BONES, COMMUNITY, MY GENERATION, THE BIG BANG THEORY, THE VAMPIRE DIARIES: Thursday at 8 Madness
August 26, 2010 by Marisa Roffman
They say you can never have too much of a good thing.
“They” clearly never met the Thursday at 8 fall 2010 network lineup.
TV viewers will have BONES, COMMUNITY, MY GENERATION, THE BIG BANG THEORY and THE VAMPIRE DIARIES going up against each other in the 8 p.m. hour. At 8:30, 30 ROCK and freshman show $#*! MY DAD SAYS take over the NBC and CBS timeslots respectively.
Pretty much what my nightmares are made of. For a TV geek, anyway.
You think I’m kidding, but when I think about that logjam, my heart races, my palms sweat and I start to freak out about way too much good television. I honestly have no idea how I’m going to handle that night.
I mean, take a look at the five shows at 8…
THE BIG BANG THEORY:
THE VAMPIRE DIARIES:
You see why I’m conflicted?
I love all these shows. I love them all for varying reasons. But I love them. And the thought of missing any of them makes me kinda queasy.
I acknowledge, yes, I’m a little crazy about my TV. And I’ll probably find a way to watch all of these shows the night they air. This means I’ll finally invest in a second DVR.
However, order is key.
Should I have the comedies bookend the viewing? Alternate between dramas and comedies? View in order of most likely to get spoiled? In reverse order of my likely enjoyment so I save the best for last?
(Again, I am aware I have issues.)
Every time I think I have a plan for how to best navigate the timeslot, I change my mind. Or I see a really cool promo and think “A ha, that’s the show I’ll watch first at 8!”
That resolve generally lasts about 9.7 seconds.
And even if I get that second DVR, I’ll have to watch one show live. In theory, it should work out.
But there will be nights when I’ll have to be out and won’t be able to watch anything live. That’s a whole other level of panic that I shouldn’t even get into.
Perhaps On Demand viewing will me help out, but there are often delays on when things are posted. Technically, I believe I’ll be able to watch all of these shows online, however…call me crazy, but I like to actually watch my television shows on a TV.
Not to mention, like many of you, I’m on Twitter. Part of the fun of Twitter is being able to share your thoughts on current things with your friends and followers. Who the heck would care if I’m tweeting about a show a day or two after it airs? At that point it’s almost, well, pointless and then you miss out on sharing the viewing experience with others.
So yes, I’m totally confused about what to do. And quite frankly, I’m guessing many of you guys are, too.
So what I want to know is, what will you be watching live? DVRing? And what will you be passing on?
And hey, if you want to tell me which order I should be watching the Thursday shows, I wouldn’t object to that, either…
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