Now that Mad Men is done for the season while Burn Notice is on mid-season hiatus and Lost won’t be back till early 2009, what’s everyone watching? I thought about it and I’ve come to the conclusion that I watch way too much TV. Here’s my list:
1. True Blood – Graveyard sex, “fangbanging”, vampires with southern accents, bloodthirsty junkies and more – I am obsessed with this show. I was never really into Buffy and I thought Moonlight and Blood Ties were both all right if unspectacular, but this one? I’m haunting the forums. My review here.
2. Dexter – He’s back! And he’s got more problems than ever! Sheesh, what’s a serial killer with nothing but the best intentions got to do for some peace around here? All America’s favorite psychopath wants is to take out the bad guys, neatly wrapped in plastic, where they can’t do any more harm… and now he’s got a ready-made family threatening to infringe on his personal space while President Santos wants to be his BFF. Things are gonna get good and messy.
3. Life – Why aren’t more people watching this show? Probably because it was wasting away in its Friday night spot. Thank God some genius at NBC finally saw the light and switched it to Wednesdays. Damian Lewis (a.k.a. the only red-headed man I’ve ever found attractive), Sarah Shahi, Adam Arkin and Donal Logue continue to be awesome at multiple things, like solving crime on the streets of L.A. while the layers keep peeling back on the central tragedy in Charlie Crews’ life.
4. Pushing Daisies – It’s not often that you come across a TV show that is literally like nothing else on TV. Sure, people throw that term about but when did it last apply? But I’ll admit I have this thing for quirky (some say cutesy but that’s because they lack a soul) which this show satisfies in both concept and execution. Why people aren’t watching this show, I don’t know. Especially when Kristen Chenoweth is in it. And Lee Pace, Anna Friel and Chi McBride, not to mention the scene-stealing Ellen Greene and Swoosie Kurtz, certainly don’t hurt.
5. House – Fifth year running! Now with House M.D. as a closet… cheerleader? Tee hee. My giant crush on Hugh Laurie shows no signs of abating.
6. Life on Mars – A commitment phobic cop from 2008 wakes up in 1973 and is either having a really detailed dream or is on a trip familiar to fans of (now canceled) The Journeyman. I understand the British original was better but really, Brit TV will have to wait till the summer for me to catch up coz I seem to have some time management issues. I don’t know if this show is going to last for a second season but I’ve decided to stick with it for this season. Jason O’Mara, Gretchen Mol and Harvey Keitel tipped me over. Let’s see.
1. Bones – The writing on this show has never been its strong point but at least it was fun and the characters had great chemistry. Now everybody’s an asshole and the season premiere was the worst-written thing I’ve ever forced myself to watch. Blech. Of course, now that it’s in the crapper, its ratings are skyrocketing.
2. Grey’s Anatomy – Yeah, no more. I might catch up in re-runs.
3. Chuck – I want to like this show. And I do like it. Just not enough to actually watch it every week. Summer reruns are a definite yes though.
I’m considering replacing the above with Fringe and Breaking Bad.