It’s HERE! Along with Awards Season, Holiday Season (I can’t quit you, 25 Days of Christmas) and Finale-Sweeps-Cliffhangers-of-Doom Season, the Fall Premier is my favorite TV Time of Year.
The CW jumped the gun a couple of weeks, giving me ample time to really enjoy Life Unexpected and Gossip Girl, as well as indulge in some 90210 and One Tree Hill before they inevitably get dropped while I’m trying to keep up with other less-shameful tv viewing habits.
But TONIGHT, is one of two big contender nights, and it’s all new! The return of How I Met Your Mother is exciting, as is the anticipated viewing of House, Mike & Molly, the aforementioned Gossip Girl, Hawaii 5-0 and Castle. I might be missing something in there, too. Wednesday, ABC’s comedy block of amazingness returns, and Thursday is heavy-hitter day #2. It’s a glorious thing.
I think my biggest TV problem (if we aren’t, in fact, counting all this as career research and therefore totally excusable) is that I just can’t let shows go. There are so many shiny, new, exciting shows coming out each year, and yet I just can’t drop shows I’ve followed for years. Not until the end! I really wish I could just break up with these characters and stories halfway through a run, letting them fade from my memory until they inevitably pop up on Nick At Nite some years in the future.
Yet, no matter how many weird sex-with-ghost plots (*cough* GREY’S *cough*) or inane boring storylines (many a Gossip Girl episode, no matter how amazing the clothes), I still find myself watching because I grew up with these characters, darn it!Even when I “finally dropped” One Tree Hill, I ended up marathoning some episodes and keeping myself up-to-date anyway, towards the end of last season. I think the only shows I’ve really successfully dropped in the past couple years have been Desperate Housewives and The Office. And that’s only if reading the occasional recap on Entertainment Weekly.com doesn’t count.
Somebody, please tell me if you’ve found my life, lately — it seems to have wandered off into the small screen never to be seen again. Thanks.