Monday, September 22, 2008

Let the TV season commence

I love TV premiere week. And this one is more awesome than most because of the writers strike. A lot of these shows have been away longer than usual so I forgot all about what was going on before the break. Like Dean in Hell on Supernatural - I totally forgot about that and when I saw the season premiere I was all like Oh yeah! Oooooooh.

As I was watching that I couldn't help but think about Angel. Angel went to Hell once too, and then he came back. We never totally got an answer as to why he came back - I guess it was The Powers That Be saving a hero from Hell, but it was sort of glossed over a bit. So I was curious as to how they're dealing the Dean resurrection so it's not just a repeat of the Angel plotline.

I was also hoping they'd do something with Sam's superpowers because they seem to have forgotten all about them in the last season. But this episode did not disappoint.

One thing I love about Supernatural is how each season has felt like it had to be the last season. It always has this kind of epic, final feel to it. The end of world always feels like it's one episode away. And now, with Sam's crazy new powers and Dean's crazy new mission, there's gonna be some cool stuff going on this time around. And I still have no idea who to trust.

Meanwhile I've sort of lost interest in Fringe. It just kind of seems so kindergarten. It just doesn't seem like a lot of work went into finding the most interesting story to tell. Granted, it's only on the third episode this week, but I've got a limited amount of time in my day and I'm going to watch something that blows me away, not something that makes me roll my eyes.

I love Lost and much of Alias was awesome, but this one just doesn't cut it.

I am, however, enjoying The Sarah Conner Chronicles. Stuff keeps exploding. and Brian Austin Green continues to look hot and Shirley Manson stabs people in the brain with her finger.

And Heroes is back - yay! Heroes comes and goes for me. It has some really terrific episodes followed by some not so terrific episodes. But Mark Verheiden is working there now and he brings the awesome wherever he goes, so I'm looking forward to the new season.

And then of course, there's Pushing Daisies. I've heard some disturbing things about the studio's demands on Bryan Fuller this season, but I'm willing to wait and see. I'm afraid it will be like Friday Night Lights. Season one was so amazing and for me, season two of that show just lost me completely. I partly felt that way about Veronica Mars - season two was just not as strong as that first amazing season. I adore Pushing Daisies and I want to adore Pushing Daisies season two.

Also airing this week - the premieres of the NBC comedies. I love NBC comedies. I don't understand why ER is still on the air but there are weddings on The Office this season so that should be fun.

Anyway, I just love TV. What shows are you excited to see?


  1. I'm cheating and going off-network from my choice: Dexter. For the first time, we'll actually be watching each week instead of getting the DVDs a year later and I'm really excited about that.

    And of course PD, and the NBC comedies, and HIMYM.

    Plus, lest we forget, The Shield is already a few episodes of awesomeness into its final, tragic, brilliant season.

  2. Anonymous9:59 PM

    And then of course, there's Pushing Daisies. I've heard some disturbing things about the studio's demands on Bryan Fuller this season, but I'm willing to wait and see.

    Oh lord. I hope those demands didn't distract him from the vision full of awesome he put forth. It's why I bought the first season on DVD at Best Buy for $24, not caring to wait for the price to eventually be reduced. A line like "I always thought masturbation meant chewing your food," cannot be denied entrance into my DVD collection.

  3. I love Supernatural. You're spot on about the epic quality it has... it always feels like The End.

    I have a feeling that it's going to come down to Dean vs. Sam... it almost has to.

    I wish they could've kept Katie Cassidy for Ruby though.

    Mostly for selfish reasons.

  4. I'm fucking sick of ER, too. It's been on the air damn too long! Uhh, I just started watching "Raising the Bar" cos I've always wanted to be a public defender/lawyer. Corny, I know.

    I also like "How I met Your Mother" and I like the "Sarah Connor Chronicles," too. "Prison Break" is a good show as well.

    I might watch the US remake show of "Kath and Kim," because I like Molly Shannon and Selma Blair. Also, I look forward to Diablo Cody's "The United States of Tara," even though I don't have cable. Ohhh geez.

  5. Anonymous11:20 AM

    I love Pushing Daisies. It is beautiful to look at, the characters are really terrific and it keeps me smiling every week. If you have never seen if, go check out I promise, you will want pie.

  6. Bones and Dexter - hmm, I'm a bit morbid.

    The season premiere of The Sarah Conner Chronicles kind of soured me on the season. How many car chases in a row that made you do a 180 to go back at the Terminator chasing you can you have in 10 minutes? Really, it annoyed me enough to turn the channel.

    Watched the first 3 episodes of Raising the Bar - I am not hooked yet. The characters seem a bit too one dimensional.

    I also sat through True Blood - it is really cheesy and doesn't have a plot that I can make out and they insert sex scenes in the oddest ways. But I'll probably watch a few more episodes... didn't I say it had sex scenes?


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