Now what do we do?

So four years ago there was this new show on TV.  It came on Sunday nights and it was total soap-opera material, but it was still a good show.  And the lead guy was darn good looking.  And it had some sassy supporting women in it as well.  So what if the main character was whiny and neurotic.  Gray’s Anatomy was still a good show.  B was over one night and got caught in it as well, and before I knew it every Sunday night we were making plans for dinner and to watch GA.  Double bonus for me, as I got to cook–something I don’t do that often for myself as it’s a bit boring to have leftovers for an entire week.

Well then, drat it, the people at ABC had to go mess things up.  They moved the show to a Thursday night slot.  Well B works on Thursday nights.  So Tivo, that blessed invention, once again saves the day and we still watch on Sundays.  Our party grew to three as she started seeing her high school sweetheart again, who is now her husband.  When he’s in town he joins in.  (And annoys us with ‘What happened to Burke?’ every ten minutes!)

This year the party grew even more, as we had B’s brother in law for awhile and added C, a girl I work with, to the group.  C needed a night away from hubby and kids, and the three girls really look forward to a night during the week to decompress especially with work the next day.  Brother in law has drifted away, so the core group is 3-4 depending on token male’s (NoMH’s) geographical location.

Last night, we were finally able to overcome funerals, moving trucks, birthdays, and holidays to get the group together.  It’s been about three weeks–far too long–and we had three hours to watch!  We had a blast.  Watch an hour, cook dinner (and let NoMH watch the latest Battlestar episode), then watch the 90 minute finale.  Okay, can’t wait for season 5.

In the meantime, we need an activity for Sunday nights.  We can rotate movie choices, or have summer marathon episodes of So You Think You Can Dance or Food Network Challenge, but while I’m totally addicted to the first and enjoy the second it’s just not the same.  We need that soap opera-y drama.  We need the characters.  We need the awesome Miranda Bailey to cheer for when she gives a speech to a whiny intern and gives them what for.

So far I’ve been told that we might like Gossip Girl, but I don’t know if it is out on DVD yet.  You know what would be perfect and would fit the night great?  Gilmore Girls. Or wait, Everwood.  Both usually had me crying by the end of the episode.  But both are off the air.

So I need a summer Shonda Rimes.  A replacement for Amy Sherman-Palladino.  A great show by someone who is as good as Greg Berlanti.  Suggestions?

One thought on “Now what do we do?

  1. I’ve been watching Psych and Eureka, which are both summer fill-ins. Hubby loves Burn Notice, which is coming back soon. And My Boys is a winner, though it’s only 1/2 hour. (From one TV whore to another…)

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