Finally, an excuse to spend less “quality time” with the family

That’s right… this weekend officially begins the new fall TV season! Gone are the lazy days of summer, when we shared laughter, good times, and memories that will last forever. Enough of that! Finally we can bathe in the warm glow of televised pablum while we forget about and/or ignore all our emotional problems (which are many).

Anyway, it all starts this Sunday night. Here are the shows we try to catch regularly…

  • 24
    Okay, I admit last season stank like a Frenchman. Still, one horrible season out of six is a pretty good record. The Royals dream about stats like that.
  • Lost
    Mysterious island? Check. A bunch of beautiful castaways with shadowy pasts? Check. Dark secrets and unfathomable conspiracies? Check. Weird, unexplained smoke monster that sounds like Godzilla? Check. What’s not to like? I–wait, what was that last one again?
  • Battlestar Galactica 
    My friend Tom got me hooked on this show, and then Shannon got hooked on it while she was recuperating from her surgery over the summer. Now I’m hearing rumors that they’re going to only show 10 episodes this season, then show the rest in 2009? That’s the worst injustice in the history of mankind! Write your Congressman!
  • Heroes 
    Sheer nerd geek heaven. Any show that’s bringing George Takei and Nichelle Nichols back to primetime television automatically gets my eyeballs. (Why yes, they are actors from the original Star Trek series. Why yes, I am a loser.)
  • The Office
    Do I enjoy it so much because I’ve had bosses like Michael Scott, or because I see in Dwight Schrute a kind of kindred spirit?
  • The Simpsons
    Do you realize that my kids have never known a world without the Simpsons? Can you believe this show has been running for almost 20 years? Wait a minute, this show premiered when I was freshman in college! That means… hmm, best not to think about it.
  • King of the Hill
    It’s a show about a bunch of pickup-driving red-state oddballs with impenetrable Southern accents. Why do I watch it? Because it reminds me of home.
  • Smallville
    No, I’m not a 15-year-old girl. Stop asking.

Can you guess which ones are Price’s shows? (Hint: all of them. Shannon just happens to like a few of them as well.) Not sure about any of the new shows coming on this season. Bionic Woman intrigues me a little, mainly because Katee Sackhoff is on it, but nothing else really jumps out at me.

So… those are the programs that regularly help us escape the burdens of this wretched world. Which shows do you watch to help temporarily fill the barren void that is your soul?

6 Responses to “Finally, an excuse to spend less “quality time” with the family”

  1. HeyJules Says:

    On the Office: Or, is it because we all have worked with those exact same people before???

  2. Shannon Says:

    All of the tv shows I watch, I’m getting from Netflix, which means I’m a season or two behind on them: Dexter, Big Love, Veronica Mars, Sopranos, Weeds, etc. I can never remember to watch any show when it’s actually on tv, except for House. I loves me some House!

  3. Price Says:

    HeyJules–I wish I was working with the staff of Dunder Mifflin. I might actually look forward to going to work everyday.

    And Shan–you gotta get yourself one of those newfangled DVR devices that all the cool kids are talking about!

  4. Nicci Says:

    Ha! Wish I had time for TV! But I think it’s awesome that George Takei and Nichelle Nichols are gonna be on Heroes! I LOVED that show last year! I’m with ya on Smallville (hides face in shame)… I’m with Shannon on House and Veronica Mars! I wish they hadn’t canceled VM though, but that’s ok, because I have all three seasons! Oh! Can’t forget Grey’s Anatomy (I don’t expect too much from it though… I think the spinoff is actually gonna be better) and Project Runway!

  5. Price Says:

    Now that Veronica Mars is no more, Nicci, you and Shan can get your Kristin Bell fix by watching Heroes. Yep, she’s gonna be on there this season. Just one more reason to watch that show!

  6. Nicci Says:

    Haha! As if we NEEDED another reason to watch Heroes! And are they going to cast every person who has ever been in a show and is currently unemployed?

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