Five TV Shows My Broski Thinks You Should Be Watching

January 11, 2012 § 3 Comments

My brother watches a lot of TV. Like if all of his regular television shows aired in the same season he’d be keeping up with about 25 shows. Addiction? Or education? Probably addiction, I’m scheduling an intervention. Nevertheless, he’s led me onto some really stellar shows that I can’t get enough of. Sometimes watching a movie is too much of a commitment and you just need a few episodes to occupy your time. Here’s what I’m obsessed with.

 

FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS
Unfortunately, FNL had its last season in the spring 2011 (or fall 2010 depending on when you watched it). This drama is set in a high school football obsessed town in Texas following the football coach’s family and players. The story line has some of the deepest most meaningful relationships on television. I mean the coach and his wife are literally the greatest television couple in history. Not to mention Kyle Chandler is a total babe. Don’t start watching this series until you have like 3 days free because you won’t be able to stop watching.

PARKS AND RECREATION
Funny. Just funny. A nice 30 minute sitcom you can watch at any time and just laugh for days. Amy Poehler is adorable and Nick Offerman is easily in the top 10 of funniest guys in sitcoms. Ridiculous plots and awkward moments make for the perfect TV show.

BREAKING BAD
I shouldn’t be recommending this show. It’s about cooking meth. But the guy cooking it has really great intentions and just wants financial security for his family. He’s a very loving father and husband. There’s also outrageous drug dealing/smuggling drama and excitement.  A great family show. At least it is in my house.

HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER
This is our generation’s equivalent to Friends.  The characters are endearing and funny. The kind of show that isn’t just hilarious but builds relationships and stories that will have you crying. You should catch up on the previous seasons (on instant Netflix) because this season is outrageous! But really. You should catch up on it.

SHAMELESS
So after you watch the show about cooking meth, you’re going to watch a show about a less fortunate family that does everything but kill people for money and their drunk useless father. The family really lives up to the title of the show. But they love each other and stick up for each other and take care of each other in such a way that makes you want to be a part of the family (but not really because that would be bad). The show is definitely not for the young viewer or anyone under the age of 17. While some of the content may be inappropriate, you just can’t help but adore the characters and emotionally involved in their shameless lives (pun intended).

TV Fall Preview

September 10, 2011 § Leave a comment

Where has this week gone!? I am approaching Sunday and realized that in 3 weeks I have only had one brief post that was not a Super Clip. I’m ashamed. Sorry kids, I’m going to try and make it up to you. Fall Preview time!

 

School has begun and we all know what that means: Friday nights on Hulu catching up on all my TV because I don’t have any time to watch it during the week! I’m more of a movie person (in comparison to my brother who keeps up with over 20, yes that’s right, over 20 shows in the span of a year), but I certainly have a handful of shows I like to watch. This fall actually brings some pretty promising things. I’m going to give you the rundown on all my favorite shows and what will be added to my Hulu queue. At this point I’m sure you all are aware of my television taste. So let’s get started:

The Newbies:
New Girl: Premieres Tuesday, September 20 at 9PM on FOX. I will definitely be watching this religiously because Zooey Deschanel is the leading lady and I adore her. Follows a quirky single girl moving in with a couple of (very good looking) gentlemen. Looks charming and cute – very excited for this

Up All Night: Premieres Wednesday, September 14 at 10PM on NBC. Will Arnett and Christina Applegate. Sarcastic parenting. Funny ensues. I really hope that this is as funny as its commercials have been. Maybe as funny as Modern Family? I can only hope.

The Playboy Club: Premieres Monday, September 19 at 10PM on NBC. Not sure about this one but I’m obsessed with retro drama television (Mad Men) and always loved that burlesque and gentlemen’s clubs were actually classy in the “olden days”. I’ve heard good things, not too sure what the story line will be. But I’m assuming that Mad Men lovers are supposed to watch this.

Whitney: Premieres Thursday, September 22 at 930 PM on NBC. I really don’t like Whitney Cummings. I don’t prefer her stand up and I find her to be crude. However, the promos for her new sitcom have pulled me in and I’m planning on catching the pilot.

 

The Return..ies
Modern Family: Premieres Wednesday, September 21 at 9PM on ABC. If you aren’t watching this show yet now is your chance. Watch it. Put in your Tivo, DVR or Hulu queue. You must watch it. Unless you hate laughing then definitely don’t watch it. Excited for yet another season and have no doubts it will sustain its hilarity.

How I Met You Mother: Premieres Monday, September 19 at 9PM on CBS. I’m kind of obsessed with this show. It’s actually getting out of hand. Going on its 7th season (with another to come?) this show has never failed to deliver. This show is incredibly captivating and entertaining. You’d think they’d run out of things to write about, but they don’t. So much funny. Catch it this season but I definitely recommend watching the other 6 seasons. You won’t regret it.

Grey’s Anatomy: Premieres Thursday September 22 at 9PM on ABC. Guilty pleasure. I’ve watched this show since season one and would feel like I’ve wasted all those years if I ever stopped watching it. So I continue to get crazy excited each week for this show – it’s embarrassing. I’m not proud.

Glee: Premieres Tuesday, September 20 at 8PM on FOX (right before New Girl!) This show has always been entertaining but I’ve been losing faith. The story line has been weak and is evidence of poor/lazy writing. The performances aren’t what they used to be. I will, however, continue to watch it because I’m hoping it picks up.

The Office: Premieres Thursday, September 22 at 9PM on NBC. First year without Steve Carrell (gasp!). I know many many people who are deleting this from queues across the internet, removing it from the “record weekly” list on their DVR. They feel betrayed that Steve would ever leave them like that! I will be watching it. Week after week I will watch. I can’t let it go. We’ve been together for so many years I just can’t give up on it like that. It wouldn’t be fair. Plus I hear Josh Groban is coming on as Andy Barnard’s brother. Groban’s funny. If you don’t believe me watch this video.

Park and Recreation: Premieres Tuesday, September 22 at 830PM on NBC. Just picked this one up over the summer. Definitely a hit. Totally quirky sitcom, but you all know I have a soft spot for those. Most of the episodes are on InstaFlix (Instant Netflix, I just made up that term right now.) so you can catch up on previous seasons. And I have a major crush on Adam Scott – he’s so dreamy.

30 Rock: No idea when it’s coming on yet. But I’ll be watching as per usual.

 

Let’s review: NBC kicks ass when it comes to television. CBS sucks for not putting their television on Hulu. I’ll be following way too many shows. And I want all of you to watch these and then comment and let me know what you think! Happy watching!

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