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23 October 2010 @ 07:17 pm
My television addiction. Brought to you today by the letters NBC, CBS, ABC and FOX  
So this is a big spoilery fall TV post. I do watch all these shows. In my defense, I do other things during, most of the time. I've got the TV on or the laptop playing while cooking, or sewing, or folding laundry, so I might not watch most times, instead listening to most of it. But it's still entertaining. It's what gets me through the menial chores of my day.

Bones - First and foremost, know that I still have faith. I have faith in the show, in Hart Hanson, in the cast and most importantly, in David Boreanaz' biceps. But hear me, fellow Bones fans: I do not like Hannah. Blonde reporter Barbie must go. And I honestly don't care how. Fire, Flood, Flesh eating bacteria... it doesn't matter. But she's harshing my chi when it comes to Thursday evening television. I get that Brennan and Booth can't fall into each other's arms lest we fall into the 'Moonlighting' curse, but COME ON. Not Hannah. She's so... perfect. Gag.

Merlin - At least there's some hope on the A/G relationship front. I mean, I live for the Longing Glances. The Longing Glances fulfill me, actually. The last episode so carelessly bandied about the L word with absolutely no response from the handmaiden. Rest assured, if darling Prince Arthur told ME that he loved me, even in a roundabout way, I'd melt into a puddle of giddy Camelotian goo. If Morgana gives one more evil smile, I'm gonna slap her head right off her entitled, witchy shoulders.

The Vampire Diaries - Lord, have mercy, it's a vampire soap opera. And to quote a friend, it's everything a vampire soap opera should be. And I do love me some Damon. The same goes for Catherine... to a lesser extent, Elena, and Stefan only very occasionally. Caroline and Matt? Adored. I swear, if they kill my Matt I'll write a letter. And it will be harshly worded. I mean it.

Supernatural - Um. I don't enjoy Sammy as a dirty, rotten rat bastard. It's like he's got no soul. I don't know what's going down, but I don't like it. Letting Dean become a vampire? Torturing a kid? Being an all around craphead? No Sammy love over here. I do, however steadfastly proclaim by undying love for Dean. And the Impala.

The Office - Since Jim and Pam got married, it's kinda been meh for me. I still think it's funny, but I don't love it like I used to. John Krasinski's still the cutest boy around, though.

Big Bang Theory - Still howlingly funny. Jim Parsons' Sheldon Cooper is the funniest character on television, hands down.

Castle - I don't feel like the whole Gina angle is being played to its fullest potential. Again, the romance between the to leads is what keeps me watching. And the bromance between Ryan and Esposito. And Nathan Fillion in general. Yum.

NCIS - Love it. Love everything about it. Love Gibbs. Love Abby. Love Timmy. Love the fact that there might be a glimmer of hope for Tony and Ziva.

I also half heart-heartedly watch How I Met Your Mother. It's funny.

One more thing. I need to repent. I've been watching Hellcats. It's about cheerleaders. It's asinine. I can feel my IQ dropping with every episode. And yet, I still watch. *sigh* Embarrassing, but true. I'm all about keeping it real over here.

How do you feel about the fall TV lineup? And is there anything I'm missing out on?
I am:: bed
Jandy the Gnome Whisperer: Tim - Rigginsjandjsalmon on October 24th, 2010 12:29 am (UTC)
I couldn't agree with you more on the Office meh-ness. I miss the stolen glances and the over the top hilarity. I still watch but there is no rush to watch it at time of broadcast and I too am really only watching for JKras. :(

Jim Parsons is incredibly cute and I adore every little bit of him. Can't say I'm digging the Shamey though... but then I'm a Shenny girl. I do think Sheldon gets better with every episode though - he's fabulous. And I'm digging your love for Rick Castle. I love Alexis too - and I go between thinking she's the coolest daughter ever and coveting her perfect hair colour.

As a die-hard Merlin/Arthur shipper I'm not really a fan of A/G anyway... plus we know from the myth that she cheats on him in the future so I'm a bit jaded in that way. You couldn't be more right about the Morgana evil looks... I love the woman and I'm totally sick of it. *dramatic sighs*

You're spot on regarding SPN too - I used to be a Sammy!girl but I'm not loving his dark side (though you'd think I would because one of my favourite lines is when Azazel was possessing Sam and he was taunting Jo... all those years ago). I dunno - I find myself going O.o during episodes now and that's never a good feeling.

Hrm... what else am I watching? Glee, Dexter, and Sons of Anarchy keep me watching too. Mad Men just finished it's season and it's been FABULOUS! And then there's True Blood... I've just been watching it over and over again because I have a crush on Hoyt Fortinberry. *g*
Carrie Leigh: redheaded pinupcarrie_leigh on October 24th, 2010 02:20 am (UTC)
I may request Mad Men on that site we like so much that is sooper secret. I know I'd love it.

I love Alexis, too!

And I forgot. I totally watch Glee. Though I liked the tension between Rachel and Finn, and now there isn't any.

I watched the first 2 (3?) seasons of Dexter and finally Nolan made me stop. He HATED it, and it was just easier not to watch and listen to him nag me about liking a serial killer at the same time.

And I watched True Blood this summer. Hoyt is a darling, isn't he? I ship Hoyt/Jessica.

Jandy the Gnome Whisperer: Cillianjandjsalmon on October 24th, 2010 02:34 am (UTC)
I totally ship hoyt/jessica too - they are my favourite and the main reason I watch. :)

Dexter is a funny case. Several years ago a girl here on LJ encouraged me to watch it and Jay didn't like the idea of it so he asked me not to watch it. THEN we move here and one of the other officers reccommended it and so I downloaded it for JAY and he liked it - so now we watch Dexter. Silly Jay. Though I think of it like I think of The Sopranos - I sometimes have to remind myself that the main character is a BAD PERSON and I should not be all sympatheticy.

Funny thing about Mad Men. I encouraged Celeste to watch it about two years ago and I think she watched one or two episodes and she hated it. LOL! It made me laugh because it's one of my 'must watch on the broadcast day' shows. Jay hates it but is long suffering when I make him watch the finales with me. :)
maureen: SoA - jax anarchymaureen on October 24th, 2010 04:06 pm (UTC)
I have to agree with Nolan on the Dexter thing. I don't mind that he's a serial killer (she says casually) but he's ugly or off-putting somehow. The actor just bugs me. I watched like the first four episodes and gave up.

I will second the Sons of Anarchy recommendation... In fact, I own the first two seasons on disk and could be persuaded to mail them to you if you mail them back when you are done with them. Unless, of course, you are one of those people that watches TV on the internet (I'm not).

Ditto on Tony and Ziva too.
Comic Book Goddess: TBBT - Sheldon Smilesrainpuddle13 on October 24th, 2010 12:38 am (UTC)
Big Bang Theory - Still howlingly funny. Jim Parsons' Sheldon Cooper is the funniest character on television, hands down.

This past week's TBBT? HOWLING with laughter. There were tears. Amy Farrah Fowler is amazing. Sheldon's sex talk *dead* The mention of his Memaw. It's an instant classic, but I don't think anything will ever top the Leonard Nemoy Christmas episode.

Carrie Leigh: sadjasoncarrie_leigh on October 24th, 2010 02:22 am (UTC)
I heart them all. They're one of the few things I keep on my computer and watch them when I need a laugh.
Jandy the Gnome Whisperer: Tracey - Giddyjandjsalmon on October 24th, 2010 02:35 am (UTC)
LOL! Scott is going to be Jason Voorhees in your icon for Halloween. He has no idea who he is - he just liked the hockey mask - but seeing your icon made me giggle so I had to mention it. *g*
Sister Roserose_in_texas on October 24th, 2010 12:54 am (UTC)
Jim Parsons is the bomb, but Sheldon is like ketchup -- a little bit goes a long way, and a whole plate of it is nasty.

If you would really like your IQ to drop while you gaze upon the pretty, I recommend "Hawaii Five-O," which has beautiful, gorgeous, magnificent scenery. And Hawaii is nice, too.
Sister Roserose_in_texas on October 24th, 2010 01:04 am (UTC)
Also, here are a couple of scenery shots:



Also, I am slightly astonished that you don't watch Project Runway. It's available on mylifetime.com the day after the episode airs, if you don't get that channel.
Carrie Leigh: Death had a Dean Winchester experiencecarrie_leigh on October 24th, 2010 02:25 am (UTC)

Hawaii 5-0 might replace the cheerleader crap.

Plus, I like to sing the theme song. :D

I will watch Project Runway. Several people have looked at me strangely when I've said I've never seen an episode.

Elle Blessingway: TVD: Damon/Elena Intenseelle_blessing on October 24th, 2010 03:16 am (UTC)
Merlin - I don't actually watch this show (except for a few episodes), but I've read enough about it (from y'all's fangirl journal entries and because I'm vaguely interested), that I know I love Morgana. I've always shipped Aurthur/Morgana (and yes, even though I've never really watched it, I have read some Merlin A/M fanfic >.>). (Also, Katie McGrath is my young!Bellatrix. Perfect, right? With those evil smiles, 'n things?)

Vampire Diaries - DAMON. I'm sure you see how I feel about him all the time, what with Damon Dan and all. I also love Katherine. She's such a delicious villain. I think Caroline is becoming my favorite female on the show though (I hate Bonnie). And while Stefan isn't my favorite (not even close), I think Paul Wesley has stepped up the acting this season. Oh, and Jeremy regularly pisses me off, but him holding Elena in the hospital at the end of the last episode? Like, I could get used to grown-up!Jeremy. Grown-up!Jeremy is kinda cute.

Castle - I've only made it through season one so far, but ... Nathan Fillion. MMMM. (I saw him at Comic Con. He crashed Jos Whedon's panel :D)
Adelagia: morgana schemesadelagia on October 24th, 2010 03:44 am (UTC)
I hear you on Morgana's Evil Smirks of Doom. I freaking love her but the writers have made her so one-dimensional now there isn't even any trace of the Morgana from S1 or S2 and I despair of where they're taking her the rest of this season. If she's the Big Bad of S3, what are they gonna do with her in S4? They can't write Katie McGrath out of the show; I will cut someone.
Leigh: PS: Stephen Cornfootleigh_adams on October 24th, 2010 03:56 am (UTC)
Supernatural: Call me a fair-weather fangirl, but I only watch for the Castiel. But asshat!Sammy pisses me off, too.

The Vampire Diaries: Holy Batman, I love this show. Damon. Just DAMON. Mmmm, he reduces my brain to mush. Much love!

Castle: Dear Beckett, I don't care how hot your biker!surgeon is, you belong with Castle. So you can have snarky, sarcastic sex and make snarky, sarcastic babies. Please jump on that. Thanks.

Other shows... I'm really loving Nikita, on the CW. I admit, I really only started watching because of Shane West (Mmmmm), but the show is really accelerating and engaging. It makes Thursday nights doubly-enjoyable because of the back-to-back pretties I get to stare at. *is shallow*
Not a lady at allcosmo_jenny on October 24th, 2010 09:58 am (UTC)
I am currently very very wary of Supernatural. I downloaded every week but I haven't watched it in a while. :-/

NCIS this week surprised me as it was the first time in a while that the Tony/Ziva thing was mentioned. Little disappointed that the doc hasn't made a big appearance yet.

BBT - one of the best shows around imho. Sheldon continues to make me laugh, though I imagine living with him must be a pain in the back.

How I met your mother ... I watch it for Marshall and Lily and Barney. Ted really isn't the most interesting character.
tracyj23: Castle - Beckett b/whtracyj23 on October 24th, 2010 12:26 pm (UTC)
All we share on your list is Castle and I'm not really digging it this season. Nathan is fun and Stana is pretty (though the way they're dressing her? Ugh) but the rest of the show is missing it's spark. The bromance isn't so funny and the leads are barely ever even looking at one another. Dont like the alternate partner angle though I know it's just a way to keep them apart longer. It's not being done well in my opinion.
filia_umbrae on October 24th, 2010 03:29 pm (UTC)
Oh, Bones. I've been watching, and I just...I still love it. I think I completely melted during the episode where Hannah wants to get Booth a house-warming present (essentially) and Bones just...goes off, and gets this look in her eyes.

That being said, I intensely dislike Hannah, but I think she's serving her purpose in making Brennan realize what she's missing. I also think, "Bitch gotta go." But hey. Whatever.

Also, Castle.

I do love that show something fierce, but I do think that you're right that they're really not working the Gina angle nearly enough. I actually forgot she was there for a couple of episodes. Though Beckett's doctor was a nice sneak-attack.
lovedbygod2: iPhonelovedbygod2 on October 24th, 2010 05:55 pm (UTC)

The only show we both watch is Hellcats, which since I was a cheerleader, I think I like more than you. When it first started it looked more serious, now... It's turning into every other teen show.
I also watch Modern Family, Keeping Up With The Kardashians, House, One Tree Hill and reruns of Friday Night Lights.
Yeah, few shows that keep my brain from turning to mush!

Jazsekuhjazsekuh on October 26th, 2010 01:32 am (UTC)
Also loving the Vampire Diaries and I totally agree with writing strongly worded letters if they kill Matt off.

As far as The Office goes, I think this may be my last season watching. Steve Carell is leaving and I have a feeling that the show is going to fizzle out and end up being canceled in the next season or two.

As far as other shows I watch, I'm enjoying Dexter, even though I'm a few episodes behind now. The last season was so amazing and I'm interested to see where they go with the big change that happened.

I'm also getting rather excited for Big Love to start in January. Again, the ended with a big game changer so I'm excited to see what happens next now that everything has changed.
goeungurlgoeungurl on October 26th, 2010 02:31 pm (UTC)
Bones - I still have faith too, but you're right, blonde reporter needs to go. And fast. So annoying. And flat. And speaking of...

How I Met You Mother - blonde reporter needs to go in this show too. I actually really like this show--Barney is the best part, but they're are struggling a bit this season. The best part of the show (how it's a story about finding the mother) is also restricting it from taking drastic steps that it needs to take.

The Office - This week's episode was a bit better, but they've been struggling as well. Michael leaving is only going to kill the show or revive it. We'll see. I think overall they've been consistently better than last season, so finger's crossed.

I also watch Gossip Girl, Modern Family, Cougar Town, Grey's, Private Practice, Community, and 30 Rock. Of those, I'd recommend Modern Family. It's heartfelt, funny, and has a bit of an edge.

slitherhither: paolo_smileslitherhither on October 26th, 2010 04:23 pm (UTC)
I share your love of Bones (though I only catch it now and then), NCIS (ditto) Merlin (LOVE. IT. and it's all adelagia's fault), Big Bang Theory (hilarious!), and The Office (catching up on reruns), and .... Hellcats! (But please give me more awesome routines and less 'drama'.) You have great taste! :D

Also, I thought you were a "Gleek"?