E: Welcome to the best night on TV, the night when cable pulls out all the stops. Want prestige adaptations? We’ve got ’em. Costume dramas? You’re on. Movie stars? Check.
C: And I… don’t think I watch anything on Sundays. I’m the low-brow one on this gang, I guess.
M: Something tells me I’ll give you a run for your money there. In Thursday’s post we mentioned how that night has fallen off as the most competitive, best night on TV. Well, Sundays was always up there, now it’s the king of the hill (though, not Hank Hill). But it’s become a weird hill. NBC has football (which until about 5 years ago was on ESPN), CBS decided to go with a slate of similar-but-different, law enforcement-y procedurals, with acronym-happy NCIS:LA, Madam Secretary and Elementary. FOX, as it has for years, has gone all comedy on Sunday, and ABC is kind of schizophrenic, with the fantasty-ish Once Upon a Time, followed by the very heavy Secrets and Lies, and ends with the extremely soapy Quantico. What a weird night.
E: Two things you won’t get this fall? Game of Thrones (it’s such a long wait until April) and The Good Wife (sigh).
M: Poor E, her long-time favorite show has come to an end. Was it at least a satisfying end?
E: Confession time: I have still not actually watched the final two episodes.
M and C: WHAAAT!?
E: I know.
C: Okay but seriously, that is shocking.
M: Like, “end of The Sixth Sense if you hadn’t heard there was a twist” shocking.
E: I know! I was really glad they were ending it (boy it got really dark and unsatisfying in later seasons, even though it still gave us the most brilliant, topical cases of the week and the most vivid characterizations on television), and I was glad it went out on the creators’ terms, but I don’t know. It’s too emotionally fraught. What if I don’t like it? I heard mixed reviews, and I just could not — still cannot — bring myself to watch.
C: Well, I can’t say I don’t sympathize. I’ve given up on some of the shows I was the most emotionally invested in because I couldn’t handle the loss of the things I liked about it. But, you know, usually with a season or two left, not two episodes. Poor E 😦 Continue reading