This will be the 23rd time Jeff Probst and I have journeyed to a far away place met some strangers there and watched them try to not only survive off the land but outwit each other to win a million dollars. And you know what? It’s still amazing. Sure there is the occasional off season, but even when Survivor is not 100% it still offers more drama and excitement than most of what is on TV anyway. And when Survivor is hitting on all cylinders (as it was last season when Rob Mariano played possibly the best game of Survivor in history) it is better than not only every reality show, but possibly ever show on TV period. It remains one of my only “try to watch it live” shows still on my schedule. Twice former contestants “Coach” and “Ozzy” are back to play this season, so if nothing else, we are in for some wonderful new proverbs for everyone’s favorite dragon slayer.
I already to talked about “Up All Night”, “Free Agents”, and “The X Factor” in last week’s post, so I won’t go too in depth with them, except to say, fingers crossed.
“The Middle” is probably the funniest show you aren’t watching and “Modern Family” is likely the funniest show you are. My goodness, Modern Family is hilarious. Perfect casting, perfect writing, such a great show.
Finally, has there ever been a show you were more sure you didn’t want to see based solely on the title than “H8R”? Seriously, CW, stop…. just…. stop.MUST: Survivor, Modern FamilyThe color coded breakdown:8PM
ABC – The MiddleCBS – SurvivorCW – H8RFox – The X FactorNBC – Up All Night8:30PMABC – Suburgatory
NBC – Free Agents9PMABC – Modern FamilyCBS – Criminal MindsCW – America’s Next Top ModelNBC – Harry’s Law9:30PMABC – Happy Endings
Fox – I Hate My Teenage Daughter10PMABC – RevengeCBS – CSINBC – Law & Order: SVU
Wednesday’s Total: Zero Dramas, Four half-hour comedies, Two 1 hour reality, 4 hoursOverall Total: 4 hours drama, 3 hours comedy, 6 hours Reality = 13 hours