Fall TV Schedule 2014

Well hey there. Miss me? Here we are in September and about to enter into my very favorite season. I love Fall. Boots, sweaters, jeans, crisp weather. And I’m getting back together with my boyfriend, aka TV. We’ve obviously still been hanging out this summer with Bachelor in Paradise, Ray Donovan, the Leftovers, True Blood series finale, and RHOC/NY/NJ, but I’m ready to get a little more serious. Some people are into Fantasy Football drafts. Me? I’m into the Fall TV grid. I like to do my research, figure out what shows I need to queue up as the seasons change, and get my DVR back in fighting shape. And you get to reap the rewards of my hard work and continue being lazy, as per usual.

This grid from Entertainment Weekly is solid for all of your network needs. Check it out, new shows are highlighted in yellow, premier dates for all shows as well. But that’s not enough. Which shows do I need to be watching? I mosied on over to TV guide to see what their editors pick:

One super cool note, A to Z is produced by my cousin Lesley’s husband, Jeff Grosvenor and his company Le Train Train Productions . He showed us the pilot at a family dinner, it is so so good! Funny, fantastic cast, adorable!! You have to check it out. So proud of Jeff!! I mean, he has his own IMDB page and his boss is Rashida Jones, pretty awesome.

A to Z

 

 

 

 

Black-ish The Flash Gotham How to Get Away with Murder Jane the VIrgin Madam Secretary Red Band Society

What this does not include is all of the cable and premium channel goodness. Here is a list of every show you could ever want to watch with its premier date, including cable. OK, that’s all I have to give. What else do you need me to do? Should I come over to your house and program your DVR?

Go forth and watch!

Game of Thrones – I’m In, But I Don’t Totally Get It

I have been bingeing on Game of Thrones for the past few weeks (in the middle of season 3) and as much as I really like it, which I do, sometimes I just do not follow the plotlines. And there are many. And they are complicated. And there are a lot of characters. With elaborate names. I am fairly intelligent and no stranger to episodic television, but I’ve realized that I am watching this show the way I sometimes skim a book. I take enough in to get me by and totally enjoy it, but I just don’t always know exactly what’s going on.

What I do know:

Anyone can die. No one is safe. I don’t really understand why people get up in arms when someone spoils who dies. It’s not a surprise. Main characters die on this show. Ned Stark got his head put on a spike in season 1 (oops, I guess that was a spoiler). Anyone is fair game. Oh, and there are books, so it’s not really a secret.

Daenerys and DrogoDaenerysDaenerys Targaryen/Khaleesi (Emilia Clarke) is like the prettiest person ever. And she’s a total badass. Sure, she started out getting basically raped by her hot Dothraki husband Drogo, then falls in love with him, then becomes the mother of dragons. Literally, baby dragons. You just can’t think too hard about all of this, you just have to go with it.

Tyrion

 

The only likable Lannister is Tyrion. I love him! He’s definitely one of the best characters on the show. Cersei is a great character, terrible person. Joffrey is the worst. Jamie I have mixed feelings about. Maybe that’s because he’s really hot.

Robb Stark

 

Robb Stark is even hotter than Jamie Lannister. The Starks are my faves. I love Robb Stark.

White Walkers

Even GoT has zombies (white walkers). And giants. And dragons. And sorcerers and sorceresses.

 

This is one of the most violent shows I have ever watched. Ever. Lots of heads getting cut off, even babies getting murdered. It’s all swords and stabbing and heads on spikes and blood. You definitely have to go with the violence. The pay off with the big fight scenes is amazing.

All in all, I am totally digging Game of Thrones and can’t wait to know what happens next (I already know about the Red Wedding). Do I have any desire to go out and read the books? No. But I love how different this is than anything else I am watching. You can’t not be entertained, even if you don’t totally understand every political alliance and plot line or remember who each character is/what family they are from. It is just, plain, excellent television. If you haven’t watched it, give it a try.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lindsay

One of my favorite blogs is Love and Knuckles. Kate, the blogger (and my blog hero), is a fantastic writer, witty and hilarious and mean, but in the best possible way. She posted a Daily Beast article today, “‘Mean Girls’ Turns 10: Why the Modern Classic is Still So Fetch”. How perfect as I totally owed you a post on Lindsay’s new show. To this day (and I cannot believe it has been 10 years), I love this movie. I loved Lindsay Lohan in this movie (and Rachel McAdams and Tina Fey and, and, and). I frankly loved Lindsay Lohan in everything from the Parent Trap to this. Who didn’t?

Now, she’s a full fledged trainwreck. I have been watching her 8 part docuseries, which debuted in March on OWN, and although it does give me massive anxiety, I have to keep watching. The show starts right after she leaves rehab in Malibu and follows her through a move to NYC. This girl is literally sabotaging her career right in front of the camera and I don’t know how she comes back after the documentary. Her behavior is so erratic, she has limited opportunities these days and she just blows them off. Mind boggling.

When I first started watching, I thought, OK, she’s not an idiot like Britney Spears, she’s actually intelligent, maybe I’ll like her. Well, she may not be an idiot, but she’s 100% delusional and in denial about the state of the union. It’s impossible to like her. She is up her own ass so far about being an amazing actress and her agents not fighting for her. Linds needs to take a hard look in the mirror, if she can see past those gigantic, restalyn filled lips, to see who she is now.

Her parents are disasters, both of them, so I guess it’s not rocket science that she turned out this way, especially in conjunction with her Hollywood lifestyle. I thought I was going to want to root for her. I don’t. Not in her current state. It’s really, really sad.

Here’s my point. TV is slim pickins right now. This is on demand. You should watch it. Troubling, but fascinating business.

 

 

Slacking

What up. I’m sitting in my kitchen while Oliver is upstairs napping about to get my Sunday dinner together. Today, I am in need of a red meat fix and have never attempted to do a roast myself, so I decided it’s time to give it a try. I found Emeril’s recipe for Sunday Night Roast Beef and Gravy with Easy Rice on the Food Network and thought it sounded perfect. Post coming tomorrow.

I know I have totally been slacking on posting. I thought after I was done with my move I’d be more focused and ready to write. But I’m not. And I want to be. Getting used to living in a new space and making it your home takes a bunch of energy and even though the house is amazing and I am so happy, it’s just starting to feel like home and after 3 weeks.

Thanks for cutting me some slack on my slacking. I’ve been thinking about lots of things I want to share with you, just need to get my shit together and do it!

Here’s a little list of what’s on my mind:

  1. Linday Lohan’s show on OWN – I mean, she is a self destructive, delusional train wreck. I can’t not watch.
  2. Game of Thrones – I know, I’m like 3 years late to the party.
  3. Stella & Dot – Again, nothing new here, but my friend Renee came for a visit on Friday and she lent me a bunch of her samples. Obsessed.
  4. MIHS Class of 94 – 20 Year Reunion – I took over planning it. Could not be more excited.
  5. House Pics – I need to show off my digs…I am so proud of how it turned out! My friend Jenny is an amazing photographer and we are planning a house shoot
  6. RHONY – One word. Aviva.
  7. Daytime Dresses – I just ordered 7 from Piperlime. I hope I find 2 that work.
  8. FRAME Denim – love this perfect denim specimen

Now that I’ve told you, I have to follow through and write.