Monday Madness

By People's Choice | 8:44 am on April 9, 2012

I’m overwhelmed by the amount of TV I want to watch on Mondays. With so many options, fitting everything in is tricky.  I’ve finally mastered a system where some get DVR’ed, some get streamed and some get downloaded via iTunes.  Maybe I’m too committed to too many series, but I have a thing where I need to watch shows to completion.  From series premiere to series finale.  I’ll admit it’s a little easier for me to keep up as I have two DVRs in my apartment…an apartment I live in by myself, so you would think I’d only need one.  You would be wrong.  I’m not proud.

But I digress. It’s Monday and there are so many things to watch! Since I happen to be the one writing this blog, here are my five favorite shows airing tonight in alphabetical order because I couldn’t manage to rank them.  Maybe you’ll be inspired to try something new!

Bethenny Ever After – I love this woman.  I love Jason.  I love Bryn.  I love Julie.  I love Cookie.  And do you know what I love more than anything? That apartment she’s designing.  It’s amazing.

Castle – What’s better than an expertly crafted will-they-or-won’t-they love story? I can’t think of much.  Plus, in this case you top the series off with an incredibly charming performance by Nathan Fillion.  Can you imagine anyone else playing Castle? Probably not given his win at this year’s PCAs.

Gossip Girl – You have to give credit to the people behind Gossip Girl.  When the series started, would you have guessed you’d be rooting for Blair/DAN at some point down the road?

How I Met Your Mother – This has been a favorite of mine since its first season.  Living in NYC I can relate to a lot of the city humor – that episode where they can’t remember where they had the best burger ever? That happens.  I’m invested at this point – I need to meet the mother!

Make It Or Break It – I have a confession. While I love me some Secret Life and some MIOBI, I’m going through Pretty Little Liars withdrawals. However, watching The Rock girls fight their way onto the Olympic team is a good way to fill the PLL void. I do wonder about Emily. I hope she’s well!

Also being recorded?  The Voice, 2 Broke Girls, Mike & Molly and The Secret Life of the American Teenager.  Needless to say I have plenty to do on Tuesday.

And while I don’t watch these, Two and a Half Men, Bones, Dancing with the Stars, House, Smash, Hawaii Five-O, Hart of Dixie and Inside the Actors Studio (with the cast of Glee) are also on tonight.  Plus, I’ll bet that’s not even a complete list.

Do you see what I’m saying?!?  Mondays are so overwhelming!


What are you watching tonight?

Dancing with the Stars

Inside the Actors Studio

The Voice

Two and a Half Men

2 Responses

  1. Bruce says:

    We use Hulu Plus to take some of the Monday recording presures off our DVR’s. Just about everything on ABC, and the CW are available with limited commercials on Julu Plus. We have lowered the recording priority on these shows, so if nothing else is on, they get recorded. Usually, they get bumped, and we can catch up with them on HuluPl.

  2. Stokley says:

    I too record way too much stuff on Monday. I started watching Dancing with the Stars when Hines Ward was on the show and now I am hooked. So, I tape the CBS line up along with Fox’s Bones and House. I decided I could not watch the Voice I just did not have the time for another music reality show besides the fact that I do not care for the corny chair thing that looks like they are on the Starship Enterprise. We have 2 DVR’s in the bedrooms along with the one in the living room (that does not record but we can watch the shows we did record) that are recording something every night. I stay up until 1 or 2 in the morning and then cannot function the next day at work. Sadly I am addicted….

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