When it comes to setting my TV viewing schedule, I’m a huge creature of habit, so once something cracks the rotation, it’s in there for a solid length of time, and it takes a lot to get it bumped. Lately though, there has been some good new programming that I’ve picked up, and some older shows have been moved out of the viewing rotation. Once something gets bumped, I don’t even bother catching it on DVR or On Demand. If you’re out, you’re out for good.
Here are a few shows that I’ve bailed on, and really would like to not hear about ever again: How I Met Your Mother, the entire Thursday lineup on NBC, Modern Family, The Middle. I used to really like HIMYM, as well as The Office, and 30 Rock. I never did care for Parks and Rec, and couldn’t get into Community. HIMYM has been replaced with House (a little weak so far this season, but passable), and the Thursday night NBC alleged comedy lineup has been replaced by The Big Bang Theory, followed by a half hour of impatient channel flipping while bitching that nothing is on, then on to USA for Royal Pains, followed by Archer on FX. I gave Modern Family and The Middle enough of a chance, and if I heard from one more person how awesome Modern Family was, I was gonna vomit. Superfans really ruined that one for me.
Here’s how my week usually breaks down:
Monday: House, The Chicago Code, Castle
Tuesday: There is absolute shit on until 10:00, when there are three shows that I like in Southland, Lights Out, and White Collar. Luckily, FX, TNT, and USA are all fond of rerunning their stuff ad nauseum, so I can catch everything, usually in the next day or so.
Wednesday: Again, at 8:00, there’s nothing, but I usually watch Criminal Minds at 9:00, and then it’s time to watch Raylan shoot some people on Justified at 10:00.
Thursday: The aforementioned 8:00 hour of The Big Bang Theory followed my ceaseless surfing, then Royal Pains and Archer. I really wish Fairly Legal came on at 9:00, since I’d rather watch that than Royal Pains, but such is life. I usually manage to catch the Fairly Legal replay at 1:00 AM, or later in the week/weekend. I don’t particularly love that show, but the chick is pretty hot, and it can be funny sometimes.
So, with all of that said, what am I missing? What are you guys watching that you can recommend? How terrible is my taste in TV shows?