E: First the kids go back to school, then comes the Emmy Awards, and immediately after, premiere week. Are you ready for it, America?
C: The college kids have been back at school for a few weeks now, and I think we can all agree the Emmys are by far the most boring of the “major” awards shows. Bring on premiere week!
M: Wait, they still hold the Emmy’s?
E: That they do. I even watched them putting a cap on last year’s television season last night so we can start the new one today with a massive onslaught of new programming. With more channels and websites getting into the television game, how can you keep the Must See TV straight? All those new shows! All the old ones with new story lines! The mind reels! However will you figure out what to watch?
C: Hint hint, you could try reading this post.
M: Aren’t you so lucky to have us to look through all of this for you, and sort out what’s going on?
E: Thursday is starting to look like the day I catch up with everything that’s overloading my DVR. Not a lot of Must See TV for me!
M: What a change that is from the past, when Thursday was far and away the biggest and most crowded night of television.
C: That’s probably Sundays these days, or maybe Tuesday, depending on the demographic. But with Big Bang Theory on another night for now and Parks & Rec on hold until mid-season (augghhh!), my Thursday nights are looking curiously free.
E: As always, if we haven’t included something that you watch or were thinking about watching, please leave a comment and let us know why we’re missing the boat! Here’s a quick key to help you as you read:
Titles in blue are new this season
Each * means one Quibbling Sibling will be tuning in
E: What does a broadcast drama have to do around here to be nominated? Today nominations were announced for the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards. There’s a lot to be excited about, but man. If you’re a network executive in broadcast tv, you have a lot of soul searching to do. A quick discussion of and response to the nods coming right up. Continue reading →
E: Woohoo! Cat Deeley and So You Think You Can Dance! YES! That pretty much made my morning, y’all. Happy dance, happy dance, happy dance…This looks something like the Snoopy dance, if you’re wondering.
E: Here we are, another season ended. Who knew that was a pop song? All Grey’s episode titles are all pop songs, and at this point, there are a lot I haven’t heard of. Granted, there’s White Wedding and I Will Survive, but then there’s also Unaccompanied Minor. Okay.
Like last week, I was pretty pleased with this episode. It wasn’t a horrific weepfest like last year, but I did cry, for the first time in a long time, and that’s something I expect of Grey’s. The ratio of personal drama to medical cases was let’s just say , unusual for Grey’s. I don’t think we even saw a surgery take place, and only had two or maybe three actual patients. But for all that, it was good show.
E: You know what? I thought this was a pretty good episode. Crazy gory surgery, interesting problems, and some deeply crazy interpersonal drama. I liked it. They made the much advertised betrayal plausible.
E: Sigh. More and more, I wonder what I am doing still watching this show. Am I the only one? How can I not even get emotional about cute African orphans? Hmm, because we’re focused so much on the doctors that the team has lost their excellent skill at creating great patient characters in a brief amount of time. It’s like they’re not even trying anymore. And the doctors storylines are not enough to keep me intrigued right now.