ll give it another couple shows before making a final call on it. The same cannot be said of Running Wilde, which I consciously turned off before Episode #2 could air. Not worth my time.

And we’re still hoping to catch Hawaii Five-O at least to determine if it’s worth watching online. Clearly we won’t be ditching Castle for it, but we’d be willing to pull it up on the computer if we liked it enough.

Huh. If you’d asked me how much television we watch, I’m not sure I would have guessed this much. And I really do find it fascinating that nearly every show I enjoy focuses on law enforcement in some way. Good thing I have Glee and Raising Hope to help balance me out!

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I like Castle when I catch it, but haven’t seen it yet this year.

We are about the sitcoms now – Modern Family, The Middle (but it is opposite Survivor now, so that’s a conflict and we don’t have a TIVO *gasp*) I also enjoy Cougar Town, no seriously, it’s pretty good.
The only new show we’ve started watching is Big Bang Theory, which is funny.

The Amazing Race, The Office, and The Apprentice round out the reliables.
We have sports on a lot here, which gives me computer time, and shows on HGTV, reruns of Seinfeld, The Daily Show are what we would switch to when nothing appeals.

Someone else liked Blue Bloods recently, that’s 2 suggestions for it. Maybe next week – I do like those Wahlberg boys.

Comment by raidergirl3 10.03.10 @ 8:17 am

I wasn’t able to get into “Blue Bloods” but have found “Hawaii Five-O” intriguing, despite Alex O’Loughlin’s mangling of Hawaiian, but I still watch “Castle” first and catch up on H50 later. And “Raising Hope” cracks me up.

Comment by RandomRanter 10.06.10 @ 1:31 pm