Well, to the chagrin of everyone, every single network has decided to cram their best shows into the Thursday night line-up, so everyone’s viewing habits look a little different. Mine go like so (in no particular order, thanks to the DVR):
The Vampire Diaries. You might think that because I’m in my late 20′s, this would embarass me. You are wrong, because I have no shame. Also, it sounds more embarassing than liking Twilight, but since the quality is so much better, I don’t even feel bad. With Kevin Williamson at the wheel and my current vampire obsession being fed, Dawson’s Creek: Vampires is an obvious choice for my Thursday night. AND you can catch up on what you’ve missed so far on www.cwtv.com– totally in the privacy of your own home, far from anyone who might judge you.
Supernatural. Following The Vampire Diaries with my favorite show on television, Supernatural, is a kickass 1-2 punch and I love The CW for it. I have a couple episodes to catch up on right now (I was moving and didn’t have cable for a week or so), and I’m really excited–a lot of shows start sagging as they get older, but this one has aged like a fine wine, getting better each season and especially blowing my mind last season where it secured its place as my absolute favorite. I can’t wait to see what’s in store this week, and seriously, if you aren’t watching this show, catch up on DVD NOW. I feel like people don’t give it the respect it deserves because it’s on The CW, which, okay, I get it–but this show is GOOD. REALLY good.
Believe it or not, I actually watch channels other than The CW. We move now onto NBC, for the finest block of comedy on television. EVER! (Not that I’m prone to hyperbole, or anything.)
Parks and Recreation. I don’t think anyone was as amused by this show last year as I was, but even with that said, this show has gotten even funnier in its second season. If you only checked it out last year and haven’t been back for a second look, it’s definitely worth it, and if you missed the season opener, catch up on Hulu. They had me at “gay penguin wedding controversy”.
Community. I only needed to hear two words to make me tune into this show–”Joel McHale.” I’m a little obsessed with The Soup and the previews had me cracking up, and DUDE is this show funny. I liked the pilot, again, maybe more than most people, but the second episode really came on strong without a single wasted minute and some really great meta jokes. I’m impressed at how intelligent, tightly written, and well-cast this show is and I hope it’s around for many years.
The Office. My Thursday night appointment show for the past several years, and still going strong. I don’t feel like there’s a ton to say at this point that everyone doesn’t already know–the awesomeness of The Office is well-documented and appreciated. :)
It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. Still a go-to for some of the most foul, crass, and offensive humor you can come by. If you’re not watching this show, and you’re not easily offended, you really should be. You REALLY should be. It’s like if Seinfeld had been able to go all the way with just having horrible characters. There’s nothing redeeming or likable about any of them, and it makes it all the more hilarious. Definitely not for the faint of heart, though, so if you’d be offended by people being “gay for God”, talking about abortions, having sex with each other’s mothers, and “Sweet Dee Dates a Retarded Person” … well, it’s obviously not for you, and I suppose I can’t really blame you for being a better person than me.
Ace of Cakes. This show will definitely make it onto the DVR on Thursday but won’t likely get watched until sometime over the weekend, but I always love it. Geof is my favorite, followed by Ben and Katherine. I’m usually into the cakes but I’m ALWAYS into the shenanigans.
I know there’s a ton of other stuff on that I don’t watch, but it’s not because I don’t want to (okay, sometimes it’s because I don’t want to *cough*Grey’s Anatomy*cough*), but it’s because I CAN’T. I can’t even do all of Thursday night ON Thursday night. It’s insanity. But in the best possible way.