Premiere week, huh?

So it is being called by the major television networks, although we already had caught some premieres last week.

“Survivor,” a must for the household. “America’s Next Top Model,” a must for my daughter. I insisted on passing up “Gossip Girl,” judging from reviews I had read and deeming it inappropriate for a 13-year-old. She is begging, so I have said I MIGHT watch it sometime to more personally evaluate it.

We rarely go out, so TV is our main entertainment, and the last few weeks have been trying. New shows glimmering certainly had our attention.

The boys walked in from hockey as we were about one-third through “Chuck.” I had heard it was OK but not wonderful, and it turns out we don’t care. It is funny and interesting enough for us. The daughter bemoaned missing “The Big Bang Theory,” which I didn’t bother taping. Maybe next week. The husband declared “Chuck” must viewing for next week; I just love the store name (Buy More).

We indulged in “Heroes,” even though we missed probably the last half of last season and were afraid we’d be lost. Clearly there is some conspiracy theory we’re fuzzy on, but could follow along well enough. Back in.

Finally, there was no question we’d be in front of “CSI: Miami.” It’s fun just to look at, even if some of Horatio’s one-liners are tired. And the whole son thing reeks of writer desperation.

What’s up for the rest of the week? Might have to do some recording. “Reaper” and “Moonlight” show promise. “NCIS,” “Criminal Minds,” “CSI” with Sara in peril, “House” – all make the cut. The male half is intrigued by “Bionic Woman” and can’t miss “The Unit.” As for “Cane,” there are just two words: Jimmy Smits. He could read the phone book and I’d probably watch.

If we don’t pick up the phone this week, you’ll get a call back during an ad.

This post originally appeared on, the online home of the Midland (MI) Daily News. Republished with permission.

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