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It's TV Time!

Now that Labour Day has come and gone, three things have happened:

  1. children are back in school.
  2. the leaves are turning colours.
  3. TV shows are starting up again.

If I could watch all the TV in the world, without interfering with my social life (my policy is that people come before my preferred TV shows), these are the shows that would entertain me.

Bones
The Mentalist
The Office
Better Off Ted
Big Bang Theory
Glee
30 Rock
How I Met Your Mother
So You Think You Can Dance
America's Best Dance Crew
The Ellen Show

I don't think I'll be able to make them all a weekly occurrence. I might try to stay on top of the first six. The bottom five, I don't really need to see every episode...I'll just tune in when I can.


A few notes on shows:

Bones: I am itching for Bones and Booth to get together. It's gotta happen soon. Four seasons of URST (unresolved sexual tension) is about as long as you can stretch it out (see Remington Steele, as another example).

The Office: This may be the season that it starts going downhill. I have high expectations and low hopes.

Glee: Loved the season premiere last night. Except for one thing: giving Will an imbecile of a wife sets him up for an affair or divorce. Maybe both. This makes me angry. But their cover of Golddigger is so good...



Ellen: Love this woman. She makes me laugh like no one else.

Comments

Laura J said…
I really liked Glee too but same as you, I'm totally irritated that they've set this guy up to have an affair. It makes me angrier that I actually want him to ditch his wife 'cause she's ditzy and selfish. Why didn't they just make him single?!!
Liz said…
By any chance to you watch American Idol? It's not a favourite of mine, but Ellen is the new judge, thus AI may win my viewing preference.
Beth said…
liz - i heard this! and it may rank in my viewing list as a result...i'll give it a shot, for sure.
paulman said…
I saw a trailer for Glee last year, and I thought, "Hmm, I think I'd actually want to see this!" :P
paulman said…
And in the interest of being unrealistic and fantastical, "maybe they're setting Will up to love his unlovable wife, thus adding drama as we watch her slowly transform and blossom under his unconditional love and belief in her."

In the meantime, it'd still suck to be that guy :P
hisearthgirl said…
just finished watching the first three episodes of glee. there is some strange stuff going on but the songs give me chills - seriously, chills!
Beth said…
paulman & terr - i am going to blog about glee sometime this weekend...so i'll save my thoughts for that :)

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