Thursday, October 04, 2012

Not the most important thing you'll read today, but still...

A few years ago I really started to like the TV show Men in Trees.  It was the first prime time show I'd  watched regularly in a long time...maybe since Friends.

During my Men in Trees stint I was introduced to the maddening ways of modern TV decision makers.  Two or three episodes here, then a LONG hiatus connected to some sort of prime time sporting event, after that, one or two more episodes on a different night than before so no one knows it's back, call that Season 1, and 18 months later begin Season 2.

Honestly, I fell for Men in Trees, and then I felt violated when 9 months turned in to 18 months and all we got was 3 episodes leading to the end of the show.

Boo.  Don't toy with my emotions like that.

I pouted.  While I was licking my wounds, I watched the first couple of episodes of Parenthood.  And I told Honey that I thought it was going to be a show that I could get in to, but I didn't want to risk it.  Because what if I got attached and then it was cancelled?  So I quit.

And TV was dead to me for a while.

Last year, for some reason, I started watching Once Upon a Time. Leave it to Disney to pull me out of my TV slump.   I loved it so much!  We watched the first episode this week on the DVR and I am SO GLAD it's back!  I feel like I can trust the TV industry again.

With newly restored trust, this season we started watching Revolution.  Bubba, Honey, and I all love it.  It has a Hunger Games feel to it.  I don't know if that's good or bad for you, but for Bubba, it's good. 

I was late to the game with Downton Abbey.  I watched both seasons 1 & 2 on DVD, so I am very excited about season 3 in January.  Someone explain to me why they are showing it in England first?

I think I might find a way to catch up on Parenthood.  I really like Ray Romano.

And, I'll need to watch Downton again before it starts back up in January.

What are you watching these days?


valerie in TX said...

I'm completely with you on the "maddening ways of modern TV decision makers." It's ridiculous. And I'm also with you on not watching prime time TV in a long time - also probably since Friends. I started watching The Mentalist for a while, but then it got dumb so I quit. The only thing I watch now is Castle. This season is teetering on the edge, close to falling into dumb-land, so we'll see if it can hang on. :)

And, Downton Abbey? It's like having an addiction and having no way to get a fix! ;) I guess since it's a British show, they think they have first dibs on it or something. Sheesh.

Laci said...

i love parenthood!!! And Once Upon a Time. We started watching Elementary and Chicago Fire this season.

Laci said...

i love parenthood!!! And Once Upon a Time. We started watching Elementary and Chicago Fire this season.

Su Wilcox said...

I believe this is the Brits' way of getting back at us for sending them all the US shows only after we've seen them.

Denise said...

you should catch up on parenthoood. best show on t.v. the best!