Tonight the fall T.V. shows either premiere or start back up again. In the eyes of a T.V. junkie, as I am, I couldn’t be happier. After a few months of lackluster T.V. (other than my 1 month World Cup coma) it will be nice to see some good shows again.
The first show I’m looking forward to is Gotham, which is on FOX. Gotham is about Commissioner Gordon and his rise from detective to the Commissioner. We’ll get to see a young Bruce Wayne as well as some of Gotham’s villains. Previews have looked compelling and buzz is this could be one the best new T.V. shows this season. Here’s to hoping it’s worth the hype.
Show two is the return of Sleepy Hollow, another FOX series. Last season left Ichabod and Abbie in questionable peril, but previews have shown that doesn’t last long. This was one of my favorite shows from last year. The premise seemed ridiculous – Ichabod Crane comes back to life due to a curse and teams up with a local detective to fight the evil forces that are invading Sleepy Hollow and hopefully stop their fated future. But Tom Mision and Nicole Beharie have excellent chemistry, the writers gave a fast and fun plot line, and they put a humorous spin on Ichabod’s acclimatization to the modern world. We’ll see if season two can hold up to the fun and enjoyment of the first one.
Constantine from NBC, which will be on Friday nights is another show that I’m hoping will be good. This show is based on the comic book Hellblazer, which, I haven’t read. Constantine has a vast knowledge of dark arts and has a sharp wit where he fights to protect the innocent. I haven’t seen any previews of this show but I like the concept and am looking forward to checking out the premiere.
One show I’m totally on the fence about is Gracepoint from FOX. This is the American version of the excellent Broadchurch that originally aired on BBC America. Why it needed an American remake is beyond me and to have David Tennant in this version as well is an odd idea. Part of what made the BBCA version so good was the Brits know how to do a drama. The previews I’ve seen don’t seem to capture that compelling drama of the original. Then again, it could just be my jaded opinion on a remake of this show. I’ll check it out just to see how the show is.
Marvel’s Agents of Shield is back for a second season and I’m hoping the action that happened in the second half of the series continues in the second season. Grimm is another show that is back again this year. This is just a fun show to watch and not one to take too seriously. Yes there are some issues with it but it fits its Friday night-time slot well and it’s a fun show on a Friday night. And of course there’s the next season of The Walking Dead on AMC. Season five is much hyped (like all other seasons have been) and the Grimes gang has to find a way out of Terminus.
There are other shows I’m looking forward to, but these are some of the main ones. How about you – what shows are you looking forward to?