Tuesday was the first day of Fall. WOOT. It’s my favorite season for so many reasons. Colored leaves. Cooler weather. And SO MANY SHOWS TO WATCH. The summer was so painful because I had to find other things to occupy my friday nights. Now… I have new and returning shows.
Here are the ones I’m most excited about.
About A Boy
This show is hilarious. I enjoyed watching the development of the relationship between the kid neighbor and the guy Will, who moves in next door. It reminds me of how Cory Matthews and Shawn Hunter would get into trouble when dealing with Mister Feeny.
It’s a cop show about dirty cops. I enjoy regular cop shows.. the dirty part makes it more interesting. I think the acting is great, and the stories are even better. I also think it’s cool how the show actually crosses over into Chicago Fire and vice versa. As if this reality is real… that’s awesome.
Red Band Society
I wasn’t going to watch this… because someone threw the word “Glee” around. But then I gave in, and watched the first episode. I was instantly in love. This show is amazing. It portrays the suffering these kids feel in so many ways.. and how they get through it all by their friendships with each other and the staff in the hospital. I am going to keep watching because it’s well written.. and these kids are surprisingly good actors.
It’s like the Tudors and Game of Thrones.. except the character concentration is on the teens (of course.. this is CWTV). But that doesn’t discount the quality of the back stabbing, suspicion, survival acts, etc. I would say it’s worth a watch.
uhm… Superheroes are big right now. Especially on the CW/WB. They had the hit Smallville. Then they had Arrow. Although they’ve had some failures (Birds of Prey, Aquaman), I think the CW will hold onto the great writers and directors from Arrow in order to continue the success. I’m excited because The Flash is a superhero we haven’t seen on the screen before (unless you count Smallville’s Impluse).. at least not my generation. And… because it means the CW are on their way to creating a Justice League. Hopefully better than Smallville did… and hopefully not too quickly.
uhm… if you’ve seen Seasons 1 and 2… you’ll know why this is up here. I hope again.. that they aren’t overdoing this whole Justice League thing… because based on the press there are way too many superheroes being introduced this season…
It’s the last season… and the writers really messed up last season in my opinion. I am hoping LG goes out with a bang.
The Walking Dead
series about dead people who return to life. The series follows the residents of Arcadia, Missouri, whose lives are upended when their loved ones return from the dead, un-aged since their deaths.
Unfortunately, the problem with new shows is that they come out once a week… which leaves so many free hours (if you have them) with nothing to watch. I have watched an episode or two of the following shows.. and recommend them if you’ve never seen them before. Anything else… well, if I’m not watching it, the show is probably not very good ;)
Drama: Chicago Fire, Criminal Minds, Elementary, Grey’s Anatomy, Nashville, Revenge
Comedy-ish: Faking it, Mike and Molly, New Girl, Whose Line is it Anyway?
Fantasy/Sci-fi/Comic book: Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Of course… there are also the shows that I’ve tried and I am unsure what to think… like
The quality of the cinematography is alarming to me. I get the vibe that it is supposed to be an urban atmosphere like Sin City. The city clearly has some CGI going on. This can go one of two ways… the directors can pretend that the CGI is part of the city, or they can own it like Sin City did. Hopefully for them it’s the latter. The acting was okay at first, but you are drawn into Jim Gordon’s cause.. to help Bruce find some closure and dealing with bad cops. It’s also really cool.. the idea of Batman without Batman (although… any show based in the DC universe like Arrow or Flash is Batman without Batman). We’ve already met several of Batman’s enemies (Poison Ivy, Cat Woman, Penguin, Riddler, Joker, and Two Face). I’m excited to see how successful this show will be, especially since the show has a much darker feel than we’ve seen with other DC superhero shows on the CW. It could be because it’s the CW, or it could be because Batman often has a darker feel.
The Mysteries of Laura
I watched the first two episodes so far. Mostly because I’m a fan of Debra Messing. I loved Will and Grace; and I thought Smash was wonderful. The pilot episodes wasn’t horrible, but it wasn’t great either. A lot of people have complained about the script. I don’t see anything wrong with the script, or the acting. It’s a comedy about a detective who is also in the middle of a divorce with a husband she sees ALL the time.. and they have two kids who are primarily her responsibility. There’s a lot going on. I think the idea is great. I think the humor is mediocre. I think the actors are some of the best. I think the writers and the director are probably new at this.. because the second episode is written significantly better than the first. I am going to give the show at least a 5 episode run before I give up… you should too.
This show makes me angry. Maybe the obnoxious-ness of people obsessed with smart phones and twitter is the point.. but they use that damn Youtube song as their theme song… and the main character LITERALLY talks like those girls. I get that this is supposed to be funny. I even found myself laughing sometimes. But people like this in real-life beg to get punched in the face. How can I not feel the same way about the show? I feel as though this is a reverse Miss Congeniality.. In the movie, Sandra Bullock plays a woman who is a kind woman that everyone loves. But she wasn’t what people would call beautiful (although I think Sandra Bullock was very pretty before they did her up in the movie). In Selfie, the girl is “pretty” on the outside, but “ugly” on the inside. I don’t think she’s ugly on the inside, I just think she’s stupid… But John Cho is the Michael Caine of this show. Let’s hope they don’t cheapen the humor by making them fall in love.