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I came across a blog post written by a woman who has also cut the cord in her household. She wrote about how this season of TV has been disappointing for her and her husband because no good SciFi show has grabbed their attention. She asks where the “Battlestar Galactica” and the “Firefly” type shows are. You know, shows that take you into space, or through time. One answer to the question, she posits, is that the downward spiral of good SciFi shows began when the SciFi channel became SyFy. I’m definitely inclined to agree, but I think there’s more to it.

There’s a similar issue in publishing right now. Publishing trends are running more towards horror and fantasy; stories that focus more on hard times and tough situations. These stories are reflecting what we as a society are feeling at the current time. Normally SciFi has some sort of feeling of hope to it. There is the thrill of exploration and discovery not to mention action and adventure. I don’t think we’re really looking for that as much as we may need the pick-me-up.

Don’t ask me why we choose to come home and watch more people suffer after worrying all day about our own situations. We just do.

So there’s no good SciFi on TV right now. But were there any other good shows to premier this year? I feel like I paid more attention to new shows coming out this year than I have in years past possibly because I want to make sure I don’t miss anything, and to make sure I have options since I can’t channel surf. But I’m also paying more attention since I’ve started this blog. So when premier season started up I wanted to watch as many new shows as I could. So far we’ve stuck with:

Up All Night
Terra Nova
Once Upon A Time
Grimm
Revenge (this is just a me show. My husband isn’t into the “soapy” type shows)

That’s not a bad list. A bunch of shows have gotten the chopping block including “Charlie’s Angels”, “Playboy Club”, and “Free Agents.” It’s all a ratings game anyway, so I guess catch what you can while you can.

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The good news? “Up All Night” has been given a whole season. The bad news? So has “Whitney”

I’m sorry, what? Has NBC even watched their own show? It’s awful and unfunny.

But let’s focus on the good. If you’re an “Arrested Development” fan then this is old news. But for anyone who hasn’t heard, AD is getting a short season and a movie!!! HELLZ YEAH! I’m super excited to see what the Bluth’s have been up to in the past 5 years. From the sounds of it, a lot and it’s not good (but probably hilarious).

Also pretty awesome is new new Fox show “Terra Nova.” Maybe you caught the 1 hour and 45 minute long pilot? If not, go check it out on Hulu right now! I’m not a big dinosaur person. I mean the science in how they are discovered and dated and how their physiological aspects are reconstructed is pretty cool. But…. yeah, they just don’t fascinate me. “Terra Nova” does a great job at making me care though because they are a very real threat to the characters. They’ve been brought back in time to a point where they will co-habitate on the same planet with these beasts, yet there is so much to be discovered. Example: this week’s episode. The whole concept is cool and the production value is super high (what do you expect with Spielberg at the helm?). So why was it so surprising that the ratings would stay high for this show? Well produced SciFi is really popular right now.

I mean come on. What else are you going to watch? Not “The Playboy Club.” That crap has been CANCELLED!