I had a spectacular birthday. I didn't celebrate on a yacht like Beyonce (who is also 31) or in Vegas, but it was as great as a Monday birthday could possibly be. Well, except for that whole not being able to sleep because I was all hopped up on birthday cake thing. That is kind of making me miserable this morning. But I will overcome! It was a little sad that Tara and Macy headed back to Virginia, but they will be home at Christmas, so we won't have long to miss them.
Normally I do a post about fall TV shows, so now seems like a pretty good time to talk about how pleased I've been with the new seasons of just about every show I watch. Parenthood has been heart-wrenching this season, but oh-so good! The performances feel very real, which is why I think I love it so much. I've noticed that a lot of people on Twitter and on blogs I read have been talking about getting caught up to the new season. It's by the same guy (Jason Katims) who brought us Friday Night Lights, and if you were a fan of the writing on that show, I think you will be of this one as well.
Another show that I love but have not shown much mercy to in the last couple of season is Glee. There have been some definite high points, but a lot of low ones as well. I feel like the change in format for this season has really done the show a lot of good. It feels fresh, with new story lines and great guest stars all over the place. (And not in a watch this celebrity do something cool way. These guests have not been wedged into, but are part of the plot!) I'm really excited to watch again.
I openly admit to being a fan of Shondaland shows, my favorite by a mile being Scandal. It's the only one that I want to watch on the night it airs. The short season last spring was so fast-paced and brilliant that I was waiting with baited breath to find out just who Quinn Perkins really was. And I was not disappointed. The twists and turns in this show leave me breathless. I still follow Private Practice and Grey's Anatomy, but I find myself catching them on Hulu in my free time instead of watching them "live." I also love Dancing With the Stars, though saying that out loud is tough.
The only new show that I am really excited about is Nashville, which I've mentioned a time or twelve. It premieres next Wednesday, and I can't wait! I have miss Connie Britton on my TV. (I doubt I could love her in this role as much as I loved her as Tami Taylor.) Though some may have an issue with its premise, I have seen The New Normal as well, and think it's pretty funny. I love Ryan Murphy's smart, irreverent humor. (See also: Glee)
How are you feeling now that most of the fall shows have premiered? Thoughts? Feelings? Grievances? Air them in the comments.