November sweeps are over and we’ll be heading into repeats soon. It seems like a good time to take a look back at how the new shows of the season are faring so far. A few weeks ago, Scooter polled a few TV bloggers to find out which were our favorite new shows of the season. Below are the top 10 shows according to Dan, Ducky, Kath, Jo, Liz, Rae (me!), Sandie, Scooter McGavin, Tube Talk Girl, TVFan, and Vance:
Note: Numbers in (parentheses) denote first place votes and those in bold indicate my votes.
- Pushing Daisies – ABC (8)
- Chuck – NBC (2)
- Dirty Sexy Money – ABC
- The Big Bang Theory – CBS
- Gossip Girl – CW
- Aliens in America – CW
- Samantha Who? – ABC
- Moonlight – CBS (1)
- Reaper – CW
- Journeyman – NBC
Other shows that received votes: Life, Woman’s Murder Club, Private Practice, Bionic Woman, Cane
In the time since I submitted my answers, my first place choice has changed from Pushing Daisies to Chuck. I still love PD to pieces but it’s Chuck I wait for each week. It saddens me that Life didn’t make the top ten because I still think it’s one of the best new shows of the season and it easily ranks as #3 on my list and, while the group put DSM in third place, I actually dropped it from my schedule just this past week. I like the show but, after finding my interest receding more and more each week, I finally decided that it’s one of those shows I can wait to catch in reruns. I also can’t believe Moonlight made the list over other shows. Don’t get me wrong, I understand what people like about it but it’s still not a great show. The groan-worthy moments far outweigh entertaining ones.
Oh well. Different strokes for different folks, eh? Which makes me wonder, what are your favorite new shows of the season?