I haven’t seen every show this fall. But, I have broken my rule this fall TV season and started watching some TV shows before the season has ended. I normally won’t watch a new show until it’s first season is over because too many times I get hooked on a show and then some dumbass executive cancels it. Some good example of this are, Surface, Invasion, Firefly, and the one that killed me. The one that bothered me the most was Miracles.
Miracles (Available on DVD thankfully) was one of the best TV shows ever. It got cancelled because the executives at ABC at the time were complete morons. The was preempted almost every week it was supposed to air. ABC had breaking news all the time over the Iraq war so anytime someone farted in Iraq ABC went live. These idiots even preempted the show for a special about Michael Jackson. This was long before he had died, he was just crazy MJ back then and ABC decided yet again to air Miracles at a later date. Show could gain an audience and they cancelled it. The irony is that it’s final airing, over 5 million viewers. ABC still cancels it.
So, I don’t watch TV shows in their first season. I am not going to get hooked and left hanging because some idiots that believe if a show isn’t an immediate hit, it must be cancelled. If that were true some of most beloved shows would have never maid it, little shows, like Cheers and Night Court to name a few.
However I have been a little lax this year and last. This year I have decided to rant about the new shows I really like or that I think have some potential. My hope is that the 2.5 people that actually read this article will give these shows a try and maybe tell their friends about them. TV Shows don’t have long, some shows after their first airing are already on the bubble for not getting high enough ratings.
So here’s some new shows worth look.
It airs Tuesday nights on ABC. It’s about a guy that for some unknown reason has been alive for over 200 years. He can die but he comes back immediately and always in water for some reason. Now he is a medical examiner for the city of New York and helps a detective solve crimes. It’s Castle if Castle was more serious, never died and wasn’t as goofy. And, I mean goofy in a good way, Castle is one of my most favorite shows EVER!
I really love this show so far. It’s got smart characters, good stories and good mysteries. It would be shame is this show got cancelled.
How to get away with Murder
It airs Thursdays on ABC. It’s about a college professor who is also a high price defense attorney. The acting is great, the stories are a little hard to follow at least the first episode was. It goes from present time to future time or maybe the future flashes are current time and the present time is the past, I don’t know? As I said, it’s a little confusing and you have to really pay attention or you won’t even get what’s going on. I was glued to my TV watching it on my DVR and shit happened a couple of times and I had to think, “Wait, who was that again?” But, still the show has some potential. I love the main character, she’s flawed and some of those flaws aren’t really good flaws. Another good show you should check out.
Just watched the show last night and I have to say I was at first disappointed when I realized it was only a half hour show. That worries me and I will tell you why. The idea is too good for a half hour show. This happened to me last year when I saw the first episode of The Crazy Ones. I knew it was going to get cancelled. The shows concepts need a full hour, you can’t pack it all into 22 minutes and the heart of the show gets lost. I even said so on their Facebook page after watching it the first time. Sure enough, cancelled. This show, same thing. It’s a good show, worth watching, funny, witty but the themes need an hour. If NBC doesn’t change it, it’s going to get cancelled. But, we’re talking about NBC here, the once great network is run by complete morons so I am positive they will do everything possible to make sure all their good shows are cancelled. It airs Thursday nights.
I watched the first two episodes and loved it. It was action packed, entertaining and both episodes had me shaking my head wonder how they were over so soon? The show just flies by. It’s about a group of 20 somethings who are off the charts smart. They are hired by Homeland Security to help solve problems. The action can be over the top sometimes but you can’t help but suspend disbelief and just go along for the ride. Fun, show with heart. Highly recommend. It airs Tuesdays on CBS.
These are just the ones that I have seen so far. I am looking forward to seeing The Mysteries of Laura, Houdini, Black-ish, Stalker, Madam Secretary, NCIS: New Orleans, and Z Nation. However, I will probably just wait and download the whole seasons when they are over or wait for the DVD’s
If there’s a show you like, talk about it, tell people. Specially if it’s a new show. If you don’t talk about it or don’t hear others talking about it, it will be cancelled. So even if you don’t like the shows I mentioned, there must be some new shows you do like, talk about them. Set your DVR’s even if you don’t watch them. How to get away with Murder was the most DVR’d show this fall season. They actually track that stuff, creepy, I know. But, what’s on your DVR matters.