Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Important issues

The other night Husband and I were busy outlining our fall viewing schedule. It's important work you see...

It was a little touch and go for a while but we finally came to an agreement and this is the finished product. You see, for us our television habits are sacred. We have our shows and they are as important to us as date night is to other couples. (don't get me wrong, we have a standing Wednesday night date but that's beside the point...) Husband and I have a very strong bond when it comes to our shared love of pop culture. We can spend hours debating various aspects of our favorite shows and have been known to collapse into a heap of laughter over an obscure reference. For better or worse, pop culture is the thing that bind us... and I'm ok with that.
So let me break it down...

Oldies but Goodies:
1. How I Met You Mother
Probably one of our all time favorite shows. The depth of this show has no equal. Any show that has the ability to make me laugh and cry within the same 30 minute episode has no peers, in my opinion.
2. The Big Bang Theory
This show was a dark horse for me. Initially I hated it and thought it was cliche and just trying too hard, Husband insisted it was funny. Then they realized the Sheldon factor and it has since become my favorite show to quote incessantly. It makes me live for Thursday nights...
3. Community
Hands down the most underrated show on TV. Why more people don't love this show baffles me.
4. Criminal Minds
My nerd love for Spencer Reid is something Husband will never understand. However, he loves the show in that uncomplicated way guys love any cop drama.
5. The Simpsons/Family Guy/American Dad
I have loved The Simpsons for a staggering number of years now. Plus you physically cannot be in a bad mood while watching Family Guy/American Dad, they are far too inappropriate... 

Winners from last year:
1. Grimm
 This show is weird. I'll give you that, but it's also fascinating...
2. Once Upon a Time
 Don't ask, I have no answers. I just know that it's addictive...
3. 2 Broke Girls
This is Husband's show. I can't stand the way Max smacks her gum but it has its moments though.
4. Don't Trust the B in Apt 23
A find from Hulu. It is raunchy and inappropriate and completely hilarious.

On the bubble:
I've always had a love/hate relationship with this show... it just seems like the writer's have given up now that the 2 main characters have hooked up and their chemistry is just gone...

Summer Loves:
1. Supernatural
I love this show so much... We spent the vast majority of summer obsessing over this smart and clever CW show. Thank you Netflix.
2. Castle
Oh Nathan Fillion, I adore you. I love everything about this show, although I'm not sure I've been this frustrated waiting for 2 characters to hook up since Chuck.

Newbies: (Most of these are Husband's picks...)

1. Revolution
2. Ben & Kate
3. Go On
4. New Normal
5. Animal Practice
This is the only show I really wanted to add to our viewing. I work in a vet hospital and I adore Justin Kirk so it was destined for me to watch this...
6. Arrow
7. Guys with Kids
8. Chicago Fire
9. Elementary

It should be an interesting fall and I couldn't be more excited.

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