By: Amrie Cunningham
As I thought about what I wanted to write about for a column this week, I was overwhelmed with the hours upon hours of TV that I have to watch in the coming weeks. When totaled, I had 40 hours of TV a week, including new shows, old shows, shows that I never watched, and shows I made a promise to my sister that I was going to try.But when it comes right down to it, there are not enough hours in the day to watch all of the shows, so a few of them have already started to fall off the pile (some new, some old – these are the 5 most shocking to me, because I expected to be hooked on them this season).
I love Red Forman from THAT 70s SHOW and really wanted to follow him to this CBS comedy in the hope that he would be enough to enjoy this one. But I can’t do it. It’s been removed from my list, freeing up time for SAMANTHA WHO? Am I the only one that thought it was terrible?
AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL
I’m not the biggest fan of reality TV, but I always tuned into this one. This year, I just can’t fit it in. Nothing really ever changes – Tyra is over the top, the Jays are over the top, the photo shoots are over the top. I’m beginning to sense a theme. I’m sure I’ll catch it in reruns on MTV, right?
I am not looking forward to the five year jump forward. Other shows have done this already, and have done this better than I think the team over at DH can do it. To be honest, I’m not even sure it’s the five year jump that’s turning me away this season. I’m over Teri Hatcher, I’m over the “mystery of the season” which was done well in the beginning, but hasn’t been so good over the years. I kind of got more interested in it last season when Dana Delaney was in the cast, but then I just stopped. I feel bad about it, but think this is getting pushed aside!
DIRTY SEXY MONEY
This was one show that I gave up on last season, but I caught up over the summer and was really excited about it. But when I stopped to think further about it, I’m not terribly excited about the show anymore, and don’t care so much to see what happens. I mean, the cast is awesome, but for some reason, I don’t feel invested in anything that they do, so I’m turning it off.
TERMINATOR: THE SARAH CONNOR CHRONICLES
It kills me to have this be one of my “relegated to reruns and DVR Saturday marathon sessions” shows. I was a big fan of the series last year. I think Lena Headey and Summer Glau are brilliant, and I really enjoy the addition of Brian Austin Green. I was very excited for Shirley Manson and the big reveal at the end of the season premiere, but that was actually the only part I liked in the season premiere. I am one of few who disliked what I was watching in the premiere – by the second episode, I was over it. After last night’s third episode, and flipping to the Phillies game instead, I decided I’m done.
I’m sure as the season goes, more shows are going to fall by the wayside, but this is it for now. What about you? What shows are you guys giving up on already?