Fall TV Round-Up: Monday Edition (or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying about the Week and Instead Just DVR Some Shows)

OK, so the title of this post is pretty much a lie. I haven’t learned how to stop worrying (yet?), but I will be setting my DVR to record some—well, many—shows on Mondays.


8:00 pm


ABC: Dancing with the Stars – Later this week (Wednesday to be exact), ABC will announce their new cast of DWTS. Rumors are bouncing around that perhaps Leah Remini or Ryan Lochte will take the stage. For fans of the show, expect more of the same. Otherwise, tune in to one of your other options.


CBS:How I Met Your Mother— At the end of last season, we FINALLY got a glimpse of the aforementioned “mother” character. Just how will her relationship with Ted develop? I’m anxious to find out. This show has been consistently good—even if they (like just about every show) seem to have a baby that only reappears when convenient.


CW: Hart of Dixie—Oh, wait. * Now* I get it. Hart of Dixie—it’s a play on the word “heart” because they sound the same and the main character’s name is Zoe Hart. Very clever, CW. Very clever indeed. Note: I’ll be passing on this one.


Fox: Bones—I used to be an avid Bones fan, gorging on the episodes on Netflix until I was caught up with the (then) current season. However, I thought last season was sub-par. I’m not sure I can stick around for an entire season if things don’t improve.


NBC: The Voice –Squeee! I love this show. I’m not entirely sure why it works, but it does.



8:30 pm


CBS: We Are Men—The TV Guide write-up on this show is thrilling (“Four single men bond at a short-term rental complex in this comedy series”)–how can I not watch this? Snarkiness aside, I saw it stars Kal Penn and Tony Shalhoub, so I will give it a fightin’ chance.



9:00 pm


CBS: Two Broke Girls—I really assume that my time in academia must have drained me of a sense of humor or something, because I don’t like this show. I find it borderline offensive at times and that it relies too heavily on stereotypes. To be honest, I stopped watching a few episodes into the first season and there is a chance it has improved. I, however, will not be taking that chance.


CW: Beauty and the Beast—Unless there is a teacup named Chip in this one, I’m out.


Fox: Sleepy Hollow– I’m 100% in for the latest update of Ichabod Crane’s story. I just hope it’s as good as the cartoon I remember from my childhood.




9:30 pm


CBS: Mom—Although the cast looks promising (Allison Janney, Anna Faris, French Stewart), I don’t have high hopes for this show. That doesn’t mean, however, that I won’t give it a whirl. * sets DVR in anticipation *



10:00 pm


ABC: Castle— Yes! That is all. Just watch this show. It’s funny, sweet, and entertaining. Perfect way to end a Monday.


CBS: Hostages—This latest “thriller-drama” (Thrama? Driller?) is about the U.S. President’s surgeon, who is ordered to kill the president by a former FBI agent who is holding her family hostage. This one is a toss-up, folks. I’ll let you decide for yourself and report back.


CW: The CW’s audience as a bedtime/curfew. There’s nothing new on it after ten.


Fox: See my note for the CW’s audience. Only this time the bedtime isn’t due to youth. It’s likely the opposite.


NBC: The Blacklist—Oh. Here’s a new concept: a fugitive works with the (insert name of any given branch of law enforcement here) to hunt down criminals. Now, I’m not saying it won’t be good. It’s just not original—no matter how they spin it.



And that, good friends, is Monday in a nutshell (Help, I’m in a nutshell!). Enjoy it! 🙂

6 Comments, Comment or Ping

  1. Sam

    Anytime James Spader is cast in a role it will be different because nobody looks at a character and sees it the same way as Spader. I’m really looking forward to The Blacklist solely to watch James Spader weave his magic. This should be very interesting!

    September 2nd, 2013

  2. Megan

    Sam- Yeah, I’ll definitely give it a whirl 🙂 I usually like Spader, so here’s hoping it’s great!:)

    September 3rd, 2013

  3. I love Bones but last season the whole Palant thing turned me off the show.

    I don’t normally go for horror shows but am intrigued by Sleepy Hollow. I’ll be setting my DVR for that and see how it goes.

    September 2nd, 2013

  4. Megan

    Elizabeth- I agree with you about the whole Palant thing last season. It just felt a little forced and weird. I was even OK with Bones and Booth as a couple (even though some times that can be the end of a show).

    I really like the Sleepy Hollow legend, so I am curious to see how it will play out on television. 🙂

    September 3rd, 2013

  5. Trish

    Thrama. Has to be thrama. Driller is an entirely different genre…….

    September 2nd, 2013

  6. Megan

    Trish- He he! Yes, I suppose it is 😉

    September 3rd, 2013

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