Wednesday Night Lights: Fall Television
If it's September, it must be time to look forward to a new schedule of Fall television. My wife and I have been big NBC fans for a long time, so we're looking forward to new episodes of My Name is Earl and The Office. I was pleasantly surprised by Chuck and am looking forward to that, too. We feel like we should be watching 30 Rock, but for whatever reason, we're not. The rest of NBC's lineup? We're thinking: not so good.
There's the truly dreadful-looking Kath & Kim, which I think is not as over-the-top as it needs to be, or likely was in Australia. I envision craziness at an Ab Fab level to make this show work. Right now, the characters just look mean or stupid, not funny.
I wince every time I see an ad for Crusoe. I mean, it's not an interesting book to begin with, and it just looks...bad. I'm sick of Deal Or No Deal, I never wanted a new Knight Rider, I've lost my interest in ER, and I was never able to get into the Law & Order shows. Life looks kind of interesting (and I think Sarah Shahi is hawt), but I feel like I've missed too much at this point to step into a new season. That's not really an excuse, since NBC makes a TON of episodes available online.
So, we've been forced to look outside NBC. We were extremely surprised with:
- Pushing Daisies (easily my favorite new show of last season and possibly one of the best new shows I've ever seen)
- The New Adventures of Old Christine (we laugh out loud at EVERY episode of this show)
- Dancing With the Stars (I can't HELP myself!)
As I said above, most of the networks make shows available to watch online. It's becoming easier and easier to catch up with shows if you miss something. This year, Hulu (founded by NBC Universal and News Corp to provide free online access to television shows and movies) is going to show the premieres for Bones, Prison Break, Kitchen Nightmares, and Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader?
I'm curious, how does online access for television and movies affect your collection development?