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The State of My TV Viewing

Posted by spragujs on April 27, 2009

Season Finales
Damages – Wednesday April 1
Eleventh Hour – Thursday April 2
Heroes (renewed with shortened season) – Monday April 27
Bones – Thursday May 7
House – Monday May 11
Fringe – Tuesday May 12
CSI – Thursday May 14
Smallville (renewed) – Thursday May 14
Supernatural (renewed) – Thursday May 14
Flashpoint – Friday May 15
Numbers – Friday May 15
Desperate Housewives (renewed) – Sunday May 17
Gossip Girl (renewed) – Monday May 18
One Tree Hill (renewed) – Monday May 18
The Mentalist – Tuesday May 19
Legend of the Seeker (renewed) – May 23
L&O:  SVU (renewed) – Tuesday June 2

Finales for Shows in Trouble?
Life – Wednesday April 8
Terminator: SCC – Friday April 10
Chuck – Monday April 27
Samantha Who? – Thursday April 30
Dollhouse – Friday May 8
The Unit – Sunday May 10
Castle – Monday May 11
Reaper – Tuesday May 26

Limited Runs
Harper’s Island (likely not coming back in the proposed new form) – Thursday April 9 – July 2

Other
Prison Break (canceled) – Friday April 17 to May 15 series finale
Pushing Daisies (canceled) – Saturday May 30 – June 13

Already Been Canceled
Kyle XY
The Middleman
Stargate: Atlantis
My Own Worst Enemy
Life on Mars

Summer Premiers
L&O: CI – Sunday April 19 – 9:00 USA
So You Think You Can Dance? – Thursday May 21 – 8:00 Fox
Burn Notice – Wednesday June 4 – 9:00 USA
Merlin – Sunday June 21 – 8:00 NBC
Eureka – Tuesday July 7 – 9:00 SyFy
Warehouse 13 – Tuesday July 7 – 10:00 SyFy
HGTV Design Star – Sunday July 19
Psych – ? – USA
Mad Men – August (AMC)

Fall Premiers
Sanctuary – Fall 2009
Stargate: Universe – Fall 2009

Most of my data was collected from this blog.  So, based on this info, and making the big assumption that all the shows I’ve listed as in trouble would not be coming back, my TV viewing would be down from 44 shows to 28 for the beginning of next year (not counting any new shows I might be interested in).  That’s a pretty big drop!  (Yes, yes, I know it’s a lot, but keep in mind these aren’t all on at the same time (i.e. season) and I also DVR pretty much everything, so it’s not like I’ve sucked up all my evenings with TV unless I happen to be home.)  Also, I have to admit that I didn’t get around to watching either Life on Mars or My Own Worst Enemy.  I had them all stored up on my DVR for watching till I heard they got cancelled.  Not much reason to start liking something after the fact.  Also, I read about the finale of Life on Mars and was disappointed they went that route, so I decided not to watch even though it ended up being a complete story.

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TV Week of 3-9-09

Posted by spragujs on March 15, 2009

I figured I’d just make a few quick comments on this week’s TV watching.  Since I end up doing a lot of it after the actual times, and especially on the weekends.

Heroes – These last couple episodes were actually pretty interesting!  Also, GO Claire’s Mom!  😉

Castle – This show premiered on Monday at 10:00 pm.  Stars Nathan Fillion, which is why I decided to watch in the first place.  Looks like it could be entertaining!  I especially enjoyed the father/daughter relationship they’ve set up.

Reaper – Mostly, Sam found and (as far as he knows) lost a source that can help him get out of his deal with the Devil.  Also, Ben’s dating a demon!  O.O

Supernatural – Whew!  Some scary stuff going on there.  Mostly at the end.  Reaper Tessa warns Dean that death is usually accompanied (caused?) by lies.  We assume she means Sam, which she probably at least partly does, but then she gets more direct and tells him to beware angels as well.  O.O  Then seer Pamela tells Sam she knows what he did to the demon and that he doesn’t know what he’s doing.  It scares him.  And personally, it means more for me coming from Pamela than it has from anyone else at this point.  The angels are diabolically opposed to Sam’s powers and Dean was just too close to the thing.  Pamela, from her objective view point, makes a much more convincing argument, IMO.  Also, why was Castiel so easily able to catch Allistair this time?

CSI – I love Brass!  He’s such a great character.  But mainly, it’s pretty interesting how a couple new characters have made this show fun to watch again.

Terminator: SCC – To be continued?!  Aaahhhh!

Dollhouse – New stuff we learned…  Victor’s got the hots for Sierra.  LOL!  Apparently there’s a separate procedure that can completely? wipe a doll.  It’s called scrubbing.  Second in command dude (Lawrence) actually, if indirectly, tried to kill Echo this episode, and she remembered after she’d been wiped!  Dun dun DUN!  Agent Ballard was Mal-like this time.  I was actually vaguely entertained while watching his scenes.  He also finally got a glimpse of Echo, so he now knows he’s not been chasing a ghost all this time.  Other than that, most of the episode was the Echo as doll story, and it was pretty good!  Apparently next week is supposed to be when all the really good stuff finally starts happening.

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Heroes!

Posted by spragujs on October 23, 2007

Yay! I love Heroes! Last night’s episode was… well, it was part of the story (which is not a problem for me). Just to set the record straight, I know nothing about film/TV and how it’s “supposed to be done”. Over all I have a couple of comments though. I love the fact that there are bunches of characters. I don’t have a problem following the stories because of it (though I hate it when each episode ends). 😉 The one thing that I have noticed in the past (though it wasn’t so bad this episode) is that the Hiro in Japan bits seem different. I’ve heard it described in a TV blogger podcast that I listen to, that Heroes is filmed with and has a very gritty feel, all the time. All the time that is, except when Hiro’s in Japan. :-\ Still, I’m betting the Kensei storyline is going to have a HUGE payoff in the end, otherwise, I don’t think they’d be dragging it out this long.
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Heroes – Lizards

Posted by spragujs on October 2, 2007

Another great episode of Heroes. I know a lot of people don’t like the fact that there are so many characters and that they jump around so much. I don’t mind these. Makes it more interesting for me. They do end up with some plot holes (not sure that’s the right word for it, but there you go) with the jumping around perhaps, but it’s something I can easily look past. I’ve read that what bothers a lot of people is the lack of character development for the sake of plot. I suppose some of that’s true, at least in comparison with other shows, but still I find this show quite enjoyable!
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Heroes – Four Months Later

Posted by spragujs on September 25, 2007

Last night’s second season premier was great! I’ve read lots of less than stellar reviews of it, but I just have to disagree. Yeah, it was a set up episode. You have to get your direction from somewhere! Also, maybe I’m easier to please than most as I wasn’t disappointed in last year’s season finale either…

Anyway, quite a few things happen, but I’ll try and break them down by character to keep things straight in my head.
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