Sunday, September 21, 2008

Stardate 62722.19 - What I'm Watching

Around this time each year I share my list of what I am watching on TV, with the new Fall TV season starting because I know I have such tremendous impact on all my friends' viewing habits. I'm sure a vote for me can make or break a series, so Hollywood is waiting for my list so they understand what shows they will be canceling in a few short months. ;-)

The sum total for the shows currently on the air is 6.5 hours. There are 4 hours of programming that are not showing yet, bringing my total to 10.5. Once those other shows start, however, there are usually enough re-runs from my list that the actual total is 7 during any given week. Additionally, shows like Trading Spaces and L&O:SVU tend to stack up on the DVR and I watch them during times when other shows are in re-runs.

  • NCIS - The Navy version of CSI. If I am watching this and Cheryl is in the room she will pay attention, but otherwise she doesn't see it.
  • Law & Order: SVU - This one continues to outshine the other L&O shows, including the original even though it is pretty depressing. Also one Cheryl watches when she has time.
  • Knight Rider - NEw show that I'm giving a chance because I liked the original as a kid and I liked the movie pilot a few months back.
  • The Office - Consistently funny and we've added it to our lineup. Cheryl watches this one regularly.
  • CSI - This one is the closest to being dropped. I like it, but I'm not sure they can continue to come up with new and interesting cases without jumping the shark. And now that Grissom is leaving the show, I'm just not sure they can successfully pull off the Law and Order-style main-character swap-out .
Shows on the list but not currently on the air:



wtfree3 said...

My TV watching is pretty easily summarized - no regular programming. None. I might switch on college or pro football, if I'm relaxing. I'll make time for the Washington Redskins or Rice Owls. But nothing else. Not even to DVR it.

I don't know where you find the time for that many shows.

CAPT_Sawyer said...

I have about an hour at night after Loren is in bed.

And for the record, I believe James watches much, much, much more TV than I do. I don't consider an hour a day to be excessive.

Trailing Male said...

My watching has diminished with Albanian language training. 'nuff said about that nightmare.

I am watching "Heroes" and "Big Bang Theory" now that they're back, "Stargate: Atlantis" of course, sometimes I watch "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles" but it's up against BBT. I missed parts of Smallville's previous season and missed the first two episodes this season, so I may have to just scratch that one, along with "Supernatural."

I will watch Lost and Battlestar when they come back, although I will have to buy the last season of Battlestar on DVD since it wasn't available in MX and NBC/Universal decided to stop offering it through iTunes (which is how we saw the previous season!).

I'll at least give Sanctuary a try, but it'll have to be pretty good to keep my attention these days.

CAPT_Sawyer said...

I dropped Knight Rider after the first episode. They completely changed it from the movie several months ago, and not in a good way. I already removed it from the DVR.