The Case For Rearranging #TGIT on ABC Next Season
Yesterday was the third week of TGIT (aka Thank God It’s Thursday), which is ShondaLand’s three hour of slaying us every Thursday night on ABC. At this point, she’s co-owner of my eyebrows because she stays snatching it after she goes for my edges.
* Grey’s Anatomy – 8/7 ct
* Scandal – 9/8 ct
* How to Get Away With Murder – 10/9 ct
After three weeks of this, I wonder if they can rearrange these shows for next season (since it’s probably too late for this one). Right now, the order makes sense but I think for the 2015-2016 season, they should switch it up to:
* How to Get Away With Murder – 8/7 ct.
* Grey’s Anatomy – 9/8 ct,
* Scandal – 10/9 ct
How to Get Away With Murder is the new kid on the block so it needs a lead-in so people can just keep watching ABC instead of having to remember to tune in to catch it. It needs to get its legs and some dedicated and loyal fans who will follow it where it goes. Having it after Scandal, which has those in droves, makes sense. The same people who would watch the Gladiators are the ones who will stan for Annaliese and her rag tag crew of law students.
However, HTGAWM is hella intense. It’s good but it requires focus. This is a Shondaland signature so that’s not new. Last night, when Scandal went off and it went straight into this show, I was really wishing for a 10 minute recess to gather my thoughts, go to the bathroom, go get more snacks. Something.
I be feeling like this girl:
IT’S TOO MURCH!
The amount of focus needed for Scandal livetweeting has my brain like “Wait. You want me to keep going like this for another hour right away? NOPE.” That is ultimately why I can’t do HTGAWM recaps. I use my Scandal livetweets as outline for when I write my recaps and since I ain’t got no strong attention span to maintain 1 more hour of extra focus for HTGAWM, my livetweet game be weak at that point.
I’ve watched Grey’s Anatomy a couple of times and I think out of the 3 shows, it is the one that gives the biggest breather. This is why I think it should be in the middle of them. We need TGIT to be a Grey’s sammich so we can recuperate.
And I think Scandal should be last because it is dessert. Everyone will wait for dessert. HTGAWM is that heavy appetizer that leads to a light entree (Grey’s) and then the sweet dessert (Scandal).
Right now, this order is exhausting. Two incredibly intense shows back-to-back has folks’ heads spinning. I think they need to make this shift because by next fall, HTGAWM should have a loyal following that will adjust to the shift. It’s a riveting show but I don’t have the energy to watch it after Scandal.
Maybe even switch HTGAWM to Wednesdays.
Hear my cry, Shonda!
Update: I had not thought about the fact that HTGAWM is racier than the other 2 shows so it needs to be later until y’all brought that up (very good point). Damb. Ok. Iunno then. Alls I know is my blood pressure ain’t set up to handle both HTGAWM and Scandal back-to-back. I guess I’ll just start DVRing Viola an’ ’em and watching on Fridays.