Sunday, September 21, 2014

It's Time!

by Leann

Many of you may know I am a TV junkie. Crime dramas, of course. Always crime shows or singing competitions. Throw in So You Think You Can Dance and I am in heaven. The new season is upon us and tonight I am looking forward to The
Good Wife. I have watched every episode since the beginning and think the acting and writing is superb. I wasn't too thrilled with the "surprise" last year since Josh Charles is one of my favorite actors, but that's the way it goes in show business. They come and they go--and they don't ask us whether it's okay!

I did catch the pilot for the new show The Mysteries of Laura and found it entertaining but this past summer the best "funny" cop show for me was Taxi Brooklyn. Just a great show that I hope will return since it ended with a ginormous cliff hanger.

What I am looking forward to in the next couple weeks? Castle of course! What happened to him? Will they get married? I rarely remember the ending from a show last season and appreciate the "recaps," but I remember that ending very clearly. It's been a long summer, Mr. Castle, and you better be okay or they'll have to rename the show.
weeks?

The Blacklist (adore James Spader) is another favorite and right before it, The
Voice. For me, there isn't a competition show besides the aforementioned SYTYCD that even comes close to being so much fun. Funny, intelligent and filled with talent. Love it!

Elementary, Person of Interest, all the NCIS's, Criminal Minds, Bones ... as you can tell if there's even a hint of mystery I'll watch it. I am also looking forward to a couple new shows: How to Get Away With Murder and Scorpion. Some of you may remember a very intelligent crime show a few years back called Numbers. I'm hoping Scorpion is along those lines.

I've missed a few, I know. I've been madly setting up my DVR to record many of these since I am on deadline and television is a huge way for me to procrastinate. But I try to use it now as a reward. "Leann, if you write this many pages, you can watch this show." Yes, I do bargain with myself! I just like to be told stories as well as write them. That seems normal for a book lover, right?

What about you? Any shows you're looking forward to this season? And how do you think the whole Castle thing will work out?

36 comments:

Shirley said...

Looking forward to Castle and Bones. Also, Sleepy Hollow. On Castle, I predict a Christmas wedding.

Book Dragon said...

I'm still watching Numb3rs! The show is streaming on Netflix. Thanks for the reminder about Scorpion, I saw a preview and wanted to watch it and then forgot by the time I was by the dvr :-(

Trying not to think about Castle but it is ready to record so I don't miss it. I also watch Bones and Criminal Minds. I recently started watching Haven (streaming).

I'm hoping Jim Henson's Creature Shop comes back on.

Grandma Cootie said...

Oh I think we could watch TV together - most of the shows on your list are on my 'to watch' list too. (Although I must confess to a bit of an Outlander obsession right now.) Really looking forward to Blacklist coming back.

Sometimes when they make too big a change on the show it almost spoils it for me and I have to hang in there and see if I can still watch it. NCIS - I wasn't too upset when Ziva left but not sure I can take the new kid sitting on the desk, the floor . . . .

My husband said last week "I don't know why you don't watch Castle, it's just your kind of show." I said Castle What?? Not sure how I missed it but I think I have to catch up now.

flash29 said...

I'm looking forward to the return of "The Good Wife", "Blacklist", "NCIS Los Angeles", "Person of Interest", "Scandal", "Elementary", "Parenthood", "Republic of Doyle", "Motive", "Remedy", and "Downton Abbey". As for new shows I've seen the pilots of "Selfie", "Red Band Society" and "The Mysteries of Laura". Although I liked all of them, I won't be watching them again. The first 2 are more for 20somethings ("Selfie") or teenagers ("Red Band Society") and my cops/private detectives with humour show is "Republic of Doyle". The new shows I'm planning to check out are "Madam Secretary", "Gotham", "Scorpion", "NCIS New Orleans", "How to Get Away with Murder", "State of Affairs" and the one with Dylan McDermott. Despite not having seen a single episode I've already set the PVR to record every episode of "Gotham" and "How to Get Away with Murder". Thanks to time-shifting I can record/watch "How to Get Away with Murder" at 7pm because once "Elementary" starts it will be on at the same time as "Parenthood" and I can only record 2 shows at the same time.

Yes, I watch too much tv.

Dru said...

I'm a TV addict too and I can't wait to see how they address the cliffhanger of Castle. He better be okay. I want to see more or less of the same shows you are interested. I also want to check out Madam Secretary but that show is on a Sunday and I just know those sports delays are going to piss me off. The

Gram said...

Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda.

mary kennedy said...

Great blog, Leann. I make the same "bargain" with myself! I'm glad you reminded me of "How to Get Away with Murder," and "Scorpion." I made a note to Tivo those shows (and naturally lost the note.).

Diane LaBrie Leverson said...

I love the Good Wife, Castle and all the NCIS's. Many others too but those three are my favorite. I'm sure Castle will be ok because there wouldn't be a show without him. As to the wedding, I'm not so sure. I do hope it will happen. I can't wait for tonight and The Good Wife. I hope the Mysteries of Laura will be good too. I stopped watching Criminal Minds a few years ago. Once in a while I get tired of a show. Or something comes on at the same time that I like better. I even watch a soap, the Bold and the Beautiful. LOL IN a way, they are mysteries too as you never know what stupid thing they will do. One sitcom that I like, and is really stupid is, The Big Bang Theory. It is so dumb that I love it. This week will be great TV watching.

Shirley said...

New Miss Marple episodes on Masterpiece tonight!

Leann Sweeney said...

Christmas??? We waited all last season! I am now pouting. (hehe)

Leann Sweeney said...

I haven't heard of Haven but I am sure Castle will score it's best ratings ever on Monday night! (Can't remember if it's this Monday or next. I am a little foggy!)

Leann Sweeney said...

Yes, but this is season 7!! You have a lot of catching up to do! :-)

Leann Sweeney said...

You sound just like me! I forgot about Stalker--it doesn't start until October, nor does Elementary because of football. I think football is on every night of the week now. And I did set up Gotham to record because I love that actor from Southland so much. Another cancelled show I miss. I have Republic of Doyle on Acorn TV but haven't watched any yet. Now Ill have to!

Leann Sweeney said...

Those sports delays really mess up Sunday, don't they? I've taken to setting the DVR to record the shows that come on late so I won't miss anything. I also get text alerts from CBS about what time a show will air if there is a delay but I usually don't see the text until the next day. Grrr....

Leann Sweeney said...

I do love Investigation Discovery! Did you know that the guy who plays Kenda in the flashbacks was actually a private eye before he became an actor?

Leann Sweeney said...

thanks Mary. It is a good bargain!

Leann Sweeney said...

We seem to be of the same mind. I saw the pilot of The Mysteries of Laura and it has potential since they have such great actors. I did have a few laugh out loud moments but it needs to mature a little, I think.

Leann Sweeney said...

Oh yes! They are set to record!

Diane P said...

Why do some nights have some many great show & others nights I will be watching my DVR'd shows? Monday night has so many choices that I don't have enough DVR time. ;)

Leann Sweeney said...

I know! But when we moved I got the new Genie DVR (DirecTV) and I can record three shows at once, so it has solved a big problem around here. especially when there's Monday Night Football that my husband wants to see and I'd rather be watching The Blacklist! :-)

Mary Jane Maffini said...

I am waiting for Death Comes to Pemberly on PBS next month. Love British cop shows with an unhealthy passion (mine not theirs) Don't know how I'd cope without the DVR. Also looking forward to How to Get Away With Murder and the return of The Good Wife. I totally agree with your reaction to the surprise last year. I mean, WHAT????!!! Sorry, let me pull myself together.

XO

MJ

Leann Sweeney said...

Love me some PD James! Cannot wait! And yes, what were you thinking Josh Charles???

Nerissa said...

The Mysteries of Laura? That the new one with Debra Messing?

Peep #1 is super upset that it's on Wednesdays which, of course, is her night for caterwaulin'.

I told Ol' Peepers she should stop goin' to caterwaulin' practice, stay home and give me tummy rubs and chin tickles. We'll just SEE if she takes my advice. MOUSES!

Purrs,
Nissy

Leann Sweeney said...

That is the one with Debra Messing, but they have been re-showing it on Saturday, so maybe you can catch it then!

Shirley said...

I hope it's earlier but who knows?

Leann Sweeney said...

Not our decision, is it? Sigh.

Shirley said...

Haven is on SYFY and is based on a Stephen King story. Season 5 just started, great show.

Leann Sweeney said...

Ah. Thanks for info Shirley!

Katreader said...

I'm so behind on Castle (and Bones) it's not even funny. I can't wait for Sleepy Hollow, Grimm, and Once Upon a Time. Doctor Who already started.

Leann Sweeney said...

I can tell you have more "magical" leanings, Katreader! It's all good, but seriously, Castle had its best season last year.

Mary Steinbrink said...

I love Castle, but I am really waiting for Scandal! It is a fantastic show! I'm also looking forward to How to Get Away with Murder. I'm just really happy to have some new "stuff" to watch!

Leann Sweeney said...

I never really watched Scandal because it seemed to conflict with something I always watched--and I cannot remember what. Might have to catch up with that one. :-)

Sherry Moran said...

I love NCIS and the other shows you mentioned, but I'm waiting for SOMEONE to pick up "Longmire!" My favorite books and show.

Leann Sweeney said...

I know! That darn A&E with its new ownership cut The Glades first (and left it with a desperate cliffhanger in the process) and I knew Longmire wouldn't be far behind. There is no quality programming on that channel anymore, which is sad because it used to be know for excellence. :-(

Nancy Malven said...

Blacklist is #1 on my list (great last night!), Bones, Castle. Watched Mysteries of Laura special preview and really liked it. Hope it stays on track. I am looking forward to Forever and Murder 101. Watched Madam Secretary and enjoyed it. Lot of good shows coming up - new and renewed and lot of conflicts. Thank goodness for dvr :)

Leann Sweeney said...

Yes, loved the Blacklist last night. I have Gotham, Scorpion and Forever on the DVR waiting. I was surprised how much I enjoyed Madam Secretary. And The Good Wife did not disappoint.