New TV Season Anxiety
I have always been rather pleased with myself that I do not watch much television (generally this is knitting time so I can claim to be creative whilst sitting and basically doing nothing) but somehow I have become attached to a few shows and found last season end with some pretty extreme cliff hangers.
I remember the days of Dynasty and the efforts made at the end of each season to outdo the last. Then the big tussle was between Alexis and Krystle and the best year was when they ended up in a chick fight in the fountain.
I resist new shows because frankly I don’t want to have to decide on getting rid of one show to make room for another. But there are a few I am looking forward to and hope they will not disappoint.
Two and a Half Men: * This doesn’t really count as I have NEVER watched this show in its entirety and include it only because of a lapse in judgment. Didn’t like the premise when it was Charlie Sheen and was always baffled by its appeal, but I found myself watching the season premiere tonight perhaps because of all the hype and Ashton Kutcher (even though I do not understand Demi’s attraction to him). Anyway I gave it a go but yuch!
Big Bang Theory: For years friends recommended The BBT and I went out of my way to avoid it and then last year I got hooked. I find it witty and entertaining although I must confess Leonard’s whining gets to be a bit much but come Thursday I will perched ready to chuckle and chortle at the naiveté and brilliance of it all.
NCIS: Los Angeles: I love the story lines and the characters in this series but I have to say that if Hetty in fact dies then I will dump the show as she was the primary reason for watching.
NCIS: It took a few years to get into watching this show but Mark Harmon has lastability.
The Mentalist: Now this one has me puzzled. Patrick Jane successfully kills Red John, but the show started because Jane was on a search for RJ who brutally murdered his wife and daughter. Now where could they possibly go? Does it matter if Jane spends the rest of his life in jail as long as he is satisfied that justice was obtained? He obtained his goal. I am not sure if I will continue with this series even though the lead character is a cutie that just makes you feel good looking at him.
House: This is another series I refused to watch in the beginning. A Doc who is rude, mean, and arrogant and a junkie – no thanks – as a nurse I saw enough of that, but well into the series I began to watch intrigued by the thought of his coming clean. Even though this completely upended the initial premise it was handled well with excellent scripts and dead solid characters – well the characters weren’t dead just the weekly guests sometimes. I almost deserted the House Island last year with the messing around with Cuddy (no chemistry between the two of them at all) and may well chuck it this year as it could be all played out. Apparently they are going to have him spend a year in jail which is pretty screwy since that is what happened to 13 when she had to leave the show to do some movies for a year.
Hawaii Five-0: This was probably the biggest cliff hanger of all. The whole Five 0 was disbanded at the end of last season. Take about upending initial premises! This one along with BBT may be the only two shows I continue to watch this year. The governor is dead – she was bad…Steve McGarrett is in jail for her murder. Obviously they have to get Five-0 back and how they do it should be interesting.
The Good Wife: I resisted this for the first season, got hooked the last season and may ditch it this season. I mean it appears Alicia has sincerely left Peter and will pick up with Will…blah blah blah. I watch for Christine Baranski who I think is brilliant.
Well considering the shows that I will probably drop I may have time in my schedule to at least take a peek at one or two others.