Saturday, September 27, 2014

Fall 2014 TV: What Are You In For?

Posted by: Jody W. and Meankitty
Every year, at least since the great cable revolution, I get excited for the start of all the new fall shows. Sure, there's a summer season now...and a November season...and a spring season...and a late spring season....but the fall TV season is still impactful enough that that's when the US viewing public gets the biggest dose of goodies.

While I'm excited about returning shows like Once Upon a Time, Grimm, and Agents of Shield and may mourn the ugly, too-soon ending of Almost Human as long as I have Firefly, it's the new shows that have that special allure.

And for me, no shows have more shiny (see what I did there?) than the shows with speculative elements.

So here's what I see on the upcoming schedule:

The Flash -- DH likes  Arrow, but I don't watch that one. I couldn't handle another DC show on the CW after the travesty that was Smellville, though he assures me there's zero resemblance. The Flash claims to be a less dark show, so there's a 25% chance I'll give it a try.

Forever -- Originally I was like, "Meh, another cop show with a vampire prototype," but we tried episode two, and it was quirkier than I expected, so we'll give this one a whirl.

Gotham -- Tried it. I'm at about 75%. It was heavy-handed, very name-droppy. They'll have to start telling actual stories with actual characters if they want to hold my attention, not just nods to future villains and a hero who doesn't yet seem to have a sense of humor.

Constantine -- I'm kind of no-thanks on this one for some reason.

DH is telling me there's a series based on the Librarian movies starting in December which he hopes we can watch with the kids.

Z Nation -- Nope.

I checked out TV Guide's list of upcoming shows and left off the ones on premium cable (which we don't get) or that have no details yet.

What am I missing? What do you think of any of the new shows?

Oh, here's a photo of a cat and a TV.


Jody Wallace

Author, Cat Person, Amigurumist of the Apocalypse *


  1. Your comments about Smallville wound me. I loved that show — give or take 3 seasons in the middle that were crap. Your DH is right about Arrow. It's freaking amazing, nothing like Smallville either.

    Great post. I enjoyed reading it. :)

  2. I'm not too fired up about any new shows, but I'm super excited about Sleepy Hollow's return (pleased so far!) and Agents of SHIELD (having some kind of depressive breakdown over Fitz. Seriously, WTF are you doing to me, showrunners?).

    1. I know! Poor Fitz. I'm hoping it's just a character arc and nothing permanent.

  3. I'll join you in mourning Almost Human. :(

    I haven't heard of a new show that sounds interesting to me, but I'm so excited about Demon Dean on Supernatural that I'm doing the Muppet-flail the closer the premiere gets.


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