New Fall TV Shows
I’ve been checking out the new season, and here are my thoughts on the new fall TV shows:
Must Watch List:
1. The Blacklist – I’m really enjoying this show, but I’m starting to think it may have more to do with James Spader (one of my favorite actors) and less to do with the actual show itself. I’m going to keep watching, but I’ll have to see if it pans out in the long run.
2. Sleepy Hollow – Okay, so I DVR’d this show for my wife and daughter because they love Once Upon a Time, but then I heard it was different and, y’know, actually good (sorry, Once fans). So I checked it out with them, and I really like it so far. As long as they can get beyond the monster-of-the-week formula, I think it has enough other things going on to last.
3. Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD – I love Joss Whedon, I love comic books, and I think Clark Gregg is awesome (the dude’s a TV/movie star AND wrote a Harrison Ford movie!), so why was I slightly disappointed in this? Were my expectations too high? Probably. But now that I’ve adjusted them down slightly, I’m enjoying the show more.
4. Almost Human – Hey! This show isn’t even on yet! That’s not fair. Yes it is. It’s J.J. Abrams. It’s a sci-fi cop show starring Dr. McCoy/Judge Dredd. And it has replicants! Okay, so they’re not really replicants, but they’re close enough. Wait…am I setting my expectations too high again?
5. Brooklyn Nine-Nine – I don’t like Andy Samberg. I don’t like cop show comedies. So why do I like this show? Maybe because it’s funny as hell.
Show I really, really want to see, but I only have HBO while Game of Thrones is on the air:
1. Hello, Ladies – Stephen Merchant. Yeah, I don’t need to say more, do I?
Shows I’m watching but don’t mind if I miss them:
1. The Goldbergs – This show is hit-or-miss with me. I think I enjoy the eighties references more than anything, and I’m a fan of Jeff Garlin. But the stories have been pretty cliche and a lot of the jokes fall flat.
2. The Michael J. Fox Show - I’ve been a fan of Michael J. Fox since Family Ties and Back to the Future, and any show with a Breaking Bad actor in it can’t be all bad. I also think it’s great that they found a way to bring Fox back to TV. But it’s just not clicking as much as I’d like it to yet. Hopefully it’ll get better.
3. Trophy Wife – Bradley Whitford was awesome on West Wing and Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, and he’s been good in this as well. I think it’s a good show, but the premise just isn’t my cup of tea.
Shows for which the previews/ads are so bad, I can’t imagine watching them:
1. Crazy People – Maybe I’m wrong about this. I was a huge Buffy fan, and I loved Robin Williams when I was a kid. But if the jokes in the commercials are the best they can do, then what’s the point of watching the rest?
2. Dads – Again, a big fan of Seth McFarlane. So why does the thought of checking this show out make me cringe?
3. Pretty much every other show on this list.
Which shows will survive the “To Do List” on my DVR? We’ll have to wait and see.