Muruch’s 2015 Winter TV Guide

Muruch’s Fall TV Schedule

Day / Time (EST) TV Show Network
Tues / 8pm Parks & Recreation NBC
Tues / 8:30pm The Mindy Project FOX
Tues / 9pm New Girl FOX
Tues / 10pm Chicago Fire NBC
Wed / 8pm American Idol FOX
Wed / 8:30pm The Goldbergs ABC
Wed / 9pm Empire Fox
Wed / 10pm Nashville ABC
Thurs / 8pm Grey’s Anatomy ABC
Thurs / 9pm Scandal ABC
Thurs / 10pm Parenthood NBC
Fri / 9pm 12 Monkeys SyFy
Sun/ 8:30pm Brooklyn Nine Nine FOX
Sun/ 9pm The Good Wife CBS
Sun/ 9pm Downton Abbey PBS
Sun/ 10pm Grandchester PBS

M-F Shows:
Wendy Williams (Various, Syndication)
The View (11am, ABC)
CBS This Morning (7-9am, CBS)
Jimmy Fallon (11:30pm, NBC)

M-F Shows, Depending on Guests:
Charlie Rose (PBS)
Tavis Smiley (PBS)
Conan O’Brien(TBS)

Shows I’ll watch when they return or hit Netflix:
Billy on the Street (Fuse)
Moone Boy (PBS)
Drunk History (Comedy Central)
Halt & Catch Fire (AMC)
Mad Men (AMC)
Outlander (Starz)

I also just binge-watched the entire 8th season of Doctor Who and I love Peter Capaldi as the new Doctor! The whole season was the best since the Christopher Eccleson days.




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.





Brandi Carlile: Live at Benaroya Hall

By: Brendan

How have I missed Brandi Carlile all these years? Maybe I should’ve been paying more attention to Grey’s Anatomy, which featured her music on several occasions. One of the show’s stars, Broadway veteran Sara Ramirez, covered Carlile’s “The Story” on her own debut EP, but the original is miles better. The only artist I can compare Brandi Carlile to is Glen Hansard – both somehow sing their hearts out on every track, every time. “The Story” is an epic song that will stay in your head for days. I discovered Brandi through her four-track Noisetrade sampler, which you can download for free below. Two of the sampler songs were taken from Brandi’s stunning 2011 collaboration with the Seattle Symphony, Live at Benaroya Hall.

The symphonic arrangements on Live at Benaroya Hall add depth to some wonderful Carlile songs. “Before it Breaks” and “Looking Out” are the standouts. The album also features four covers – Elton John’s “Sixty Years On,” Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah,” and an interesting turn by her back up band, The Hanseroth Twins, on Paul Simon’s “The Sound of Silence.” The fourth cover is a surprise, Carlile being one of few artists who continue the tradition of hidden tracks. More free music from Calile can be found on this NPR World Cafe recording from 2006 – it includes an awesome cover of Radiohead’s “Creep” around the 13-minute mark.

Buy Live at Benaroya Hall @ Amazon

Brandi Carlile Official Site

The Rescues on Grey’s Anatomy Premiere

An acoustic version of “Crazy Ever After” by The Rescues was apparently used in last night’s season premiere of Grey’s Anatomy. I don’t watch the show, so I don’t know which scene it was used in. The song is the title track from The Rescues’ Crazy Ever After album, a favorite of mine this year. In addition to purchasing the CD, I recommend attending a live performance by the trio if you have the opportunity. Their recent set at Mountain Stage was astounding, and I’m so happy to see the band getting more attention.

Muruch Review of The Rescues CD

Muruch Review of The Rescues Concert

Buy @ Amazon (To be released Nov. 4th)