Fall TV 2011

While I do discuss books at length on this blog almost exclusively, I do partake extensively in another form of entertainment – television.  I absolutely love TV, much more than I enjoy watching movies.  While I do like movies, television has the blank canvas of HOURS in order to develop characters, story arcs, and the mythology behind the show’s premise.  You can’t accomplish that kind of depth in the measly two hour time frame of a movie, not unless it has many sequels.

I was over at Michelle’s blog (My Books. My Life.) and she was discussing the fall TV shows she’s excited to tune into, and I was inspired to do the same. 

Returning TV Shows

  • Fringe
  • How I Met Your Mother
  • The Sing-Off (I love a capella. That is all.)
  • Hawaii 5-0 (I am SO excited that Terry O’Quinn, AKA John Locke, is going to be doing an arc on this show)
  • Glee (It’s going to take some convincing to keep me watching this show all the way through the third season. While I really enjoyed the first season, I was incredibly disappointed in the second)
  • Body of Proof (This show was rocky at the beginning, but it evened out well, and I like the cast dynamics)

New TV Shows

  • Person of Interest (Ben Linus and the Count of Monte Cristo preventing crimes? Yes please.)
  • Prime Suspect
  • Ringer (To be honest, I’m not sold on the premise of this show, but the casting is so good that I’ll at least give it a chance)
  • Grimm (Again, not sure how well this show will work, but will give it a chance)
  • Once Upon a Time (I’m pretty sure only one of these two fairy tale shows will make it, but I’m interested enough in both.)

Comments

  1. I was disappointed by the second season of Glee, too. The first season was good, but it just isn’t working for me any more…

  2. I was disappointed by the second season of Glee, too. The first season was good, but it just isn’t working for me any more…

  3. We don’t watch much network TV (usually movies and HBO/SHO series), but a couple here caught my eye — the Person of Interest in particular.

  4. We don’t watch much network TV (usually movies and HBO/SHO series), but a couple here caught my eye — the Person of Interest in particular.

  5. It makes me so happy to know there are other people out there as obsessed with tv as I am. My husband thinks I’m nuts when I start planning out the DVR schedule in August. Although I have to say, he does appreciate me doing all the legwork for him. :)

  6. It makes me so happy to know there are other people out there as obsessed with tv as I am. My husband thinks I’m nuts when I start planning out the DVR schedule in August. Although I have to say, he does appreciate me doing all the legwork for him. :)

  7. I don’t watch a lot of TV but I’m really excited to watch Body of Proof when it comes back on :)

  8. I don’t watch a lot of TV but I’m really excited to watch Body of Proof when it comes back on :)

  9. We don’t watch many of the same shows, but I’ve seen the pilots for Person of Interest and Once upon a Time and both were good.

    I’ll tune into Ringer, too.

  10. We don’t watch many of the same shows, but I’ve seen the pilots for Person of Interest and Once upon a Time and both were good.

    I’ll tune into Ringer, too.

  11. For me Terry O’Quinn will always be Kendall from ALIAS and that is why I will tune in to Hawaii 5-0. Well Alex O’Laughlin doesn’t hurt either.

    I’m most anticipating the return of The Good Wife. I LOVE that show.

  12. For me Terry O’Quinn will always be Kendall from ALIAS and that is why I will tune in to Hawaii 5-0. Well Alex O’Laughlin doesn’t hurt either.

    I’m most anticipating the return of The Good Wife. I LOVE that show.

  13. Person of Interest looks captivating to say the least. I walked in my moms room to turn off the tv and it completely captured me, that is just a little peak into it, can’t wait.

  14. Person of Interest looks captivating to say the least. I walked in my moms room to turn off the tv and it completely captured me, that is just a little peak into it, can’t wait.

  15. I’m excited about the same new shows that you are. I also love The Sing-Off, it’s my one reality show guilty pleasure. I watched it the first time because I love Ben Folds, but now I’m hooked.

  16. I’m excited about the same new shows that you are. I also love The Sing-Off, it’s my one reality show guilty pleasure. I watched it the first time because I love Ben Folds, but now I’m hooked.

  17. I feel like I want Ringer to be awesome way, way more than I actually believe that it will be awesome. In any case, I’m excited for Smidge’s return. How I have missed her!

  18. I feel like I want Ringer to be awesome way, way more than I actually believe that it will be awesome. In any case, I’m excited for Smidge’s return. How I have missed her!

  19. I must have missed this post the other day. Looks like we’re looking forward to a lot of the same shows.

  20. I must have missed this post the other day. Looks like we’re looking forward to a lot of the same shows.

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