I can’t wait for January 6, 2013, as we all know is the season premiere of Downton Abbey. Like everyone who loves a TV show, I think everyone should be as excited as me (well, every woman and gay or sensitive man, I suppose). I know my best friend who lives in Denver, would love Downton Abbey– she loves period British movies, she likes drama with a tinge of soap opera and has been known to watch a Lifetime Movie. I want to shake her until her teeth rattle and tell her: “YOU MUST WATCH DOWNTON ABBEY! IT’S OKAY IF YOU TUNE INTO SEASON 3. YOU CAN CATCH UP. I WATCHED SEASON 2 BEFORE SEASON 1 AND I DID JUST FINE, IN FACT, I THINK IT WAS BETTER THAT WAY!”
I know people want to shake me until my teeth rattle when they mention some storyline from Modern Family and I am like, “meh.” I’ve tried Modern Family, and it is too sitcom-y and dare I say, trite, for me. I am not in love with the characters like everyone else seems to be. I sometimes say, “ok, I’ll try again.” But I won’t. I won’t try again.
Then, there’s Homeland. I watched the first episode of the first season of Homeland. Claire Danes all beautiful and crazy eyed, I just didn’t believe she was in the CIA. And I was tense the entire time I watched it, but not in a good Sopranos kind of tense.
And, HBO’s Girls. I have one word for Girls: Gross. Those girls on Girls are gross. But the girls from Juniper Creek on Big Love are not gross.
What do I like, you may ask? The TV snob that I seem to be? I watch all things Bravo, I love every single Housewives show. I like me some Pattie Stanger here and there (Millionaire Matchmaker) and Top Chef. I know it’s all trash. But it is still keeps me more entertained than Modern Family. And I can sleep after Million Dollar Decorators but can’t sleep after watching the guy from Malcolm in the Middle shoot someone outside of his meth lab.
I will watch a sitcom: I used to like The Office and 30 Rock. I love Nurse Jackie and can believe Carm is a nurse/junkie who endears herself to every down-on-their-luck patient. I like Aaron Sorkin’s Newsroom which reminds me of Sports Nite and Studio 60, what with their rapid fire dialogue (both cancelled too soon) but I never got into West Wing. I am Leon from Curb Your Enthusiasm’s number one fan. And I quote lines from Seinfeld and Arrested Development on a regular basis.
Which TV show do you love that you can’t believe not everyone is watching?