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New Kids on the DVR Block

Sunday, September 16, 2012 @ 02:09 PM
Author: Lincee

I remember the day I signed up for a DVR and my Mama told me that it was a bad decision because I would waste so much more time watching television. I informed her that the opposite was true. I could live a life of FREEDOM knowing that my beloved DVR would be recording all of my shows which would allow me more time to spend with my friends instead of looking like a complete idiot having to rush home to watch Modern Family because it was almost 7:00 p.m. And because of the fast forward feature, I would actually be SAVING time.

The DVR. Next to the iPod, it’s the best invention of my generation.

Now that fall is upon us, I knew it was time to print out a handy TV grid in order to familiarize myself with the new freshmen sitcoms and dramas. Who would be compelling enough to land a coveted spot among the eclectic group of shows already committed with a series pass?

I’ve narrowed the candidates down to my favorite three:

1. THE MINDY PROJECT

Most of you probably know that I would love to be Mindy Kalig when I grow up. (Click HERE.) I watched the pilot and I think it has major potential. Setting the DVR up for a season pass was definitely a no-brainer.

2. Nashville

I covet Tami Taylor’s hair and long to have it grown on my own head. That is not the case, so I have to settle for being fake best friends. Her new show is about country music. Remember that I am one of a dozen people who actually went to the movie theater to see Country Strong. I own Pure Country. To sum up, I think I can push past the fact that Hayden Panettiere is the auto-tuned villain and really enjoy the wonder that is Connie Britton. Clear eyes, full hearts people.

3. Go On


Could I be any more in love with Chandler Bing ? I’m rooting for you Matthew Perry!

I know some of you will not be satisfied until you learn what other tempting treats live in the electronic bliss of my DVR.  Naturally, I’m happy to oblige.

Returning Favorites:
How I Met Your Mother
Gossip Girl (no judgement please)
Happy Endings
Modern Family
30 Rock
The Office
Parks & Recreation
GLEE
Once
Revenge

Of course, I’m most excited to see my boys:

Hawaii 5-OH YEAH

I need you to look at his forearms. Lord have mercy. You can look at other parts of him by clicking HERE. Welcome back Commander McGarrett.

The Voice


Hottest Best bromance on television.

Castle

He speaks my love language…sarcasm.

New Girl

Behold. Schmidt and the douchebag jar.

The Big Bang Theory
<knock,knock,knock SHELDON, knock,knock,knock SHELDON, knock,knock,knock SHELDON >

The Vampire Diaries

I’ve missed you Mr. Salvatore.

Community

Even though people don’t get your show, never fear that I WILL follow you to Friday nights Joel. And if you ever need a love interest at Greendale Community College, have your people call my people.

And last but not least…

Downton Abbey

Season three looks SO GOOD. (Click HERE to see a trailer on Entertainment Weekly.) For those of you across the pond, it starts tonight! Those of us in the US have to wait until January.

British people are so lucky.

Now it’s your turn! Sound off in the comments section. What are you looking forward to? Are there any glaring omissions in your opinion? Let me know, because I am willing to give a show at least three chances. It’s only fair.

35 Responses to “New Kids on the DVR Block”

  1. atl says:

    Ok, have you seen Ben Covington/Scott Speedman is going to be in a new show, Last Resort. Not sure how good the show looks, but so excited for the opp to see him weekly. I have many of those on my DVR too, but also love The Good Wife, Smash, Hart of Dixie, and Parenthood.

  2. Catharine says:

    Your clip of Big Bang is my VERY favorite!!! We keep that very episode forever on our DVR, just so we can go back and watch that part — the best! Love that show! Totally agree that the Blake/Adam bromance is also the best. You have a great list — very close to ours!

  3. Mary says:

    ooohh, love this TV guide!!!
    Excited for Downton Abby and I have to admit – Grey’s Anatomy as well.
    Mad Men is a favorite, but it’s not back on yet!
    Happy watching :)

  4. Zandi says:

    i think Ben & Kate looks cute….it comes on Fox….i think it’s sandwiched between New Girl and The Mindy Project.

  5. Brandy says:

    Ahhh Downton Abbey! My fave! I can’t wait till January. I heard it will air for 9 weeks. However, Amazon.com just put Season 3 up for pre-order. It will be delivered January 29th. That means we don’t have to wait till the end of February to see the whole season on PBS! Yay!

  6. Jennifer says:

    I seriously do good finding time for one show these days….and my new favorite is Downton Abbey. I just finished season 1 on Netflix….now I have to get my hands on season 2 before 3 comes out!

  7. Lacia C says:

    I love Downton Abbey – I can’t wait for Season 3! It sucks that we have to wait until January.

    Usually I have Mad Men, Downton Abbey, Bachelor, Bachelorette and Bachelor Pad on my PVR….all of which are on hiatus right now….so probably this fall I will tune into DWTS.

  8. AmyA says:

    PARENTHOOD. seriously, have you tried it? those Bravermans make for good tv. I’m also interested in all your newbie picks. was a bit disappointed with the episode i saw of “go on”

  9. Leslie from Austin says:

    Ian Somerhalder would be fabulous as Christian Grey!!!! Not that I’ve read the book or anything…

  10. ILG says:

    I’ve always wanted to watch ‘Downtown Abbey’ so it sounds like I need to start!

    I know you may think it’s cheesy, but I LOVE ‘Once Upon A Time’. I can’t wait for Season 2 to start!

  11. Lorraine says:

    I’m so glad you have “New Girl” on your list. I just love this show so much.

  12. Jodie says:

    Parenthood! Such a great show, beautiful sets, and a family I wish I could join. I also really love Happy Endings – very much a ‘Friends’ vibe.

  13. Ashley says:

    Parenthood is one of the best. I end up in tears nearly every week. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry…what could be better?

  14. Maureen says:

    Yep, I am adding Parenthood to the list too. It’s SO good. And I agree with all of your other choices, so you pretty much have to take my word for it!

    Most psyched for HIMYM! And I hope Nashville is good. I also think of Connie Britton as my best friend in my head.

  15. Sarah E says:

    Me, sitting with TV printout and highlighter in hand.
    My husband, “Is that work work?”
    Me, “Um, no?”

  16. Kim says:

    Lincee…My husband and I LOVE Go On, of course you also have some of our favorites…

    H5O, Voice, New Girl…I think we will also be adding Nashville (we love all the cast from FNL)

    Happy Fall Lincee!!

  17. Reece says:

    You have fabulous taste! I have a huge crush on Joel McHale, so happy the show was saved for another season. But, please, how am I supposed to wait until January for Downton Abbey? It’s just not fair!

  18. So glad to know I’m not the only one over 25 who still watches Gossip Girl! Also, I saw the pilot for The Mindy Project and I agree, definite potential!

  19. Kimberly Dimmig says:

    NCIS – my all time fave show but I’ve had a crush on Mark Harmon since Summer School and Worth Winning in the 80’s. All the guys on that show are adorable & the girls are strong, cool characters – I’ve never seen a cast gel so well. Also looking forward to Mindy Project and Go On and of course Big Bang – one show we watch as a family. Plus all my cable shows will be back in January – White Collar, Royal Pains and Suits – gotta love cable showing original epsiodes in the summer. Oh how I LOVE TV!!!

  20. Lass says:

    Has anyone seen Jeff Probst’s new show? Just wondering.

  21. Jenny says:

    You have such great taste…and I need to play TV catch up! I’m interested in The Mindy Project too. I read her book earlier this year and it was hilarious – I highly recommend it for in between shows.

    And echoing others…yes, add Parenthood to the list.

    I thought DVR was silly when it first came out…and now I don’t think I could live without it, especially now that I have a child who keeps me from most of my shows when they actually air.

  22. Patti says:

    I go to the library all by myself most Saturday afternoons, and I usually sit and read in the magazine section. The most recent issue of Entertainment Weekly happened to catch my eye. I read it cover to cover and took some notes using a short library pencil with no eraser. I wrote down The Mindy Project, Nashville, Castle (which I’ve watched since the beginning–I’m a little nervous it might go the way of “Moonlighting” after Bruce and Cybil got together, but I am hoping not), Last Resort (because of the aforementioned Scott Speedman/Felicity nostalgia), and lastly, Elementary, because I’ve always enjoyed Johny Lee Miller. Also “Downton” and “Sherlock” on Masterpiece. I haven’t decided what I’m going to do about “Mad Men”–I might be done.

  23. Meggan says:

    I think we are tv soul mates (except for Downton abbey, I think I am the only person in the world who could not get into it). I have to add Parenthood as well. Same creators that created FNL. It is hands down on the top of my list. Anything that brings Lauren Graham back to TV is a winner in my book!

  24. JR says:

    A couple more . . .

    I usually don’t like scary stuff, but American Horror Story is pretty awesome. I was captivated AND it’s by the same writers of GLEE. Very ODD. Adam Levine is supposed to be on this season. Each season is a totally new story which is an intriguing concept. There are a handful of the same actors that stay on to play different characters. I think this is so neat to see how good an actor can really be if they can morph into a new character and make you forget the old.
    Also, Homeland. It’s just awesome. Up for many awards. Heard the President watches this one, too.

  25. No E Stacy says:

    Parenthood is a must
    GoOn is good, watch the whole episode, then decide
    The New Normal, OMG so good with lots of heart, Justin Barthas face is so adorable I can’t stand it.
    Guys with Kids, at first look not good,watched whole episode and it got better. I like all the men on it so I had to give it a chance.
    New Girl is unbelievable but can we NOT have guest stars? Just keep the original formula, no Dermot Mulroneys please.
    Revolution, gonna give that a look. LOST lost me 2 seasons in so I hope this one is less convoluted.
    Sons of Anarchy, if you aren’t watching this, I can’t help you.
    I know there’s more but this is already DVR overload

  26. Bahamamama says:

    Why don’t people watch Community?!?!? It is SOOOOO funny. We’re into Sons of Anarchy, which is terrible as far as violence goes, but OH, JAX! Bad boys never seemed so hot! ;)

  27. KG in PHL says:

    Yes, ATL! Smash, Hart of Dixie and Parenthood are some of my faves :) Smash doesn’t come back til January, unforch.

  28. Emily says:

    If you like Modern Family you HAVE to watch The Middle!! It seriously does not get enough credit, but it is just as funny (if not more) than modern family!!

  29. Amy says:

    Ditto on The Middle. It is SOOO good. I definitely recommend Scott Speedman’s new show Last Resort. I watched the pilot online yesterday, and I wasn’t expecting much, but it blew me away! I cannot wait to see what the series has in store.

  30. Kyle says:

    You forgot to mention these shows:

    1. The Neighbors
    2. Two Broke Girls (second season??)
    3. Any new show on TVLand

  31. Connie says:

    Kyle! Yes on Two Broke Girls. A good one!

    Big Bang Theory gets me through any type of week I’m having.

    Just like Seinfeld actually got me through my divorce years ago!

    Laughing is good for the Soul : )

  32. ally says:

    Parenthood bandwagon here I come!!! great great show!!!!

    Grey’s Anatomy!!

    Dancing with the Stars!

  33. R S says:

    I love Downton Abbey and refuse to wait for January. You can pretty much find any tv show online to watch and that’s how I have already been watching this season’s new episodes. It’s great so far :)

  34. Beth says:

    I might be a bit late to suggest a series, but have you heard of Secret Princes on TLC? They took 4 princes from around the globe that are looking for love and planted them in Atlanta. They took on different names and bussing tables to hide their identities. We’ve watched 2 episodes so far and it’s pretty fun. Kind of like the bachelor….but 4 bachelors that are looking to turn every woman in Atlanta into a real princess :)

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