Fall Premieres – The Main Course Day 1

Hopefully we’ve all gotten enough rest this weekend, TV lovers, and cleared schedules and a large amount of digital space because tonight begins a veritable onslaught of premieres. So pace yourselves, kiddies, this is a marathon not a sprint.

COMEDY? ON CBS?

Neil Patrick Harris in How I Met Your Mother, Mondays on CBSNot to be a snob…oh who am I kidding, let the judgment commence! CBS’s Monday line-up cannot tickle my funny bone even with the natural powerhouse of hilarity NPH. I’ve given both How I Met Your Mother and Big Bang Theory a look on multiple occasions and while they obviously do it for some sect of TV viewers (the former in its fifth season, the latter its third) neither have won me over in the consistent laugh department. And I can’t even stomach flipping past Two and a Half Men in syndication. Perhaps it’s the live studio audience, multi-camera aspect that throws me (not since Will & Grace have I been an avid fan of such a series) or maybe it’s the seemingly average (aka safe) situation comedy that turns me off. Either way CBS’s two-hour block on Mondays has never made it onto the must watch list so I expect the newest series joining the party, Accidentally on Purpose, will follow suit.

Over to the short list of shows that continue to receive my attention, as long as they don’t disappoint (I’m talking most specifically to you Heroes). Dancing with the Stars has an intense three day premiere starting tonight so those sequins and sparkles have a lot of work to do. Heroes will premiere in just one night but with two hours introducing us to volume 5 “Redemption.” Coming off a lackluster finish last year, the only thing that kept me on board was the fantastic possibilities seen in the trailer, including a circus storyline and bringing on board Robert Knepper (aka the man who breathed life into Prison Break‘s memorable T-Bag) as the key villain.

SERIES THAT HAVE A PLACE ON THE DVR

  • 8/7cDancing with the Stars, ABC
  • 8/7cHeroes, NBC

SERIES I’M RECONSIDERING

  • 10/9cCastle, ABC

SERIES THAT HAVE YET TO IMPRESS

  • 8/7cHouse, FOX
  • 8/7cHow I Met Your Mother, CBS
  • 9/8c Big Bang Theory, CBS
  • 9:30/8:30cTwo and a Half Men, CBS

SERIES I DON’T EXPECT TO IMPRESS

  • 8:30/7:30c – Accidentally on Purpose, CBS (series premiere)

SERIES TO INDUGLE IN WHEN BORED (OR FEELING THE NEED TO MAKE FUN OF DAVID CARUSO)

  • 10/9cCSI: Miami, CBS

2 thoughts on “Fall Premieres – The Main Course Day 1

  1. 100% agree with your CBS comedy assessment. As much as I love NPH, I can’t get into that show… and I suspect that Charlie Sheen (hell maybe Martin Sheen) are single handily paying CBS to continue production of Two and a Half Men.

    Castle – like it OK enough (just b/c I could watch Nathan Fillion do anything) but all these 1 hour cop and medical shows are becoming too much!

  2. How I Met Your Mother gave me a headache the jokes were so forced, and so bad. Big Bang Theory, on the other hand, is forced, but it’s about nerds for whom everything is forced, so somehow it worked for me…

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