September 15th, 2011 by CrispRoot
It’s September. Already? Wow. Where’d summer go?
Ah, but September is not without its charms. September means Fall, and Fall means cooler weather, snuggling opportunities in front of the fireplace… and because it’s too soon for the trees to jettison their leaves, raking them is a task not yet on anyone’s radar. That’s what used to be called a win-win, way back in the (gasp) 1990’s.
Lest we forget, though, September also marks the return of yet another great American institution… one that will drive a lot of evening plans for many months to come. Yup, believe it or not, the network Fall TV Season is here! (Well, almost – it starts next week, but you get the point…)
So – will you be watching Season 2 of “Hawaii 5-0”? When last we looked, Steve McGarrett was being hauled away for shooting the governor – of course, in grand Hollywood cliff-hanging fashion, he didn’t do it – but the cops don’t know that, because he was framed (!).
How about “Chuck”? After years of being “on the bubble” for renewal and fans conducting write-in campaigns to save the show, a network did a cool thing: NBC green-lighted one last season, but told everyone this is it – so the writers get to wrap things up, and the fans can enjoy one last go-round at the Buy More.
Reality TV more your thing? There’s season 527 from “Survivor” (or something like that)… and whether or not this show is your thing, you have to wonder: Are they ever going to run out of “deserted” tropical islands to film the show on? For some reason, it’s hard to picture “Survivor: Gary, Indiana”.
Then there’s Sue Sylvester & Co. on “Glee”. C’mon – how can you not like everyone’s favorite cheerleading coach? She’s just so pleasant and likeable. (Not! But then again, that’s what makes her such a great TV character…)
Perhaps an old favorite sporting a new face will intrigue you, like Ted Danson’s joining “CSI”, or Ashton Kutcher stepping into Charlie Sheen’s shoes on “Two & A Half Men”. (If you didn’t know about that last one, you must have been on a sabbatical in the Himalayas for the last six months.)
On top of the returning favorites, there’s the new stuff – sitcoms, dramas, mysteries, procedurals - some which are new (“Whitney”), while some are remakes of classic shows (“Dallas”). Some of them will make it while others won’t, but be honest: how annoyed do you get when a new show you like gets cancelled after a month or two?
The cool thing is, the new TV season is kind of like going back to school after summer vacation – you get to see old friends and catch up on what they’ve been up to, and you also get to meet new people… some of whom you’ll like immediately, some who will grow on you over time, and some, well… not so much.
It’s been said that TV is a bad thing that hurts the family dynamic, whatever that is. At CrispRoot, we disagree. Unless you all head for separate rooms, what’s wrong with pulling up a couch with your family and watching a little TV? Homework’s done, dinner’s put away, and you can always vacuum on Saturday morning. So, pop some popcorn, take a seat, and check out what’s on the tube. Who knows, you might even find you and your teenager share a sense of humor…
OK, it’s your turn. Let us know what shows you’re looking forward to, or put up a post about your favorite memory of watching TV with your family. Then, when you’re done, you’d better go check the batteries in your remote.