It’s My DVR’s Favorite Time of Year

23 Sep

tv-screenI’ve never seen a single episode of Mad Men, Breaking Bad, Scandal, or Homeland.

I don’t watch any of the CSIs, NCISes, or Law & Orders.

I stopped watching The Good Wife early in the first season.

And I’ll probably skip the big returns of Michael J. Fox, Sean Hayes, and Robin Williams.

What can I say? When it comes to TV, there are just too many shows, and unfortunately, I can’t watch them all. The whole “having a life” thing always gets in the way.

But I am a TV fan, so now that the Emmy awards are over (hooray for Tony Hale!) and the new fall TV season is officially starting, it’s time to share the list of shows I’m planning to watch, just like I do every year.

Chances are good I won’t actually make time for everything here; between the new, heavily hyped shows debuting and old favorites returning, there’s just not enough time, or room on my DVR, to see it all. But I’m a curious cat, and I do want to check out some new stuff.

That’s why I apply my three-strikes rule: If I get backed up on three episodes of a particular show, I just give up and decide not to watch. It saves my DVR from becoming its own American Horror Story, and me from becoming a true couch potato.

So what’s on my list of must-see TV this year? Read on.

Monday: How I Met Your Mother, Sleepy Hollow

Tuesday: Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Brooklyn Nine-Nine, New Girl, The Mindy Project, Catfish

Wednesday: Arrow, Modern Family, American Horror Story, Nashville

Thursday: Catch-up night

Friday: Shark Tank, Real Time with Bill Maher

Saturday: Saturday Night Live

Sunday: Amazing Race, Revenge, Hello Ladies

And then, of course, there’s also football games, The Daily Show, and Olbermann when I can fit them in — and the baseball playoffs too, since the Red Sox are in ’em this year.

Suffice it to say, it’s a good time to be my DVR.

Check back with me in a few weeks to see what stays and what gets nixed (early prediction is Arrow doesn’t make it past October).

What’s on YOUR must-see TV list this fall? Share your own list in the comments section below.

4 Responses to “It’s My DVR’s Favorite Time of Year”

  1. Andrew September 23, 2013 at 9:57 am #

    The tyrrany of choice. I agree. Thanks for breaking it down. Plain and simple

  2. Andrew November 17, 2013 at 12:29 am #

    That’s a whole lot of hours spent watching TV!!! I’d need a full week with commercials removed just to catch up!

    • Martin Lieberman November 17, 2013 at 10:42 am #

      I hear that! And for the record, two months into the season, I’m no longer watching every show on this list.

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