For the umpteenth time I'm singing the praises of my favorite season because, really, what's not to love? I've covered most of it but now let's talk Fall TV. Dare I say that there's almost too much to watch? I dare because there really is and there aren't enough hours in the day. But here is a short list of old favorites I've welcomed back and new shows I'm giving the old college try. Here's a short list of the standouts:
- Ray (freakin') Donovan! - The season finale was this past Sunday and I swear- never a dull moment with the Donovan clan. So good from start to finish. Love it! (And Liev Schreiber is hawt!)
- Fear the Walking Dead - Next Sunday is the finale for the first season of this spinoff and I feel like it didn't really get good until the last episode. I know new characters and storylines have to be introduced but I'm super impatient and I don't feel like I was able to form a connection with any of them so I wouldn't be sad if they all died in one big zombie pit. I was mildly amused by Nick's antics but they've grown tiresome (fun fact: Frank Dillane's father plays Stannis Baratheon on Game of Thrones). We'll see what happens this Sunday. It's definitely holding me over until The Walking Dead premier in a couple weeks.
- The Bastard Executioner - I will say that the first episode took a while to get into (almost the whole two hours) but it culminated well in the end. I feel like if Game of Thrones and Sons of Anarchy had a baby this show would be its offspring. Not in a bad way. I'm actually into it. Fun fact: Ed Sheeran guest stars on tonight's episode.
- Heroes Reborn - I liked Heroes in the first couple of seasons and then I felt like it fell off so I stopped watching. I have no clue how it ended but I dig the reboot enough to go back and watch. I'm pretty lazy so I might not but even if I don't it holds its own pretty well. I'm curious to see how many of the old characters come back in this version.
- Empire - I have a love/hate relationship with this show and I have since the first season but I just cannot not watch. I appreciate the irony of Chris Rock as an intimidating thug (and cannibal) but I felt like the premier was really all over the place. I've got a lot of questions I hope to have answered in the coming episodes. That being said- man, I love me some Cookie!
- Minority Report - Visually it's pretty imaginative and I think that's a lot of what keeps me watching but I'm two episodes in but I'm still not hooked. I'm going to give it one more episode.
- Blackish - I love the family dynamic and the relatable subject matter the show covers. They came back pulling no punches in tackling the use of the N-word but they handled it in a way that was both humorous and thought-provoking. Still discussing it, actually. Glad to have Blackish back.
- The Simpsons - We've been waiting to find out what the deal was with Marge and Homer since rumors of their split began a few months back. I'm not joking. I've been watching this show since I was a pre-teen so the idea of them breaking up is like an aunt and uncle calling it quits. While I'm glad to see the Simpsons are still very much together I didn't enjoy the premier. Like, it was trying to hard to be shocking. Maybe if there hadn't been a buildup. Meh.
Upcoming Season & Series Premiers:
- The Walking Dead (10/11)
- American Horror Story (10/7)
- Ash vs. Evil Dead (10/31)
- Jane the Virgin (10/19)
- The Leftovers (10/4)
They say you can tell a lot about a person by what they watch on TV (no they don't). I wonder what my programming choices say about me.