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Based off a segment that “The Morning After” on hulu does here is my list of shows that you should catch, commit or drop.

Not a complete list. Share your favorites in the comments .

Aaron’s @zaffuto234 List

NBC’s Revolution: Commit

The show continues to grow its main characters and the power mystery is bringing me back every.

Fox’s Ben and Kate: Catch

The show cant seem to find its grove continually but when it does you have a great cast that makes you laugh.

Fox’s New Girl: Commit

Its funny and continues to be.

Fox’s Raising Hope: Commit

I cant get enough of the quirky comedy.

Fox’s The Mindy Project: Drop

Just don’t find any of the character very likable.

ABC’s Don’t Trust The B**** In Apartment 23: Catch

The show had James trying to put together a Dawson’s Creek reunion so the show is worth watching at times.

NBC’s Go On: Commit

Though not Matthew Perry’s best work he alone makes the show worth watching weekly.

NBC’s The New Normal: Catch

When its funny its very funny.

NBC’s Chicago Fire: Commit

The whole cast brings this show to life. Full of suspense, action and plenty of drama.

ABC’s Nashville: Commit

Stellar cast and great drama is enough to keep me around.

CW’s Arrow: Commit

Action packed story draws you in every week.

NBC’s Whitney: Drop

NBC’s Guys with Kids: Catch

What can I say, I on occasion enjoy a comedy that requires zero thinking. It reminds me of shows you find on TBS such as “Men At Work” or “Sullivan and Son”.

NBC’s Up All Night: Drop

The show lost its steam completely for me with the season 2 changes.

NBC’s The Office: If you stuck with it from the start Commit, the casual viewer will want to Catch as the show has had its ups and downs this final season.

NBC’s 30 Rock: Commit

Its final season has been terrific and it will be sad to see this one go.

NBC’s Parks and Recreation: Commit

The only show on tv that makes you really care about politicians and government. It will make you laugh and cry at the same time.

ABC’s Last Resort: Commit

Though the ratings have been awful the show is incredible and the mystery and cast is worth checking out weekly.

ABC’s Scandal: Commit

A bit of everything. Scandal packs so much into a single episode leaving the suspense and drama at a high.

CBS’s Person of Interest: Drop

I got into the show for the first few episodes of season one but as soon as the show took a break I had completely forgotten about it and had little reason to start watching again.

NBC’s Grimm: Commit

The show continues to impress me weekly. Who would of thought a show launching on a Friday would be doing so well now in its 2nd season and stronger then ever, story wise and ratings.

ABC’s Once Upon A Time: Catch

ABC’s Revenge: Commit

Commit for now. The complex story is starting to make me long for season 1 but I’m committed for now.

ABC’s 666 Park Avenue: Commit

Low ratings be damned I’m fully enjoying the show.

USA’s Burn Notice: Commit

Season 6 has been on fire with lots of high paced action.

CW’s Beauty and the Beast: Drop

Just didn’t find any of the characters likable and the plot has been done before and much better.

CW’s Emily Owens M.D: Drop

CBS’s The Big Bang Theory: Drop

Yes, I’m aware im going to get a lot of smack for this one. I liked the show briefly then I found NBC’s more unique line up in the same time slot and never looked back.

The Walking Dead: Commit

Scott’s List

My Personal List Of What Shows  To Commit To, Catch, Or Drop:

NBC’ Revolution: Commit

Revolution Is An Intriguing Drama Series That Will Keep You On The edge Of Your Seat Each And Every Week.

Fox’s The Mob Doctor: Catch

Although The Future Of This Show Is Most Likely Doomed, I Would Recommend That You Check It Out. I Enjoy Watching The Show Each Week. Also If You’re A Fan Of Medical Dramas, This Show Is For You.

NBC’s Go On: Catch

Go On Isn’t Quite A Relatable Show, Which Is Why It Get’s The “Catch” Rating. However, The Characters Are Eccentric And  Funny, And The Show Is All Around Fun. If You’re Looking For A Simplistic, Family Comedy, This Is It.

Fox’s Raising Hope: Commit

Raising Hope Is A Hilarious, Relatable Comedy, That Has Been Renewed Three Times. The Cast Members Are Relatable, And Entertaining. I would Recommend That You Commit To This Show, 100%.

ABC’s Don’t Trust The B—- In Apartment 23: Catch

This Show Is Hilarious, But A Bit Raunchy, At Times. The Cast Roster Includes A Colorful Array Of Comedic Talent. The Show Packs Many Laughs Into An Episode, And It Is A Funny Comedy, To Watch.

NBC’s The New Normal: Catch

This Show Pushes The Limits, With An Old Grandma Who Constantly Makes Homophobic, And Racial Remarks. However, Somehow, NBC Was Able To Craft This, So That The Viewers Found It To Be Funny. Overall, The New Normal Is A Whole Hearted Comedy, That I Recommend You Should Catch Sometime.

CBS’s Vegas: Drop

Vegas Is Not As Great As I Expected It To Be. The Storyline Is Dull, And Contains A Lot Of “Fillers”. I Found Myself Constantly Looking At The Time, To See How Much Longer The Episode Was Going To Be On. Despite The Big Name Cast Members, Vegas Is Far Below Par.

FOX’s The Mindy Project: Catch

The Mindy Project Is A Fun Show, With Quirky Characters. I Recommend That You Watch The Show, When You Get A Chance To do So.

NBC’s Whitney: Catch

I Watched Whitney, When It Premiered Last Year, And Found The Show To Be A Fun, Simplistic Comedy. I Recommend That You Watch The Show, When You Want A Laugh.

NBC’s Law And Order: Special Victims Unit: Commit

Law And Order: SVU Is Perhaps The Best Branch Of The Law And Order Genre. The Show Is Intriguing, And You Can Start Watching From Basically Any Point In The Show, And Still Grasp The Story. I Started Watching The Show Around 2 Years Ago, And It Instantly Grasped My Loyalty.

NBC’s Guys With Kids: Commit

It’s Rare That I Recommend Committing To A Comedy, But This Show Deserves It. The Show Is Simplistic, But The Characters Are Highly Relatable. Also, The Show Is Produced By The Comic Genius, Jimmy Fallon. I Find Myself Watching The Show Every Week, And Impatiently Waiting For The Next Episode.

ABC’s Nashville: Commit

Nashville Swept Over Me, After Watching The Pilot Episode. I Feared, After Watching The Promos, That I Wouldn’t Like This Show, But I Was Wrong. The Show Has A Great cast Lineup, And The Storyline Is Ever So Addicting. And Don’t Worry About The Country Music Aspect Of The Show. I Highly Dislike Country Music, But That Didn’t At All Stop Me From Loving The Show.

NBC’s Chicago Fire: Commit

NBC’s New Hit Drama, Chicago Fire, Has Definitely Made An Impact, On Me. I Thought The Show Would Be Interesting, When I Heard About It A Few Months Back. Little Did I Know, This Show Is Addicting, And Difficult To Not Watch. The Show Is A Mix Between a Medical Drama, And An Action Movie. I Would Definitely Suggest That You Commit To This Show.

CW’s Arrow: Commit

Arrow Has Made Me A Huge Fan Of The Show. When You Think Of Arrow, Think Of An Epic Mix Between, Batman, The Cape, Along With A Hint Of Superman. This Show Has Become A Weekly Part Of My Wednesday Life. If You Haven’t Yet Watched Arrow, You Really Need To Do So, And Become A Regular. You Won’t Regret This Decision.

NBC’s Up All Night: Catch

Up all Night Is Almost Worthy Of The “Commit” Rating, But Not Quite. I Became A Fan Of The Show, After It Premiered, Last Year. The Show HAs 2 Quirky Lead Characters, And Laughs Galore.

Fox’s Ben And Kate: Catch

Ben And Kate Is A Rather Simplistic Comedy That Packs A Boatload Of Laughs Into A 30 Minute Timeslot. The Character’s Are Relatable, And The Show Is Fun.

TruTv’s Conspiracy Theory W/ Jesse Ventura: Catch

I’ve Recently Become A Regular Viewer Of  This Show, And It Is Highly Intriguing. This Show Revolves Around Jesse Ventura, And His Investigation Of Conspiracy Theories. I’ve Never Believed In Many Of The Conspiracy Theories That Are Out There, But This Show Has Me second Guessing Myself. Even If You Don’t Believe In Conspiracy Theories, I Recommend That You Check This Show Out.

NBC’s Last Resort: Commit

Although The Future Of This Show Is Foggy, I Would Definitely Recommend That You Commit To It. This Show Is Full Of Action, and It Even Has A Cloud Of Mystery Surrounding It. I’ve Become A Fan Of This Show, And I Would Recommend It.

ABC’s Scandal: Commit

Scandal Is A MAgnificent Drama Created By Shonda Rhimes. Scandal Manages To Grasp My Intrigue, And Loyalty, Each And Every Week. Scandal Has Everything That A Person Could Want: Drama, Romance, Humor, Conspiracy, Mystery, Intrigue. This Show Is Somewhat Underrated, But It Truly Is Great.

CBS’s Elementary: Commit

Although This Is A Show that Has Received Heavy Criticism, I Can See It’s True Potential. Before Watching Elementary, I  Thought That It Would Be A Dull Show. However, That’s Not The Case. Elementary Has Likeable Characters, And Something For Every Viewer. The Show Is Basically A Show About Crime Solving, So You Can Expect The Weekly Dose Of Mystery, Intrigue, Action, etc. I Feel That This Show Is Highly Underrated, And Should Receive A Bit More Praise.

ABC’s Revenge: Commit

Revenge Is A Magnificent And Addicting Drama. This Show Has Everything: Drama, Romance, Conspiracy, Cover-Ups, Murder, Plotting, etc. The Show Took Me By Storm With It’s Epic Series Premiere, Last Year. From Then On, I’ve Become a Big Fan Of The Show. The Show Will Keep You Guessing, And It Will Keep you On The Edge Of Your Seat, Every Week.

ABC’s 666 Park Avenue: Commit

Although The Ratings Of This Show Are Terrible, That Doesn’t Reflect Upon The Content Of It. This Show Is An Interesting And Mysterious Drama, tha tIs Full Of Supernatural Entities. When You Think Of This Show, Think Of LOST. 666 Park Avenue Can Be As Confusing And Mysterious As LOST, At Times. However, This Show Is Highly Addictive, and Entertaining.

AMC’s The Walking Dead: Commit ∞

What Can I Say About This Show? Regular Viewers Of This Show Know How Epic And Addicting It Is. I Got Started On This Show, By Watching A S1 Marathon 2 Years Ago, And I’ve Been A Huge Fan Since. This Show Has Everything That You Could Want: Romance, Action, and Of Course Violence And Zombies! For Those Of You Who Have Yet To Watch The Walking Dead, You Need To Do So, Immediately.

~ Scott R.  – @NBC_CHUCK_FAN

Which ones would you catch, commit or drop? Share in the comments below.

Episode Notes/Recap:

  • Sabrina Learns That To Get The Deed To Her Grandmother’s House, She And Jimmy Must Get Married At The Family Church. Sabrina’s FamilyChurch, That Is.
  • Sabrina’s Mother Begins Dating A Local Baseball Player.
  • Sabrina Speaks With The Reverend Of Her Family Church. The Reverend Agrees To Marry Jimmy And Sabrina. The Reverend Also Says That The Church Is Offering A Free Weekend Retreat, For Newly Engaged Couples, Of The Church.
  • Sabrina And Jimmy Agree To Attend The Weekend Retreat.
  • Virginia And Burt Pretend To Be Engaged, So That They Will Have The Opportunity To Attend The Weekend Retreat.
  • The Chance’s Leave For Their Weekend Retreat, And Barney Is Left To “Baby-Sit” Maw-Maw.
  • The Chance’s, Along With Sabrina’s Mom And Her Boyfriend (Whom Has Just Proposed To Sabrina’s Mom) Arrive At The Weekend Retreat.
  • The Reverend Gives Each Couple A Ham. The Reverend Says That If The Couples Can Make It Through The Weekend With Their Ham Unscathed, Then It Is Proven That They Will Have A Long And Happy Marriage.
  • It’s Revealed That Today Is Barney’s Birthday. However, Barney Is A Bit Sad, As Mostly Everyone Has Forgotten His Birthday.
  • Maw-Maw Attempts To Help Barney Celebrate His Birthday.
  • Each Couple At The Retreat Begins Answering Questions About Each Other. Every Couple, Except For Jimmy And Sabrina Do Well. Jimmy And Sabrina Only Get One Question Correct.
  • Burt And Virginia Move The Mobile Camper That Jimmy And Sabrina Had To Sleep In. The Camper, With Jimmy And Sabrina Inside, Is Now In The Middle Of The Woods. It Seems That Burt And Virginia Did This, In An Attempt To Help Jimmy And Sabrina Connect.
  • Jimmy And Sabrina, With Their Ham In Hand, Begin Trying To Find Their Way Back To The Retreat Camp.
  • Jimmy And Sabrina Encounter A Bear, And Are Forced To Climb A Tree. Jimmy Drops The Ham, The Bear Eats The Ham, And Jimmy And Sabrina Remain Trapped In The Tree.
  • Maw-Maw And Barney Begin Drinking, To Celebrate Barney’s Birthday. The Two End Up Getting Drunk.
  • Ricardo (Sabrina’s Mom’s Boyfriend/Fiancé) And The Group Arrives At The Tree, Where Sabrina And Jimmy Are Trap. Ricardo Has A Tranquilizer Gun, And Begins Aiming For The Bear. Suddenly, Jimmy And Sabrina Jump Out Of The Tree, In An Attempt To Scare The Bear Away. As They Are Jumping Out Of The Tree, Ricardo Shoots The Tranquilizer Dart, And Accidentally Hits Jimmy.
  • Ricardo Is Finally Able To Tranq The Bear. Jimmy And Sabrina Are Both Safe.
  • Sabrina And Jimmy Both Survived A Bear Attack. This Makes Them Realize That They Are A Very Compatible Couple.
  • Barney And Maw-Maw Awaken, After Their Night Of Drinking, Only To Learn That They Had Relations” With Each Other.
  • It’s Revealed That The Chance’s Have In Fact Planned A Surprise Party For Barney, Which Is Going To Take Place In A Few Hours. It Seems That Everyone Did In Fact Remember Barney’s Birthday.


Tonight’s Episode Of Raising Hope Was Simply Hilarious! In Tonight’s Episode, The Chance’s Go To A Couple’s Retreat. Sabrina And Jimmy Learn That They May Not Be Compatible. Ultimately, Jimmy And Sabrina End Up Lost In The Woods, Trapped In A Tree, With A Bear Below. Jimmy And Sabrina Are Ultimately Rescued, And They Learn That SInce They Survived A Bear Attack, They Truly Are Compatible. I’ve Been A Fan Of Raising Hope Since The Show’s Humble Beginnings, Nearly 3 Years Ago. Raising Hope  Is A Simple Comedy, That Draws Me In Every Time. Overall, I Would Definitely Recommend Raising Hope. Watch Raising Hope Live: Tuesday’s At 8/7C. On FOX.

~ Scott R.

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Episode Notes/Recap:

  • Sabrina Asks Jimmy To Get Rid Of His Beloved Gag T-Shirt. Jimmy Refuses, And Says That Is Going To Continue Wearing The Shirt.
  • The Chances Install A Dead Bolt Lock On Maw-Maw’s Door, As She Has Been Wandering The House, At Night.
  • A Social Worker Arrives At The House. It Seems That Someone Filed A Complaint, Regarding Hope’s Safety.
  • The Chances’ Begin Cleaning Up The House, to Make It Presentable.
  • The Chances’ Learn That The Safety Complaint Was Filed 20 Years Ago, And It Was Regarding Jimmy’s Safety. Apparently, When Jimmy Was 5, He Went Crowd Surfing, At A Concert.  
  • The Social Worker Says That Child Services Have Been Behind On Their Cases, Due To Budget Cuts.
  • The Social Worker Changes Gears, And Begins Asking Maw-Maw Questions. It Seems That The Social Worker Is Concerned, About The Way That The Chances’ Treat Maw-Maw.
  • Maw-Maw Tells The Social Worker Her Story. Little Does The Social Worker Know, The Chances’ Do What They Do, Because It Is Necessary.
  • The Social Worker Tells The Chances That She Is Opening A Formal Investigation. The Social Worker Says That She Will Be Back In 1 Week, For A Second Inspection. The Social Worker Says That If There Haven’t Been Any Major Improvements In Maw-Maw’s Care, By Then, She Will Be Forced To Put Maw-Maw In A State-Run Home.
  • The Chances’ Begin Improving Maw-Maw’s Care. They Start By Taking Her To The Doctor, For A Check-Up.
  • The Chances Continue Improving Maw-Maw’s Care. They Remove The Deadlock Bolt From Her Door, They Start Making Her Eat Healthier, etc.
  • The Social Worker Returns, For The Second Inspection. The Social Worker Commends The Chance’s Improvements. However, The Social Worker Learns That The Chance’s “Exaggerated”, To Get Maw-Maw To Cooperate. Instead Of Telling Maw-Maw That The State Was Going To Take Her, And She Was Going To Be Put In A Home, The Chances’ Told Maw-Maw That The State Was Going To Take Her, And Put Her In A Mental Institution, Where She Would Undergo Shock Therapy. The Social Worker Says That This Is Mental Abuse. Ultimately, The Social Worker Places Maw-Maw In State Custody, And Takes Her Away.

Favorite Episode Quote(s):

1) ” I Just Know He’s Gonna Tell Me I’m Pregnant. I’m 480 Months Late.”   – Maw-Maw

2) ” She’s Crazier Than A Face Eating Hobo! ”  – Virginia



Tonight’s Episode Of Raising Hope Was Hilarious! In Tonight’s Episode, A Social Worker Arrives At The Chance House. The Social Worker Says That Someone Filed A Complaint. The Chances’ Soon Learn That The Complaint Was Filed 20 Years Ago, And It Was Regarding The Safety Of Jimmy, As He Was 5 Years Old, And Crowd Surfing At A Concert. The Social Worker Dismisses This Complaint, But Soon Notices That The Chances’ Have A Dead Bolt Lock, On Maw-Maw’s Bedroom Door. The Social Worker Also Notices That The Chances’ Have Eccentric Methods, To Keep Maw-Maw “Safe”. The Social Worker Claims That This Is Physical Abuse. The Social Worker Gives The Chances A Week To Clean Up, Before She Comes Back. The Social Worker Comes Back, And Commends The Chances’ On Their Efforts. The Social Worker Soon Learns That The Chances’ Used Frightening Exaggerations To Get Maw-Maw To Cooperate. The Social Worker Claims That This Is Mental Abuse. Ultimately, The Social Worker Takes Maw-Maw Into State Custody, And Removes Her From The House. I’ve Been A Fan Of Raising Hope Since The Very Start Of The Show. The Show Is Simple, Yet Highly Hilarious And Entertaining. Overall, I Would Definitely Recommend Raising Hope. Watch Raising Hope Live: Tuesday’s At 8/7C. On FOX.


~ Scott R.

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The Voice (NBC): September 10. (8/7c)- Aaron will be ranting on twitter @zaffuto234

The Mob Doctor (Fox):  September, 17.  (9/8C.)- Scott

Revolution (NBC): September, 17. (10/9c)- Aaron

Castle (ABC): September 24. (10/9c)- Anna


Ben and Kate (FOX): September 25. (8:30/7:30c)- Anna

New Girl (FOX): September 25. (9/8c)- Aaron

The Mindy Project (FOX): September 25. (9:30/8:30c)- Aaron

Don’t Trust The B—- In Apartment 23 (ABC) : October, 23. (9:30/8:30C.)- Scott

Raising Hope (FOX): October, 2. (8/7C.)- Scott

Go On (NBC) : September, 11. (9/8C.)- Scott


Animal Practice (NBC): September 26. (8/7c)- Aaron

Chicago Fire (NBC): October 10. (10/9c)- Aaron

Arrow (CW): October 10. (8/7c)- Anna

Nashville (ABC): October 10. (10/9c)- Anna

Law And Order: Special Victims Unit (NBC): September, 26. (9/8C.)- Scott

Guy’s With Kids (NBC): September, 26. (8:30/7:30C.)- Scott


Glee (FOX): September 13. (9/8c)- Anna

Up All Night (NBC): September 20. (8:30/7:30c)- Aaron

The Office (NBC): September 20. (9/8c)- Aaron

Parks and Recreation (NBC): September 20. (9:30/8:30c)- Aaron

30 Rock (NBC): October 4. (8/7c)- Aaron

Grey’s Anatomy (ABC): September 27. (9/8c)- Anna

Last Resort (ABC): September, 27. (8/7C.)- Scott

Scandal (ABC): September, 27. (10/9C.)- Scott


Touch (FOX): October, 26. (8/7C.)- Scott

Whitney (NBC): October, 19. (8/7C.)- Scott

Community (NBC): October 19 (8:30/7:30c)- Aaron


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DVR catch up day!!!


Once Upon A Time (ABC): September, 30. (8/7C.)- Scott

Revenge (ABC): September, 30. (9/8C.)- Scott

666 Park Avenue (ABC): September 30. (10/9c)- Aaron

Hell on Wheels (AMC): August 12. (9/8c)- Aaron

The Walking Dead (AMC): October 14. (9/8c)- Aaron

The dog days of summer are upon us and while there is still pently of shows to be watching it’s not nearly as much as it was during the regular tv season.

To help you get though some of  those lazy summer days that lack any new shows here are 10 recent shows that we feel are a MUST SEE/MUST Catch up on. The list includes shows that got cancelled/renewed and deserve your time to watch.

1.) ABC’s Revenge

Emily Thorne is out for Revenge over her fathers wrongful accusing. The show has something for everyone and will keep you glued to the thrilling/suspenseful action packed show. Revenge will be back for season 2 in the fall.

2.) AMC’s The Walking Dead

Zombies and drama in this post apocalyptic show. That’s all that needs to be said, check it out for yourself! Catch up before Season 3 this October.

3.) NBC’s Awake

Detective Michael Britton is caught between two realities in this sci-fi drama. Not knowing whether his son or wife are dead or alive he begins to loose control as he navigates two realities. Even though cancelled the series comes to a satisfying conclusion of sorts that will dredge up all of your emotions in the thrilling epic finale.

It is the greatest finale I have EVER seen!- Aaron

4.) FOX’s Raising Hope

A feel good comedy that will have you laughing at every episode. The show really hit it stride in season 2 and best of all will be back for season 3.

5.) NBC’s Chuck

NBC’s little show that could deifying cancellation to make it 5 seasons and given the chance to have a proper finale. The action-comedy/spy-drama about an ordinary guy, a nerd who in the end becomes a spy and gets the girl will have you glued to his story through all 5 seasons.

6.) AMC’s The Killing

A show about a single murder investigation and how it affects everyone involved will pull you in with all the suspense and character development. Think of the show as a cross between “24” and “CSI”. The show requires patience as each episode progress just one day. In season 2 the show hits its stride as a bigger conspiracy emerges.

7.) ABC Family’s The Lying Game

Two twins who secretly swap lives as they try to uncover who there real parents are and n the process they begin to uncover secrets about the people closest to them. If you like “Revenge” and “Ringer” then you will quickly like the suspenseful show. The show was renewed for Season 2.

8.) FOX’s Terra Nova

The sci-fi series follows the Shannon family as they travel 85 million years into the past. The show is full of action, conspiracy and dinosaurs. Though only making it one season its well worth your time and you can live with the slightly cliff hanger ending.

9.) NBC’s Parks and Recreation

Season 4 fired on all cylinders and was full of laughs and touching moments that you normally don’t see in comedy. We would be happy to vote for Leslie Knope! Parks will be back in the fall for season 5.

10.) NBC’s The Firm

Taking place 10 years after the book/movie the series follows the McDeere family though a massive conspiracy. The show is fast paced in the beginning and ending of each episode often using flash forwards to help tell the current story. There is a lot to keep up with the show but the suspense and incredible story will keep you glued to each episode.