It’s here! It’s finally here! I feel my life beginning to take meaning again. That’s right everybody, fall TV is upon and with it comes a fresh crop of new shows. Like any sane person would do, I have chosen which of the new shows I am ready to marry, boff, and kill. In other words, which shows I already feel commited to, which I am willing to give one night of passion to for them to prove their worth, and which I will be killing from my DVR lineup. Let’s dig in!
The Mindy Project – Having already seen this pilot, I have to say that I was impressed. I typically feel that pilots are a poor test in deciding whether a show will be good or not. It is a strange thing to go back and watch the pilot of a show that you have loved for years, because they usually morph into something completely different. That being said, pilots usually suck so I like to give them some time to grow on me. The promos for this show left me on the fence, so imagine my surprise when I left the pilot almost positive that I was going to fall for this show. Mindy is a funny, smart, and unique female lead and judging from some of her references, I feel like we are of the same people. Definitely the show I am most excited about of this bunch.
Ben & Kate – Like the above, I have already seen the pilot to this show. Though I enjoyed it to a lesser degree, I still saw promise. Do I think it will join the lineup of shows like New Girl or Parks and Rec, shows that I can’t wait to watch every week? No. But do I think it could join shows like Raising Hope or The Middle, shows that I enjoy but have no problem letting pile up on my DVR until I have a lazy Saturday morning? Yeah.
Nashville – It’s got Tami Taylor, y’all! I shouldn’t have to say anything else, but I’m going to anyway. I love a good song and dance number, even when they are country. In general, I tend to go more for comedies, but the dramas I do watch tend to be ones that I can still have fun with, i.e. soapy, slighty over-the-top dramas. This looks like it should deliver in spades. Also going for it, the critics are raving and I am weak enough to buy into it.
Boff: (I’m going to start talking less)
Elementary – I may only have room in my heart for one Sherlock and Benedict Cumberbatch is taking up a pretty large residence. Show me what you got, Johnny Lee Miller!
Nice work with those billboards. You are really proving the boffability of this program. If you have any brains with that brawn, I could see this really working out between us.
P.S. Nice work scheduling it with Supernatural.
Revolution – The premise intrigues me, but I don’t know how that plot is going to work on a week to week basis.
The Neighbors – Have you seen the promos? I really don’t need to elaborate.
Beauty and the Beast – Like most things, the 80’s did it better.