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30 May 2013 @ 07:09 pm
My Tivo & I Have a 'Special' Relationship.  
So the regular TV season has come to a close and the summer season is about to start. I thought now might be a good time to take stock. Southland was canceled. Go On was canceled - (I was shocked by this). Wedding Band was canceled - (less shocked but damn glad I saved my fav eps). NCIS: Red was apparently not picked up - (but I need Scotty Grimes on my TV so fucking bad, you guys!). I quit Collection: Intervention, which I’m not even sure is coming back anyways. And I quit Storage Wars as well.

Anyways, here is a list of what my Tivo’s Season Pass Manager looked like at the end of the 2011-2012 season compared to this year’s 2012-2013 season. It looks like a lot of shows, but you know, many of these are half-season runs and a few are my sister’s or my mom’s, but yeah, okay, it's a bit of TV. And the rankings are like...kind of rankings but also, ranking by section? I have a system - just go with it!

Tivo side-by-side

The formatting would not let me make columns so I just did the screenshot thing. Also, wow, Glee is on that list. That feels like forever ago. Of course, now all those canceled shows had to be cleared out and some new summer shows added in - I'm definitely trying The Fosters and Under The Dome. Anybody got any other suggestions for new summer shows to try?
Shireboundshirebound on May 30th, 2013 11:22 pm (UTC)
The only shows I watch on those lists are "Hoarders" and "Confessions: Animal Hoarding". My list would include "American Pickers", "Gold Rush", "Big Bang Theory", "60 Minutes", "Survivor", "Pit Bulls and Parolees", and "Top Chef".
dodger_sister: reality tvdodger_sister on June 2nd, 2013 07:37 pm (UTC)
The only shows I watch on those lists are "Hoarders" and "Confessions: Animal Hoarding".

Those are both big staples around our house, but Animal Hoarding hasn't aired a new episode in forever, even though it is still listed as one of their shows. And Hoarders still hasn't been picked up for another season, so Idk what will happen there. Between those and Teen Mom going off, What Not To Wear finishing its run this summer and Storage losing cast members so that it was unbearable to watch - our reality TV around here is getting slim.

I like Top Chef as well, but I don't watch it regularly. A friend turned me on to it about a year ago and every time she is here, we watch it and then I find that I have to know who gets eliminated next.
Shireboundshirebound on June 2nd, 2013 07:42 pm (UTC)
our reality TV around here is getting slim.

So true! *sniff*
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dodger_sister: televisiondodger_sister on June 2nd, 2013 07:38 pm (UTC)
I thought about Motive, but I kind of like taking the summer off from any crime shows. It's good though? Has it already started?

What's King & Maxwell? I've never even heard of that.

Edit: Never mind on the King & Maxwell question - the person who commented right after you also recced this and explained it as a male + female cop drama the likes of Moonlighting or Remington Steele (both shows I really liked in my younger days).

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Why all the pearls?Why all the hair?Why anything?: SuperSimpsons - Homer and Castielrhymephile on May 31st, 2013 03:47 am (UTC)
The TV Guide dated June 3-9 (but on sale now) has a whole giant summer preview, along with a handy pull-out guide!

The following is only new stuff I'll be watching.

I might try King & Maxwell on TNT because it co-stars Jon Tenney, who I used to love on The Closer. He plays one half of a male/female P.I. team, which sounds like a kind of Moonlighting/Remington Steele/Scarecrow and Mrs. King type show.

The Bridge, on FX, about a body found on the border of Mexico and the US. FX has a excellent drama history so I'll bet this will be good.

Broadchurch, BBC America, the eight-episode UK series that already aired over there starring David Tennant as a detective investigating the death of a young boy.

Low Winter Sun on AMC about a rogue cop. AMC also has a habit of picking their dramas well.

And starting next Thursday, another UK import on BBC America, In The Flesh, a three-part miniseries about a teenager who kills himself and then is brought back as a zombie. TV Guide said it was worth a watch, so I'll give it a try.

dodger_sister: televisiondodger_sister on June 2nd, 2013 07:43 pm (UTC)
I'm torn about The Bridge. The previews always catch my interest every time I see one, even when I am fast-forwarding, I am like, "Oh, what's this?" and then I have to go back to see. But the premise does not sound like my kind of thing, so I can't decide.

And starting next Thursday, another UK import on BBC America, In The Flesh, a three-part miniseries about a teenager who kills himself and then is brought back as a zombie.

I really want to watch this! The summer write up I read said it wasn't airing until August! Thanks for the heads up because I would have been pissed if I had missed it. I am a little wary about it since I just finished reading Warm Bodies and it sounds like a bit of a rip off of that, but then again, I can never have too many zombies in my life and also everything I have seen on it looks really good. So I'm definitely going to check it out.