Today, I went through and set the DVR to record all the season premiers and new shows I want to watch that are starting this week. And, frankly, I was embarrassed by the sheer amount of television I seem to think I'm going to watch this week. I'm actually hoping some of these new shows don't pan out, so I don't turn into a complete couch potato during every free waking moment in my life.
So, here goes nothing. I'll tell you my list if you tell me yours. The italicized ones are the new shows.
Sunday - The Simpsons, Desperate Housewives, Bridezillas, Tool Academy 2 (shut it), and Brothers & Sisters.
Monday - Gossip Girl, How I Met Your Mother (I still haven't seen Season 4 of this one, so I don't know if I'll watch this season right now or not. But it's on the DVR just in case), Accidentally on Purpose, and Castle.
Tuesday - The Good Wife and The Forgotten. Tuesday's my light day.
Wednesday - America's Next Top Model, Law & Order: SVU, Criminal Minds, and Eastwick.
Thursday - Grey's Anatomy, Private Practice, The Mentalist, Community, Project Runway, and Models of the Runway (I'm really only watching this to see which designer gets which model for the next week. The show itself doesn't really interest me).
Friday & Saturday - [I think most of these originally showed on another night, but they're rerunning them, so I'm trying to fit them in here] - Law & Order, Modern Family, Cougar Town, Mercy.
Sweet jeebus, that's a ton of television. I'm so excited that it looks like there's a bunch of great new stuff on TV this fall (I hate summer re-run season), but that's 21 (21!) hours of shows a week. That's on top of the 2.5 hours of the soap I watch so I understand what's going on when I'm forced to watch said soap at lunch every day. I'll have to pare it back, but for now, I'm going to enjoy my embarrassing (both in content and amount) TV.
As far as the new shows go, I have high hopes for Mercy, The Good Wife, and Modern Family. I really hope Accidentally on Purpose is good. I doubt I'll like Eastwick, Cougar Town, and The Forgotten, but I'm going to try them for an episode or two. I watched Community last week, and I'm not sure if I like it or not. It gets another week or two to prove itself.
The old shows. I'm looking forward to The Mentalist, Criminal Minds, and The Simpsons. I almost feel like I'm only watching Desperate Housewives, Grey's, Private Practice, and Law & Order because I've watched them forever, so I need to keep watching. Depending on how the seasons go, I might give some of them up. I really expecting to give up on L&O. I'm not a huge fan now that Jack McCoy is the sit-behind-the-desk-and-spout-wisdom DA, rather than an in-the-trenches ADA. I'm liking ANTM more this season than last, but it's not spectacular. The first episode of Gossip Girl was good, and I hope that holds for the rest of the season.
So, what are you watching this fall? Which show are you most looking forward to?