Must-See Genre TV
Thank goodness the summer is over! We finally have an excuse to stay indoors, away from the burning orb in the sky, and huddle for entertainment in front of the television. As far as genre shows are concerned, the Fall 2013 season begins tonight*, and I’m super excited about some of the new series. In fact, I’ve been so eager for some of the new shows that I made myself a list of the premiere dates and times back in July. Lucky for you, I’m a benevolent
minor deity blogger so I decided to expand the list to include all of the scifi, fantasy, and geek-friendly shows and share the whole caboodle with you.
Here’s what I’m looking forward to…
Fun, right? I have high hopes for Sleepy Hollow and I’m keeping my fingers crossed Fox doesn’t cancel it after a handful of episodes ’cause, you know, that’s what Fox does. (OK. That’s not totally accurate. The network did right by Fringe, but Fox still has a pretty crummy track record when it comes to supporting and promoting its genre shows.)
THE RETURN OF JOSS! Yes, boys and girls, Joss Whedon of Angel, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, etc. is back on the small screen with Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Despite the clunky title, I’m guessing this is going to be one of the most popular series of the new season. S.H.I.E.L.D. will be a companion piece to The Avengers film franchise and feature the very much alive Phil Coulson (man, Nick Fury is a tricksy one, isn’t he?) as well as a handful of new-to-us agents. Oh, and one more thing, GUNN’S BACK! J. August Richards played one of my favorite characters on Angel and I’m stoked Joss has brought him on board.
On to the controversial (not really) section of my post, Dracula. I’ve read a lot grumbling online from Stoker purists who aren’t pleased with the direction the new limited series seems to be taking. It’s just a little too sparkly and not enough murderous monstery for their tastes to which I say pfft! I like the Nikola-Tesla-with-fangs feel to it. Sure, the show could turn out to be a huge heap of awful, but I’m definitely looking forward to its premiere in October.
Finally, The Witches of East End. This was going to be the part where I declared I definitely would not be watching this occult effort from Lifetime because I hated the book on which it’s based. I was so peeved I had wasted my time and hard earned birthday Barnes & Noble gift card on the novel by Melissa de la Cruz when I read it. The characters in The Witches of East End were flat and cliched, the story was filled with giant plot holes, and the twist felt like the worst ending in a Choose Your Own Adventure book. So obviously, I was going to warn you stay clear of this one.
Then I watched the trailer.
And, well, I could see it turning into a guilty pleasure. It has a Practical Magic meets Charmed feel to the 30 second spot and I can’t believe I’m actually going to give a chance.
If none of these are to your liking, don’t worry. The Fall prime time line up is chock full of scifi, fantasy, and geek friendly tv shows this season. Here’s the schedule:
8:00pm Bones - Sept. 16 on Fox Almost Human - Nov. 4 on Fox 9:00pm Sleepy Hollow - Sept. 16 on Fox Beauty and the Beast - Oct. 7 on The CW 10:00pm Castle - Sept. 23 on ABC
8:00pm Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. - Sept. 24 on ABC 9:00pm Supernatural - Oct. 8 on the CW Ravenswood - Oct. 22 on ABC Family 10:00pm Person of Interest - Sept. 24 on CBS
8:00pm Revolution - Sept. 25 on NBC Arrow - Oct. 9 on the CW The Tomorrow People - Oct. 9 on The CW 10:00pm American Horror Story - Oct .9 on FX
8:00pm The Vampire Diaries - Oct. 3 on the CW Once Upon a Time in Wonderland - Oct. 10 on ABC 9:00pm The Originals - Oct. 3 on The CW 10:00pm Elementary - Sept. 26 on CBS
8:30pm The Neighbors - Sept. 20 on ABC 9:00pm Grimm - Oct. 25 on NBC 10:00pm Dracula - Oct. 25 on NBC Haven - Sept. 13 on Syfy
8:00pm Once Upon a Time - Sept. 29 on ABC 9:00pm Drop Dead Diva - Oct. 6 on Lifetime The Walking Dead - Oct. 13 on AMC 10:00pm Witches of East End - Oct. 6 on Lifetime
The only question now is what are you gonna watch? Let us know in the comments!
*Weeeeell, technically it started last Friday with Haven. Details schmetails, people.
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