I Love TV Part 2

October 16, 2009

Part 2 of my discussion of how much I love television this season! How much do I love it?! A LOT. Seriously, read on for more new television greatness.

“Awesome New Television: Part 2.”

Community: I love Joe McHale (E!’s The Soup, anyone?), so I had to give this show a chance. Plus, it comes on right after The Office which is just good planning. Anyway, this show is decent. Chevy Chase is in it. And that guy from all those online videos. The show is humorous enough. I find myself enjoying the last 5 minutes where there is always some sort of hilarious little comedy sketch situation. Though there are moments worth watching throughout the entire show. But, again, I watch this on Hulu because I’m usually watching Grey’s with Shlee. (Thursdays, 9:30pm, NBC).

Flash Forward: THIS IS THE NEW LOST. Well, it’s supposed to be. I have to say, it has my attention. It’s mysterious and makes me yell at the TV which is the exact same as LOST, so that’s a good thing. I am holding onto my judgment for now. However, everyone should get on board with this show now otherwise they’ll all be I can’t watch that because I didn’t see the first few episodes and now I’m confused and blah blah like they were with LOST. Get over it. (Thursdays, 8:00pm, ABC).

Modern Family: I just discovered this show this week. I remember seeing commercials over the summer and thinking that I should remember to watch it and then I forgot. It probably conflicts with my intense TV schedule as I do not know what night it even comes on. But, I was bored and watched the first episode of this on Hulu and then it was so funny that I watched the second. HI-larious. Watch it now. Or, when it’s actually scheduled to be on TV. (Wednesdays (seriously, best night on TV), 9:00pm, ABC).

Late Night Standbys Include: Wizards of Waverly Place, Hannah Montana, Friends, Will & Grace. Also, I sometimes get distracted way too much by the Spanish Channel. And the public access channel that plays all those school recitals. That crap is addictive.

Also, though not included on this list anywhere, I love General Hospital. LOVE. Really love. Don’t get me started on all the love.

So, go watch all these shows. They are Sarah-approved. And, though my father would tell you that that’s a good reason not to watch them, I occasionally have really good taste.

– Sarah #2


I Love TV Part 1

October 7, 2009

Basically, if we’ve ever met for probably even just 5 minutes, you know that I love television. I love it. In college, I couldn’t do homework WITHOUT the television on. However, I find both silence and music to be distracting. Weird, I know. It probably says really horrible things about my consumption of media (right, Sarah?).

Every new TV season I get really excited because so many shows seem amazing and then it turns out that most of them suck. But, this season, primetime TV is awesome. Super awesome. So awesome that I can’t contain myself and therefore have to share all my findings. Consider me a television investigator and you get to reap the rewards.

To begin, all my favorite shows are back and are still so good that I still favorite them. These are television gold that everyone should look into for their own benefit. Ask Sarah, she’s now addicted to NCIS.

Favorites: NCIS, Grey’s Anatomy, The Office, So You Think You Can Dance, and 30 Rock, whenever it returns. (And, just to make it clear, LOST. But, it’s on hiatus).

Unfortunately, other shows that I used to favorite, have had to take a backseat.

Favorite shows I have given up: America’s Next Top Model, Project Runway, Fringe. (Though, as I write this I’m watching a Project Runway marathon of all the new episodes and I plan on catching up on Fringe later because Shlee told me to… so… this list is really just shows I only make time for when I feel like it).

So, with that established, I present you with

“Awesome New Television: Part 1.”

Eastwick: I’d be surprised if this went beyond 3 seasons. It’s sort of a throwback to Charmed (classic), but a little more weird and a little more funny. Either way, the cast is awesome and my interest has been piqued. The plot is sort of odd (I mean, they’re witches), but it takes place in a cute small town a la Gilmore Girls, and there is mystery and laughter. However, I usually watch it on Hulu instead of when it’s on TV. (Wednesdays, 10pm, ABC).

Cougar Town: Heyyy, funniest new show on TV. That is, if you like sort of over-the-top humor mixed in with adult/inappropriate humor. I do. And, it has COURTNEY COX (Hallelujah)! Reason enough to watch. Plus, everyone else on the show is funny too. Fo realz. Unfortunately, it conflicts with Glee so I have to watch it on Hulu. Sorry, Courtney, but I love singing/dancing combos. But, I’m glad you’re finally on a show that won’t be canceled. (Wednesdays, 9:30pm, ABC).

Glee: I’ll be honest, I genuinely dislike one of the subplots of this show. Fortunately, it is overshadowed by the amazing talent of the largely unknown cast (except Jane Lynch, whom I know and love). Already featuring awesome guest stars like KRISTEN CHENOWETH, Glee is a powerhouse of singing and dancing and I love it. Then I love it some more when I download all the songs on iTunes and listen to them on repeat while I run. Anyway, my Dad would probably hate this show, but people who like singing/dancing/drama will enjoy it. And anyone who enjoys the gays. (Wednesdays, 9:00pm, FOX).

Note: All these shows are on Wednesdays. Clearly Wednesday is a great night for TV.

Consider this a gift from me to you. Stay tuned for “Awesome New Television: Part 2.”

-Sarah #2