The Boomstick T.V. Guide

I've been writing a lot lately about television shows because I watch a lot of T.V. and don't really talk to people. Fortunately, this makes me completely qualified to recommend shows that you should be watching. And by that I mean compile a list of the shows I watch and when they're on so you can set your D.V.R. and then we can watch the same shows and then you can comment on my blog and then we can be best friends.

Can't we compromise?
Disclaimer: I do not get any "pay" channels. This means I am out of date on the best Showtime shows (most recent seasons of "Weeds" and "True Blood"), and on the new generation of HBO shows ("Boardwalk Empire," "Bored to Death," "Eastbound and Down").  My boyfriend gets HBO, so he rubs it in keeps me informed about how awesome those shows are, but refuses to attach any recording device to his television so I can watch them, too. Personally, I would rather have DVR than just about any other utility, including running water. But apparently we have very different priorities, because my boyfriend seems to love "showering" and doesn't even care if his television is recording.

  • Your DVR of "The Walking Dead" from Sunday, because you didn't really watch it on Sunday like you said you were going to, because you got busy okay?
  • You can also watch "The Event" at 9pm on NBC, but I've never seen it so I cannot personally vouch for it.
Thursday: This is the biggie.  This is the night you tell your friends "no thank you, I cannot attend your birthday party/rave/bris, I have plans. Oh yeah? Well NBC's Thursday night line-up doesn't seem to think your rehearsal dinner is that important, so maybe you should take it up with them."
  • "Community," 8pm, NBC (aka, the savior of Joe McHale's career. The second season of "Community" has been a little weird the KFC spaceship anyone? but the characters are still hilarious. Especially Troy.)
  • "30 Rock," 8:30pm, NBC
  • "The Office," 9pm, NBC
  • "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia," 10pm, FX
  • "The League," 10:30pm, FX
Friday and Saturday night I try to go talk to people. But if I fail I watch movies, SNL, or my DVRs of any of the Thursday night shows I shamefully missed.

Please note that this list is only for the current TV season other shows I love (like "Mad Men," "Parks and Recreation," "Royal Pains") are over for the year. Feel free to comment and recommend shows that you watch and think I should, too.  But if any of you were going to say "Two and a Half Men," you should just leave. Now.
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November 12, 2010 at 9:16 AM delete

First, if you're going to hate on "Joe" Mchale and say that his career needs saving, despite his hilarious weekly show that fills my DVR, "the Soup", you should probably go ahead and get his name right and call him Joel. Sorry if that was brutal, I'm just a little hurt that you are using your blog to find new bffs to watch tv with when CLEARLY you already have a bff/soulmate.

As for the rest of the blog, I'm diggin' it. LOVE me some Modern Fam Cougar Town! In fact, I'm glad to find someone else who likes CT, because some people think it is stupid. I also LOVE Royal Pains and miss it terribly right now. Confession: I've never watched the League, but Matt raves about it..

Great post! I probably should cancel my Friday night date plans to catch up with the dvr. Oh, and you should probably listen to Andrew and shower once in a while. ;)


November 17, 2010 at 5:11 PM delete

"Dexter." Start with Season 1 (on Netflix) and get caught up. Currently on Season 5.

Alison Lee
November 18, 2010 at 7:38 PM delete

I like Dexter, but it's on Showtime! This was a post about TV for poor people. My blog is nothing if not in touch with the proletariat.


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