Rather than create our own chart of the full fall schedules this year, we’ll just link to the Hollywood Reporter’s list instead. My own commentary follows after the break.
Monday looks to be almost unchanged for me. I’ll keep up with Castle, and may give The Following a shot (serial killer hunter series, starring Kevin Bacon) based on reviews. I’ve cancelled my cable and follow TV through iTunes, which means it’s not as easy to check out new shows, unless the producers offer that first episode free. The Revolution is somewhat tempting. I’m not a fan of post-apocalyptic stories in general, but this show is cocreated by J.J. Abrams and Eric Kripke, which have made very entertaining product in the past.
Tuesday has nothing new that grabs my attention, but it does have Don’t Trust the B—- in Apt. 23. I wouldn’t normally have given a show like that a chance, but the first two episodes were free on iTunes when I had a day off work so I grabbed them and checked them out. They were a lot funnier than I expected them to be, and I may just finish out that first season and see where it all goes.
Wednesday has the new time for Supernatural, whose new lead in is Arrow. Arrow is based on DC’s Green Arrow property, but doesn’t star Justin Hartley (who is on a medical drama for the CW instead.) It’s a new version directed by Greg Berlanti, who directed a lot of Smallville and a lot of pilot episodes in general, so I’ll probably check that one out. I’ll probably keep picking up CSI: Crime Scene Investigations even though I’m a few seasons behind in watching it. (I’m about six episodes past the introduction of Laurence Fishburne.)
Thursday is still home to The Big Bang Theory and Vampire Diaries, but adds Beauty and the Beast with Kristen Kreuk in the title “beauty” role, and a guy who looks like a model with a visible scar as the “beast.” Really? The scar is all it takes to make a “beast” these days? 30 years ago, they put Ron Perlman in ugly makeup. Today, I don’t know if he’d be attractive enough to be considered for the role of the “beast.” Doesn’t that kind of miss the point of the source material? Glee moves to this night, and CBS premiers Elementary as their modern retelling of Sherlock Holmes starring Jonny Lee Miller as Holmes and Lucy Liu as Watson. I’ll probably give that one a shot, although that’s more due to my detective/Holmes obsession and the infrequent episodes from the BBC Sherlock than anything else.
Friday has CSI: New York (CSI: Miami is officially cancelled) as well as Fringe, Grimm, Nikita and Community. I watched the first season of Community on Netflix and absolutely loved it. That’s my top priority comedy series as far as “catch up” is concerned.
Saturday is dominated by sports and news magazines. I am interested in neither.
Sunday has 666 Park Avenue, Once Upon a Time, The Mentalist (which I’ll probably try out after Psych wraps up) and The Simpsons which I haven’t watched in over a decade.
What do you plan to watch?