When I was a kid, I was enough of a dedicated couch potato that I’d take the tv guide from the weekly newspaper and circle all of my favorite shows. It’s hard to remember sometimes now, but in the days before DVR and On-Demand, you actually had to watch the show when it was on. If you missed it? You waited for the random rerun.
How we survived under these oppressive conditions, I just don’t know.
Now, our DVRs runneth over, and our ability to catch up with all of our favorite tv shows is often just as far away as our iPhone or table. But if you’re about making a schedule to make sure you don’t miss the first episode of some of Fall of 2013′s best tv options in real time, it’s a good idea to check out what’s on deck for the new season.
Things kicked off already with last Sunday’s premiere of Breaking Bad. Here’s a full series recap if, like me, you’re just getting started. It sounds intense, but I’m trusting everyone in the world who’s told me it’s worth the watch. With the exception of Glee that starts back up on August 22, most of my picks are in late September. Do not try to reach me on Thursday, September 26, at 10 p.m. Eastern, basically, because the Bravermans are back in town with a new season of Parenthood. I should be embarrassed about how excited I am about this, but nah. Do you want a Season Five First Look as much as I did? Parenthood has your Pinterest board for this. And here’s a trailer too, if you’re really into it.
Check out my nine picks for Fall 2013 tv shows worth watching, along with brief recaps of last year’s action, and what we might be able to expect this time around. And get comfy on that couch.
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