Sunday, September 6, 2009

Returning fall television shows - What are your favorites?

Now that fall is here, old favorite TV shows--and some new ones--are scheduled to begin their season this month. Of the new shows, I'm most looking forward to ABC's "Flash Forward." Well, let me put it another way: it's the one show I'll give a few views to see how it goes. Another show I'm expecting to work into my viewing life is CBS's "The Big Bang Theory." The more I hear about this show, the more I love it.

I've got old favorites returning: CSI: Miami and CSI (notice the order there) and Lost doesn't start until next year. I'm glad that Jay Leno will be back on TV and hope the experiment does well.

The one show I'm most looking forward to is ABC's Castle. It airs on the hugely congested Monday's at 9pm CST (opposite Leno and CSI: Miami and Anthony Bourdain when his show is airing first runs) so we'll get a lot of use out of our VCR this year. Castle is an utterly charming show with a delightful cast who go about their light work with smiles on their pretty faces. Nathon Fillion and Stana Katic have fantastic chemistry together and it shows, both on screen and on my face, which usually has a big, goofy grin for the entire hour. Sure, the episodes are easy on the brain but not everything can be "The Wire."

I found this neat fansite for all things Castle.

What are you most looking forward to this fall?


pattinase (abbott) said...


pattinase (abbott) said...

Oh, yes BIG BANG-if it can keep it up.

Charles Gramlich said...

The only one I've given any thought to is Smallville. I will try to catch some of the new episodes. Also maybe Nip/Tuck if it comes back. I haven't heard anything about it.

Jay Stringer said...

I'm halfway through season one of CASTLE. and i have ti say i am loving the hell out of it.

Caine said...

BONES...thats the one show I'm glad to see come back. As for new ones, NCIS: LA

Scott Parker said...

Patti - I need to rent Dexter and find out what all the hubbub is about. Interesting premise.

Charles - I've mostly kept track of Smallville via spoiler sites and episode run-downs. Isn't the JLA supposed to show up this year? Or have they already?

Jay - I'm glad you're enjoying it. Is it on BBC or are you watching the DVDs?

Caine - Another show I need to rent the DVDs for. I've heard a lot of good things about Bones. And, since I like Castle, I suspect I'll also like Bones.

Perplexio said...

Heroes - Season 2 was a bit of a clunker but seasons 3 did show improvement. Although without Zachary Quinto as Siler I'm slightly pessimistic about the next season.

How I Met Your Mother - If not for Neil Patrick Harris this show would have tanked 2 or 3 episodes into the first season. I'm wondering if he gets cast as Barry Allen/The Flash for that movie, whether how that would affect his appearances on this great show.

Big Bang Theory - The first season was somewhat trite and cliched but it grew legs and improved substantially in its second season.

Perplexio said...

Oh one more-- I don't know when it will be coming out on BBC America though-- season 3 of Gavin & Stacy. The best comedy to come out of the UK since Coupling!

Scott Parker said...

Perplexio - Never have seen Heroes or How I Met Your Mother although I hear great things about the latter. Also haven't seen Gavin and Stacey. I'll check it out.

Steve Weddle said...

I only really care for a few shows.
The first is Big Bang Theory. Funny and clever, this is what a good sit-com can be. Um, ok. Just that one, then. Oh, and Warehouse 13 kinda reminds me of the Firefly stuff, so I'm going to see if that gets good. So those two maybe.