I know some writers (like jaylake) choose to avoid the telly. If you feel that's what you have to do to become a better writer, and you're willing to make that sacrifice, then I say go for it, but it's not for me. I'm no fan of American Idol, reality, or those talent/dancing shows, but I do love some good TV.
My guilty pleasure of the Summer was definitely ABC’s Wipeout.
Now I’m looking forward to the Fall crop of new series and returning favorites.
First off,on September 21st, ABC's Castle (with Nathan Fillion and Stana Katic) returns for a second season. I've always liked Nathan Fillion, and though many of my fellow Firefly fans might disagree, I'd say he's at least as well cast in the role of playboy/novelist, Richard Castle, as he was when he played Captain Malcolm Reynolds.
Also on the 21st, the Big Bang Theory Season three kicks off on CBS. Oh, Sheldon, how we've missed you.
Late next week ( 9/17), the quirky, creepy, sometimes icky, but always entertaining, Fringe returns on the FOX channel. I don't pretend to have a clue what's going on in this show, but frankly, it doesn't matter. John Noble (aka LOTR's Denethor) is so mesmerising in the role of Walter Bishop, I can't stop watching.
Also on the Fox channel, September 28th sees the return of Lie to me, with the always excellent Tim Roth. I only started watching this show during the summer, but I'm hooked.
The only new show of the Fall season that caught my eye is Stargate: Universe (SyFy October 2nd). I remember Robert Carlyle from Hamish Macbeth, before he starred in The Full Monty. I enjoyed most of both Stargate: SG1 and Stargate: Atlantis, so I have high hopes for the third installment of this franchise.
Last, but not least, Sanctuary returns for its second season on October 9th (SyFy). I'm not totally sold on this show, but I'm willing to give it another chance .
How about you?
What TV shows are you looking forward to this Fall?