Thursday, October 13, 2011

Fall TV

I know this will come as a huge surprise, but tv is one of my favorite past times. Sometimes, I even watch non-Bravo shows. (Frankly, though, I'm a little obsessed with the Beverly Hills Housewives, and of course, Rachel Zoe. Which reminds me, is she not the whiniest pregnant person ever? I love her, but seriously. We KNOW you're working yourself ragged and you're 8 1/2 months pregnant. We KNOW. And to tell you the truth, we don't pity you one little bit. In fact, we kind of envy your fun life and the Hermes throw in your baby's nursery).

So, let's see. There are a few new shows I'm loving this year, in addition to all the old standbys (Glee, Gossip Girl, The Office, Modern Family). First off is "Revenge" on ABC. Love this. It's so overly dramatic, so unrealistic, and such fun tv.

Who doesn't love watching rich, beautiful people in gorgeous clothes? It's right up my alley.

That's the only new drama I'm really hooked on. Last week, I watched the premier episode of "American Horror Story" on FX. 
Oh. My. Gosh. This one scared the hell out of me. So disturbing. But I love Connie Britton and Dylan McDermott. Plus, it's from Ryan Murphy, the creator of "Glee" and (the also disturbing) "Nip/Tuck", so I figured it would at least be entertaining. Let's just say that it's the scariest thing I've ever seen on network tv, and scarier than lots of horror movies. It's just got that whole "edge of your seat" thing going  for it. But I woke up in the middle of the night and couldn't stop thinking about it, and then was scared all over again.For that reason alone, I just don't think I can add it to my regular tv schedule. 

Onto the comedies. I'm sure you've all seen "Up All Night" with Christina Applegate and Will Arnett. Pretty funny stuff. Not up there with "Modern Family", but funny nonetheless. Christina Applegate is funny enough. She kind of reminds me of Jennifer Aniston in her acting ability. Will Arnett is great. And Maya Rudolph is always a good addition. 

Finally, I really like "Suburgatory" on ABC. Really funny show about a teenage girl and her single dad who move from Manhattan to the suburbs. It's one of those comedies that could be really lame, but good casting and good writing seems to be keeping it well above average. Plus, Cheryl Hines is really funny as one of the suburban wives. 

I think that wraps it up for the new shows. The new season of "Glee" has kind of fallen short for me. I love a good Broadway number, but come on. Good pop music is what made that show so good to begin with. Time to get back to the roots of the show. 

Speaking of tv, it's time to get the kids to bed and get to watching!


1 comment:

  1. You'll have to fill me in on the Horror Story thing. I don't watch that stuff, but then I get very curious. I will say that I watched Nip/Tuck til the last season (totally missed how it ended) and I still have "negative thoughts" about the time they brought it that rapist/killer who also worked in the practice. I always think about that character. Yikes.

    I really like Person of Interest. I could watch most anything, but my husband and I only have time for shows together so we compromise. I watch a lot of crime shoes/solving shows. I think I like mystery.

    Leigh (Hines-Sight Blog)...not signed in, and too lazy to do it since I have to pick up my son.