Hi, my name is Julie and I have a DVR backlog the size of Mt. Everest since I was out most nights last week for an epic birthday celebration. Also, we’ve entered October, the month where my beloved and I fight over the TV because I want to watch my shows and he wants to watch playoff baseball (I say this every October, but the DVR really has been a savior of our relationship). I foresee a week of being up late to catch up with everything, so I’m relying heavily on my What’cha Reading team and friends on Facebook for this edition of What’cha Watchin’.
Saturday, 10/4 features perennial favorite Doctor Who (BBCA, 9PM). I know it heads our list every week, but there’s a damned good reason for it. This week “Kill the Moon,” seems like it’s going to feature giant spiders based on the trailer and the picture above. I have serious arachnophobia, so I did the laundry early this week—I’m not going down to our spider-friendly basement after watching giant spiders. NOPE. And yes, Chuck and I will be doing another Point/Counterpoint review of this week’s Doctor Who (last week’s Point/Counterpoint take on “The Caretaker” is here if you missed it!)
Once Upon A Time is on ABC at 8PM on Sunday, 10/5. I missed last week’s season premiere, but it had my office completely abuzz (I like to surround myself with fanboys and fangirls in all aspects of my life, and seek out these like-minded souls wherever I can). I trust their judgement. And yes, I totally used a picture of Hook this week just for the eye-candy. You’re welcome.
Monday night (10/6) is Gotham night on Fox (8PM). Even on Facebook I’m hearing people say that it hasn’t quite captured them yet. I think it has the potential to be really riveting, but so far only Jada Pinkett Smith is really wowing the audience. Mostly people are watching because it’s DC and we feel like we should love it…we just don’t yet. Come on, Gotham, you’ve got legions of fans cheering you on: now wow us!
I will never stop singing the praises of Sleepy Hollow (Monday 10/6 on Fox at 9PM). Bonus, there’s going to be a Sleepy Hollow panel at NYCC (at 3PM on Sunday the 12th). If you missed the epicness that was last year’s Sleepy panel, this is your chance. Watch the show, go to the panel, be a part of comic history because you just know any panel featuring Orlando Jones fancying is going to go viral.
Tuesday (10/7) starts off with The Flash premiering at 8PM on the CW. The entire What’cha Reading crew is excited by this one and has high hopes for it. Let’s face it, DC generally (ahem, we’re waiting, Gotham) knows how to do good TV. The Flash has the potential to be very good indeed. Let’s see if it lives up to the hype.
Also on Tuesday (10/7) is our favorite Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D./Forever double feature on ABC starting at 9PM. (As Chuck said, tongue firmly in cheek, “Hey, have you guys heard about this Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. show?” Yeah, I know we mention it every week, but really, it’s what we’re watching. And you’re welcome for the Clark Gregg picture.) Plus, they’re still filming Forever around NYC so you have a chance to see Ioan Gruffudd if you live in the area; Nancy caught sight of their production signs Thursday night in the East Village.
Arrow comes back Wednesday (10/8) on the CW at 8PM. Nancy and Rosemary are Arrow junkies, and while I have to watch the back episodes before jumping in, if a show has John Barrowman in it, I am destined to like it. End of story.
I also have to put a plug in for my friend Lori’s favorite series, American Horror Story. This year’s iteration is American Horror Story:Freak Show on FX at 10PM Wednesday (10/8). Lori forced me to watch trailers featuring Twisty the Clown for hours on end last weekend which gave me a clown phobia, but the show looks pretty good. I’ll be DVRing it, since Rick has a thing about freak shows. Again, the DVR saves our relationship.
Those are this week’s TV picks. Think we should be expanding our horizons beyond comics and sci-fi/fantasy TV? Did the invention of DVRs save your relationship, too? Give us a tip in the comments below—we want to know what you’re watching!