We have a lot of fun fall traditions at our house, and one of them is TV watching. Autumn is a time for grilling out, watching football, and sitting down during the week to check out a new crop of television shows.
Did anyone watch the Emmys a few days ago? This year’s host was GLEE star Jane Lynch. I didn’t catch all of (it wasn’t as entertaining as I’d hoped… the most interesting part was an awkward appearance by Charlie Sheen) but I was able to get a glimpse of some of the shows I’ve been missing.
The big winners this year were MODERN FAMILY, which won four awards including best comedy, and MAD MEN, which continued its four-year winning streak as best drama. If you’ve never watched MODERN FAMILY, it is an up-close look at an all-too-quirky, all-too-human family in Los Angeles, California. If your family isn’t exactly the Cleavers, you might enjoy this show.
And MAD MEN… Well, it has won best drama for four years now, so I’m guessing you’re at least familiar with it. Madison Avenue ad execs and their shenanigans… Lots of beautiful clothes from the 1960s. You get the idea.
Of all the awards given out, I was most excited about the one that went to Jim Parsons, who is from my hometown of Houston. Yay! Parsons won for his role in the sitcom THE BIG BANG THEORY. If you haven’t watched this show, and you have even the teeniest, tiniest nerd gene, then you’re missing out. The show–which features socially inept physicists (insert joke here) living in California– is smart, funny, and original.
What shows are you watching this fall? I’d love to hear about all the ones I’m missing. Toss out a recommendation or a shout out to your favorite sports team.
Anyone who comments will be eligible to win a signed copy of my new book, SNAPPED. Have a great weekend!