I was watching the “reality” show “Big Brother.”
I loved watching “Big Brother” this summer.
But “Big Brother” ended a couple of weeks ago.
So, that was then and this is now.
Now, I have moved on to “Survivor.”
I love “Survivor.”
I also have someone else at work I can enjoy talking with about this reality show. So, I am so looking forward to a fun-filled “Survivor” fall.
I really love reality shows, but a select few. “Big Brother,” as I have mentioned. And “Survivor,” and my favorite of all time I believe, “The Amazing Race.”
All have won Emmys at one time or another, I believe.
Even though these are reality shows, I just love them. I especially get twice as much pleasure out of watching them when I can then discuss the shows and all the outrageous goings-on with others. This summer’s “Big Brother” was especially fun because one of the fellas I work with signed up for “Big Brother After Dark” (at least it was called something like that) and he would let me in on the little secrets and the people who won events and HOH’s (Head of Household for those who are avid fans) or POV’s (or Power of Veto). That was great fun, because I didn’t have to agonize over if my most hated character would win over the clearly deserving candidate — in my humble opinion.
But now, the fall lineup has finally arrived, and I have a new crop of shows to keep me occupied and some shows to make me depressed because they didn’t return, and another batch of duds that were severely hyped through the latter half of the summer and have turned out to be major disappointments.
And, of course, the delight of every new television season — the few shows that are viewer gold but all too few and far between.
It’s just curious that everyone has a different — and sometimes totally opposite — opinion as to which ones are which.
For example, let’s take the shows I will miss that aren’t returning.
“Chuck” for one. “Human Target” for another. And “Chaos,” which was really a summer show but I really like and hoped it would continue through the rest of the year’s fall television season at least.
I can’t think of any others that I liked and aren’t returning, but I can think of some that are and wish they weren’t, such as “Blue Bloods.” Just really disappointed in Tom Selleck, as well as the show. I also never liked the new “Hawaii Five-O.” Don’t know why exactly, just didn’t. It may have had something to do with the old Danno dying just as the show started last season may have put a sour taste in my mouth. I don’t know.
Another one of my friends simply loves the new “Hawaii Five-O,” and a co-worker of mine truly loves “Grey’s Anatomy” and has been an avid fan for years. There apparently was some controversy over this show at the end of last season. At first the networks weren’t going to bring it back, but the viewers launched a campaign and it just premiered again for this season — and my friend couldn’t be more delighted. But then again, she is also delighted that “Make It or Break It” is back on — it’s about girls who want to be gymnasts, and “The Secret Life of an American Teenager, as well as “Teen Mom.” So, go figure!
One show this same person wishes was off the air is “Jersey Shore.”
“I wish they’d get rid of it,” she said. “It’s nothing but drunks and cussing and getting drunk. It’s bad. They need to take it off the air.”
Most of what another of my friends watches is “old stuff” anyway, like “Law & Order,” “Matlock,” “Numb3rs” and “Andy Griffith” repeats, she said, unless she watches HGTV or the Food Network. She is one that doesn’t like the reality shows. Many don’t. In fact, most claim they hate reality shows.
“I don’t care about knowing everybody’s private things,” she said. “I just want to relax and not get my brain all messed up. If I fall asleep, I don’t want to miss anything.”
She does like “The Mentalist” show, however. Most everybody I talked with said the same thing about this show.
For example, another friend said of “The Mentalist” show, “I love that one. He’s great. That show can’t do anything wrong.”
And “Castle.” Well, as a writer, I simply ADORE this show about a writer! What a surprise! And “Antiques Roadshow” has been a longtime favorite of mine as well!
And another lady swears that her favorite show is “Lizard Lick Towing.” LIZARD LICK TOWING? I still think she is pulling my leg, but supposedly it’s about a couple and these friends in Lizard Lick, N.C., who go around repossessing cars. And my friend absolutely loves it.
I also never watched “Two and a Half Men” when Charlie Sheen was on it and I’m not likely to watch it with Ashton Kutcher, even though I like Kutcher more than Sheen ... don’t like either much. So, I wouldn’t care if that show went off the air either. In fact, a friend of mine said, “I don’t think it’s going to last much longer.” She thinks the show is “dead” without Sheen.
The new shows I dislike include the cop show “Unforgettable.” I wish I could forget the pilot of this show — and that other cop show starring Maria Bello called “Prime Suspect” and “Dancing with the Stars.” Although not technically new, this is the type of reality show I don’t like.
Others I’ve talked with recently, however, absolutely ADORE this show. In fact, another friend of mine made a prediction — when pressed — as to the winner: Chynna Phillips, hands down! Although, she added, it’s still a little early to tell, like with the “The Amazing Race,” my absolutely favorite reality show — maybe of all shows! And it just started last Sunday, so you folks haven’t missed much yet and I would recommend you start watching tonight because it’s on every Sunday! You’re in for a wonderful surprise in TV viewing, in my humble opinion!
But there are many new shows I haven’t seen that may be promising, like the new “Charlie’s Angels.” People I’ve talked with seemed to like it, largely because it’s very much like the original series, I was told. So, one of these days, as soon as I figure out what time it’s on and what channel it’s on, I’ll give it a shot. I’ve also heard good things about the show “2 Broke Girls.”
“It was better in the second show than the pilot,” one critic said.
The new show I really like is “Person of Interest.” Now, I have heard rave reviews from others as well that, in their opinion, this may be the best show of the year.
“It was different,” one said of this unique police show. “It was like no other I’ve seen before. Unique.”
I guess the only real common consensus anyone can accurately come to from the new TV season is: I watch way too much television!