Things I Should Be Posting About   

If I didn’t struggle almost every night to put down my remote and get to bed at a decent time, I’d think I never watch TV anymore. At least with how I never write about it anyway. It’s kind of sad. I miss the glory days of being so obsessed with a show that I analyzed screen caps and made t-shirts and would stay up way too late at night to re-watch and capture my initial reactions to episodes…

My TV schedule is still wreaking havoc on my sleep schedule. But now it’s because I’ve made it a goal to be in bed by 10:30PM every night which means I spend most of the time before that scrambling to keep my DVR from overloading. Anyway, how about a quick update, bullet-style?

    The cast of the new show, ROOMMATES, on ABC Family.

  • Roommates started this week on ABC Family and it’s… cute? It reminds me of sitcoms from days of old but with a bit of the feel of a Disney/Nickelodeon show. The two main guys on the show are much better than the girls. It was their stuff that had me laughing the most. I think it’s a good fit for ABC Family and their target demo but I doubt I’ll stick with it on a regular basis. Still I did get to participate in two conference calls with the stars recently. Standby for the transcripts.
  • This post captures where I currently stand on Heroes only without the actual breaking up. I’ve got two and a half episodes saved on the DVR and I can’t seem to find the desire to watch them. Everyone seems to have enjoyed the latest, Bryan Fuller penned, episode so maybe I will too? Hopefully I talk myself into catching up soon.
  • Still love Chuck. NBC could you do me a solid and give ‘em another year? I know the numbers are in the crapper but I can’t face a new season without Chuck on the schedule.
  • The L Word finale was pretty much crap and I’m really liking Party Down. Two seemingly unconnected thoughts that ended up in a bullet together because they’ve led me to the idea of ditching Showtime and HBO and getting Starz instead.
  • Oh. I dropped another show this week. Left Private Practice sitting at the curb when I realized that I just didn’t care about what was going on at Oceanside Wellness Group. It was fun while it lasted Addison but you were never one of my favorite characters anyway. Hope LA treats you well.
  • Digging Castle, not digging the cutesy background music they use in nearly every freaking scene. Could we cut that out? I promise to still get the jokes and/or know when something’s supposed to be suspenseful.
  • Not nearly as enthralled with Better Off Ted as all those who got the pre-screeners. Feeling like I’m missing what’s so great about it. That said, it is funny and I like it enough to stick around.
  • Still enjoying Dollhouse. Think there’s a lot more to it than people are willing to see. The last few episodes have gotten the closest to capturing what was in Joss’ original pilot script. I am, however, very much over people bitching about it. You don’t like it. I get it. Can we move on?
  • My new favorite show though? Being Erica. LOVE IT. And the one show, other than Castle, I’ve actually told people they should be watching lately.
  • Other Shows I Love And You Should Be Watching: How I Met Your Mother, The Big Bang Theory, Life, Lost, and Supernatural.
  • As much as I enjoy The Mentalist, Tuesday nights continue to feel empty without Fringe. And I think Reaper, slowly recovering from what I thought was a rather weak season premiere, was gone too long. All the momentum it had gained (with me) is gone. I’m watching but mostly because there’s nothing else on at that time.
  • Phil strips down to his underwear to explain the Roadblock on THE AMAZING RACE.

  • The Amazing Race. Phil in his undies. That is all.
  • Oh, look, I think I’m pretty much down to Thursdays, eh? Bones isn’t having a strong season in my eyes. Not sure how they managed to take me from caring about everyone on the show to only wanting to see Bones and Booth but they did. It’s best that we just not talk about Ugly Betty or I’ll once again question why I keep watching. I came very close to dropping The Office this week. There’s no question that everyone involved in the show is stellar. Unfortunately being good at what they do means I’ve now spent the majority of the past few episodes completely uncomfortable. It’s not entertaining for me in any way. The show has gone from being one of my favorites to being on notice in what seems like a blink of an eye. Grey’s… not much’s changed there. And, finally, ER. Awww. Last week’s episode made me so happy. Now they just need to wrap up Archie’s storyline and I’m all set.
  • At this point I’ve got the entire season of Leverage and Damages sitting on my DVR. I’m thinking about saving them both for after the rest of my shows go on hiatus. If only it were easier to avoid being spoiled.

Ok, I think that’s about it. Nudge me if there’s something missing from the list that you’re curious about. And I should point out that I’ve also fallen behind on linking out to the TV Times Three podcast but it is one place you can find me talking about TV. We’ve been cranking out new episodes every week and I think we’ve got a good groove going now. Check ‘em out.

5 Responses to “Things I Should Be Posting About”

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    Maggie says:

    You should definitely save Damages! I watched the first 7 episodes in a chunk, and it was awesome. You can keep track of everything easily and the immediate gratification doesn’t suck. I plan on doing that for season three.

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    Rae says:

    Thanks, Maggie. That’s the feeling I’ve gotten just watching reactions to this season. For a couple of weeks people aren’t feeling it and then the next week lots of things come together and everyone RAVES about it. I pretty much marathoned all of the first season and I think that’s part of why I loved it so much.

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    Eolivet says:

    I hate to ask you to go back in your archives, but…did you ever post on the “Boston Legal” finale? :) Just got a chance to watch it this past weekend, and I was curious as to what you thought.

    It’s not entertaining for me in any way. The show has gone from being one of my favorites to being on notice in what seems like a blink of an eye.

    Yep, yep…I can’t tell you how refreshing it is to see that perspective on “The Office.” Your comments prove it’s not just me! ;p

    To me, “Better Off Ted” proved that people watch certain networks for certain things. I feel like that show would’ve succeeded more on NBC. :shrug:

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    Rae says:

    Eolivet: Eek, I thought I had posted about it but I must have just talked about it during the podcast because I can’t find a post for it.

    I remember being vaguely unsatisified overall but very happy with how they wrapped up (or didn’t) Denny and Alan. Loved that very last scene on the roof.

    Your comments prove it’s not just me!

    Haha, definitely not just you! Way too much Dwight and Michael for me and the rest of the staff has gotten pretty outlandish too. Maybe the new boss will help dial that back a bit. I’m still watching but it’s no longer one of the first things I want to watch on Thursdays.

    To me, “Better Off Ted” proved that people watch certain networks for certain things.

    Maybe? I think it kinda fits with what UB used to be? And I can see why they paired it with Scrubs. You know, I’d like to do a little digging and see how many mid-seasons comedies succeed.

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    Patty says:

    I love Being Erica too! It’s fun and interesting. I think the issue with Bones is that we don’t get to see more than 2 episodes in a row at a time. I honestly have a hard time remembering what happened last episode when they are a month apart since I am not really part of that fandom. I bet it plays better on DVD.

    PS, I love your podcasts.