DVR lineup

My friend, Natalie, over at Barnes Daily Circus posted her current TV lineup and it inspired me to do the same.  Although with our busy lives our family, much like hers, sees everything a week or more late on the TiVo.  I will warn you, I watch a lot of TV.  Or at least I used to before the kiddos.  Now I just cringe as my TiVo gets 65+ percent full and panic until my husband and I watch them all.

How I Met Your Mother
  •  Oh HIMYM (pron: him-yim).  You had glory days.  And this season has brought it consistently, in a surprise.  But it's time to wrap it up.  We need to know who Ted marries.  End it on a good note.  When people still love you.  And mourn your finale.  Don't overstay your welcome.  I have heard that this might be the last season or they'll go for one more.  So I hope with the end in sight, we get some killer humor like the early seasons. 

  • Gory & graphic crime scenes to the max!  But very loveable characters and there's lots of humor mixed in.  I'm afraid it might be running its course, as well, but I think that 6 or 7 seasons is enough for a show in most circumstances.  I recommend it, but definitely from the beginning because the characters are very developed. 
The Voice
  • We have to DVR this or watch it while we're doing other things because they really milk it for all it's worth with the backstories, coaches comments, fan tweets, etc.  We really just care about the performances or the results but it really does come up with some good covers of great songs by talented people. 

  • T wanted to watch this.  He loves Fringe and JJ Abrams.  He's gotten me into Fringe so I said I'd give it a shot.  Our TiVo is crazy full so we haven't started it yet.  But we have all 10 episodes recorded.  My dad said he couldn't get into it, so we'll see. 

Raising Hope
  • Poor family with son who lives at home knocks up a serial killer and keeps the kid.  It's a ridiculous, and rather accurate, parenting & lifestyle comedy.  It cracks us up and I recommend it. 

  • 3 Words.  Leroy. Jethro. Gibbs.  You don't have to be over 50 to appreciate that man, no matter what people say. 

Go On 
  • This is a hilarious new show.  I, personally, enjoyed Matthew Perry's first attempt back in the sitcom arena "Mr. Sunshine" (especially the opening theme), but understood why it didn't have larger appeal.  In "Go On" he plays a very similar character, but he's much more likeable.  As is the quirky supporting cast.  I think as far as the weekly comedies go, I look forward to this one the most after Parks & Rec.

The New Normal
  • I watch this one by myself.  I'll admit mostly because I wanted more things to watch during naptime since it was feeling like everything on the TiVo was something I had to wait for T to watch.  It's not bad.  I find the characters (not grandma) endearing and I'm always in support of positive portrayals of non-traditional families in the media. 

New Girl
  • I watched this from the beginning and after 4-5 episodes I just couldn't get into it.  It felt a little forced and like a formula - Everyone's happy, Jess does something stupid, People get mad, All is forgiven and they're friends again.  But after giving up on it, people started raving about it.  I guess I just didn't stick with it long enough because it got better.  When Schmidt tries to be Tugg Romney had me practically in tears.  Now I watch it when there's not a recording conflict.

Private Practice 
  • I have a problem giving up on things.  I really wanted to when Addison & Sam broke up.  But it's the last season so I have to see how they end it.   
Rizzoli & Isles
  • TNT original drama.  It's a cop/crime fighting show.  It's decent.  I like the characters and I think it's funny. 

Modern Family
  • This show is hilarious, and a lot of Phil & Claire reminds us of ourselves.

Criminal Minds
  • I'm a junkie for crime shows, but I love thinking about the motive behind the crimes and getting into the mind of the psychopaths which is why this is a perfect fit.  Although I'm not sure I like the new woman and I'm sad that Emily is gone again.  It's been on for a while and I'm thinking it might be time to wrap it up.  
  • I'm addicted.  I almost didn't even start watching, but like I said with The New Normal, I need things to watch that are just mine so I gave it a shot.  I asked my mom to as well so I'd have someone to talk to about it.  We're both hooked.  

Top Chef
  • Cities, masters, all-stars.  All of them.  Although I think I might try to pass on another season of Just Desserts if they do it.  It makes me watch them and think "I could totally do that".  Plus it's like food porn. 

30 Rock
  • Farewell season.  I'll miss it, but I'm glad to see it ending before it gets too tired.  They did get a little weird there in the middle, but sometimes the ridiculousness is what makes it good. 

Up All Night
  • I'm so glad this didn't get cancelled in NBCs revamp plans they made last year.  It is one of the best parenting related sitcoms.  We find it to be pretty true to finding the humor in real situations.  Plus I think Will Arnett is really funny.  

The Office
  • Ugh love-hate relationship with this show.  Basically we barely forced ourselves to watch last season and were not going to watch this one until we heard it was the last.  It was another, 'welp we've gone this far' moment for sure.  It has stepped up, but still probably won't be missed. 

Parks & Recreation
  • Watch this. Period.  The first seasons are on Netflix.  Season 1 is a very short season and a little strange, but I promise you it gets sooooo good.  The characters are great, it's well-written, well-acted.  It is the comedy I most look forward to all week.  

Big Bang Theory 
  • We couldn't get enough of this show in the beginning, but sadly now it's to the back of the line.  It's not that it doesn't make us laugh anymore, but we're just kind of 'meh' about the whole storylines and characters that we'll get a few weeks behind and catch up whenever. 

Grey's Anatomy
  • More things I just can't give up on.  It has improved, but I really only watch it because I've already invested so much time in it and not because I care about the characters anymore. 

Burn Notice
  • I'm really into the characters and I find the storylines interesting.  Plus it makes me laugh.  But the whole premise of the show has been the underlying conspiracy and that has kind of run dry so I don't know how much longer it can go.

Project Runway 
  • Fashion show.  I care much less about the people than I did in the beginning and pretty much only pay attention to the outfits.  Plus it's something I don't feel badly about having on when the kids are awake.  

  • I definitely got into this because T watched it.  I'd be cleaning or reading while he watched it (before we had a DVR, gasp!) and I found myself getting distracted by the plot and asking questions so now I'm into it.  It's also in it's final season, and I'm not 100% on board with the whole skip 20 years in the future and war with the Observers thing, but each week gets me closer to liking where it's going. 

  • Thank goodness for TiVo or we'd never see this.  I cannot stay up that late anymore when the kids get up at 6.  Plus it's nice to be able to fast forward through sketches we don't find funny or bands we're not all that into.  

The Good Wife
  • Politician's wife re-enters the legal workforce.  It's good, but I wouldn't recommend starting now.  It's character developments have been full and it would be easiest to go back to the beginning. 

Once Upon A Time
  • Addicted to this.  Fairy tale characters transported to our world.  There are curses and magic and fantasy.  The casting is done very well.  T & I love to hate Rumpelstiltskin/Mr. Gold.  If you're not watching, I don't want to spoil, but it is an entertaining drama. 

  • Science!  T mostly watches this with the kids.  It's fun and H seems genuinely interested so I feel like she might be absorbing some of it and possibly learning. 

Shows that are currently on hiatus but returning in the future: 
Suits (USA) -- can't wait!
Psych (USA)
White collar (USA) -- I love their partnership & Matt Bomer is so sexy
Smash (NBC) -- broadway musical, 'nuff said.
Mad Men (AMC)
Switched at Birth (ABC Family)
Melissa & Joey (ABC Family)
Royal Pains (USA)
Necessary Roughness (USA)
Fairly Legal & Uncommon Law (both USA, but unsure if they're coming back).

Shows I didn't get into from the beginning but planning to catch up on:
Parenthood (NBC):  I've heard nothing but good things about this and when we clear out some of the already recording things it's first on the Netflix list.

Elementary (CBS): Sherlock Holmes revamp.  Heard good things about it at the start and have the first few episodes on the TiVo, just trying to find the time.

Castle (ABC through TNT):  I'm catching up through re-runs on TNT.  T wanted to as well, but there were like 40 episodes piling up so I made the executive decision to start it.  It's a naptime/after-bedtime-but-T-is-working staple of mine.

Still with me?  I told you, I watch a lot of TV.  I enjoy having it on in the background when I'm doing things.  Plus before the babies, I didn't have much else to do when T was deployed or TDY.  Especially now that I don't have it on as much during the day, it's just nice to turn my brain off and veg once the kids go to sleep.

I do also read.  But it's hard to do that and dishes/vacuum/laundry/etc. at the same time. 

What's on your DVR?


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