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Yeah, yeah, lots of new tv shows - alyburns' (aka sideburns & alyjude) Hiding Place
If you spoke faster than David Hewlett you’d travel back in time: Michael Shanks
Yeah, yeah, lots of new tv shows
and lots of them are really good - but if I had a life, the only two I'd stay home for, snuggle up in bed for, thoroughly enjoy with or without popcorn for?

*happy sigh* -            GoOn, Matthew Perry's new sitcom
*double happy sigh* - The Newsroom, HBO's newest - and best
(but because it's political and the wrong side - I bet it wins NO Emmy's next year)

I can't get over The Newsroom, I swear it. It's like living in the West Wing era again, only in a - well, you know - a Newsroom. The memories it brings back - Huntley-Brinkley, Walter Cronkite, Edward R Murrow, John Charles Daly and Peter Jennings. I don't include Dan Rather or Tom Brokaw because they're still with us even if they're not exactly reporting (except on say, MSNBC) but act more as a news...consultant? But even so, when they were both in their heyday - yep, great anchors - great newsmen.

I watch The Newsroom and I can forget that not only do people still buy stations, they now purchase a news name for a specific party agenda. Some would say MSNBC does that, but in reality, they're simply unapologetic Liberals, as opposed to FoxNews, which is the straight-out Republican arm of the news and purchased for that reason only. But The Newsroom - ah, sweet, sweet, news. Real news. And I love that it's like, one year behind the real times - totally awesome concept - and Jeff Daniels has found his niche, thank GOD. 


And GoOn? Please do - forever. It's funny with a side of bittersweet, the kind of bittersweet we often crave. It may be a sitcom, but underneath is a realism which is probably why it successfully tugs my heart and brain. No member of the cast is a wrong note (and of course, seeing "Sulu" every week ain't so bad either *G*) and Perry finally gets 'the voice' right. His age and experiences wear well in a show that allows him that freedom. He's totally brilliant.


So yeah, new season, lots of shows, and for me, two keepers forever.


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pattrose From: pattrose Date: October 24th, 2012 07:21 am (UTC) (Link)
I love Go On, also. I've seen every single episode twice. They are that good. Matthew Perry is perfect in it, you are so right. I look forward to it every single week. It almost always makes me laugh, smile and sometimes tear up. Great show.
aprilvalentine From: aprilvalentine Date: October 24th, 2012 03:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
{Points at icon} That's my new show. Second season just started. I discovered it over the summer. I haven't been this into a show since TS (though that will always be first in my heart)

I don't have HBO anymore and I miss being able to watch stuff on that network.

Main reason I'm commenting is to send you this link. Someone on my f-list posted it and I immediately thought of you. It's doing a 90 days, 90 reasons to re-elect O'Bama.

sistermu From: sistermu Date: October 24th, 2012 09:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
I too love Person of Interest. I think it's going to get very interesting, not just standard fare. Well, it already is and I'm only half way through season 1, a point at which many shows are still finding their feet. I like Castle but it's standard plotlines. And I have such a crush on John.

Also Grimm. Grimm is excellent. I just hope I'm not the kiss of death for these shows - quite often things I like just don't last, like Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip. I still lament Reaper too. Or they go off like Stargate SG-1 or Psych.

Here's hoping POI goes from strength to strength. After all, I love Jon Stewart and he's still around.
alyburns From: alyburns Date: October 25th, 2012 01:09 am (UTC) (Link)

Ah, but they're not new

but both are faves in my book too. PoI is the most interesting show CBS (or any other channel) has come up with in forever!!!
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