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!
Arrow – Dear CW,
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.
Chicago Fire – I don’t know why this has no appeal to me. The elements are all fine to great: procedural, bulky men, firemen, and oh yeah, FIREMEN! But it still is not working for me.
Beauty and the Beast – Like most things, the 80’s did it better.