Fall is here. But you’d never know it by the balmy temperatures here in Armpit, Florida. It’s Fall in my play book because I cannot turn on the news without hearing about impending hurricanes, and more importantly, the television lineup promised by the various networks.
A welcome relief after the veritable wasteland known as television viewing ever since my beloved Lost ended the season so long ago that I can’t even remember what Juliet looked like.
Since we got rid of cable, our viewing choices are limited. But I can’t say that I really miss anything that cable television had to offer me. Except for all of HGTV. And so, since Lost ended, I’ve rebelled by watching nothing at all.
As far as reality viewing, I gave up on Survivor several seasons ago. I don’t think they could get me to tune in even if they offered me a coveted spot as one of the contestants. Which would be a ratings bonanza on their part. If you are privy to my actual camping/survival skills, you would understand.
I’d likely be the first contestant to actually die on the show. Something like that always boosts ratings, I find.
I stopped watching Big Brother many years ago. They just don’t make contestants like Chicken George any more.
And I just never got into shows like the Bachelor. Dating was horrifying enough when I was on the business end of it. Why would I want to watch contrived dating on television? (I will now duck down to avoid all the tomatoes being lobed at my screen from you Bachelor fanatics. I KNOW WHO YOU ARE.) 🙂
And American Idol? Well. Paula’s gone. There are no words…
And this is going to shock a few of you. I never watched the last season of 24.
I just kept getting farther and farther behind, until I couldn’t justify taking the time to catch up, and by then, I just didn’t care if Jack saved the world. Again.
But I would like to know if Tony was really crooked.
And then there was Lost. Which in all honesty, I’ve often thought I really should get all episodes from Season 1 on and watch them again. So I won’t sit in front of my television during their last and final season with my brows furrowed, yelling “WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?” at the television set.
It won’t happen. I just think I should do it.
And btw, Lost is set to air in early 2010. Which is really not all that far away. In dog years.
Until then, there is hope on the horizon. I can feel it. Donny Osmond is going to be on DWTS. (stifling a girlish giggle) I stopped watching a season to two back, but I’ll be tuning in this season. While my husband openly mocks me.
One last hope for my viewing pleasure, is a show that premiered a couple of months back called Glee (billed as a musical comedy, for the aspiring underdog in all of us). I was one of those drama nerds in high school, and I thought the show was brilliant. With the exception of one questionable story line. Can’t wait for it to come back. (Premieres September 9th, btw.)
Those are my thoughts from the couch. What’s in your Fall television lineup?