Burning Up The Screen: Fall TV

I’m looking for  help on finding good TV in the upcoming Fall season. I don’t have lots of time to watch TV.  Between the crazy day job,wanting to spend time with the kiddos and the Main Man, and carving out my time to write every day – well, I haven’t figured out how to squeeze out more than 24 hours in the day.

So, the TV time is limited. I even DVR several shows and I’m always weeks behind. I’m useless at the watercooler on Monday Morning when folks discuss TV happenings and I would be the worst Nielson rating person ever.  I don’t watch any reality TV because the people in my life are crazy enough – thank you very much.

I’m selective with my TV time but I’m also a loyal watcher if you can get me hooked. My all-time favorite show (and the best written show ever on TV) was Buffy the Vampire Slayer. I watched it for  ten years from beginning to end and I went into a little bit of a depression when it ended.  Joss Whedon is a genius. (and David Boreanaz is hot)

I also was/is a huge Smallville Fan. I’m an out-and-proud comic book geek and I loved this spin on the mythology.  MyFriday nights are going to be very lonely without my weekly date with the lucious Tom Welling:

Recently, I’ve noticed the ads for the upcoming Fall season and nothing has grabbed my attention yet.  But, I only have time for maybe one more addition to my “must-see” weekly line-up because my dance card is already filled with:

Bones – again, David Boreanaz gets even hotter with age. (But a sidenote to the producers of the show – I’ve been waiting for 6 seasons to see them get together – this had better be the one!)

Boardwalk Empire.  Steve Buscemi is one the finest American actors – period.

Being Human.  I’m kinda over the whole vampire thing but the characters in this series ( a remake of the original, brilliant British series) grabbed me from the first episode. (And Sam Witwer is HAWT!)

And last but not least – my weekly, medicinal dose of Alex O’Loughlin – Hawaii 5-0.  The dialogue is snappy and the plot twists at the end of the last season were epic. And, at least once an episode Alex takes his shirt off – I’m easy to please. (gratuitous example provided below) He’s been a favorite actor of mine for years (Moonlight, Three Rivers, The Shield) and I am so glad he has a hit.

So, any suggestions for a possible new show for me?  What are you favorite shows?

Burn it up,

Robin

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  1. I’m so out of the t.v. loop that I can’t help you. I’m planning on watching True Blood reruns because I missed both seasons (there are only 2, right?). I, too, love Steve Buscemi, and Boardwalk Empire is a great show. I was watching Game of Thrones, but I got pissed when they killed off Drogo. Because Jason Momoa is hot, even with eyeliner, lol.

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      jason momoa is hot and I was ticked off when they killed him off as well. GOT, TB and BE are shows that I was watch with the Main Man – probably teh only TV I watch in real-time and not on the DVR. Thanks!

  2. I think either White Collar or Covert Affairs will be back sometime in the fall, but I can’t remember which one. The other one will be back in the winter. I love all the characters on these two shows.

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      Covert Affairs was on this summer so it will be White Collar. I have CA on DVD from Netflix and while I love the cute guy in WC, I never got into the show. Maybe I need to watch it on DVD.

  3. I have a love for Castle and yes, Nathan Fillion!!! Him and Alex O’Loughlin from Hawaii 5-0 are always good. (I wouldn’t kick Scott Caan out of bed either, the guy who plays Dano.)

    Castle is great but like Bones–Beckett and Castle have that chemistry that hasn’t been completed yet–though with many shows, once it happens ratings start to drop. So the intensity is always a catch.

    I know what you mean about watching TV. I don’t do it much on my own. My hubby is the one who gets me to sit and watch the shows with him. (He keeps me sane by getting me away from computer/writing at times.) We will sit and try to figure out the plots on the whodunnits! LOL

    Take care!

    Loni

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      Loni: I’ve been told to watch Castle but I think I need to start at the beginning.

      Alex . . . . . : )

      I get that Bones doesn’t want to succumb to the “Moonlighting syndrome” and give up the tension but at the end of the last season on Bones, Brennan was pregnant with Booth’s baby and we didn’t once see them have a love scene. Unless that kid was hatched in a petri dish, I felt deprived of a moment that I’ve been waiting for – so if they don;t show me some love this season, I may stop watching.

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  4. I can’t help you with new fall shows…but I saw a preview for a new Justin Timberlake movie called “In Time” and there is plenty of eye candy, and an intriguing sic-fi premise. Also, Alex is the most gorgeous creature I’ve ever seen…thank you:)

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      Denny – Movies are all on DVD for us except for our monthly date night. with sitters going at $10 per hour – I have to be picky.

      And, yes . . . Alex is . . . . well, Alex . . . .yum

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  5. I’ll still be watching the two NCIS shows.

    I’m disappointed that Eureka on scify has been canceled.

    New shows that I’ve become interested in:

    Once Upon a Time – ABC

    Unforgetable – CBS

    Possibilities but not must sees:

    Grimm on NBC
    Prime Suspect on NBC
    Charlie’s Angels on ABC

    and several of my friends have said they want to see Pan Am on ABC so I may check that out.

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      I saw an ad for Pan Am and it did seem like such a unique premise. I loved the Helen Mirren “Prime Suspect” series so I’m a little wary of the remake.

      Off to check out the others!

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      1. Oh, I understand reasoning, Robin. I just like the eye candy: Mark Harmon and Michael Weatherly. Murray isn’t too bad either since he slimmed down.

  6. I’m looking forward to Unforgettable and Prime Suspect. NCIS, I love. Revenge sounds interesting. Charlie’s Angels is coming back? I’ll have to check it out. A lot of my fave shows are on at 10pm and I usually go to bed at 10. Bummer. I do hope that Blue Bloods is coming back. Luv Tom Selleck!

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  8. Robin,

    Super fun post—love tv!

    I don’t watch too much—the standard Grey’s Anatomy/Castle girl here. But I am very interested in the show Justified. I’ve heard it’s fantastic. It supposed to have terrific writing and um, it has Tim Olyphant. And I love him, like, really, love him. It’s not a new show but you could catch up On Demand and go from there. That’s my plan anyway.

    Terra Nova might be cool, too. ‘Cause Jason Mara is nothing to walk away from.

    Let us know what you choose. Kelley

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      Kelley – Justified is awesome!!! I caught up on DVD and need to do the same for season 2.

      I never got into Gray’s – I think I’m the only one in America who didn’t like that show.

  9. My must sees: Castle, Bones, NCIS Los Angeles, Modern Family and America’s Funniest Videos. I haven’t paid much attention to what’s new coming out. If you want a good fun series (though it only lasted one season) get Firefly from Netflix. Nathan Fillion is the best! I wish the Christian Slater comedy Breaking In had lasted more than it’s 6 episodes. 🙁

    And I totally agree with the Bones shocker at the end of last season. I felt cheated!

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  10. Robin, I’m an HBO/SHOWTIME/STARZ girl. I can’t keep track of when the shows come on – I just watch them when they do. So I think Boardwalk Empire is coming back in the fall and maybe Dexter, which is a great show. Is Hung coming back in the fall? Not sure. Spartacus? Not sure. I did recently start watching the first season of Glee on Netflix and I’m hooked – I really like the music and the show is tongue-in-cheek funny. I usually DVR shows – except I like to watch True Blood and Curb Your Enthusiasm on Sunday nights. I also watched all of the seasons of Lost on Hulu (before they started charging!) and then watched the 6th and last season in real-time – much better watchng them one after another! For my reality TV fixes, I like Dancing With the Stars and The Bachelor/ette. But if you’re asking, and you were – lol – I’d recommend Dexter. Best. Show. Ever.

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  11. I’m a bit out of the loop. I have to wait for certain things to come on iTunes before I can watch it like Game of Thrones and the last season of Big Love since I’m overseas.

    So far, I really like Suits. Smart writing and great acting. Raising Hope is hilarious. Waiting for the next season of Vampire Diairies. Also enjoy The Good Wife, wonderful tension and smart twists.

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  12. Robin, we have something in common – I’m a huge Buffy fan! Watched it religiousl;y from day one, Angel, too. I own both series on DVD. 🙂

    I watch House, Bones, Castle, Grey’s, Private Practice, Big Bang Theory, and Hawaii 5-0. Alex O’Loughlin is definitely hot, but it’s Scott Caan who really revs my motor. LOL I’m looking forward to checking out Terra Nova, and though I’ll miss Charlie Sheen, I’m curious to see how Ashton does on Two And A Half men.

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  13. Buffy the Vampire Slayer will always rock my socks! Love, love, love! I’m going to watch some of the first season tonight actually.

    Very much looking forward to Castle returning – love Nathan Fillion. And I’m totally hooked on some teeny booper shows on ABC Family like Pretty Little Liars and Chloe King (kinda like Buffy lite).

    I’m going to watch PanAm this fall. And some comedy about living in Suburbia. Honestly though, I’m not ready for tv to start up again. I’m still catching up on my DVR!

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  14. Robin I hope I’m not too late to sway your pick for that last spot you have left! Okay, hands down you should watch Sons of Anarchy. I’ll tell you why, it’s about bikers (some of them super hot) from a town called Charming. They’re all thugs but they come in every color of the rainbow and they actually work together on occassion. The show is loosely based on Hamlet. The good son trying to better the club and get them above board is Jax and he literally had a line in the second season that knocked me off the couch. Jax, trying to convince his long lost love, who isn’t sure she can handle his lifestyle, that she’s his soulmate says, “Babe, yes I’ve had my dick in hundreds of women but you’re the only one I see.” I know it sounds horrible, but this show is so well written, that you are actually cheering for her to take him back!!! You just have to trust me on this.

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  15. Late to comment but what the heck – I was always a huge Buffy fan too. I’ve recently discovered that there is a channel on my cable list that plays lots of Buffy reruns so I’m a happy girl. 🙂 My list includes:

    Bones – LOVE Bones! And they’d better get together this year!

    Castle – suspense, romance, crime and a novelist. Love it. The sidekicks are hilarious too.

    Glee – love

    Criminal Minds – fascinating

    Vampire Diaries – Damon is freaking hot.

    Grays Anatomy – eh, I’m kind of over this one.

    I also love In Plain Sight and Army Wives but those are both over. My husband loves Suits, which is also almost over, and Raising Hope.

    Did you hear that Sara Michelle Gellar has a new series out this fall? I’m not too sure I like the premise but I’m going to check it out before I pass judgment. It’s called Ringer.
    http://www.cwtv.com/shows/ringer/about

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