I just snagged Seasons 1 - 3 of Weeds on Blu Ray, and through the first few episodes I'm definitely into it. If you get Showtime, you should check that out.
True Blood is a show on HBO that I really got into this Fall. It's only 1 season in, so it wouldn't take you too long to catch up.
You'll never be able to hop into LOST, which starts back up with Season 5 on 1/21, without having no idea what's going on, but if you're looking to get into a show, DVR the new season and Netflix or rent the previous seasons on DVD. Season 1 is my favorite season of any show, ever.
The Office. You can hop into this show and quickly learn the characters, and it's funny from the opening second even if you don't know the full plot line. The funniest show I think I've ever watched -- definitely recommend checking in with this. It's on Thursdays at 9 on NBC.
I've heard awesome things about Dexter, on Showtime, and want to pick up the DVDs, but from what I can tell it's not a show you can just jump into the middle of.
30 Rock -- Thursdays at 9:30 on NBC. In my opinion it's hilarious, but it's the type of humor that has to be up your alley of you're going to hate the show. Shouldn't have too tough a time jumping right into the middle of this show, either, like The Office. Them being on one after another doesn't hurt, either. Not a bad way to spend an hour.
Amazinz wrote:I watched the premiere of United States of Tara and it looks like a winner. I will definitely be watching that one.
When and what channel, and all that? I've never heard of it...
entourage is the mans man show. I'd recommend, again, Netflixing or renting the DVDs to catch up, or if you have HBO On Demand, trying to watch it that way. Awesome show.