Look, I'm not gonna pretend that I'm not a major TV watcher. I am. I watch a lot of TV. Some people would say too much. But I don't say that. I am very, very thankful for the DVR. And honestly, this season, my shows are bringing their A game. Well, most of them. So here's what's on my weekly schedule:
HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER: Okay so this is one that Grant and I watch together. And this is the final season. And we are finally meeting the mother. We still don't know her name, but she is just darling. And we've seen some "flash forwards" of her and Ted together and I'm very, very happy about the entire situation.
THE MINDY PROJECT: Y'ALL. Mindy is funny. And her writing is very, very clever. And I need her and Danny to go ahead and be together. And I need Mindy and I to be good friends and hang out in real life. That's not creepy, right?
LAW & ORDER SVU: I admit that I quit watching this show for awhile after Detective Eliot Stabler left the unit. I was throwing a temper tantrum. But I came back because I missed Olivia Benson.
MODERN FAMILY: When Phil was wearing the Mumford and Sons suit this season that was way too tight... I could not control my giggles.
CRIMINAL MINDS: I don't know why I love this show the way that I do. And sometimes they stretch it a little too far and I text my friend Tiffany and we discuss how outlandish can be. But, I love the characters. I find it fascinating and I always love a good "whodunnit" detective show.
NASHVILLE: Oh, oh, oh. I love this show most of the time. Sometimes it's dumb. Like this last week it ended with a really, really stupid plot twist. And I yelled "THAT IS DUMB" at my television. But Deacon and Rayna... oh my goodness.... I LOVE Connie Britton and her perfect hair.
And this is the other reason I watch Nashville: The Stella Sisters. These real life sisters sing on the show a lot and I would watch it just for them. I mean really. Look them up on YouTube. Lennon & Maisy Stella. You won't regret it.
Okay, I'm afraid you aren't gonna YouTube them. So here's a video. Watch it 12 times.
GREY'S ANATOMY: I KNOW. Most people are like YOU STILL WATCH THAT SHOW?! I do. I watch it. Because I've watched it since the first episode in my apartment in Denton... and I can't just drop it. I'm too invested. I've watched this show since I was 19. And honestly, sometimes I'm ready for it to end. Cause sometimes I'm like "Oh, geez....." and I want to throw things at the TV. But for now, I'm still watching it. And I still miss Mark Sloane.
SCANDAL: I really don't even have words for this one. I just don't. The story is addicting and the characters are so well written and complex (UM, Hi, Mellie...) and I'm obsessed.
LATE NIGHT WITH JIMMY FALLON: I've always loved Jimmy. He just seems like the nicest guy. When Grant and I took a trip to NYC back in 2011 we got to see a taping of this show. It was so much fun. And he's just adorable. I'm THRILLED that in February 2014 he will be taking over The Tonight Show which means that I can watch him and go to bed earlier. I don't watch his show every single night, but I DVR it from time to time when he was a guest that interests me. Here he is with Seth Meyers, who resembles my husband!
DOWNTON ABBEY: Don't you think for one minute that I've forgotten about Downton. No way. They are still one of my favorites and I am anxiously anticipating the premiere in January. Bring. It. On.
So yes, we are a TV watching family. If Ellie could write, she would blog about her favorite episodes of Bubble Guppies and what she learned from them. If I'm watching a show, sometimes she will bring me the remote and put it in my hand, then say "Mommy... Bubby Guppy?" In other words CHANGE THE CHANNEL, WOMAN.
It was a long summer without my shows, but I am so glad they are back!