Every fall my husband gets out a pad of paper and sits down with the TiVo and an internet tv schedule and figures out what shows we will watch and on which TiVo they will record (we have two, in case we need to simultaneously record things).
This year we added Dirty Sexy Money to our lineup and it has been my surprise favorite. I like that it's not too serious, but there is enough intrigue to keep me interested. I love Karen Darling and her serial marriages, and I can't stand Juliette Darling and her lame Paris-Hilton-heiress role. I love, love Donald Sutherland as the wise, old intellectual patriarch. And I loved Jill Clayburgh in Running With Scissors and she plays a great classic matriarch.
We haven't really stuck with any other new shows this year. We've been really disappointed with Chuck and Bionic Woman. Even my love of Katee Sackhoff couldn't make me stick with it. Both of these have kind of lame storylines and I spend most of the show waiting for them to hurry up and finish some fight scene so we can get on with the plot. (P.S. BSG Razor November 24 at 9:00!!!)
Last year I was surprised by liking Heroes. I am sort of a reluctant sci-fi watcher. This season I'm not into it, but I'm trying to stick it out to see if it gets good again.
My number one, best show, possibly ever, of course, is The Office. Every week I laugh out loud and have to pause the show so that I can compose myself before we continue. I love it, love it, love it. ("The eyes are the groin of the head.")
I also should mention my love of How I Met Your Mother. This was a surprise favorite we stuck with, possibly all because of NPH and his awesome character, Barney. While I believe this is the dumbest title for a show and that we will never, ever meet the mother, this cute, little Friends-y sitcom is one of the first we watch every week.
And, yes, just because it comes on after HIMYM, we are watching The Big Bang Theory. It's dumb and lame, but we are low on sitcoms, so there it is. (And, really, who keeps putting Sara Gilbert on TV shows? Yuck.)
What's on your TiVo?