What new TV season?

October 3, 2008
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The fall TV series is off and running. Well, not running. Stumbling is a better word.

What used to be an exciting time in TV land is now, well, just ask yourself when the last time was that people in your breakroom were discussing a new show.

Blame computers. Blame watch-it-later technology. Blame an exciting election season. Blame whatever. The fact is, apart from catching the season premiere of "The Office" (on-line, not when it was broadcast) and following "Saturday Night Live"--at least, up to Weekend Update--I haven't been compelled to watch anything.

So am I missing anything? What's out there that you think is worth finding? (And, yes, I know I should be watching "Mad Men.")

Your thoughts? And don't tell me that the "Knight Rider" redo is must-see TV. 
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  • I've been nothing but disappointed with this fall season. There no new show that has me exciting to watch it every week. The only one I've stuck with is True Blood, which is fun but nothing to brag about.

    Since LOST doesn't come back until early next year, the only show I am really enjoying right now is Pushing Daisies. The season premiere was a few days ago and it made me fall in love with the show all over again. Its waterfall of imagination, fantastic fast dialog, Kristen Chenoweth, Jim Dale as the narrator, and most importantly it's a funny show where you actually care about the characters.

    Of course ince I like the show so much, that means it will get canceled.
  • I have been watching House every Tuesday and then the new Series Fringe (right after). Then on Thursdays I look forward to My Name is Earl. On Sundays, I enjoy the Animation Domination (The Simpsons, King of The Hill, Family Guy, and American Dad). I know that most of my shows are on fox, but there isn't a whole lot that has interested me outside of those shows, well except for Earl and the showtime favorite Weeds and Californication, but I can't justify paying for that channel out side of those two shows.

    I hear Knight Rider (sp?) bombed, especially for those who knew the original series. It doesn't paticularrly interest me.
  • Random,
    Having watched the first episode of the new Knight Rider... I agree with your comment. I didn't even make it through the whole show before turning the channel. And I was a huge fan of the original... and the 2-hour movie that NBC did earlier in the summer, of Knight Rider, was good. But the series changed completely from the 2-hour movie they did to now... it's awful. I'm guessing it will be cancelled after a couple more shows.

    As for Lou's thread,
    The new show that I really like is Fringe on FOX. It reminds me of X-Files (a little more far fetched than X-Files), but I'm really enjoying it so far. I would suggest to anyone who hasn't watched it yet to give it a try.
  • I've been watching a great reality show. It's called Election 2008. It's a little contrived and far-fetched, and some of the contestants are pretty annoying, but I can't wait to see which ones get voted off. The latest Oratorical Challenge last Thursday was some great television.

    Removing tongue from cheek, a rhetorical question: Why does SNL only pull out its A writing when there's a Presidential election?
  • I like Fringe, True Blood, and Privileged is a guilty pleasure. So far I really like it and that's an unusual show for me to like. I think I'm going ot check out Life on Mars tonight as well. It looks interesting.

    Knight Rider was awful - I didn't make it through the whole ep either. The writing is completely ridiculous - not that the original wasn't, but it certainly was better than this current crapfest. It saddens me that Val Kilmer has fallen so far. I don't know how he says the ridiculous lines they write for the car.

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