Those are the words falling miserably out of mouths up and down the country, and really we shouldn’t be surprised. It happens nearly every year, we sit on the edges of our seats waiting for that moment when the sun will burst through the seemingly never ending run of clouds so we can spend more than a mere minute outside with our loving friend vitamin D.
It never happens and September rolls around with us feeling even more glum than the beginning of the year when we promised we’d give up that thing we LOVE to make us lose weight or to pretend we feel better about ourselves (just remember that time is coming again soon, 17 weeks, don’t hate on me for pointing this out I loathe that time of the year).
BUT, what comes with September, is the start of the television season. You may think I’m crazy but autumn (or fall) is when the country is supposed to retire in front of the box snuggled up on the couch with no sun to distract them, no more balmy evenings but cold and rain to keep them inside to watch the latest offerings on the tele.
And as I’ve mentioned countless times before US television is what matters, although as the cold months draw in UK television is good, one show I’m looking forward to is the Body Farm a spinoff from the very greatly missed Waking the Dead. And all the other thriller, killer drama’s that appear lovingly on my screen.
Every year there are double the amount of programmes on US tv, brand new shows competing with veteran shows, those that win over audiences are the successors some with devoted fans prevail others never last beyond their second or third episode after when viewing figures fail to ignite.
I happen to have a tough schedule this year, with 30* shows currently on my timetable I don’t know how I’m going to manage. My fellow US tv lover has 40, and has just discovered the wonders of a livestreaming channel, and the joy of no sleep whilst watching The Lying Game at 2am in the morning (I do not have the fortune of being able to stay awake until 2am I have to rise at 7am to get ready for work, he currently works from home on his own hours).
Here’s a run down of my list, what I will without a doubt not be missing, what I will be giving a try, and what I think will fall at the first hurdle even though it has made it to my list.
Wouldn’t miss if my life depended on it:
- Fringe (Fox) – my love of Josh Jackson would never waver (I love you Pacey).
- Supernatural (CW) – J-squared always have a place in my heart.
- Vampire Diaries (CW) – Ian Somerhalder, those eyes, that body (Sorry you always play a dead guy).
- Gossip Girl (CW)
- Nikita (CW)
- Family Guy
- Dexter (Showtime)
- America’s Next Top Model (CW)
- Glee (Fox)
- Game of Thrones (HBO)
- Desperate Housewives (ABC) – this is the final series (thank god).
- One Tree Hill (CW) – just getting back into this show after ditching it when Lucas and Peyton did…
- Apartment 23 (Fox) - it has James van der Beek in it, as himself. Nuff said.
- Hart of Dixie (CW) - Summer is back, sorry Rachel Bilson.
- New Girl (Fox) - I love Zooey Deschanel.
- Ringer (CW)- Sarah Michelle Gellar on my screen again, and with a really great show.
- The Secret Circle (CW) - From the same author of Vampire Diaries LJ Smith, and the man behind both tv shows Kevin Williamson (Dawson’s Creek, Scream)
- *Terra Nova (Fox) – Forgot that this finally had an air date after being pushed back a few times, big CGI production, dinasours and produced by The Speilberg, I have to give it a try at least. (Sounds a little Primeval)
*2 Broke Girls (CBS) – I missed this when making the list, noticed it had Kat Dennings starring who I LOVED in Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist.
- *Pan Am – I don’t know why I forgot to put this show on the list, an original series following the Mad Men lead it’s set in the “Jet Age”. My only worry is I’ve never watched Mad Men because it didn’t appeal to me so I may lose interest…
- Revenge (ABC) – the lead returns to the town she grew up in but noone recognises her… no big names. (REALLY GOOD)
Could fall at the first hurdle:
- Alcatraz (Fox) - only thing attracting me to this show its from the creators of Lost and has Hurley in it.
- Charlie’s Angels 2011 (ABC) - I loved the originals, the movies were ho-hum, I’m not sure the gloss and glamour will work in the noughties without making it tacky but I am prepared to be swayed. AWFUL
- Grimm (NBC) - great idea but is it strong enough to hold up for more than one season when there’s already a show like Supernatural that covers the ‘grimm’ aspects. A possible replacement if SN finishes after season 7?
- Once Upon a Time (ABC) - same idea using fairytales, but the look of the show could be a let down.
- Revenge (ABC) – the lead returns to the town she grew up in but noone recognises her… no big names.
- The Finder (Fox) – this is a latecomer to my list so I’ll be applying last to join first to go if it fails to impress me.
- Awake (NBC) - another one that I could let go, I just like the premise of living a life while you dream.
- Falling Skies (TNT)
- Pretty Little Liars (ABC Family)
- Teen Wolf (MTV)
- True Blood (HBO)
If there are any other shows that you will be watching that I haven’t listed and think it would fit into my schedule then let me know. I like having US tv buddies, discussing the ins and outs of the shows are much fun and can make you go crazy (PLL ha).
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