Fall 2009 TV Round Up: Tuesday!
I’m not ashamed to tell you that I schedule my work and school as much as I can around my television watching. Thus, when I realized that with Fringe‘s move to Thursday the only show I would be watching on Tuesday nights was V, I was both angry and excited. I was excited because Tuesday night had magically freed itself up, making room for my part-time job of being a coffee bitch. But I was mostly angry. I am angry. I’m angry because there are nine shows that I HAVE TO WATCH on Thursdays. And eight of them occur within a two hour period. Thursday is a clusterfrak of TV programming, and Tuesday is WIDE OPEN until November, which is when V premieres. WTF, networks? WTF. I know you’re trying to be all “competitive” and stuff, but I AM GOING TO HAVE A HEART ATTACK.
ABC, 8/7 Central
I am so excited by the prospect of this show that it almost scares me, because I don’t want to jinx it. My first hook was the cast. Elizabeth Mitchell (RIP Juliet), Morena Baccarin (RIP Firefly), Scott Wolf, Alan Tudyk (again with the Firefly) . . . there is win everywhere. Of course there’s also the production staff, which includes Jeffrey Bell, an individual who has had his hooks in many shows I love, i.e. Angel, The X-Files, and Alias. Then I rented the 1982 miniseries and its subsequent sequels, including the short-lived TV series, and I was done for. The original V is very dated, but very creepy. To sum it up, V is the story of what would happen if supposedly friendly and beautiful aliens (see: Morena Baccarin) showed up on Earth one day, promising to fix all of our problems. Only: they’re aliens, and well, if you’ve seen the original, you know how it goes. The prospect of the story being updated and modernized is extremely drool-worthy to me, and I hope they don’t screw it up. (Premieres 11/3/09)
- The Good Wife — This sounded really boring to me, but then I read the description in the TV Guide and it kind of intrigued me, but mostly I just want to watch it because Julianna Margulies seems to be some kind of rare specimen that ages backwards. She looks ten years younger, now, than she did fifteen years ago in the pilot of ER. (CBS, 10/9 Central)
I Don’t Watch These, But You Might: NCIS, So You Think You Can Dance, The Biggest Loser, NCIS: Los Angeles.
Stay Away From: 90210, Melrose Place (Seriously, enough with the reboots! And they’re not even good reboots! Think up something new!!), The Forgotten