Ah fall, its so many people’s favorite season for a variety of reasons, the leaves, boots and sweaters, cool crisp air, apple picking, Shipyard Pumpkin, and my favorite, new TV! Is there anything more exciting than a whole season of new TV shows? Now my absolute favorite, True Blood, just finished up an ah-mah-zing season (um, that season finale, probably the best episode of anything ever, sorry series of finales of M.A.S.H. and Newhart) and hopefully with so many show starting back up in the next couple weeks my withdrawal symptoms won’t be so bad. I don’t want to sound too dramatic, but if True Blood’s finale was in June I probably would have killed myself. So what am I looking forward to most? Glad you asked, here they are in no particular order.
Ok, even though my man Alec Baldwin has a new 27-year-old yoga instructor girlfriend I still love him, a lot (if you’re on Twitter he’s totally worth following). And he is sooooo good on 30 Rock! He was born to be Jack Donaghy. Oh and Tina Fey is my hero! I totally identify with Liz Lemon’s mix of curmudgeon, nerdiness, hyper self-awareness, food obsession and total social awkwardness. Its kind of like watching myself, which you think would be terrible but somehow the Lemon gives me the hope that some day I may be able to pull off my own brand of charming, and maybe even date a doctor who looks like Jon Hamm or a pilot that looks like Matt Damon. Lets face it; everyone on this show is perfect, seriously I love everyone on this show. Tracy Morgan, Sherri Shepard, Jack McBrayer and even Jane Krakowski, who I thought I would absolutely hate (and her romance with her female impersonator/fellow sexual deviant Will Forte warms the cold black void where my heart used to be and shows us there’s a shoe for every foot) are all brilliant. 30 Rock is one of those that you can pick right up, so if you haven’t been watching all along you can start now, so start now! And PS, this show probably has the best guest stars ever, in addition to Damon and Hamm they’ve had Will Arnett, Elizabeth Banks, Salma Hayek, Brian Williams, Julianne Moore, Edie Falco, Steve Buscemi, Meredith Vieira, Alan Alda, Matt Lauer, Steve Martin, The Beastie Boys, Elvis Costello, Mary J. Blige, Sheryl Crow, Al Gore, John McEnroe, Isabella Rossellini, Patti Lupone, Condoleezza Rice, Jerry Seinfeld, Matthew Broderick, Carrie Fisher, Jack Welch, even Pee Wee Herman himself, suck it Gwyneth!
Parks and Rec
The freshman of the group, congrats! For whatever reason I really never made an effort to check this show out, and I can honestly say my loss, it’s hilarious! First of all, did anyone know Rob Lowe was funny? I didn’t, I mean obviously I knew he’s one of the most handsome men on the planet (and he’s aging so well) but I had no idea how funny he was capable of being. Going in I was pretty sure I would like most of the cast, but I was totally taken by surprise by how much I love the character of Ron Swanson (played by Nick Offerman). Maybe its his mustache, maybe its his love of red meat, maybe its his unapologetic libertarian views, or maybe its because he just wants everyone to leave him alone, but I think I have a thing for him. Maybe its because Ron Swanson is kind of the male version of me (mustache and all), well whatever is it I’m totally digging it.
Dexter = WOO HOO, plain and simple math people. But I have a confession to make; I wasn’t onboard from the beginning. After I watched the first season I thought to myself ‘I don’t get the hype’. But because I’m not a quitter, I stuck with it and I can honestly say I think each season has been better than the last. I know I’m in the minority here, but I totally think last season was better than the Trinity season, maybe because I hate Rita and maybe because I love a good catch phrase like ‘Take it!’. Either way I’m super excited for the upcoming season and this season’s new costars, Colin Hanks and Mos Def. Oooooh, oooooh, and I’m also super excited to see how Deborah does this season now that she’s not married to Dexter in real life, I kinda think she’s going to bite it.
The clothes, the sex, the violence, the booze, the Buscemi, seriously, what’s not to love about Boardwalk Empire? Ok, I do have one beef with the show, why no hot dudes HBO? Did you use them all up for True Blood? But since the show is otherwise incredible I’ll let it slide, hell I’ll even let that half-a-face dude’s annoying throat clearing slide (I know he’s missing half his face but does he always have to be making that noise?). I’m really looking to forward to the showdown between Nucky and basically everybody else this season. And I really love Gretchen Mol as a bad ass showgirl; hopefully we’ll see more of her this season.
So that’s what I’m looking forward to the most. Noticeably absent (to me at least) is Glee. You may be wondering (but you’re probably not) why Glee didn’t make my list. Let’s say I’m cautiously optimistic about Glee. Roughly 90% of the time I love Glee, but that other 10%……ok so here’s what bugs me about Glee, John Stamos. You’re probably saying ‘Heather, how could anything involving the Stamos bug you? He’s happiness on the screen, he sings, he dances and he is catch your breath handsome.’ And I know, and you’re right, Stamos is wonderful, I love him. So what’s my problem? He was completely under-used on Glee! One measly song and dance? WTF Ryan Murphy? John Stamos was made for a show like Glee and you wasted him, how dare you! And not to sound like a grouch, but enough with the original songs, they kinda suck. Seriously, no more original songs, they’re a pain to fast-forward through.
Oh and of course I’m always anxious to see what kind of trash TLC is going to throw at us next!
Happy watching everyone!