That there list on the right is what I have in my TV bookmark folder on my browser. Turns out that iTunes was only showing the pilot episodes of new fall shows for free their first week out. I had to do some googling to figure out where I could see shows like New Girl and Charlie’s Angels. (Turns out Charlie’s Angels is on CTV, who knew?) Boy was I excited to discover CityTV, which I didn’t know about (I guess because I never had it as a cable station?)
Last week I spent much of the end of the week watching stuff online because I was mentally wiped. I tried Pan Am and was delighted to find that I sort of liked it. I just watched the second episode today and I have to say I do like the show. It’s got something that catches my attention. However, poor Christina Ricci doesn’t look very good. I used to adore her and I know she’s had eating disorder issues, and I guess it caught up with her. I wish she was used more in the show, though.
Another show I checked out, because I saw it was on CityTV, was Revenge. I honestly don’t recall who I saw mention this show but I remember it was positive, so I checked it out. Happily there were already two episodes and before I knew it, I’d watched both eager for more. So this is a must watch for me.
Because I am a season behind on How I Met Your Mother and I never finished watching last season’s Castle, I am left with a gap of TV viewing on Monday. I don’t want to watch Castle right now, knowing what I know about the end of last season. I’ll have to find it on DVD I guess. HIMYM is always a gift from Ravi, so until I watch last season (over Christmas. Hint, hint, Ravi) I won’t watch this season at all.
Doctor Who is done for the season, all that’s left is a Christmas episode. I swear, 6 episodes and then a huge, long break is just cruel. What’s up with that UK??
Obviously Grimm and Once Upon a Time haven’t started yet, though I hope they will be worth watching when they do. Thanks to CTV for having both.
Why am I still watching Ringer? I don’t know. I think it’s just because I need an SMG fix, even if her character(s) aren’t exciting at all and the show is so, so bad. I watch it and make fun of it while I watch it, yelling out stuff to Shawn who is trying to play his computer game. I am sure he’s thrilled I am sharing every little awful thing with him as the show goes on. That’s love.
I am on the fence about New Girl, too. The second episode wasn’t quite as awkward as the first, but Jess’ character really needs to be toned down. She’s a little too over the top for me and if they can even her out, I think it might work as a show. I don’t have much hope for it to stay on much past this year though.
Other shows I tried and won’t ever again – Whitney - what the hell was that?!!? Wow. I didn’t even last until the end of the 23 minute episode. Up All Night – I wanted to like this. I mean, it has Maya Rudolf and Will Arnet (whom, I might be crushing on and yet I started out loathing his character on Arrested Development). There was something about the show that rubbed me the wrong way. It doesn’t help that Maya Rudolf’s character isn’t likeable at all.
My one last grumble is that CTV’s video archive was messed up for Charlie’s Angels last week. Rather than playing clip 6 of 6 so I could see the end of the show – it started showing clip 2 of 6 of Vampire Diaries! Now I have no idea how CA ended and how am I supposed to know if they all made it out alive? How am I supposed to know if they caught the bad guy and saved the Russian First Lady! These are all pressing questions!
Anything else new that you think I should try?