Sunday night is both one of my favorite and least favorite nights of television. I love it because, with the exception of Tuesday night (“Southland,” “Justified,” “Parenthood”), it’s the most densely packed night of great programming. I hate it because, as as television critic, I feel compelled to watch all the good shows. That’s a lot of TV for one night; I have to use two DVRs set up to record two TV shows, and I end up staying awake until two or three in the morning to watch it all, a challenge that’s compounded by the fact that I have newborn twin daughters (I know, I know: White people problems).
It doesn’t help that all of these great shows start after 9 p.m. I watch: “The Good Wife,” “Shameless,” “The Walking Dead,” “Luck,” “House of Lies,” “Life’s too Short,” “Eastbound and Down,” and up until a couple of weeks ago, I was also watching “Downton Abbey.” (I do not watch “Comic Book Men” or “Californiacation.” I have to draw the line somewhere).
Anyway, for my own edification, I was curious about whether the readership here faces similar white-people difficulties. I suspect most of you mete out the programming across the week (Monday, after all, is mostly a graveyard), but I’m curious about which of those Sunday night shows you watch and what you’re interested in. We cover a lot of the same shows here, so if I knew that you all were watching some of these other shows en masse, perhaps we could broaden our coverage to cover stuff like “The Good Wife,” “Shameless,” and “Life’s Too Short” a little more frequently. (Keeping in mind that, next month, when programming turns over once “Mad Men,” “The Killing,” and “Game of Thrones” returns to Sunday night, we could present this question again.)
So, here’s a poll (you can click all that apply) and, below, an open discussion in the comments on Sunday night programming.