I LOVE TV. Real, honest to goodness, scripted television. Don’t give me that reality TV B.S. I want the comedy. I want the drama. I want the mystery. I want talented people writing it, acting it, and producing it. Not some no talent ass clowns being filmed just because they are 1. rich 2. pretty or 3. absurd.
So naturally, while every girl in America is like “OMG YAY Fall” I’m right on that train too. Just not because of Pumpkin Spice Latte’s or boots. It’s because my shows are back. Without further adieu….
3 New Shows I’m Most Excited About
1. Red Band Society
“Red Band Society is a provocative, unconventional and unique coming-of-age dramedy about a group of rule-bending friends and the adults who mentor them through the ups and downs of adolescence in Los Angeles’ Ocean Park Hospital. Exploring everything from strong friendships, and first loves, to humorous mishaps and heartbreaks, the series is a story of life, with an edgy comedic tone all its own.”
As if I don’t spend enough time in a children’s hospital already, it looks like my Wednesday nights are going to be spent in one as well.
2. A to Z
“A to Z tells the story of Andrew (Ben Feldman, “Mad Men,” “The Mindy Project”) and Zelda (Cristin Milioti, “The Wolf of Wall Street,” “How I Met Your Mother”) – a pair that almost wasn’t – and all that happened from the day they met.”
A rom-com of a TV show if I’ve ever heard one. Maybe this will fix the hole in my heart that was left by How I Met Your Mother (and that ending I’m still conflicted about).
3. Marry Me
“Six years ago, Annie (Casey Wilson, “Happy Endings”) and Jake (Ken Marino, “Eastbound & Down”) bonded over their mutual love of nachos and they have been inseparable ever since.
Now, after returning from a romantic two-week island vacation, Jake’s all set to pop the question. Before he can ask, though, Annie lets loose on Jake for his inability to commit. She was expecting him to “put a ring on it” in paradise and now Jake’s perfect proposal is ruined. Not wanting to spend the next 60 years talking about that mess of a proposal, Jake and Annie decide to hold off on the engagement until they can do it right. Yet if history tells us anything, it’s when we really want things to go right that they all tend to go wrong.
The only thing we know for sure is these two are destined to be together – whether they can get it together or not.”
Another rom-com. Fingers crossed for this one.
4 Shows I’m Watching Only For One Actor
Because AMY POND that’s why. The premise of this show, I fear, looks a bit dumb. But my love of Karen Gillan will give her one episode. Because that’s how much I miss Amy Pond.
2. Bad Judge
Kate Walsh has to be one of the world’s most beautiful women, right? She’s back on TV a few years after Private Practice ended, this time as a judge…who is bad. Iffy premise. I’ll still give it a shot.
3. State of Affairs
I want to hate Katherine Heigl but I also kind of love her. This show looks interesting but I’m usually not that in to government/political based shows. I’ll give it a shot, especially because it premieres so late this fall and lots of new shows will be canceled by then.
David Tennant. That’s all I need to say (to all my fellow Whovians) but in case I still need to convince some of you, the premise of this show looks pretty interesting. This is a “10 part mystery event” technically, not a TV show. When a young boys body washes ashore in a small town in Northern California, his death upends the entire community, especially when it’s ruled a homicide.
5 Existing Shows I’m Most Excited to Return
1. The Mindy Project
The Mindy Project beat New Girl? I know, it surprised me too. But I just cannot wait to see what goes down with the Mindy/Danny situation.
2. Doctor Who
This is already back on! Did anyone else watch Saturday? Definitely the best episode of the season so far and honestly, probably one of my top 10 favorite Doctor Who episodes ever. Well done, Steven Moffat, well done. I’m due for a re-watch already, that’s how good it was.
3. New Girl
Nick and Jess are the new Ross and Rachel. I love/hate it. Get together already! But then if they did, where’s the tension? Where’s the fun?
4. Grey’s Anatomy
During the World Cup (which N was obsessed with and I was underwhelmed by) I re-watched all of Grey’s Anatomy from the very beginning on Netflix. It was glorious. I’ve been watching this show since High School. SINCE HIGH SCHOOL. How crazy is that? I’m interested to see how the show progresses without Cristina but I’m reminded of the fact that when I’m watching recent seasons I don’t miss Izzy or George so there is hope it will go on and find a new normal.
Am I prepared to feel all the feelings? Probably not. This is the 6th and final season, consisting of only 13 episodes. Get your tissues out.
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