Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Your Turn

As the television season hits the halfway point, I am kind of curious as to what shows you have been watching all season and love because I am always looking for something new to watch. What has been your favorite show? It can be new or old. I am still in love with the Thursday lineup on NBC which conflicts with my Braxton love. I actually have become more of a RH-Atlanta fan this season which I did not think would happen. I liked that High Art show on Bravo. The next Iron Chef was good. Two Broke Girls is pretty funny. The New Girl is good, but not great and you know I am a Zooey fan.

140 comments:

The Black Cat said...

American Horror Story, sad it's over.

kltx said...

criminal minds
C.S.I.-The original version
Real Housewives of Atlanta
Alcatraz
any HGTV show that may be on

Dianne P said...

Revenge

Plus still watching Parks and Rec and that's about it.

SusanB said...

We watch mainly news, history channel, Sotrage Wars,stuff like that but we also love NCIS and Big Bang Theory. We watched Alcatraz the other day and put that on our "must see" list as well.

RenoBlondee said...

New Girl was HIlarious last night! Love love love that show.
My favorite is the Thurs night NBC lineup also.
I watch The Bachelor for shits and giggles. Glee, TBL, Desperate Housewives and SYTYCD. I used to watch AI, but am tiring of it now.
OH, I also saw the few episodes of I hate my teenage daughter and really liked it. If they renew and change up a few things it'll be great. (I have a 15 yr old daughter, I related big time!)

Baka Neko said...

Curb is my favorite but due to the prices we can't get hbo so we can't watch it. American horror story was really good. Fringe was amazing but this season is kinda blah so far. Desperate housewives is still good and will be I'll be sAd when it's done. I think the best new show is Grimm. It's nice to sit down and watch with family and the wolf is hilarious.

ConqueringKing said...

2 Broke girls - hysterical.
Homeland - enough said.
NCIS - Always good.
HIMYM - getting old, need to get on with it.
Person of Interest - didn't think i'd like it but it really caught me after the 2nd episode.

Really want to like but can't:
New Girl
Unfortgettable
2.5 Men

Growing on me:
Grimm
Once Upon a Time

Lost me completely:
All CSI's
Parks & Rec
30 Rock

.robert said...

Fringe and soccer.

Worstcompanytoworkfor said...

Misfits- only offered on HULU British humor is the best love this show. Sci-fi and Brit Humor love love it.

The Good Wife
The Closer
Revenge
Burn Notice
NCIS
All Housewives
Work of Art
Chopped
Dance Moms (hehe)
Kardashians (hehe)

nolachickee said...

I love, in no particular order:

American Horror Story
The Walking Dead
Once Upon a Time
All of the Real Housewives
Mad Men
Glee (but Ryan is pissing me off with this one)
Pretty Little Liars (don't hate)
Modern Family
New Girl
Jersey Shore (again, don't hate)

figgy said...

The only one we care about watching is Modern Family.

And Jeopardy. But that's been around for, um, awhile.

But I'm all over the House Hunters International marathons on Friday nights.

Seachica said...

Revenge, though it is starting to lose momentum (that happens when you go a month between episodes). I also watch glee (more out of habit), Downton abbey, bachelor (sucky season though), survivor. I have given up rhobh finally. I need to find new shows, because my usual stuff is getting really awful or derivative.

Sis said...

Two Broke Girls
Grimm (love love love that show)
Once Upon a Time
Unforgettable
Csi Miami
Mentalist
Top Chef
Real Housewives shows

Seachica said...

@figgy -- contestant test is this week. Are you taking it? I figure I will tonight -- perfect time waster on a snowy day

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Ms Cool said...

A lot of my favorites are on break so we've been mesmerized by Hoarders, Storage Wars and Toddler and Tiaras. Guilty pleasures, I think.

We watch Parks and Recreation, Big Bang Theory and Modern Family. I like all the characters but Zooey on the New Girl and I started watching because I'm a big fan of She and Him.

I am hyped up because the new season of Spartacus starts next week! I recommend everyone subscribe to Starz and rent the back episodes. The last episode of season one was the best tv show I have ever seen. I don't think it will be the same without Andy Whitfield or another character who I won't mention in case you want to watch. I'm willing to give the new Spartacus a huge chance.

We are trying the new Showtime show with Don Cheadle. I'm not sure if I like it though I do like the actors in it.

I sheepishly admit that we watch Californication. Not that I wasn't sheepish about Toddlers and Tiaras and Hoarders. I feel sheepish about that, too.

Spartacus!

nolachickee said...

OMG - I forgot The Vampire Diaries

Shay said...

Revenge
Justified
Real Housewives of ATL
Love & Hip-Hop
Breaking Bad

Merlin D. Bear said...

Let me start by saying that since I work such weird hours and shifts, I don't bother with cable, relying instead on Netflix and Hulu.
That being said, RH:BH. I credit CDAN with kicking off that train wreck of an addiction, but I do love the show. Lisa rules.
Haven't yet watched Alcatraz, but it's on the must see list.
Terra Nova is Dawson's Creek with dinosaurs. Meh.
Downton Abbey. OMG. Who'd have thought Elizabeth McGovern could actually hold her own against Maggie Smith? And in a British costume drama to boot?
Once Upon A Time. Tough to get into. Interesting premise, but plot holes galore.
Weeds. Love the show.
Hot in Cleveland. Betty White. Need I say more?

skydives1 said...

Southland. Absolutely, hands down one of the best shows on TV.

WastedTime said...

I am loving "Happy Endings" - yes, it is a little bit like "Friends", but it's funnier than most of the crap on TV right now.

figgy said...

@Seachica, thanks for the reminder! yes, I am.

I admit that I am QUITE the Jeopardy whiz. That's because I am full of useless tidbits. My mom even got me a fridge magnet that says "I am good at many things, none of which generate income" haha.

B626 said...

American Dad, with Paul Lynde,reincarnated as Roger the Alien, I cannot get ENOUGH!

Janet296 said...

1. American Horror Story- must be watched from the beginning to fully enjoy.

2. Person of Interest- I didn't think I would like but I really do. It has turned out to be a great show.

Gypsytrill said...

Once Upon a Time. Love the actors.

Grimm.

Terra Nova.

Storage Wars and Storage Wars Texas.

Little Miss Smoke and Mirrors said...

I am looking forward to the return of Mad Men (March 25), Game of Thrones (April 1), and Cougar Town (February 14).

In the meantime, I'm enjoying Parenthood, Happy Endings (VERY funny!), Parks and Rec.

Glad 30 Rock is finally back, hoping Community gets back on the schedule soon.

mngddess said...

I can't take the Housewives anymore. I only liked NY because Bethany was hilarious and Jill was (is) a foul waste of space.

Love my Dirty Jobs, Revenge, Once Upon A Time, Big Bang Theory, and anxiously awaiting Spartacus.

Also fan of True Blood, Boss, Homeland, and Fairly Legal on USA.

JoElla said...

Anyone else besides me and the hubby bummed about Man Up being canceled?

RenoBlondee said...

Oh forgot my very favorite, its on in the summer, The Big C!

Kimberly said...

Monday.. Hart of Dixie..cute/sweet, predictable. I'm watching for Lavon and Lemmon to see how they resolve that.
Tape Two Broke Girls

Tues: Ringer..it's really good.

Wens: nothing

Thursday: VAMPIRE DIARIES with Ian!!! Love that show..must watch

Friday: Nothing

Sat: Football or Hockey

Sun: THE WALKING DEAD!!!!! best show since LOST!

Chrissy Buns said...

I really like Grimm, and I need to try out American Horror Story.

Gypsytrill said...

About some of my faves from years past--

Top Chef. The last few seasons have been terrible and this year from Texas is the WORST ever. Who was the idiot who thought of forcing gourmet chefs to make chili and BBQ in every episode? IDIOT!!!

Project Runway. The last few seasons have been frustrating as the WRONG people won. This new version of all-stars is okay but not as fantastic as it probably seemed on paper.

And I usually watch a lot of HGTV but it is so repetitive these days, even the one that I like, The Unsellables. And the show that I used to love, Color Splash, moved from San Fran to Miami and is now awful, and I mean awful. Reading the HGTV message boards, nearly every single poster agrees with me and has bolted from the show. WTG, HGTV. Take one of your best shows and make it completely shitty.

Kimberly said...

Oh, if it ever returns..BEING HUMAN

ParkerNosey said...

Bones
Big Bang Theory
Criminal Minds
Up All Night, Castle
Once Upon A Time *my guilty pleasure*
Supernatural *hubby's guilty pleasure I play nintendo ds through*

Tara said...

Loved Boss- so good even with Kelsey
fantastic show

Housewives of BH and soon Bethany and RHOOC

and Mad Men

oh and I like Storage Wars for some weird reason

ParkerNosey said...

Oh and Psych and In Plain Sight

nichole said...

Once Upon a Time
Downton Abbey
Criminal Minds
Top Chef
Castle
Hoarders
Grey's Anatomy
Private Practice

ItsAJ said...

Kimberly and anyone else:
Is Ringer really good? Love me some SMG but havet gotten into it. Yet at least.

Just found out SMG never got any big awards for Buffy. Such a shame!

MontanaMarriott said...

Ringer
Two Broke Girls
Revenge
Once upon a time
Mob Wives
Unsung

A Story To Be Told said...

Modern Family
Grey's Anatomy
RHOBH
Supernatural

Little Miss Smoke and Mirrors said...

Oh yeah! White Collar started its new season last night! Matt Bomer FTW!

BigMama said...

TOP CHEF!!!!!!!! I freaking LOVE that show!

trixibelle said...

Once Upon a Time
Grimm
Homeland
Revenge
Happy Endings
Top Chef
Dexter - jumping the shark a little though
Up all Night is pretty funny
HGTV - just bought a new house and am obsessed!!!

kltx said...

for all the people who watch downton abbey, do i need to watch previous episodes to get into it. what is the show about?

sassyyankee said...

The only can't miss in our house is Modern Family. We do watch Jeopardy -- it is great when even the 8-year-old can answer a question.

But others that we catch as often as we can:
Top Gear (love me some Hamster)
The Choir (BBC)
New Girl
Big Bang Theory (knock knock knock ... Penny)

AprilShowers said...

No love for Hell on Wheels? Has to be one of the best shows on tv right now...well, WAS, the season is over now :(

KLM said...

I watch way too much TV:

Downton Abbey
International House Hunters (I have turned it into a personal competition)
RHO... franchise (all of them, yikes)
Top Chef
Revenge
Grimm
AHS
NBC's Thursday night line up (been a while since I could say that)
Pretty Little Liars (nolachickee - right there with ya)
Shameless
Anything HBO is pumping out
When I need mindless things in the background, I throw on my On Demand function and watch Desperate Housewives, Teen Mom, Basketball Wives, Baseball Wives, Mob Wives, essentially any of the crap that MTV / VH1 pumps out that I would never admit to anyone who actually knows me that I watch)

Go ahead, judge me.

MISCH said...

Revenge
Once Upon A Time
Homeland
Burn Notice
NCSI
White Collar
Justified
Boardwalk Empire
SYFY assorted shows Lost Girl new
Fringe
Alcatraz
Ringer
and I forget...

KLM said...

Oh - and kltx - just saw your post. I would recommend watching season one before diving in. It is similar to Upstairs Downstairs if you ever watched that... It is so, so good and I am not a period piece person at all - if you belong to Netflix, you can watch season one on streaming video. There is only seven parts to season one.

I would recommend watching it before starting up with season 2. You would probably still enjoy season 2, but you would miss a lot of the background and nuances.

Del Riser said...

In no particular order:
NCIS
Criminal Minds
Original CSI
Once Upon A Time
CSI New York
Fringe
New Girl
White Collar
Dexter
So You Think You Can Dance
Person of Interest
Burn Notice
Leverage
Body Of Proof
Idol, one more time

L'auteur said...

Another vote for Homeland here. It's on Showtime On Demand and there has only been one season. Claire Danes deserves her GG...Damian Lewis got robbed by "Joey." Also love Modern Family and Dexter. And I never miss Big Bang Theory...

Vik said...

Lizard Lick Towing and Shameless!

kelly said...

I am a tv addict so I have a bunch but my favourite is Sons of Anarchy, others I really enjoy

Breaking Bad
Justified
Bones
Once Upon A Time (new)
Grimm (new)
Burn Notice
The Mentalist


Ones I watch because of habit but not enjoying as much

Criminal Minds
CSI
NCIS (goes from middle to bottom only because they are trying to force a Tony and Zeva romance on me)

Maja. With a J. said...

I feel like lately, there are a few new shows that, although I don't LOVE them, I'll keep watching because they're just interesting enough. Like Terra Nova, or Grimm. I don't have to rush home to catch them, but I'll watch if they're on the PVR.

I do like Pan Am and Once Upon A Time. And I am watching the two ep opener of Alcatraz tonight - I have high hopes! I will also give The River a shot when it starts.

This will tide me over until the next season of Sons Of Anarchy starts. That has turned into my favourite show ever. Seriously. They've never had a slow episode!

rajackson0 said...

2 Broke Girls
The Middle
Criminal Minds
Tabitha's Takeover
Suburgatory
Any RH show, especially NJ or OC (when I catch it)
Anything on HGTV
Storage Wars
Pawn Stars
Impractical Jokers
I (Almost) Got Away With It
Lizard Lick Towing/Hardcore Pawn(for mindless trash)
And of course football with the fiance

rajackson0 said...

I also was one of the few who liked the Playboy Club

And I am not ashamed to admit it

Lori said...

@ Ms Cool- "like all the characters but Zooey on the New Girl"

totally agree. she can be "cute", but it feels a little forced. I really like the Nick character, though...

I'm absolutely stoked that Southland started up again yesterday:)

Also watch:
The Good Wife
Mob Wives (those beezies are Craaazy!!)
Happy Endings
Revenge
Jersey Shore
Parks and Rec
RHoBH
HIMYM ...more outta habit
Dexter (season finale was awesome!)
American Horror Story (sad it's over!)

I work full time and am holding 16 units at a university on the quarter system...suuper busy during the week! I DVR everything and veg out on Sunday afternoons/evenings:)

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angie said...

Mad Men
Boardwalk Empire
Mary Tyler Moore reruns
I love Lucy
Ellen
Jimmy Fallon

and then I digress:
Jersey Shore
All the Real Housewives
Kardashians
Tori and Dean
Rachel Zoe
Brad Brad World
Braxton Family Values
Full Throttle Salon (it's a damn trainwreck of a show, but I can't help it)

Sio said...

They are short seasons, but BBC's Sherlock has blown me away. Last Sunday's finale was just amazing, people are still trying to figure it all out. I also love Misfits, Being Human (UK), Ringer and my guilty pleasure is Gossip Girl.

Sadie said...

Revenge
Top Chef
Person of Interest
Mike & Molly
Suburgatory
Full Throttle Saloon
American Horror Story
The Walking Dead
Hard Core Pawn
Practical Jokers - Hilarious!
Sons of Anarchy


any my old stand by Grey's and its spinoff Private Practice

amazonblue said...

I favor the dramas over reality and comedy, my favorites so far:

Downton Abbey - pure excellence

Hell on Wheels- Anson Mount YUM. Colm Meaney seems to be filling the gap left by Gene Hackman.

Justified- Timothy Olyphant YUM YUM!!

Homeland - Damian Lewis can do no wrong & Claire Danes is phenomenal.

Dexter- meh season, but great cliff hanger.

Southland - loved Lucy Lui last nite.

Closer - gonna miss Kyra terribly.

Dramaville on BBCAmerica - Luther & the Hours were wonderful, loved the replay of the original State of Play, Mistresses starts tonite.

House of Lies - so-so after 2 episodes but gonna stick it out.

Big Bang Theory - can't get enough.

original CSI - Ted Danson is a great addition.

L&O Special Victims - have to see how Mariska leaves the show.

Looking forward to Walking Dead, Mad Men.

Wish I had HBO I want to see Dustin Hoffman's new show.

Lori said...

oooh forgot Grey's! My sister and I DVR that, but watch it late night Thursday together.

amazonblue said...

I forgot The Good Wife and American Horror Story.

KLM said...

I forgot SVU and Dexter.

Carrie L. said...

Thursday night NBC line up, though I really miss Community!
Top Chef (though it REALLY sucks this season)
Castle
Chopped
History Channel...when it has shows on actual history, not their ridiculous reality shows
How It's Made (my husband's favorite, not mine)
Modern Family
Kitchen Nightmares
Restaurant Impossible

Netflix is my best friend lately!

NaNa LaLa said...

Favorite new show:
American Horror Story

Favorite network show:
Raising Hope

Show I can't wait for summer for:
True Blood

Tara said...

Top Chef
Psych
American Horror Story

Ummm....I feel like I'm forgetting something.

Tara said...

Oh, oh! Sons of Anarchy. How the hell could I forget that?

Nellie said...

Justified!!!! So freaking good.
White Collar
Sherlock!

SueRH said...

Revenge!! Awesome show!

foofoogirl said...

Guilty pleasures: RH of everywhere!
Homeland was AMAZING and I did not want to even watch it, but was great. Watched all 3 seasons of Misfits in like a week, great, except for S3, less great than the previous two. Walking Dead, great! Sons of Anarchy, more violent than Sopranos even, but a great watch. Then there is Weeds, Californication, Curb, Big C, and most things on HBO & SHO. Guess I should watch Spartacus as I hear it is good.
And yes for some odd reason STORAGE WARS!

Principessa said...

I'm probably going to forget most of the shows that are between seasons, but in no particular order:

American Horror Story - the finale is airing in Canada tonight, we were behind the US by 3 or 4 weeks. Absolutely must be watched from the beginning or else it's all kinds of wtf.

Wilfred - great show but I don't know anyone else who's watching. It stars Elijah Wood and so far has had guest spots from Rashida Jones, Chris Klein, Mary Steenburgen, Ed Helms, etc. Worth checking out.

The League - not just for football fans, for anyone who enjoys inappropriate humor.

Parks and Rec, 30 Rock, The Office - no qualifying necessary, I'll cut a man if I miss these shows.

The Simpsons, Family Guy, South Park - ditto.

Dexter, True Blood, Boardwalk Empire, Nurse Jackie, Weeds, Shameless - the best that HBO and Showtime have to offer.

Any of Gordon Ramsey's shows - I know he's an asshole but I love him anyway.

House Hunters, Property Virgins, pretty much anything on HGTV, I love me some real estate porn and I hope Million Dollar Listing comes back soon.

Jeopardy! Anytime, anywhere, with anyone. Hate watching it alone. Half the fun is competing to see who can answer the most...answers.

What Not To Wear - yeah, I have issues.

I feel like as soon as I post this I'll think of 6 others. Oh well.

Sio said...

Also loved The Hour, Psychoville, Downton Abbey Christmas Special and for oldie ones, Ashes to Ashes and Life on Mars - cannae beat the Gene Genie!

chopchop said...

Chris Lilley's Angry Boys on HBO!!

Unknown said...

I am a DVR addict. I have 4 boys age 10 and under and watch after bed time.
Favorites:
Sons of Anarchy(Laineygossip turned me on to it and my husband and I watched the whole thing over holiday break. LOVE it (JAX!) so much)

Breaking Bad (only up to Season 2 and now I get why there is so much love for this show. Bryan Cranston/Aaron Paul are amazing)

Justified
Misfits(UK/Hulu)
The Good Wife
Grimm
Once Upon A Time
RHoBH (adore Lisa and Adrianne)
Bones
The Finder(giving it a shot)
Southland
Modern Family
Happy Endings
Burn Notice
White Collar
Necessary Roughness
In Plain Sight(will miss it)
Closer

Shame Shows I love:
Pretty Little Liars
The Lying Game
The Vampire Diaries
Secret Life

Still Watching out of habit:
Grey's
Desperate Housewives
Dexter

Principessa said...

Shit! Curb Your Enthusiasm, does not deserve to be overlooked.

Also, Little Britain and Come Fly With Me.

And can I give this entire group a collective hug? Not one person mentioned anything K!!!!! related. I love you guys...

sparkyberyl said...

Love Sons of Anarachy, so sad its done
American Horror Story had a great first season
Modern Family (Not finding it as funny as last season)
Guily pleasure, The Bachelor and Jersey Shore.
Ashamed to admit.... K&K Take NY

4boys4Me said...

Forgot Mad Men, Nurse Jackie and Weeds.

RocketQueen said...

Modern Family
Happy Endings
Family Guy
True Blood
Glee (sometimes - if I miss it, no loss)
Gossip Girl (though it's getting really old)
Top Chef
Sons of Anarchy
Breaking Bad
Mad Men
Oh, and Jersey Shore :)
When nothing else is on at my house, we watch the Oasis channel - anything about animals, the ocean or space is always a winner.

kelly said...

Love several shows, but the one I adore that few people have discovered is

PARENTHOOD. The acting and writing is spectacular.

Tempestuous Grape said...

New Girl and Up All Night are the funniest shows on tv right now! I watch pretty bad stuff, I'm kind of embarrassed:

The Mortified Sessions
The Braxton's
Top Chef
Mob Wives
Whitney
2 Broke Girls
Mike & Molly
Hot in Cleveland
Chopped
Project Runway
Tori & Dean
Desperate Housewives
How I Met Your Mother
Glam Fairy
Celebrity Wife Swap

Yikes! I really watch a lot of crap. :(

redronnie said...

good I'm not the only one wasting my life in front of a television..
I tried to like the New Girl but after three viewings I tuned out.
I love..
The Big Bang Theory
Sons of Anarchy
Person of Interest
Grimm
Prime Suspect
Rules of Engagement
Mike and Molly
Modern Family
I switched cable providers and miss HGTV - a day without Sarah and Tommy is so very bleak
The husband will watch anything with a storage garage or pawn shop which drives me nuts, and I leave the room if there are trucks and chainsaws.

jbdean_79 said...

Big Bang Theory
White Collar
Psych

I have to figure out how to get BBC, I saw one Sherlock and it was awesome.

ms snarky said...

Love:
How I Met Your Mother
30 Rock
Psych
Cougar Town
Castle
Up All Night
The Good Wife

sometimes:
The Office
Happy Endings

other faves -
NCIS (original)
Burn Notice
Curb
Parenthood

Kari said...

Both Revenge and American Horror Story I make time to watch.

pegd said...

Revenge
Hart of Dixie
Happy Endings
Suburgatory
Burn Notice
The Good Wife
Hawaii Five-0
Covert Affairs
Amazing Race

crila16 said...

American Horror Story
Dexter
Once Upon a Time
Spartacus - New Season Starts soon
Revenge
True Blood
Enlightened

ms snarky said...

O.M.G.
How could I forget my other absolute faves -

*** Rules of Engagement (love)
** Big Bang Theory
** Bones

and,I will actually hold off leaving the house if I happen to notice an airing of
America's Test Kitchen.

ms snarky said...

and, I am ashamed to admit, I love
The Bachelor.
where else could you associate with that many brainless girls? I'm sure not going to hang with them in real life! : )

Also, I'll be watching America's Got Talent, just for Howard Stern.

EmEyeKay said...

AMERICAN HORROR STORY. Can't believe I'm going to have to wait so long for another season of that. I made a list of what I watched then realized Enty was asking for a favorite. That's definitely my favorite!

Zuzu Petals said...

What, no "Luther," people?! BBC America. Check it out. You can get the first two seasons on Netflix. Idris Elba just won the GG for show.

Ida Blankenship said...

This is for you, jbdean79...

The only show I adored/kept up with last fall was American Horror Story. It isn't scary (in my opinion) but it IS campy, well-acted, imaginative, often hilarious, and Jessica Lange is mesmerizing in it.

I just finished the first book in the Fire and Ice series (HOLY SHIT HOLY SHIT HOLY SHIT) and have begun watching Game of Thrones. NOT as good as the book, but the casting is impeccable and the cinematography is glorious.

I'm going to start watching Downton Abbey on netflix, too, since the world has crapped its collective pants over that shit and I'm curious as to what the fuss is all about.

Oh, I almost forgot: I watched RHOBH religiously, and devoted waaaaaay too much of my mental energy to those women.

Little Miss Smoke and Mirrors said...

Ida I'll be curious if you think GoT isn't as good as the book by the end of the first season. You're the only person I've ever heard of that didn't think it measured up. Most book fans are extremely pleased with the series.

Zak said...

Happy Endings and Big Bang Theory!!

Sio said...

Oh and I forgot Big Fat Gypsy Wedding, Celebrity Big Brother and any of The Choir series - Gareth Malone is quite fit indeed...

Ida Blankenship said...

@LMSAM -- Oh, I think it's a GREAT adaptation, but there are definitely some changes to the material that have leaped out at me. For one thing, Drogo and Daenarys are each delicious to behold onscreen, but I like the way their relationship is portrayed WAY better in the book. Their relationship is more consensual earlier on. Their dynamic is different. It's hard to explain.

Martin devotes each chapter to a different character, so I feel as if you get a better understanding of their thoughts and motives. It's not that I think the characters in the T.V. show are one-dimensional at all, but people like Arya and Bran, say, are given more of a voice and a bigger importance in the books. And the direwolves are more impressive in the novels, too. In the show, they're basically like gigantic huskies. ;-)

The scene where Viserys gets his crown, though? Everything I wanted and more, thanks!

In order to include *everything* that happened in the novel, they would have had to film something like forty episodes per season instead of nine or ten, so I don't blame the producers. It's an incredible show, but I'm just enjoying the books a lot more so far.

HannahPalindrome said...

Top Chef but this season sucks
Project Runway
24
The Wire
Entourage
Amazing Race

jax said...

i love 2 Broke Girls but I wish New Girl was JUST about Schmidt!

Beth said...

Here's what's on my DVR:

2 Broke Girls
The Closer
Southland (YEA! Just started again!)
Modern Family
Suburgatory
Happy Endings
Parks & Rec
Community
30 Rock
Project Runway (And All Stars)
Covert Affairs
Royal Pains
Portlandia
Downton Abbey
The Good Wife
The Walking Dead
Breaking Bad
Hung (RIP)
Bored to Death (RIP)

jbdean_79 said...

Yay! Thank you Ida. :)

Jayne Birkin said...

The Good Wife
Pan Am
Downton Abbey
Revenge

To be honest, you need to watch all of these from the beginning. TGW is definitely my favorite, especially once Alan Cumming joined the cast. Netflix is your friend.

The Knockout Drop said...

My girlfriend likes "Hot in Cleveland" and I usually end up watching it too.

Janet296 said...

I read a lot of the post and come to a conclusion. I am missing out by not watching Revenge. It has made a lot of your list. I'm going to have to catch up and give it a try.

Ida Blankenship said...

I forgot to mention Homeland! That show is unbelievably good.

JasonBlueEyes said...
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JasonBlueEyes said...

My current favs are:

Parenthood
Parks & Rec.
Shameless
The Big Bang Theory
30 Rock
Friday Night Lights (Just watched all 5 seasons)
The Good Wife

I watched up to episode 8 or 9 of American Horror Story - then read what happened on the internet and didn't feel the need to watch the rest.

Grey said...

Two words:
Downton Abbey

GSDlover said...

American Horror Story
True Blood
Boardwalk Empire
Curb your Enthusiasm
Bored to Death
Criminal Minds
The first 48
The Dog Whisperer
And now I'm going to try out Alcatraz.

ABlake said...

I like Person of Interest, Grimm, AHS,Criminal Minds and Dance Moms. Those and The Fox Sunday Night lineup are pretty much the only shows I seek out.
Though I missed Dance Moms last night *bangs head into wall* wanted to see the crazy Candy Apples lady.

Cake said...

Justified
Southland
The Office
New Girl
Raising Hope
Revenge
American Horror Story
Sons of Anarchy
Person of Interest
Modern Family
The Middle
Sell This House
Hoarders
Suze Orman

Cake said...

Also, Wilfred, The Closer and Happy Endings

biteme said...

Leverage
Hawaii 5-0
House Hunters International
CSI
CSI Miami
Dancing with Stars
Amazing Race
House
Jimmy Fallon
Jimmy Kimmel
Just about anything on the ID channel (Investigation Discovery) - absolutely love that channel.
Californication - do not have my free Showtime anymore
Pitbulls and Parolees
Mad Men

amh.producer said...

I am NOT even putting my list here. I have two freaking DVR's at home to catch everything!

someone asked about Revenge. YES, YES, YES. Add it to your viewing schedule. Campy, keeps you glued to the TV, a trashy prime time soap at it's best.

someone else asked about Ringer. Eh, I almost gave up on it but it's still there in the DVR rotation and getting better. BUT, I am one who doesn't get the SMG love. Something about her, as an actress, I just don't like.

Worstcompanytoworkfor said...

forgot:

Mad Men
Top Chef
Downton Abbey (Mr. Bates)

Mooshki said...

Enty, if you don't watch Psych already, you MUST start. It is one of the best shows on tv. And it is chock full of '80s pop culture references, which I know you love. The earlier seasons all stream on Netflix, and they're back from hiatus at the end of February.

Lelaina Pierce said...

My favorite (new) thing thus far is Revenge. My DVR is too full to list EVERYTHING, so here are some:
Shameless
Parenthood
Up All Night
Modern Family
Community
Parks & Rec
30 Rock
Mad Men (does this count since it hasn't re-aired yet??)
RHofXYZ
American Horror Story
New Girl
Two Broke Girls
Ringer
Hart of Dixie
Glee

Talk shows count?? I watch 3 daytime hosts and 4 late night talk shows. I'm a little obsessed with the talk show format. :-/

sunshine said...

The Good Wife
RHOyounameit
Boardwalk Empire
Downtown Abbey
Ti & Tiny
Love & Basketball
Weeds
Californication
Homeland
Alcatraz (now that you suggested it, thx you were right!)
The Big C (sometimes)
Hung(kinda over it)
Pan Am
Desperate Housewives
True Blood off and on
Project Runway
Entourage
The Braxtons
Glee
and last Kardashians just to see the mockery!

Kimberly said...

My flu wrecked body is loving selling LA to see.homes I could never.afford

califblondy said...

Real Housewives from anywhere, USA
Rachel Zoe (love her)
Brad, Brad World (meh, he cries too much)
Top Chef
Project Runway (miss Heidi this season)
Flipping Out (Zoila!)
Braxton Family Values (Tamaire)
Joan and Melissa (Joan is hilarious)
Bachelor/ette (Ben? Eh, taking a break this season)
Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives
Amazing Race
Survivor
SYTYCD

If you missed the first round, I would highly recommend The Voice. It's so much better than Idol.

I am really looking forward to Smash.

I still regularly watch -
Frasier
Friends
Everybody Loves Raymond

califblondy said...

Oh, forgot Selling New York...I would die to have a NYC apt.

Diane said...

I'm addicted to Person of Interest. Jim Caviezel -- yum. I'll also watch the occasional Boardwalk Empire and have only just now begun digesting a lot of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. When it first aired, I was in an extremely difficult place in my life, so I couldn't get into it until now. I've tried out a couple of episodes of Mad Men but can't add it to my schedule like I want to.

I do watch a lot of Cooking Channel, particularly Nadia G.'s Bitchin' Kitchen, Extra Virgin, Chuck's Day Off, and The Supersizers Go. I love World's Dumbest on truTV and How It's Made on the Science Channel. Aside from that, I don't have that much room for TV in my schedule, otherwise I'd be watching Two Broke Girls, Parks & Recreation, and old Black Books episodes on my PBS affiliate (I am addicted to As Time Goes By repeats, though). Those shows look like they'd be up my alley.

JasonBlueEyes said...

I've been watching David Letterman since 1988. Have to throw him in there. Along with Conan who I've been watching since '93. Love Jon Stewart and Real Time with Bill Maher.

Rescue Me was very good. I Think Six Feet Under, Twin Peaks, and The Sopranos were my favorite shows of all time. And Spin City was just pure gold. The Michael J. Fox years anyway. Charlie Sheen fucked that show beyond repair.

RenoBlondee said...

^That's what I forgot Jason! I too watch Real Time!
Oh, and also reruns of Real Sex, ha

Miss X said...

New shows I'm loving are Once Upon A Time, Revenge, Ringer, Terra Nova (took most of the season to get into it) & Person of Interest.

PepsiGal1970 said...

To everyone that admitted to a "Mob Wives" addiction I heartily thank you.

I am obsessed with this show. I watch a lot of trash TV and my hubby is generally forgiving (code for "doesn't give me any shit about it") but when I watch Mob Wives he becomes apopleptic!

I can't explain my fascination with that show...but I. Must. Watch. It. Maybe it's that their lives are so far removed from anything I have ever experienced. Their nonchalance about having an incarcerated husband floors me. And unlike contrived reality shows like RH or the KarTrashians, you can't argue that Sammy The Bull was, in fact, connected.

bekH said...

Southland just started last night - An absolute must!!

skeeball said...

Southland is awesome,so glad it is back, Lucy Liu was okay,but I wish they kept other woman cop.

Really like Downton Abbey even though they stole a story line from one of my fav movies(Mrs. Miniver) last year

Happy Endings
Amazing Race
Revenge
Cops
Americas Most Wanted
Alcatraz

Kid Sis said...

I adore New Girl and Happy Endings. I watch them multiple times because the acting and writing are terrific and at a screwball comedy pace that demands repeat viewing. I really respect that the shows portray genuine male and female friendships and relationships, non-white leads, gay leads...awesome shows with good hearts.

Next favorites are Up All Night, Park and Rec, American Horror Story, Supernatural, Fashion Police, and Say Yes to the Dress.

shakey said...

I loved Hell on Wheels. Who knew Common could act? I wonder if Anson Mount will be on the next season.

Walking Dead. Can't wait for that to start up again, even if I no longer have AMC. :( I'll have to watch their shows on the net. I also liked The Killing.

What channel does American Horror Story play in Canada?

Revenge (with the ... breathy ... voice)
Suburgatory (Easy A for tv)
America's Funniest Home Videos - always good for a laugh
Picnicface (Canadian comedy troupe. Funny, funny stuff)
Mr. D is only two shows in, but it's a fun show to watch, especially with your kids
Game of Thrones - I have to get the books now
True Blood - I'm afraid that might jump the shark soon
Dexter - This season was fantastic. Sounded like the dialogue between Deb and Dexter reflected what was happening to them in real life. And that ending! Colin Hanks did a phenomenal job, and I really liked Mos Def's (or Mos's) character. I wish they hadn't killed him off so soon.
Family Guy - I think it's on 24/7 now
1000 Ways to Die
Fantasy Homes by the Sea (LOVE that show)
Criminal Minds
48 Hours Mystery (my husband thinks I'm looking for ideas on how to off him)
Dateline NBC (sometimes)
Curb Your Enthusiasm - stopped watching for quite a while, but this season slayed me.

Not my favourite - Storage Wars. Husband and son obsessed with that show. I like Barry.

shakey said...

Oops - forgot Jersey Shore.

Bitchette said...
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Bitchette said...

Currently:

30 Rock.
Mythbusters.
Almost anything on HGTV.
Almost anything Anthony Bourdain does.

Also: Dexter, The Rachel Zoe Project, Tori & Dean.

But my favorite show, hands down, is Breaking Bad.

Favorite show of all time? That title probably goes to MASH.

ardleigh said...

Am Horror Story

NCIS

Big Bang Theory

Once Upon a Time

Supernatural

Alcatraz

Person of Interest

My reality show is CHOPPED. I have even got my sister addicted to it.

ardleigh said...

Oh and when it's on HAVEN.

JosieJo said...

Two Broke Girls would be funnier if the actresses didn't seem to pause for giggles and say their punch lines like the end of a knock knock joke.
Whitney is funny but they do the same thing, which is really annoying when the material isn't reaching it's potential. Really, I hate all shows that use NY as a back drop and fail at it miserably. (This means you Suburgatory)I mean really, what suburb of NY has a Southern California climate?
Still liking HIMYM and The Big Bang Theory. Criminal Minds (thanks to the Ion marathons) and Revenge.
Happy Endings is hilarious, New Girl, Chopped, and Modern Family.
Favorite though is Parenthood. Great cast.

Merlin D. Bear said...

Addendum to previous post -
Dexter. I prefer getting the DVD's because then I can have a marathon. It was fun to watch the last season after hearing the backstory.
Law & Order - Criminal Intent, SVU, UK - you name it, I love the show.
Dr. Who. Matt Smith has won me over. I'll never forget Tennant, but Smith brings his own charm to the character.
Torchwood. Thank you Starz, for outbidding Fox and having the foresight to make sure they got Davies and gave him carte blanche.
How I Met Your Mother. Worthwhile - kind of a Friends redux, but the calibre of the ensemble easily outweighs that negative.
Top Chef. Any time, any where. I'm gay, but I'm in serious fanboy love with Padma and Gail.
Vampire Diaries is in my Netflix queue, and I've only done one episode. Does it get better?

Merlin D. Bear said...

And one more...
Anything Gordon Ramsay is in.
Don't care what anyone says, he's great TV.

KellyLynn said...

As I have said before, whatever we watch comes via the antenna, but we supplement heavily with Hulu and Netflix.

I'll agree with all of the Once Upon A Time love up there. I had trouble getting into it at first. Now that I've marathonned my way through the first episodes, I can't wait for the next one. Grimm is also a decent bet, if you're looking for a twist on the cop drama. Alcatraz seems promising, too.

I've lost interest in most of CBS's Monday night comedies, but I still like Two Broke Girls. I also still love Raising Hope, but New Girl has slumped a little for me. I hope it's just a temporary thing, because I think Zooey is adorable. I love Parks and Rec and Community, too.

Misfits is a must-see. The US-version of Being Human isn't nearly as good as the UK version. I also liked Spy and Whites and loved The Librarians (it's like an Australian 30 Rock, but set in a library instead of a studio).

I'm sure there are others I watch -- I just can't think of them right now.

ms snarky said...

Its amazing that I totally forget shows that I'm not watching at this specific moment in time. I pretty faithfully watch DWTS. It's my secret shame. : )