From Pause to Fast Forward

Since I’m apparently incapable of keeping up with routine blog posts, I’m going to take a detour to focus on what is inevitably my biggest distraction: fall television. Which is followed by Notre Dame football as the runner-up for consuming my free time.

Saying I’m addicted to television is probably inaccurate — I don’t need to watch it, but hot damn do I love it. When given the choice to sit and watch a movie or a television show, I’ll pick TV most of the time. Although I do love a lot of movies, TV shows definitely come closer to being acted books. They typically allow for greater character development and greater depth of story which is what I’m most interested in.

But adding a point into the “addiction” column is the fact that there are no fewer than 48 series passes on the DVR. In my slight defense, some of them are my husband’s.

As a result, I’ve been spending a lot of time in front of the TV. One of the biggest problems is that I’m sticking with a lot of the new shows so far. Some of them need to start getting worse so I can stop recording them…

So what am I watching?

(And as I loaded the TV guide on EW.com I see that “Animal Practice” is cancelled. That was one of the ones we were sticking with — didn’t love it, but didn’t outright hate it either. No big loss, although I do hope Joanna Garcia gets picked up on another show soon. I adore her.)

Here’s a look at what I’ve been recording:

Sunday:
Revenge (ABC)
Once Upon a Time (ABC)
666 Park Avenue (ABC)
The Walking Dead (AMC)

Monday:
Gossip Girl (CW)
How I Met Your Mother (CBS)
Bones (FOX)
Revolution (NBC)
Castle (ABC)

Tuesday:
Don’t Trust the B—- in Apt. 23 (ABC)
New Girl (FOX)
The Mindy Project (FOX)
Go On (NBC)
Vegas (CBS)
Hart of Dixie (CW)
Emily Owens, MD (CW)

Wednesday:
The Neighbors (ABC)
Suburgatory (ABC)
Nashville (ABC)
The X Factor (FOX)
Animal Practice (NBC)
Guys with Kids (NBC)
Arrow (CW)
American Horror Story: Asylum (FX)
South Park (CC)

Thursday:
Last Resort (ABC)
Glee (FOX)
Big Bang Theory (CBS)
Elementary (CBS)
The Office (NBC)
Vampire Diaries (CW)
Beauty and the Beast (CW)
Jersey Shore (MTV)
It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia (FX)

Friday:
Grimm (NBC)

I’ll share some more thoughts on the shows — especially the new ones this season — in coming days.

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2 thoughts on “From Pause to Fast Forward

  1. Great article! Your list of events looks similar to mine in recordings. I’m not so happy about Animal Practice being cancelled, but don’t put another show that’s no good in it’s place it doesn’t make sense. The wife and I enjoy primetime and it’s what we mainly watch too. I hate working at night which means I don’t get to watch most of my shows until the next day. The good thing’s I upgraded to the Hopper DVR, after my coworker at DISH told me about it. I can get all my shows recorded with PrimeTime Anytime and it’s all done on one TV. Now the wife and kids don’t have to be stuck watching recordings while my shows record. It’s made everyone happy and a great way to enhance your TV experience.

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