Monday Madness: The Boob Tube Edition

In honour of the season premiere of one of my favourite television shows returning this season, I’m dedicating this week’s Monday Madness to Television. Below are my picks for ‘Must-see TV’ this season:

Heroes: They’re normal people with dysfunctional lives who discovered two seasons ago that they have special abilities; and in true X-Men1 form there are some people who think they’re a threat and those who think they are the future. It’s not quite the X-Men because they don’t run around in superhero-skin-tight-save-the-day outfits but it doesn’t make it any less awesome.
When it Airs: Mondays on Global | Ch 32 at 9pm EST (I think).
Why I watch it: Two words – Milo Ventimiglia3. In all seriousness, I’m a huge comic book and superhero fan so this show was right up my alley from day 14. Some people have complained that it moves quite slow, but I think the show is worth your patience.
My favourite characters: Peter Pettrelli played by Milo Ventimiglia5, Claire played by Hayden Panettiere, and Elle Bishop played by Kristen Bell.

Grey’s Anatomy: Love drama, Friend drama, Interning drama; It’s a drama about starting out a medical career at Seattle Grace Hospital and all the trials and tribulations they have to go through.
Airs: Thursdays on CTV | channel 8 at 9pm EST (I think).
Why I watch it: I love it because it makes me cry; the love story between Patrick Dempsey and Ellen Pompeo‘s characters, Derek and Meredith because I’ve always been a sucker for ‘destined lover’ stories. Theirs is my favourite since Friends ended and there was nothing new to watch about Ross and Rachel’s love story. I’ve never been a fan of hospital dramas (don’t shoot me down, I know ER was great but it just isn’t there for me ok?)) but for some reason Grey’s Anatomy just always hits all the right spots for me. I was disappointed when Adison Sheppard, played by Kate Walsh, left the show but they’ve been able to keep my interest so I think I’m going to stick with this one.
My favourite character(s): I guess I made this question redundant by answering my previous question the way I did but let’s say it again for good measure: Dr. Derek Sheppard and Meredith Grey6.

Flashpoint: It follows the Strategic Response Unit as they try and do their job and diffuse high-risk situations7. The team are made to seem like heroes capable of doing things we wouldn’t but of course they are, so it adds that extra bit of drama to every situation.
Airs: Sundays on CTV | channel 8 at 10pm EST8
Why I watch it: It’s set in Toronto! Really, that’s it. Hehe ok, no. I can’t pinpoint what I like about it but so far it’s been really exciting and entertaining to watch.
My favourite character(s): Sgt. Gregory Parker played by Enrico Colantoni, Julianna ‘Jules’ Callaghan played by Amy Jo Johnson, and Ed Lane played by Hugh Dillon.

Desperate housewives: The women of Wysteria Lane are scandalous, imperfect9, sexy and they care about each other the way you hope a friend would care for you.
Airs: Sundays on CTV | channel 8 at 9pm EST
Why I watch it: Because it’s funny, it makes you cry and because the women are hot!
My favourite character(s): Bree Hodge played by Marcia Cross, and Mike Delfino played by James Denton. I actually like everyone but they would have to be my absolute favourites.

Honourable mentions:
CSI, How I met your mother, Big Bang Theory, Dexter, Two and a half men, and One tree Hill

You will notice I haven’t listed any reality TV shows – that would be because I can’t stand them. Sometimes, I’ll watch Extreme makeover: home edition, Are you smarter than a Canadian 5th grader10, and I survived a Japanese game show.

I think I’d like to go ahead and make this a full-blown meme, so I’m tagging Monique, trench, mspennylane, Rudy, and anyone else who’d like to play along.

1. List your ‘Must-see TV shows’ for this season (no minimum, no maximum).
2. Tag as many people as shows you list11.

What’s on your ‘Must-see TV’ list this season?

Update12: I’m also excited to check out the Women’s Murder Club. I’m a fan of James Patterson‘s Dr. Alex Cross and Lindsay Boxer novels so I’m curious to see how well it does.

  1. i.e. Mutant[]
  2. in Toronto[]
  3. I’m drooling right now[]
  4. All though, because I was in Ireland when it premiered I hadn’t heard about it until Episode 5 or so[]
  5. der[]
  6. hence Grey’s Anatomy[]
  7. I think the Strategic Response Unit is the Canadian version of the SWAT team[]
  8. except for yesterday, thanks to the Emmys[]
  9. but perfect at the same time[]
  10. if I could watch Are you smarter than a 5 year old, I’d prefer that[]
  11. as you can I’ve already broken my own rule[]
  12. because I don’t have time to properly put this in somewhere[]

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