Thursday, October 1, 2009

Thursday Overload

So, as soon as you guys start commenting more, I'll start posting more. That's a promise...


Anywhoo. So the new TV season has started and almost everything I watch is on Thursday night. If I didn't have the Internet and Tivo I don't know what I'd do. I'm giving "Flashforward" a chance right now. The first episode was pretty good.. I love the premise but I'm not sure I love the characters. Maybe after a few weeks there will be some character development. If not I may have to re-evaluate.

On NBC it's all comedy, all the time. I've been enjoying the oddly titled "Weekend Update" Thursday edition. It's good to see Seth and Amy back at the desk. And the opening sketches have been great. The same cannot be said for the actual Saturday night show which I didn't think was very good at all on Saturday.

That's followed by "Parks and Recreation" which I think is getting better all the time. I love all of the actors in the show and I think they're starting to understand their characters better. My favorite character is Andy who is played by the always excellent Chris Pratt. I hope this show gets the chance to mature and be great. Remember, "The Office" and "30 Rock" weren't awesome at the beginning of their runs. Shows, particularly sitcoms can get better with age.

Speaking of "The Office" I've been enjoying this season. I've heard some people tell me it's not as funny as it used to be. And sure some episodes aren't that great.. but compared to most other sitcoms this stuff is gold.. so lay off people and enjoy the show. I hear the wedding episode is supposed to be good. Although, I hear it's an hour long and some of those hour long episodes aren't as good as the half hour ones... so we'll see.

I watched the first episode of "Community" and wasn't that impressed... and since my plate is full right now I'm not going back... But if the show's still around in the summer I'm open to giving it another chance. I do love some Joel McHale, John Oliver, and Chevy Chase.

"Fringe" is also on Thursday nights. I didn't love last week's episode. It felt familiar and not all that interesting. I'm all for the continuity stuff and last week just felt like filler. Here's hoping they get back to the alternate universe stuff. I really like this show and hope it doesn't start losing it's charm.

"Supernatural" has been pretty good so far. The brothers are fighting right now and so they are separated... hopefully that will get fixed soon and we can get back to some of the more silly episodes which are my favorite. Ben Edlund rules.

"30 Rock" has not premiered yet. I'm counting the days.

So that's Thursday night for you. I'm going to have to spread the shows throughout the week so as to not be overwhelmed. I don't have any shows on Tuesday and the rest of the week is pretty slim. These TV programmers need to get on their game.

So what have you thought of the TV season so far? Any new shows you love? Any old ones that aren't good anymore? What's the verdict?

PS I think you should all watch "Good Morning Utah" I hear that show's amazing!

8 comments:

Bean said...

I love The Office and I'm excited to see tonight's episode....I'm a huge Jim/Pam fan...Jam? Pim? ;)

Also, How I Met Your Mother and House are my two other must haves. HIMYM is genius stuff.

Nemesis said...

People, he's not kidding when he says he loves Andy/Chris Pratt. All the guy has to do is get in front of the camera and CRoW falls over laughing.

I too am excited for 30 Rock's premiere.

The Black Family said...

How could you forget Vampire Diaries? That is one of my new favs!

Erik A. said...

I'll be first to admit I don't like this season of the office much. I too can't wait for 30 rock to start again. Lemon out.

Nells-Bells said...

we are loving community. you really should give it a second chance.

so does this mean you will actually comment on my blog now???

Miskatonic said...

I watched Community. I didn't laugh much. But I think when one tries something brand new; something that you are unsure of and something that you know everyone involved in the creation of is unsure of; you tend to watch very pensively. Why should I laugh at this? Who are you to try and make me laugh? It takes a while to warm up to the characters.

Speaking of the characters... I liked most of them. The pop-culture reference Indian was a bit too obvious (pop culture references are becoming a bit too pop-culture for me, but I didn't hate him. The lawyer dude was portrayed quite well. I've loved John Oliver on the Daily Show, but I'm not so sure about this role. I'm always willing to give Chevy Chase yet another chance...

I didn't realize that Ben Edlund was involved with Supernatural.

I completely disagree with your assessment of The Offie: Season 1. They hit that out of the park from day 1. I was rolling on the floor from the very first episode. In fact, I don't think they have ever matched that season. At this point I just watch the show for the great characters rather than the plots which are coming dangerously close to shark jumping.

SNL hasn't been good since 1994.

I've been inhaling Curb Your Enthusiasm. LOVE IT!!! I'm the world's biggest Larry David fan. He's probably the funniest man on Earth. Unfortunately I can't recommend this show to anyone in Utah.

I also just finished all of The Wire. Probably the best show I've ever seen. If Mormons can watch Saving Private Ryan, they can watch The Wire. There, it's of good report...

Miskatonic said...

One more thing: If you'll start replying to our comments, I'm sure that everyone will comment more. That's a promise.

CRoW said...

Hey, I'm glad to see everyone commenting.

Bean,
Yes,"How I Met Your Mother" is awesome. I also like "House" but sometimes I grow tired of the repetitive hospital plots. That's why I liked the premiere so much. No medical case to solve.

Black family,
I haven't watched "Vampire Diaries." Why do you like it so much?

Erik,
You're wrong about "The Office."... did you fall asleep during the part where Andy wasn't sure if he was gay or not.. come on.

Nells,
I do comment on your blog. I posted like two things in the last month.

Miskatonic,
You watched "The Wire" huh? I've heard it's great... but I'm just not sure it's my type of show. Crime/lawyer/press/gritty reality has never been a huge love of mine. But neither has football and "Friday Night Lights" is awesome. So you never know.
I watched the first season of "Curb" and it was great. I can't wait until it comes into syndication (next year). The same should be said of "Dexter".. the first season of that was great too.

Oh, and you're an SNL snob.. you just need to get over it. Yeah a lot of stuff is eh.. but there are some gems. Of course you hate Will Ferrell so I can only trust your judgement so far. :-)
You'll have to let me know how "Community" develops over the season.
Also how are you watching all these shows?
Aren't you without cable? Are you just using Hulu?
And I usually try to reply to blog posts.. I'll try and do better.

Thanks for commenting. I will be blogging again soon. As promised.