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Fall TV Premiers: What I’m Watching

493999989It’s fall! And along with chilly air and the Pumpkin Spice Latte, we are given the gift of fall TV premiers. I’m so excited!

Here is what I’m looking forward to:

  • Legends (on DVD, didn’t get to see it this summer)
  • Stalker
  • The Flash

Here’s what I’ve already seen and am excited about:

  • Madam Secretary
  • Scorpion
  • Forever
  • The Mysteries of Laura
  • Selfie

Here’s what I’m most thrilled to see return:

  • The Blacklist (Best new show of last fall!)
  • Doctor Who
  • Hell on Wheels
  • Person of Interest
  • Modern Family
  • Bones
  • Castle
  • Homeland
  • White Collar (sniff sniff, last season)
  • Grimm
  • The Mentalist (sniff sniff, last season)
  • Elementary
  • Downton Abbey
  • Justified
  • Continuum
  • Sherlock

And I’ve seen and am on the fence about Gotham and How to Get Away with Murder, despite having initial high hopes. And I want to be really excited about Gracepoint, but I wasn’t over the moon about the BBC version, even though I am over the moon about David Tennant, my beloved 10th Doctor.

 

What about you? What’s on your watch list?


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Fall TV Premiers: My Perspective

166132280Fall brings so many delights with it—Pumpkin Spice Lattes, cooler weather, leaves changing colors. And to people like me, new series premiers! I love this time of year. There are always a few shows you say goodbye to in the spring, but fall brings new and renew. It’s a way to fill those little holes in your life, or at least in your TV schedule. 😉

Here’s what I’m really looking forward to:

  • Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
  • Hostages
  • Intelligence
  • The Blacklist
  • The Michael J. Fox Show
  • Sleepy Hollow (dug the pilot)
  • Almost Human
  • Enlisted
  • The Tomorrow People

Here’s what I’m unsure about:

  • The Goldbergs—Didn’t think I’d like it, but the pilot was kinda funny. I’ll check out a few more episodes.
  • Trophy Wife—Was pleasantly pleased by the pilot.
  • Lucky 7—We’ll see. Saw the UK version.
  • Back in the Game—Disappointed in pilot. I’ll try another episode before making up my mind.
  • Betrayal—Don’t know enough yet.
  • Once Upon A Time in Wonderland—Not sure about the direction it’s predecessor is taking, but will give it a whirl.
  • Mom—Clips look terrible, but with these two, I’ll try it out.
  • The Millers—Same comment as above. Just not sure Will Arnett can find the AD gold again.
  • The Crazy Ones—Hmmmm, just not sure yet.
  • We Are Men—It’s going to get one episode to prove itself to me. Honestly, I don’t have a lot of hope.
  • Sean Saves the World—Same comment as above.
  • Ironside—Saw the pilot, but not hooked yet.
  • Dracula—Haven’t gotten into a vamp show yet, so we’ll see if this is the game-changer.
  • Dads—Would’ve listed it above until I saw the pilot. WAS NOT IMPRESSED. Very disappointed. And sad, considering how much I love Seth Green. Will give it one more episode, not counting on it.

And, of course, what I’m most excited to see return:

  • Castle
  • Modern Family
  • Scandal
  • Person of Interest
  • Elementary
  • Hawaii Five-0
  • The Good Wife
  • Grimm
  • Bones
  • Doctor Who
  • White Collar
  • Downton Abbey
  • Psych
  • Justified

 

What about you? What’s going to fill up your queue or DVR in the coming months?

 

(Here’s a great full list recap by IMDB..)


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What to Watch on TV Right Now

tvI seem to have had a lot of these discussions lately with friends, so I thought I’d throw my thoughts out to you as well. Here are a few lists of shows that I’ve enjoyed in the past, present, and even hope to in the future. These are in no particular order, but my favorites are marked with an asterisk.

Premiering/premiered this summer:

  • The Goodwin Games
  • Motive
  • Under the Dome
  • The Bridge
  • Graceland
  • Crossing Lines
  • Ray Donovan (Haven’t seen yet, but excited to.)

Here’s a guide to a bunch of summer premiers if you’re looking for new content.

Ongoing:

  • Doctor Who*
  • Bones*
  • Castle*
  • The Mindy Project*
  • New Girl (Though I must say, I’m moving to the fence with this one.)
  • Warehouse 13
  • Scandal*
  • Covert Affairs
  • White Collar*
  • Grimm*
  • Nikita
  • Revenge
  • Revolution
  • Downton Abbey
  • Parenthood
  • Once Upon A Time (Also moving to the fence here.)
  • Modern Family*
  • Psych*
  • Prisoners of War
  • Community
  • Longmire (Haven’t seen yet, but excited to.)
  • Continuum (Haven’t seen yet, but excited to.)
  • How To Live With Your Parents For The Rest of Your Life
  • Justified*
  • The Walking Dead
  • Sherlock*
  • The Newsroom
  • The Good Wife
  • Homeland*
  • Person of Interest
  • Falling Skies
  • Hawaii Five-O*
  • Leverage
  • Elementary

Rewatch:

  • Lost*
  • Alias*
  • Veronica Mars* (Excited for the movie!)
  • Fringe
  • Lie to Me
  • The West Wing*
  • Arrested Development*
  • Chuck*
  • 30 Rock
  • 24*
  • Prison Break*
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer
  • Firefly*
  • Freaks and Geeks
  • Life
  • Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip*
  • Eli Stone*
  • Pushing Daisies
  • FlashForward
  • Alphas

Besides anything in the reality category, which I don’t watch, what did I miss?

PS—Most of these I don’t watch at any one time, but rotate them in intervals through services like Netflix, Hulu and Aereo. The last one just came to ATL, and is spreading big time throughout the coming year across the country. I’m looking forward to giving it a go!