Real Time with Bill Maher got back on the airwaves yesterday, which is good. I haven’t seen the episode yet, but I’ll get around to it sooner or later. Soon the rest of the regular show lineup will start up again. Here are the shows I’m looking forward to this fall.
The Office – My favorite show for severals years running. I’m dreading what happens after this upcoming season because Steve Carell has said that it’s going to be his last year as Michael Scott. That’s why I’ll savor every minute of this upcoming season.
The Big Bang Theory – Sitcom that’s could be getting close to jumping the shark with getting Sheldon a love interest, but I’ll watch it.
How I Met Your Mother – This one’s getting drawn out to the extreme. Apparently Jennifer Morrison from House M.D. is going to join the show as Ted’s love interest. Considering how much they teased the mother to us last season, things will have to start happening for real soon. Could she be it?
Chuck – Obviously, considering my recent posts about the show. I haven’t caught up to next season just yet, but I’m still excited about a new season coming.
House M.D. – Last season I didn’t watch it until all of the episodes had aired. Actually, I plowed through the entire season in early August.
Fringe – Loved what happened in this show at the end of last season. Can’t wait for the next season to start.
Family Guy – The Griffin family keeps being Simpsons on steroids and ecstacy. Sometimes the show gets a bit tiresome, but it’s mostly good.
American Dad/The Simpsons – I’m getting more and more “meh” about these two. Don’t know if I’ll keep watching them.
South Park – Best social commentary on TV, still as smart as when Matt Stone and Trey Parker started out. Can’t wait for it to start.
I usually download them and watch them whenever I have some time to spare. Other than these shows I’m already watching The Daily Show, of course. Real Time and The Daily Show gets me all the American political satire/commentary I need.
I’m going to miss watching 24, Lost and Numb3rs, but I’ve found an old show that I used to catch sometimes on TV when I still actually watched shows on TV. I’ve been searching on and off for this show (both to buy or download, whatever works for me) for years and yesterday I finally found it for download. It’s the show Ed with Tom Cavanagh and a bunch of others in an amazing ensemble cast, one of them being Justin Long before he broke onto the movie scene. I used to catch an episode here and there and I really loved it, so I was a bit bummed out when I couldn’t find it.
Late post today, have to get some things done before I get ready for bed. Tomorrow’s a new week with, hopefully, a lot of sub work for me. I’m ending this week with a new favorite of mine. Heard it on Chuck like so many other excellent tunes that have caught my ear lately.
In-Flight Safety – Model Homes
Here’s a song I heard on Chuck and just because I heard it on that show, I’ll use a compilation video from the show instead of the actual video of the song.
The National – Slow Show
Recently I’ve started watching the show Chuck and right now I’m five episodes in. I really like it and I can see how there’s potential for some good character development, which is usually what gets me hooked on shows. Here are some early reasons why I really like the show.
Yvonne Strahovski is goddamn smoking. Could be the most stunning woman in the world right now. Yeah, let’s lay it on thick. But really, she is gorgeous and has such a presence on the screen. How she isn’t a big name in movies yet is so beyond me that it’s not even funny. She also pulls off being vulnerable when she needs to.
Zachary Levi. Wow, his deadpan acting is just perfect and I also discovered that he can sing (look for an upcoming song of the day).
The banter and comedic timing is the best part of the show. All the actors work so well together, even the guest stars. Must be a really fun set. Just check out this video.
I’ve had a mancrush on Adam Baldwin ever since Serenity. I have to say, though, that I like him more when he’s not too smart. But his surly attitude in Chuck also works.
The supporting cast is also spot on and even though Chuck’s best friend Morgan is a bit too much sometimes, he’s growing on me. The sister and Captain Awesome are good together.
Also, the music is pretty good too. I’ve already discovered two great songs that are new to me. That happened all the time with Numb3rs.