I am rocking a scarf today and I couldn’t be happier. As said in my previous post, I am a fall fanatic. The weather here in the City of Brotherly Love today is a nice crisp 72 degrees. I saw the forecast this morning and did a little happy dance as I picked out my outfit, which yes, included a scarf. Never mind that we’ll be back at 87 degrees by week’s end, I’m focused on the upcoming fall. It’s SO close, I can smell it.
Look at that glorious fall picture. How can this NOT be your favorite season!
One of the great things about fall is the return of television. In my younger years, I was always out and about and never really cared much about weeknights in front of the TV. I’m sure if you asked The Hubster he would be all like, “You liar! You loved TV and made me watch a bunch of dumb shit in college.”
But one could not commit to a nightly viewing schedule with an excuse to drink and party every night of the week, and sweet baby Jebus’ gift of DVR had not yet graced us with its presence. And let’s be honest, who had time to set up their VCR to tape their shows. I can’t believe I just said VCR. I am old.
Yes, I did own the entire collection of Dawson’s Creek, Sex and the City, Felicity and Roswell DVDs (ah, I feel less old), but that was so I could watch them at my leisure…you know hung over on a Sunday afternoon.
Now that my daughter passes out around 8pm, the Hubster and I look forward to a little time alone, you know, so we can get all sexy in our sweatpants and veg out on the couch with some quality programming. I know, so glamorous.
With the end of True Blood and Newsroom, so came the end of our glamorous weeknights. So what have we been up to with all of this free time, you ask? Playing naked twister?? Nah. More like eating dinner and then going to bed at 9:00. Super frisky.
And while I may be well rested, there is a yearning… a longing, to curl up on my couch with a blanket (and maybe some ice cream) and to have that beautiful flat screen show me the goods. Smutty books on my Kindle will only keep me entertained for so long (hello Ian Noble).
In anticipation of my long awaited lover (you know, fall programming), I’ve made a list of the upcoming shows that I watch faithfully and the new ones I am dying to check out. And I thought I would share them with you. Spoilers ahead…
The New Normal – premieres Thursday 9/11 @ 9:30 on NBC
The idea is that a gay couple in Beverly Hills, Bryan (Andrew Rannells) and David (Justin Bartha), want a baby. So they hire as their surrogate a sweet, struggling single mother, Goldie (Georgia King), who has a precocious preteen daughter (Bebe Wood) and a racist, hate-filled grandmother (Ellen Barkin). This show looks too good to be true. NeNe Leakes and Ellen Barkin on the same show, I’m sold. Aaaaand it’s banned by some stations in Utah. Count me in.
Revolution – premieres Monday 9/17 @ 10pm on NBC
15 years after a mysterious blackout, America has been transformed into an overgrown, feudal Middle earth where good but mostly powerless people struggle against evil warlords. It’s a cautionary tale for technology-obsessed 21st century Americans addicted to everything from smartphones to, well, appliance-generated ice. My inner Katniss is pumped for this show. Plus Bella’s Dad is along for the ride, what’s not to love.
How I Met Your Mother – premieres Monday 9/24 @8pm on CBS
I cannot wait for one of my favorite shows to return. This season we meet baby Erickson and word on the street is that Barney and Robin will be engaged (and possibly married). And then there’s Ted… I have a love/hate relationship with him. At times he can be funny and poignant, but most of the time he is a whiny bitch. Either way, this show is the perfect cure to a Monday.
The Mindy Project – premieres Tuesday 9/24 @ 9:30pm on FOX
I was able to catch the sneak peak of the pilot which revolves around Mindy, an OB/GYN, telling the story about how she grew up being obsessed with romantic comedies, and how she met and fell in love with Tom (Bill Hader). Tom dumped Mindy, then immediately married someone younger than she. Mindy is telling this story to a cop, because she gets arrested after getting wasted at Tom’s wedding (while there she makes an awesome speech) and riding her bike headfirst into a pool. This is about the first 10 minutes of the episode. It’s amazing!
Last Resort – premieres Thursday 9/27 @ 8pm on ABC
The Last Resort is about the renegade crew of a United Stated Navy bad ass submarine, the fictional USS Colorado, that defies an order to launch nuclear missiles towards Pakistan, a decision that costs the commanding officer his job when he refuses to follow out the orders without an explanation or official confirmation. When his second in command also questions the same orders, the vessel is fired upon without warning and the crew are left for dead. Realizing that they have been declared enemies of their own country, they set up camp on the fictional island of Sainte Marina, and declare themselves a sovereign nation with nuclear capability. At the same time, the crew must find a way to prove their innocence and find out who set them up so that they can return home to America. Two words: Scott. Speedman. Moving on…
Once Upon a Time – premieres Sunday 9/30 @ 8pm on ABC
I can’t wait for this show to return. Once Upon a Time centers on a woman with a troubled past, Emma Swan, who is drawn into a small town in Maine where the magic and mystery of Fairy Tales just may be real… Rumpelstiltskin steals the show!! Now that the magical cat is out of the bag I’m curious to see what direction the show is heading this season.
Revenge – premieres Sunday 9/30 @ 9pm on ABC
This show is bad ass. What will Emily’s next move be, is Victoria dead and will that stupid faux Amanda Clarke just disappear already?? We need some more Jack and Emily time and that baby will just get in the way. Such a scandalous treat, is it 9/30 yet?!?!
Dexter – premieres Sunday 9/30 at 9pm on Showtime
This season could make or break it for me, as we know Deb finally figures out who Dexter really is and I’m really curious how that all plays out. Where do they go from there? I’m still mourning the loss of Rita from like two seasons ago, even though everyone else on the planet hated her. Damn you Trinity!
Homeland – premieres Sunday 9/30 @ 10pm on Showtime
This was such a surprise show for me. I had never heard of it and one day while flipping through channels stumbled upon it and was hooked. I love me some Claire Danes and she gives an inspiring performance as the crazy genius CIA agent Carrie Mathison. I was on the edge of my seat all of Season 1 trying to guess who was on team good guy and who was about to blow shit up. Can’t wait for season 2!!!
Gossip Girl – premieres Monday 10/8 @ 9pm on CW
First off, let me just vent about the CW and their a-hole tendencies. How dare you withhold me my 16 year-old guilty girl pleasures until October. I need some Blair and Chuck in my life, STAT. I know I will be glued to the screen during the final season of this gem. It’s a shame it’s a short season, I’m wondering if they can neatly wrap everything up in only 10 episodes.
Arrow – premieres Wednesday 10/10 @ 8pm on CW
I was a little bummed when Secret Circle was cancelled, even when the CW kept Nikita, I mean really?!?! But it looks like the execs at CW have found a way to make it up to me. Arrow is based on the Green Arrow, a fictional superhero who appears in comic books published by DC comics. (Little factoid about moi, I used to collect X-men comic books and cards. Another factoid about moi, I was supercool in junior high and had lots of boyfriends).
The Vampire Diaries – premieres Thursday 10/11 @ 8pm on CW
By far my favorite show on television. Yes, I have the finale saved on my DVR. Yes, I’ve watched it about 10 times (and cried during each viewing). Yes, my husband thinks I’m an idiot. Yes, I can’t stop googling for spoilers. But can you blame me?! Elena is a Vampire, Klaus is possessing Tyler, Bonnie may actually have a storyline this year, and Jeremy still sees dead people. Maybe, just maybe, Elena will choose Damon. Ugh, I am salivating just thinking about the upcoming season, guess I’ll just have to continue stalking Ian Somerhalder on twitter to hold me over. Le sigh.
The Walking Dead – premieres Sunday 10/14 @ 9pm on AMC
Who knew AMC could have such a kick ass TV show. This show always leaves me biting my nails and cursing and screaming at the TV. Last season’s finale was no exception, I can’t believe they killed Shane and he was a zombie. Okay, maybe I can because I started peeping at the graphic novels. I just couldn’t help myself. And because of that peeping I know next season is going to be out of this world with the introduction of the graphic novel favored story line of Michonne and the prison.
What will you be watching this fall???