Muruch’ Fall TV Schedule



Day / Time (EST) TV Show Network
Tues / 8:30pm The Mindy Project Fox
Tues / 9pm New Girl Fox
Tues / 10pm Chicago Fire NBC
Wed / 8:30pm The Goldbergs Fox
Wed / 10pm Nashville ABC
Thurs / 8pm Grey’s Anatomy ABC
Thurs / 10pm Parenthood NBC
Sat/ 11pm Moone Boy PBS
Sun/ 8:30pm Brooklyn Nine Nine FOX
Sun/ 9pm (often delayed) The Good Wife CBS

M-F Shows:
Wendy Williams (Various, Syndication)
The View (11am, ABC)
CBS This Morning (7-9am, CBS)
The Daily Show (7pm, Comedy Central)*
The Colbert Report (7:30pm, Comedy Central)*
Jimmy Fallon (11:30pm. NBC)
Craig Ferguson (12:30am, CBS)

M-F Shows, Depending on Guests:
Charlie Rose (PBS)
Tavis Smiley (PBS)
Conan O’Brien(TBS)
Jimmy Kimmel (11:30pm, ABC)

Occassionally Watched Reruns:
Friends (Various, TBS)
Law & Order: Criminal Intent (Various, WGN)
Grey’s Anatomy (Various, Lifetime)
Lark Rise to Candleford (Various, INSP)
Dr. Quinn (Various, INSP)
Quantum Leap (Various, Esquire)
The Twilight Zone (Various, SyFy)

Shows I’ll watch when they return or hit Netflix:
Billy on the Street (Fuse)
Drunk History (Comedy Central)*
Doctor Who (PBS)
Downton Abbey (PBS)
Worricker (PBS)
Outlander (Starz)
Parks & Recreation (NBC)
Halt & Catch Fire (AMC)
Mad Men (AMC)
Deliverance Creek (Lifetime)

*No Longer Available from Suddenlink

My opinion of new shows changes at the drop of a hat, so check back in coming weeks for deletions. Update: I’ve deleted all the new shows and a few old ones from the grid which I no longer watch. So much wasted potential.

I tend to multi-task while the tv’s on, so very few shows get my full attention. Those few are: The Good Wife, The Goldbergs, Grey’s Anatomy, Moone Boy, Billy on the Street and Doctor Who.



Fave TV Comedy #2: Drunk History

The second favorite tv comedy (after Billy on the Street) in the Muruch household is Drunk History, which is both educational and hilarious. Drunk History also began on Funny or Die and now airs on Comedy Central.

The show is comprised of documentary-style interviews with drunken participants rambling about historical figures intercut with full-costume dramas of said “drunk histories” portrayed and lip-synced by guest celebrities.

My three fave episodes centered on foul-mouthed puritans respectively portrayed by Lisa Bonet and Michael Cera with Wynonna Ryder and Jack Black’s portral of Elvis meeting Nixon…


Fave TV Comedy #1: Billy on the Street

We in the Muruch household have been meaning to post about our two fave tv comedies: Billy on the Street and Drunk History.

Billy on the Street began on Funny or Die and now airs on the Fuse channel. The show follows comedian Billy Eichner as he runs through the streets of NYC shouting and playing bizarre pop culture games with often confused bystanders and occasional guest celebrities.

My three fave scenes were 1) Billy’s rant about Cameron Diaz, in which he yells for her “to ruin more things!” 2) his “Lana Del Race for the Cure,” featuring several sleepy, disoriented models in Lana Del Ray costumes and 3) his “John Mayer or Pepé Le Pew?” game with Olivia Wilde…


Veronica Mars the Movie!

Sadly, the Veronica Mars movie isn’t playing in my local theater. Thankfully, though, its unusual theatrical release was accompanied by a simultaneous On Demand release, so we were able to watch the film its opening weekend from the comfort of the Muruch home. And it did not disappoint.

The cool opening sequence gives a quick but interesting summary of the tv series that’s beneficial for those who didn’t watch the show and nostalgic for those of us who did.

The movie is speckled with what may be the best, most eclectic collection of cameos ever. I don’t want to spoil things, but let’s just say if you like NPR and a certain alt-rocker on the movie soundtrack you’ll squeal in delight at the first two non-character cameos. There are also brief appearances by former cast members of Freaks & Geeks, New Girl and The State. In fact, Freaks & Geeks fans will be almost as giddy as “Marshamallows” (a.k.a. Veronica Mars fans).

And, of course, Marshmallows will be even more happy with the character cameos, questions answers (Did she choose Piz or Logan?!) and plethora of in-jokes – which include references to the tv show, the movie’s Kickstarter campaign, Buffy, The O.C. and a lot of great music.

It may not quite live up to the superhuman hype it’s received, but it comes pretty darn close and leaves welcome room and a lot of potential for sequels. And I suspect it’d be even better on the big screen.

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TV: The Café

My new favorite show is The Café, a quirky, picturesque British sitcom set in a small seaside town. Kathryn Williams’ pretty, airy cover of “Beyond the Sea” serves as the series’ theme song and sets the tone of this sweet, funny and very charming little show. I’ve been watching The Café on my local PBS affiliate on Saturday mornings at 11a.m. EST, but it seems to bounce around the schedule so check your local tv listings and catch it when you can.