Here’s my network by network breakdown:
8:00 – 8:30 – Big Day – I like the idea of following the planning of a wedding in full 24 mode. It could be lots of fun.
9:00 – 9:30 – The Knights of Prosperity – It looks a fun show in the vein of My Name is Earl and despite a lousy title I like the premise of misfits trying to rob Mick Jagger. I just hope it can grow beyond the premise or it’s going to be a short run.
10:00 – 11:00 – Boston Leagal – The show is still on my list. There are things I like about it but it’s way too over the top with its storylines and this season doesn’t look to be that different. I’m giving it 6 episodes to win me back and then it’s gone.
10:00 – 11:00 Smith – I’m excited about this one. I like heist movies and shows. I like the idea that the characters live double lives. I like the cast with Ray Liotta, Virginia Madsen (who I’ve liked since Crime Story years ago) and Shohreh Aghadashloo (who was great on 24). The only thing that worries me is that it’s on CBS which means it either will be way too much of a procedural (heist of the week) and I’ll be bored within 4 weeks or that it will be quickly cancelled. We’ll see in a few weeks which way it goes.
8:00 – 9:00 – Friday Night Lights – I’m a fan of the family drama. Everwood, Party of Five and the one I hear this show most frequently being compared to, American Dreams. I never saw the movie but if this show is my Everwood/ American Dreams replacement show, I can’t wait.
10:00 – 11:00 – Law and Order:SVU – The best of the Law and Order shows and a great show in its own right. Every story and characters are compelling and interesting on a level that no other Law and Order or procedural (with the exception of maybe Without a Trace) has been able to meet.
Nothing. I don’t watch House and Standoff isn’t my kind of show.
8:00 – 9:00 Gilmore Girls – Last season was terrible. An illigitimate child for Luke. The finale with Lorelai sleeping with Christopher. Even worse, the characters were not fun to visit every week. Everyone made a big deal about the creators leaving the show and how bad it is that a dispute over money led them to walk away from the show they created. I think this may be great for the show. Maybe new blood will make the show go back to the hearts of the characters that were made great.
9:00 – 10:00 Veronica Mars – Perhaps my favourite show of the last couple of years. My DVDs of the series that I recorded as the show aired were so worn out from me passing them on to friends and family so that they would see the greatness of this program, I actually bought the store released ones last week just so I’d have good copies for future viewing. If you haven’t been watching start now. You won’t be sorry.
Here’s my viewing schedule for Tuesday.
8:00 – 9:00 Friday Night Lights
9:00 – 10:00 Veronica Mars
10:00 – 11:00 Law & Order: SVU or Smith (depends on my wife)
11:00- 12:00 Gilmore Girls
Everything else will be recorded and watched later.