No, I didn't not-watch a show called Various Suspects. I'm just being silly.
Every pilot season, I worry that I'll miss out on something great. Like Scandal. I watched the first episode and liked it well enough, but not enough to keep watching. But then everyone was like "eeeeeeeeee Scandal is the best LOLOLOLOL" and I was annoyed I'd stopped watching. HOWEVER. Netflix put up the first season on streaming and then Hulu had the second season up, and I caught up and didn't even get spoiled on any major plot points. So now, I'm feeling less anxious. If I miss something and it starts getting a lot of buzz, I can catch up.
But even knowing that, I still DVR'd a lot of new shows. Some, like the Avengers Variety Hour, were a given. Whedon? IN. Others were not, but I thought I'd give them a try. So here are the shows: Mom (Anna Faris!! Alison Janney!!!), Trophy Wife (Josh Lyman!!), The Michael J Fox Show (BUNK!!), Hostages (Toni Collette!!!), and The Blacklist (UH, Spader?). So, I actually watched some of the first three shows.
Mom is on CBS and has a studio audience. Something has to be really, really good for me to put up with that. And it was .... bad. I didn't even make it to Alison Janney. Maybe it'll get better and I can catch up later. Or it'll get cancelled and I'll be happy I didn't bother. Trophy Wife had a lot of positive buzz, and it was okay, it was just ... a family show. I don't really watch family shows. I might watch genre shows that have good family stuff, but just straight family shows just aren't my thing. I don't have kids and don't really like them, so there's just so much I can't relate to. I mean, I love Josh Lyman, but even if we fell madly in Love? He's got like three kids and two ex-wives and I'M OUT. So, even though it had potential, it just wasn't the kind of show I'd be likely to watch. And the Michael J Fox Show? Similar stuff. Mostly a family show. Just not my thing.
Now, Hostages and The Blacklist are kinda more up my alley. Thrillers. However, neither really looked very good, and I just decided not to take the time to watch them. They are the ones that I'd be most likely to get spoiled on plot points, but eh. I'll live. I watch a LOT of teevee and there are other shows I'm more likely to get into. And other shows that haven't even come back yet! I just don't have to record everything.