The new fall TV season is hereLast month, I blogged about how I think TV gets a bad rap, and this month over at the e-zine our faves listing is all about our favorite current television shows. So, in keeping with the TV theme, here are my thoughts on the new fall TV season now officially in full swing.
The first new show I added to my viewing schedule is Men in Trees on Friday nights. I've heard people say that they didn't know if they could watch it because Anne Heche is the lead. Well, I like Anne Heche. I think she's funny and cute in the role of fish-out-of-water relationship expert Marin Frist. Though I didn't watch Sex in the City, I heard Men in Trees described as Sex in the City meets Northern Exposure. Even without having watched Sex in the City, I was hooked by the premise. See, I was a huge Northern Exposure fan and love stories set in Alaska. I've not been disappointed so far, so check it out.
I watched the first episode of Heroes last week because I like shows and movies about superheroes. Always have, always will. This one has a touch of X-Men in that everyday people are experiencing genetic mutations that give them some sort of extra ability. There's the teenage cheerleader whose body regenerates after an injury, the guy who can fly, a funny little Asian guy who can bend time and space, a guy who predicts disasters by painting them, and a few others. I'm interested how the writers are going to develop all the characters' storylines and what impact they all have on the people around them.
I'll probably queue up the first season of Jericho on Netflix whenever it comes out next year. I like Skeet Ulrich and it's an interesting concept, but it's on opposite Bones. Anything on opposite Bones is going to lose on my viewing schedule.
There are other shows I could probably get into, but honestly I don't need anything else to watch.
Prison Break -- not as exciting this season, but I think that's because season one inside the prison was so incredibly tense. Still a must-watch for me on Monday nights.
Veronica Mars -- can't wait for the premiere of season two this Tuesday night on the new CW network. If you've not seen this smart, fun, modern Nancy Drew meets Buffy show, get the first season on DVD immediately and then dive into season 2. Two days until Veronica and Logan kissage!
Bones -- storylines still interesting, upped sexual tension, Agent Seeley Booth still hot. Need I say more?
LOST -- The season 3 premiere is this Wednesday. I'm SO glad they changed the time so that it doesn't conflict with Bones. Am eagerly anticipating what's going to happen to Jack, Kate and Sawyer. Who are the Others? What do they want? Are they bad guys or good guys? I need answers, people!
Survivor -- I can't help it. It's the only reality show I really enjoy. Go, Yul!
Supernatural -- LOVE this show. I hadn't watched it until a couple of weeks ago. I'd heard good things so I hurriedly Netflixed it so I could watch the first season before the premiere of season 2 this last Thursday. Couldn't watch it fast enough. And WOW, what a season 2 opener. Sam and Dean are two of the coolest guys on television.
Battlestar Galactica -- The much-anticipated new season starts this upcoming Friday. Don't be fooled by the fact this show is on SciFi. It has some of the best writing on television. And don't think it's like the original from the '70s. It's not. It's intelligent, Starbuck's now a girl (one who can kick some serious butt, by the way), and it's exploring a lot of plot territory not even imagined in the original. Also, there are some webisodes on SciFi.com to prepare you for the new season.
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition -- just feel-good TV. I tear up nearly every week when the much-deserving family sees their new home. I hope this show lasts forever.
So, what returning favorites are you enjoying or anticipating? What new shows have sucked you in?