As someone who has always had a special affinity for DEXTER since the very beginning (Note: Not as creepy as it sounds, we promise!) we’re disappointed to admit that when it comes to summing up our feelings for the show’s much-anticipated current season, the best we can come up with is ‘conflicted.’ On the one hand, four weeks in, the show’s writing team deserves credit for managing to keep this aging series interesting by promoting Deb to Lieutenant, correcting last season’s wrong that was Laguerta and Angel’s marriage, and introducing a truly terrifying team of baddies (Edward James Olmos’ Professor Gellar and Colin Hanks’ Travis Marshall) into the mix. On the other — something that we can’t quite put our finger on — is missing. Whether it’s a symptom of the increasingly predictable nature of the show (Does anyone else have a feeling that Professor Gellar is to Travis what Harry is to Dexter?) or the fact that the astounding success of the series has all but eviscerated the once spine-tingling stakes for America’s favorite serial killer seeing as though Showtime isn’t about to put a knife in the back of its most popular property anytime soon, the simple fact of the matter is that this once must-watch-for-fear-of-being-spoiled-show has quietly devolved into yeah, we’ll-watch-it-when-we-get-around-to-it. #sad

Dear ABC (Re: PAN AM), a multimillion-dollar per episode price tag and top notch talent both in front and behind the camera is not enough to get us to to care about a group of women whose personalities are about as inciting as airplane food. We’re sorry.

With this being DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES eighth and final season, a part of us feels really bad for having jumped off the bandwagon at the start of this year. Until that is we decided to give last night’s episode one last kick at the can. Cut to a forty-something Susan Mayer (Teri Hatcher) not being able to compose herself during an art class involving a nude model and us very quickly realizing that we have far better things to do with our time. Which brings us to…

In response to last night’s tweet that had us exclaiming just how in love we are with THE GOOD WIFE, a follower (@tvonmyterms) asked us to be specific. So here, in a nutshell, it goes: From a seemingly never-ending roster of ridiculously talented guest stars (Anna Camp! Dylan Baker! Lisa Edelstein!) to a level of storytelling — complete with political intrigue, back room deals and sizzling romance — that has become almost unheard of on Broadcast television, THE GOOD WIFE doesn’t just manage to keep us on the edge of our seat each and every Sunday night, it keeps us off our iPad, which in this day and age, is sadly almost unheard of.

Since it has become increasingly rare when our viewing habits intersect with that of the rest of the country, we here at just wanted to take a moment and thank the 13 million or so of you who gave last night’s series premiere of ONCE UPON A TIME a try. And while we don’t pretend to know whether or not co-creators Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis have what it takes to maintain the level of story-telling demonstrated in the pilot, we sure as heck are looking forward to finding out.

  • I’m waiting for Pan Am’s inevitable hijacking episode.

    This is my Sunday show watching order: Dexter, The Walking Dead, The Good Wife, Once Upon A Time, Pan Am, Homeland, Boardwalk Empire, a single Seth MacFarlane comedy.

    I have to say, Sundays, and Wednesdays, have overtaken Mondays, and are giving Thursdays a serious run for its money. Does that make any sense?

  • Anonymous

    It’s annoying how resistent to change the writers of Dexter are.
    It’s a shame given how good Dexter can be at times but the show is being held back by becoming so routine.
    The writers need to look at a show like Weeds for inspiration of how a show can changed over time while maintaining it’s core premise and quality.

  • That’s a great point. Love it or loathe the sometimes wacky direction WEEDS has taken over the years, it’s hard to argue with the fact that it’s never not been interesting.

  • Kelly

    I’m actually NOT hating Pan Am. *ducking*

    That being said, it certainly lacks a lot of, well everything…like a story line, but I find it amusing, nonetheless…certainly not at the top of my list, and not something that I’ll ever watch in “real time” but entertaining…at times. I wish they’d utilize their talent better though…

  • Drmccleggan

    I actually quite enjoyed the pilot for Pan Am (sorry about the unavoidable pun), but as the episodes go on, I find I’m enjoying it less.  It’s okay and all, but I’m not exactly chomping at the bit for more week-to-week.  Based on the pilot, I was hopeful I would be.