As Big Brother 15 slowly approaches it’s inevitable summer season end… I should start figuring out what NEW shows will be starting soon – and if they are worthy enough to be added to my TV watching schedule.
Some new shows:
The Blacklist: I’m just not interested. James Spader is great – it’s just not my kinda show.
Sean Saves The World: I don’t think this will be on my line up, unless there is nothing else on Thursday. It reminds me too much of The New Normal, which I invested my time into and it was cancelled. I think I’ll have a difficult time picturing Sean Hayes anything but his character from Will and Grace, and then when he ISN’T Jack from Will and Grace I’ll be disappointed. I’m feeling pessimistic about this one.
The Michael J. Fox show: My mom LOVES Michael J. Fox. I might just watch this because I know she will and then we’ll have something to chat about. MJF worked/works as a news anchor but stopped and has Parkinson’s Disease (and does in real life). It reminds me of the local meteorologist we have in our town who has MS and still does the weather. His hands tremble and his speech is affected but no one is bothered by it… he’s an inspiration! And I think this show will probably make me cry with happiness and remind me to appreciate the little things and to really love the people I love.
Ironside: No interest in another NYPD show. Only interesting thing I have to say about this is Michael Caleo is an executive producer / writer and he was a writer for The Sopranos (and was nominated for an Emmy).
Welcome to the Family: Ummm Mike O’Malley is a funny guy… but the plot… young pregnancy before marriage and an unhappy dad that will obviously will fall in love with the idea later (this hits close to home for me)… will I find it relatable and funny? Or will I find it inaccurate and annoying? I’m thinking the latter. I don’t think this show will last long enough for the babies to be born, which is fine because then the plot falls apart anyways.
Dracula: Vampires were SOO 4 years ago. Over it.
Mom: A Chuck Lorre comedy… I love Allison Janney (ever since Juno). But this show will probably be ridiculous… and I don’t think I’ll watch.
The Millers: I’m going to go out and say it right away… Will Arnett = Gob… and NOTHING can top Gob. Just STAY GOB! Running Wilde, Up All Night, and now The Millers… I do not want to say it but I think we’re doomed for another failed sitcom. (However the mom, Margo Martindale, seems to be pretty funny from the previews).
The Crazy Ones: Uhhh… Robin Williams… returning to television… I was JUST thinking, where has Robin Williams been? And BOOOM the TV genuineness snag him for a new TV show with…. WHAT! Sarah Michelle Gellar (another disappearing act). Yeah, I’ll be watching this…. pretty much because of the two MAJOR stars. I just can’t imagine this pair wasting their time on a flop… it’s gotta be good, right?
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D: No thanks.
Back in the Game: Isn’t this sort of like Family Tools? Except it doesn’t have Leah Remini in it. My kids are going to grow up at the softball fields (they play pretty much every day of the week seriously)… but does that draw enough interest for me? There are SO many shows about a single mother moving back in with their parent’s. I just don’t think this is going to be a home run (haha get it…).
Betrayal: Ohh another one word named sassy drama… like Scandal, Revenge, Mistresses… It comes on Sunday at 10 PM… maybe I can get into it… maybe it’s just on too late.
The Goldbergs: I want to love this… I really really do… and Wendi McLendon is hilarious… I just think this show could fizzle out quickly once they run out of 80’s jokes
Super Fun Night: I 100% want this to be the best show ever… BUT… how much fun can Rebel Wilson be over and over… will I O.D. on her funniness after 4 episodes and say… ugh I have a Rebel hangover and I want out. I will REALLY give this show a shot – I am expecting some laugh so hard I’m peeing moments… so if it’s anything less I’ll be disappointed. That’s some high expectations. (Wouldn’t this make a better movie than tv show?)
Lucky 7: Why do they have to win the Lottery… why can’t it just be about 7 people who work at a service station in Queens…. maybe I’m weird but I’d like that better.
Trophy Wife: I thought this was a movie? Eh maybe I’ll watch it… I do like Marcia Gay.
Almost Human: I started reading the descrip of this and I nodded off. Not a good sign. So it’s the year 2048 and he’s a cop and he was in a coma after a catastrophic snooooorrrrree. Am I the meanest? Sorry, it just takes a lot for me to get into any sci fri…. for some reason I decide it’s too much effort for me to imagine the future with androids and ridiculous technology.
Brooklyn Nine Nine: I want to want to see this but I don’t. It just looks like a rip off of Reno 911? But I LOVE Andy Samberg!! This show has a really good chance I watch it since it’s right before New Girl.
Sleepy Hollow: nope.
Dads: Old man/young bachelor man humor. Inevitably they get gfs and their dads or sons cramp their style? idk I’m just not that excited about this one.
Enlisted: I have no interest in this exceppptttt… they are extremely hot. Sold. (am I shallow???) Parker Young was my favorite part of Suburgatory… and now he’s in camo? Enlist me in Enlisted!!! (I’m hilarious right? Maybe I’ve been reviewing too many shows in a row that I’m deliriously writing nonsense… is anyone still reading this blog post?)
Us & Them: who doesn’t love Rory from Gilmore Girls?? Except her MOM from Gilmore girls, Lorelai, DATED Jason Ritter on Parenthood…. it’s a little weird… if you followed all that…. then you understand..
That’s all I’ve got for now…. as for the regular season shows I’m pumped to have back on…. Modern Family, The Neighbors, New Girl, The Mindy Project, Nashville, The Big Bang Theory, Parks and Recreation, and Parenthood. (I’ve given up on Glee … yeah I admit it… no more Glee…. oh and Grey’s… they’ve been out of my life for some time now also ). I might watch Survivor this season…. and Dancing with the stars… who am I kidding.
Re: Lucky 7…if you want a show about people working in a gas station, check out Corner Gas if you can find it. It is Canadian, and hilarious.
I should watch that – my parents watched that and loved it
Netflix had them thru season 4 on DVD last I checked. There’s something like 6 seasons though.
I think you are spot on with a lot of your reviews, and you’ve made me even interested in the premiere of the MJF show. Thanks for sharing that.
And hello, yes, Alexis looks adorable in “Us & Them.” I miss Lauren Graham so much, but I just couldn’t get into “Parenthood.” I know I’m still hoping for a “Gilmore Girls” movie!
With “The Crazy Ones,” was I the only one that felt as if I was watching a McD’s commercial with celebrity cameos? I want to like it, but even the trailer was hard to watch.
However, I’m really excited for “Brooklyn Nine-Nine.” Are you a fan of “Parks and Recreation”? The Brooklyn99 creators are also writers and producers for P&R, so that is why I think this show will be a hit. But I’m also biased since I’m working on their fan site http://brooklyn99insider.blogspot.com. 😉
I watched Brooklyn nine nine tonight and it might just be part of my tuesday nights now!
That’s great. I really enjoyed the premiere. Can’t wait for the next episode!