Sunday, September 19, 2010

Fall TV

I have not written in a while so i thought i would start with an old favorite. Fall TV. There are obviously returning and new but this year there are far fewer returning shows that i am interested in.

Returning shows

Smallville

This is the 10th and final season of this show. I think there are very few people who thought this show would last this long. I started watching it live in the third season. The show was a very typical high school drama when it was launched but at this point they have managed to work a large portion of the DC universe into the show. Characters that i thought it would be impossible to do live action have appeared on the show. I am really hoping the show goes out on a high note as it really is one of the best sci-fi dramas ever made at this point. Once you past 200 episodes a show can't be disrespected.

Criminal Minds

There are a lot of one hour procedurals on TV these days but in my opinion CM is the best. For those who don't know the show is about an FBI team that mainly profiles serial killers. Some of the stores are disturbing to say the least. Others are out right disgusting but it really is a well written and well acted show.

There are obviously other shows i watch but with the departure of LOST, 24 and Law and Order there are very few things that I still consider must see TV.


New Shows

Blue Bloods
This is a show about a family of cops. It is from the makers of the Sopranos so it has instant credibility. However, it is scheduled for Friday nights which is where TV shows usually go to die so we'll see.

Hawaii 5-0
I am not old enough to remember the original but i am looking forward to the remake. It looks like simple escapist fun.

The Event
This is the latest show to be buzzed about as the next LOST. The last was flash forward which only lasted one season. I am going to watch it because the marketing as been good but my expectations are mixed.


And that is about it. Not much going on in TV this fall but we'll see if it works out.

Next week... My Summer Vacation