Set Your DVR By It: Heroes w/ BBT and HIMYM on the Side
So it was a long, cruel summer, and though I thank BBC America and the Olympics for tiding me over with Dr. Who, Spaced, Torchwood, Skins, and all the synchronized diving I could stand, I’m more than happy to welcome the Fall TV schedule back into my life.
Here’s the Bad News: The new kids shows pretty much all look like they suck — with just a handful of exceptions.
Here’s the Good News: A ton of our favorite shows are coming back, and with full seasons this time!
And here’s the Even Better News: For the next few weeks, I’m going to be giving you DVR alerts either one or two days beforehand, so that you don’t miss a moment of the shows you should be watching (read: the shows I think you should be watching).
That all said, here’s your first DVR Alert:
Monday, September 22nd
Heroes, NBC, 9-10pm: Okay I know that the second season of Heroes was a let down, and that the Latina hero was annoying, and that the black girl hero was underused, and that they split up Masi Oka and his sidekick, and that the flying guy was enh, and that they just didn’t seem to know what to do with by beloved Kristen Bell of Veronica Mars fame. But I’m hoping that Tim Kring has hired some writers that can actually do romance and that they find some kick-ass use for the black girl hero and make the Latina hero stop whining and tell the flying guy to go away and make sure that Masi Oka is never taken from his sidekick again. Do we think it will happen?
The Big Bang Theory, CBS, 8pm: My little sister, the chemical engineer actually introduced me to this sitcom. And I would like to put forth that if you call yourself a nerd and you’re not watching this. Then you’re not really a nerd. The character of Sheldon alone is worth making room on the DVR. Plus, both Sara Gilbert (Darlene) and Laurie Metcalf (Jackie) from Roseanne have guest-starred and Johnny Galecki (Darlene’s boyfriend) headlines, so it’s like a reunion with all of the people you actually liked on that show.
How I Met Your Mother, CBS, 8:30pm: If the world were a fair and decent place, this would be the #1 sitcom in the U.S.A. Why aren’t you watching this? Why aren’t you watching this? Why. Aren’t. You. Watching. This?