Deduct IQ points from me if you want to, but I love me some tee vee. I look forward to the new fall season as much as I look forward to presidential election years. It’s been a bittersweet season here at Soapboxville and I wasn’t feeling well last week, but two days of cleaning and doing housework first thing in the morning freed up my afternoons for binge watching to catch up on the new fall season’s shows. My scorecard for this season’s shows is below.
B Blood and Oil — What can I say? I like I like nighttime soaps. I very much enjoyed this one. This is definitely a guilty pleasure.
B Quantico — I really enjoyed this soapy nighttime FBI drama. I like the suspenseful tone and plot line.
n/a Indian Summer on Masterpiece — (I haven’t watched this one yet, it’s still on the DVR, it’s 90 minutes and I’m still playing catch up from not feeling well last week)
C+ Gotham — A dark show goes even darker. I liked this show better last season, the hubs still loves it.
B- Big Bang Theory — Disappointing, I don’t want BBT to follow relationship woes. Last season was disappointing, it doesn’t seem this season is off to any better a start. The second episode was a little better, but still I don’t want BBT to follow bummer relationship drama.
F Life in Pieces — My vote for first cancelled series of the new fall season. I didn’t like the second episode either, it’s been deleted from the DVR.
A Switched at Birth — This show keeps an odd schedule and had already started its new season before the rest of the pack, but I love this show and have since it debuted so I believe it deserves a place on my new fall scorecard. This is one of the shows that I enjoy and have for quite a while but am starting to believe is reaching its eventual conclusion.
A+ The Muppets — Very entertaining. The first two episodes have been great. So far this is everything I want it to be. They certainly are pulling big time guests.
F Scream Queens — Awful, it.was.just.so.bad. I didn’t make it through the first hour of the two hour season premiere. I hated this, I’d vote for it to be one of the first to be cancelled but experience tells me this is the kind of show a lot of people love.
A Grandfathered — I loved this one, good writing, good story, good acting, John Stamos still has charisma.
B The Grinder — This was just okay. I was sort of interested but not entertained, amused or captivated. I like Rob Lowe and Fred Savage but the first episode was just okay. I’m going to keep watching but I definitely didn’t love this one. Maybe it would fare better if Fox gives it a new time when it’s not following Grandfathered, against which it doesn’t stand up so well.
n/a* Goldbergs — The hubs loves this, I tolerate it because he likes it. *It wouldn’t be fair to grade this because it’s not really my show.
A+ Nashville — Didn’t disappoint, Love this show. I’m so happy it was renewed for this season. I think there were rumblings of this being its last season so I hope either ratings improve and it gets to continue or they give it a fitting final season. I’ll refrain from writing more in case I’m not the only one not all caught up on the new fall season. No spoilers here.
n/a* Moonbeam City — I thought I’d try this cartoon cop drama even though it’s out of my genre, I made it 4 minutes and deleted it from the DVR. Cartoons and cop dramas just aren’t my thing. *It wouldn’t be fair to grade this, it just wasn’t my thing.
*** I’m wondering where the new season of Top Chef is, I haven’t read anything at all about when the new season, reportedly shot in California, will debut. I love this show and can’t wait for its return. ***
A Grey’s Anatomy — I circled this one for days because I’m certain I can’t watch people turn life support off and this happens a lot on Grey’s. I wasn’t sure if I was going to watch this season and the possibility exists that it’ll get too heavy for me later in the season. That said, I’m glad I watched the first episode of the new season, it was a great episode. I do however believe this series is reaching it’s natural conclusion. FYI I also feel this way about The Big Bang Theory, the actors are getting too old for their roles.
A Shark Tank — I like this show a lot, there’s not much to say about it. I enjoyed Ashton Kutcher as a guest shark on the first episode, he came as close to calling Kevin O’Leary aka Mr. Wonderful a douche bag as anyone could on primetime TV.
C- Real Time with Bill Maher — I’m losing patience with Bill and he and his show are starting to bore me. I thought he blew this week’s interview with Jane Goodall and bordered on disrespectful and totally out of his league with her.
I’m currently watching and rewatching West Wing, Gilmore Girls, and M*A*S*H on Netflix streaming. I’ll be back tomorrow to write about my Netflix watching habits.