Well.. As you all must know by now, I’m a TV junkie. No better way for me to unwind than to sit on the couch with a big bowl of ice cream, or bag of chips, and immerse myself in the total fictionality of Reality Tv, lose myself in the mystery and intrigue of my favorite dramas, or occasionally yukk it up with the latest sitcom. I use TV to shut off my brain at the end of long day, to provide some grown-up entertainment in my otherwise Nickelodeon world.
The good news is that all of my favorites will be back. The show I love to hate – CSI Miami – still holds it’s 10PM monday night timeslot on CBS. House has moved to 8pm Tuesday nights instead of it’s 9pm timeslot last year. LOST will be returning to 9pm Wednesday, but not until mid-October. AHH! Why must they make me wait so long! Luckily I don’t have to wait that long for my weekly dose of Nu Yawk, also know as CSI:NY, which returns to 10pm on CBS on September 20th. Of course, on my MUST SEE TV list, Survivor, which, on September 14th, starts season 13 in the Cook Islands with a whole Pirate-y theme. Thrusday just wouldn’t be Thrusday without a healthy dose of CSI – the orignal, Vegas Baby! Yum.. You know, in a weird way, Grissom is kinda hot.. at least Will Peterson is a MUCH better actor then David Caruso (IMO anyway). Nanny911 returns, finally! Coming Fridays at 8pm, starting September 8th. I so-o-o-o love to watch that show.. if for no other reason than to feel better about my own little
monsters kids. America’s hottest mathematician, Charlie Eppes, returns in Numb3rs on Fridays at 10pm. This is one of those shows that even though it is extremely formulaic, and you can always count on Don’s FBI instincts to arrive at the answers in almost the same amount of time it takes Charlie to form his thesis and work his problem, I still tune in, week after week, to see how the math works. Guess I truly am my father’s daughter. (FYI: he’s an accountant and a computer geek). Without a Trace has moved to Sundays, opposite Sunday night football. I will probably skip it this year, as it’s one of those show I usually “watch” from my computer at the back of the room, with my back to the TV.
There a few, and I mean few new shows that look interesting to me. Vanished on FOX Mondays at 9pm has already captured my attention, and even given me a reason to turn on my TV Monday nights, besides catching Caruso’s “Dumbass Line of the Week.” I will probably watch it (Vanished) faithfully, well… that is unless the NYGiants are playing on Monday Night Football. Go Big Blue! Anyway. The story line behind Vanished, a senator’s wife goes missing. The FBI guy on the case is haunted by his last case, a major screw-up. The Reporterette Babe wants nothing more than to get nationally recognized off the story of the kidnapped woman, ala Greta VanSustren & the Natalie Holloway case. Meanwhile, the Senator, his children form a previous wife, and the Ex-wife all seem to hiding things. Not to mention, the more we learn about the missing woman, the more we question who she is. Very intriguing.
Competing for my Monday Nights at 9pm, the only show on NBC that even remotely interests me, Heroes. Nope, not Firemen, Policemen, type people. What this show looks like is X-men for the small screen. Ordinary folks discover special “gifts” and have to decide if their gifts are a blessing, a tool to help save the world! Or if they are a curse, something to be ashamed of. Could be cool… but… I’ll be honest, FOX has already hooked me, especially since their season started a few weeks ago, and NBC won’t start this show until September 25th. So FOX has a few more weeks to screw up Vanished before Heroes starts it’s run.
Another New show that has potential is FOX’s new Standoff. A drama based on the lives of a couple of hostage negotiators. I caught the Premiere of this one, and I was hooked. It was funny, it was smart, it was sexy. Thing is, the more I think about what I watched, the more I see where that show is headed. It has some awesome potential, as long as the producers can keep it out of the toliet. It seems to be focused on the relationship between the male/female negotiators, who are one of the top 5 teams in the nation, and are also sleeping with each other. Yea. You see where this is going already, right? In the first show, the two of them are so conflicted and struggle with the question, do I love him/her? or is it truly just the horizantal mambo between consenting adults? You can see how they both just want to use each other to blow off steam, and yet both have an attachment for the other one. I don’t know yet. It could be good, it could be crap, only time will tell. Regardless, I will probably watch just becasue of the time slot, right after House. So we will see what happens with this one.
By the way, if you want to check out the new fall lineups, and see what show you might like, here are the links to each of the big 4 networks’ Fall Schedule.