Southern Girl Fall 2013 TV Guide

To say I love television is an understatement.  If I have free time, meaning I don’t have anywhere I need to be, I can be found chilling on my couch watching television.  Reality, sitcoms, or dramas-it doesn’t make a difference.  And PLEASE do not let USA have a “Law and Order:SVU” marathon; I will never get up.  Suffice it to say, it seems as if networks have stepped their games up this year and are trying to bring us quality television.  So, without further adieu, check out some of my top picks for this upcoming season.

Reality Television

Well, the fifth season of “Real Housewives of New Jersey” has come to an end.  And while the episodes are great, it’s the reunions that we live for!  Honestly, I’m sick of this feud between the Gorgas and Guidices.  Can’t they just make up and move on???  So, I’m happy to say that my top 3 favorite reality shows (at least on Bravo) are coming back in November.  “Shahs of Sunset”, the “Real Housewives of Atlanta”, and the “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” are coming back strong!  And let’s not forget “The Voice”!  I LOVE this show!  And Christina Aguilera and Cee-Lo are back!  But can we talk about cutie Adam Levine…with his goatee/mustache combo???  I always thought Adam was super cute, but that facial hair has taken him to another level.  Oh…let me get back on track. Honestly, “The Voice” is probably the best vocal competition show; it’s WAY better than “American Idol”, in my humble opinion.


So Tia Mowry’s new show “Instant Mom” premiered last night, and I totally missed it.  I’ll most likely catch it On Demand.  I’m excited to see this show, because I’ve missed Tia on “The Game” and Sheryl Lee Ralph and Michael Boatman are great actors.  Plus, the premise of the show seems really cute.  And we all need a good laugh!


So, at the prodding of some co-workers, I caught “The Blacklist” and “Hostages” this weekend.  Sad to say, but I’m not that impressed by “The Blacklist”.  While I LOVE Harry Lennix and James Spader, I couldn’t get into it.  And when I realized that I was playing on my phone during commercials AND when the show came back on, I knew something was wrong.  One thing that I knew was unbelievable and totally not true was the fact that Elizabeth (the main character) was able to be an FBI Agent and her daddy was a criminal… That never would have gotten passed the background check in real life, and it was just glossed over on the show… I’m not sure how I feel about that.  The only reason why I might continue to tune in is so I can find out who her husband really is…. “Hostages”…LOVED!!! And maybe it helped that it stars Tate Donovan, who I loved to hate in “Deception”, and my boo from “The Practice” Dylan McDermott.  This show is GREAT!!!! I was on the edge of my seat, wondering what was going to happen next!  Now after just the first episode, you’re wondering who’s good, who’s bad, and who’s working together!

“Law and Order: SVU” and “Grey’s Anatomy” had 2 hour premieres last week!  Unfortunately, I was talking to Southern Dad during the first 30-45 minutes of each show… -_- Anywho, from what I could tell, they both looked pretty good.  I will say that I personally think it’s too soon for this episode that is coming on this Wednesday on L&O:SVU.  Cybil Shepherd, who I love, is guest starring as a woman that killed a teenager; and of course, the tagline used was, “Was is self-defense or racism?”  It’s way too soon, SVU.  But I’ll watch just to see what happens.

Last, but certainly not least, is “Scandal”!!!!!  I’m surprised I didn’t spontaneously combust this summer… October 3 seemed so far away in June…and now it’s (almost) here!  I need to find out about this relationship with Olivia and her daddy, Byron Douglas.  And I need to find out who leaked the relationship between Olivia and Fitz.  And I need to find out how they are going to spin this in Fitz’s favor for the upcoming election.  I will be attending a watch party this week to tune in.  I’m not sure how this is going to go down, because you all know I need to be completely focused when I watch this show.  And I don’t particularly like having other people around because it will encourage discussion…and you guys know I love to talk.

Some honorable mentions include “The Game” and “Being Mary Jane”, which premiere in January.  Oh, and let’s not forget “The Walking Dead”, which premieres October 13!!!  I can’t wait to see how Rick and the others get The Governor!!!  I’m sure I’ve missed some other shows, so feel free to make suggestions.  They say it’s supposed to be a really cold winter in DC, so I’m sure I’ll need some good television to keep me occupied while I’m in hibernation!  Until next time, I’m just a Southern girl…in the city!

P.S. I’m still trying to decide if I’m going to watch “Preachers of LA”.  The jury’s still out…

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