Muruch’s Fall 2017 TV Schedule

Muruch’s Winter 2017 TV Schedule

Day / Time (EST) TV Show Network
Mon / 8pm Supergirl CW
Mon / 9pm Marvel’s The Gifted* Fox
Tues / 8pm The Middle ABC
Tues / 8pm The Flash CW
Tues / 8:30pm Fresh Off the Boat ABC
Tues / 9pm Blackish ABC
Tues / 9pm Legends of Tomorrow CW
Tues/ 9:30pm Brooklyn Nine Nine FOX
Tues / 10pm Queen Sugar OWN
Wed / 8pm Riverdale CW
Wed / 8pm The Goldbergs ABC
Thurs / 8pm Grey’s Anatomy ABC
Thurs / 8pm Arrow CW
Thurs / 9pm Scandal ABC
Thurs / 10pm How to Get Away With Murder ABC
Thurs / 10pm This is Us NBC
Thurs / 10pm Chicago Fire NBC
Fri / 10pm Blindspot ABC
Sat/ 9pm Dirk Gently BBC America
Sun/ 9pm Madam Secretary CBS
Sun/ 9pm Good Behavior TNT
Sun/ 9:30pm Last Man on Earth FOX

Netflix:
Portlandia
Stranger Things
The Crown
Schitt’s Creek
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Hulu:
Marvel’s The Runaways
Moone Boy
The Path

CBS All Access:
The Good Fight*
Star Trek: Discovery*


*New TV Shows, check back in coming weeks to see if they make the cut.

Shows I’ll watch when they return:
Angie Tribeca (TBS)
Atlanta (FX)
Billy on the Street (?)
Chicago Med (NBC)
Code Black (CBS)
Doctor Who (BBC America/PBS)
Drunk History (Comedy Central)
Legion (Fox)
Timeless (NBC)
Victoria (PBS)



Muruch’s 2014 Fall TV Schedule

Muruch’s 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.





TV: My Fave New Shows

During the summer, my weekday evenings were spent reading, listening to music, and actually leaving the house occasionally to attend live performances and engage in other activities. I’d hope this unplugged trend might continue until Lost returns in January, but several new shows have pulled me in enough that I haven’t done much that I would consider productive in the past few weeks! For the curious, following are the new shows I’ve been enjoying…

The Forgotten: ABC, Tuesdays, 10pm EST. Christian Slater leads a team of civilian volunteers who search for the identities of murder victims after the police have given up. The twist is each episode is narrated by that week’s deceased. It’s Cold Case meets The Lovely Bones. The Shield‘s Benito Martinez also stars. If you missed the pilot (which features a guest appearance by My So-Called Life‘s Devon Gummersall), you can watch the full episode online at ABC.

The Good Wife: CBS, Tuesdays, 10pm EST. ER‘s Juliana Margulies gracefully portrays the archetypal politician’s wife, enduring mass judgement and attempting to resurrect her own law career after standing by her man in one of those infamous post-scandal press conferences. While I think the show would be more interesting had it stayed focused on the moral dilemas of the political world, it is a solid legal drama. If you missed the pilot, you can watch the full episode online at CBS.

Mercy: NBC, Wednesday, 8pm EST. Judging from the previews, I didn’t expect to like this one and only watched it because the hubby insisted. I was pleasantly surprised how much the show reminded me of the first season of ER. It centers on a spunky, unhappily married nurse who has recently returned to working at a “normal” hospital after spending some traumatic time on the frontlines in Iraq. Buffy‘s Michelle Trachtenberg plays a humorously optimistic young nurse. I’m a little worried they’ll mistakenly go all Grey’s Anatomy with silly romantic subplots, but otherwise I liked it. If you missed the pilot, you can watch the full episode at NBC.

Modern Family: ABC, Wednesday, 9pm EST. This quirky half hour comedy shares the same kind of sarcastic, oddball humor of Arrested Development. But rather than following the exploits of an eccentric rich clan, Modern Family looks at the dysfunction of a multi-cultural Middle Class family. Married With Children‘s Ed O’Neill plays the family’s curmudgeony patriarch. If you missed the pilot, you can watch the full episode at ABC.

The Vampire Diaries: CW, Thursday, 8pm EST. My new guilty pleasure by Dawson’s Creek creator Kevin Williamson. Though the previews, overall plot, and direction of the premiere were all very similar to Twilight, the subsequent episodes have reminded me more of Buffy and Angel. It’s the standard sarcastic, misfit high school gal falling for a lonely, conscience-stricken vampire story, but it’s done well. But the highlight of the show for me is Lost‘s Ian Somerhalder as the sexy, over-the-top villian vamp. The music has also been pretty good so far. If you missed the first two weeks, you can watch both episodes at CW.

Flash Forward: ABC, Thursday, 8pm EST. This is the big disappointment. After so much hype (the “from the network that brought you Lost” promo was a summer-long joke in my house, with my best/worst parody being “from the womb that brought you Roseanna Arquette, it’s David Arquette!”), I had hoped for more eerie mystery. But despite the cool premise (the world’s population blacks out for 2 minutes and see glimpses their future selves) and presence of Joseph Fiennes, the dry, melodramatic pilot ep seemed more like 24 than Lost. But it was kinda cool to see a brief dramatic cameo by Family Guy‘s Seth McFarlane and the new ads reveal Dominic Monahan will join the cast, so I’ll give it another chance. If you missed the pilot, you can watch the full episode at ABC.

I’m also still loving The Office (NBC, Thursday, 9pm EST) and So You Think You Can Dance (Fox, Wednesday, 9pm EST).

Update: As of mid-October, the only new show I’m still watching and loving is The Vampire Diaries. All of the others listed above failed to live up to their premieres.

The Dead Weather Mp3 from The Vampire Diaries

If you watched CW’s new series The Vampire Diaries last week or have seen the new promo for the show, you’ve already heard “Hang You From The Heavens” by The Dead Weather. I posted the free and legal mp3 earlier this month in my review of the band’s album Horehound. Per my agreement with the label, the mp3 will be removed this Friday, September 25th. So download it while you can…

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