Fall Lineup Five Revisited

Since we’re at mid-season in the television world, this seems like an appropriate time to revisit my Fall Lineup Five from this summer. You know, the post wherin I shared the television shows I was most looking forward to this season.

Fall Lineup

This is not to say I spend a lot of time in front of the TV. Unfortunately, I spend most of my time working a day job and, lately, crafting, freelance writing, and trying to do some sort of daily athletic activity.

But these shows have made it into my couch time and here is my report.

Fall Lineup Five Revisited

Once Upon A Time

I said I was most looking forward to this show and so far it hasn’t disappointed. It’s got an interesting concept, although as the series goes on I think the writing is actually getting weaker. So I hope they step it up a notch moving forward.

Also I find it interesting how I don’t mind watching it live. Since I’m getting so used to watching on demand I have little patience for commercials let alone waiting an entire week to see the next episode. So there must be some power in this show. To bring me outside my watching habits so smoothly.

New Girl

I had high hopes for this one and I thought the first six episodes were horrible. But since I had such high hopes, I was optimistic the actors would get comfortable with their characters (especially since it seems like the show will be sticking around so maybe they’ll feel some job security) and kept watching.

And I’m glad I did. Beginning around the Thanksgiving episode right before Christmas, I’ve enjoyed New Girl quite a bit. And my husband even laughed at the one with the towels. And he’s a tough nut to crack.

Community

Well this show may not make it past Season 3. Which is unfortunate. But actually, I kind of get it. These people are in Community College and it’s about them, the seven in the study group. So what happens when they graduate? I know the writers have been addressing this problem by taking many of the scenes off campus but honestly they’re not as good. It’s the quirky college and the weird students and of course the dean who really give the show colour.

My husband was their biggest fan and he’s only really enjoyed a few episodes from this season. I’ve enjoyed most or all of them, but I’m perhaps a little easier to please entertainment-wise.

All I’m trying to say is I think he has a good sense of comedy and so if he says the show is lagging…and then the network puts the show on a lengthy hiatus…well, even I can do that math.

Parks and Recreation

This show has lived up to my expectations. And even though I hate to admit it, when Ben lost his job I even cried a little.

This season has been creative and humorous and unexpected. Great job.

The Big Bang Theory

This one has been kind of up and down. I think they have a lot to live up to, which is difficult. It’s tough to stay on top.

But I like the direction the show is going. I’m glad they’re developing more characters than just Sheldon (sorry, but too much of a good thing…) and I find myself anticipating the new episodes.

Well that’s the quick update and re-cap of my fall lineup top five shows. And there’s more!

In the meantime I’ve added a couple new shows to my repertoire. Ever since my brush with vampires I’ve been watching Castle. As well I—by chance—caught an episode of Fringe and haven’t been able to stop thinking about it. So I borrowed the first season and am planning a marathon in front of the fireplace at my next opportunity. So…June perhaps. No, July.

I'm very excited for new shows this fall. Here is my Fall Lineup Five for 2011. Except it's actually "autumn" because fall isn't a season it's a verb.

See the stunning conclusion to my Fall Lineup Five