The Bachelor (and Bachelorette)– this is definitely one of those shows that you have to start watching at the start of the series, and if you’ve watched the previous season then you already have a head start because you’re familiar with the one trying to find love (usually the one that wasn’t picked in the final rose ceremony last time).
This time it’s Jason- a fun loving, all American guy who happens to be a single dad, a first for this show. He’s hoping to find the love of his life and someone to be a mom to his little boy tie. I love watching the show but I could never be on it (unless I was the one doing the choosing) cause I always feel so bad for the guys and girls who are sent home who thought they were in the lead, who felt a real connection and have to nurse a broken heart while America cheers on the happy couple. It’s addictive to watch, I watch it online, abc.com is bookmarks on my browser! The new season starts January 5th at 8/7c with a two hour premier.
Samantha Who– airs Mondays 9:30/8:30c staring the hilarious Christina Applegate as Samantha Newly, a woman who’s started over at life after being hit by a car, suffering head trauma and amnesia. Sam start to remember bits and pieces of her old life and the person she was and is determined to be a better person. Her two best friends Dena and Andrea serve as the sort of devil and angel on her shoulder, lending their help to become either the new or old Samantha, Todd Sam’s ex and her on again off again roomy adds a complicated love plot to the show with their not so clear feelings for each other changing with the wind. Her parents Regina and Howard are the typical sitcom parents providing love and support in a overbearing and entitled way. The show is funny and fresh, the acting is great and the characters are all so vital to the tone of the show. Samantha Newly was the woman you love to hate – determined to be an A plus citizen and her efforts make for a great show.
Brothers and Sisters– Sundays 10/9c this show is was I like to call a mini soap opera with a star studded cast from Ally Mcbeal;s Calista Flockheart to the Great field and many others, but even the ones who aren’t big well known names can hold their own with the drama and always complex story line. This show is one with 3 or 4 big stories going on and continuing through each episode, it’s the best and worst of an American family. This story highlights the strength of family love to carry you and sustain you through any and every trial and hardship. And as far as predictable- it’s anything but the curve balls they through you will make you want to watch each episode twice just so you can catch it all. And at the end you feel a bit better about the conflicts and friction in your own family as you realize how normal it is.
Lost-returning January 21st 8/7c with a million+ eager fans waiting to pick up where last season left us hanging, everyone has a theory about something or another about the show and what’s going to happen next or how to explain what’s happened thus far but there is so much going on it’s hard to catch it all. This show started with one of the largest casts of main characters and one by one they died off, in a million different ways, some explained and some not, the island they crashed on is unlike anywhere else on earth with it’s supernatural features and it’s hidden beneath the surface labs and even it’s “normal” neighborhood where “the others” lived, and as the seasons progressed every aspect got uncovered a little more, and relationships formed between the most unlikely people. In season 4 (last season) we began to see flash forwards that made very little sense, until the last episode when 6 of the islands inhabitants were rescued and taken back to the real world- the snippets made sense but their lives were anything but normal, we get the sense that they’ll be going back to the island in season 5, the question is when and how. If you haven’t joined the “lost” fan club there’s still plenty of time to catch up, seasons 1-4 in entirety are on abc.com for your viewing pleasure… you won’t be sorry.