Fall TV Plans

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Happy Wednesday!

It's that time of the year again when the leaves are turning orange and TV shows are premiering left and right! I was inspired to do this post because I had so much fun reading Lauren's post about her fall TV plans. I thought it would be fun to share some of the shows I'm most excited for as well. Plus, this will serve as a reminder for me as well. 

When I'm in school, I lead a pretty lonely life when I'm not physically at the university. I have no family in the US either and making friends at this age has proven to be quite hard because everyone has their own thing and I'm not the best at socializing. This year, I will also be living on my own for the first time in ever, so I am thankful for TV shows, movies, and books for keeping me company. I know that I will be entering a tough program too, so these will also serve my method to unwind. Also, I realize that this list makes me sound like a hermit with too much time on my hands, but I am very doubtful that I will actually be able to watch ALL of these. They are just a bunch that I'm interested in watching, so no judging, please!

The Returning Shows

 Ted Danson, Kristen Bell, William Jackson Harper, Manny Jacinto, Jameela Jamil, and D'Arcy Carden in The Good Place (2016) Andy Samberg in Brooklyn Nine-Nine (2013)

These 3 shows right here are my top most anticipated shows. There is no doubt that I will be watching these as they air. If you love big casts, comedies, and shippy feelings, Superstore is the show for you. The finale of the last season had me SHOOK and I am so eager to see how the major event will affect the characters. It was a MEAN cliffhanger! The Good Place was such a surprise for me last year. I watched one episode and then suddenly I was all caught up on both seasons in a matter of days. It's unique, funny and so damn charming. Also, holy twists that I never see coming! Technically, Brooklyn Nine-Nine is not coming back until mid-season, but that does not mean I am not pumped for its return. Rashika forced me to watch this show and to say I am obsessed would be a bit of an understatement. Plus, this is one of those shows that keeps getting funnier and funnier with every season. Thank you to NBC for picking up this show (Fox can a suck an egg for canceling this masterpiece and renewing the garbage that is Last Man Standing)

Oliver Platt, S. Epatha Merkerson, Brian Tee, Torrey DeVitto, Yaya DaCosta, Nick Gehlfuss, Rachel DiPillo, and Colin Donnell in Chicago Med (2015) Sofía Vergara, Julie Bowen, Ty Burrell, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Sarah Hyland, Ed O'Neill, Eric Stonestreet, Ariel Winter, Nolan Gould, Rico Rodriguez, Aubrey Anderson-Emmons, and Jeremy Maguire in Modern Family (2009) Vanessa Morgan, Cole Sprouse, Ashleigh Murray, Lili Reinhart, Camila Mendes, K.J. Apa, Charles Melton, Madelaine Petsch, and Casey Cott in Riverdale (2016)

Now, these three above are all shows that I'm fully caught-up on and might be watching as they air, but it's unlikely. I normally try to stay away from those medical shows like Grey's Anatomy, but a friend got me hooked on Chicago Med last Christmas and I've been watching it ever since. Lord, this show is kind of a mess especially with the relationships, but I like the cases they showcase. If I'm being honest, I like the cases more than the characters. I've watched Modern Family since the beginning and even though the past few seasons have been mediocre at best, I'm looking forward to their final season. I am hoping that it will redeem itself. Finally, there is Riverdale. I really enjoyed the first season. Then, I don't know what the heck happened in the second season. I know it's a fictitious show, but a lot of the events made 0 sense. BUT, there was still something super addicting about it, so I am watching this newest season too. I'm probably going to have haters because of this comment, but I dislike "Bughead" and I'm hoping that ship sinks in this season.

The Brand New Shows

Manifest (2018) Single Parents (2018) The Passage (2018)

To be honest, none of the previews for new shows this fall have truly piqued my interest. All of these are just shows that I find mildly intriguing, so I am going to give them a try. Manifest is about a plane that goes missing but safely lands a few years later and the passengers have no idea what happened. Sounds creepy! I'm much more of a comedy fan, but there doesn't seem to be lots of new ones. I like the look of Single Parents. I hope it will be fun. The Passage is based on a book series by Justin Cronin. I haven't read the books, but the premise sounds intriguing. It's about a US-government sponsored experiment on death row inmates that turn them into vampires. Pretty terrifying stuff, but I'm intrigued.

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (2018) You (2018) Emma Stone and Jonah Hill in Maniac (2018)

I loved the original Sabrina the Teenage Witch comedy series, but I have to say, this darker Chilling Adventures of Sabrina might be my thing. It will all depend on the execution. It's set in the same world as Riverdale, so perhaps we will also see cross-over episodes? I hope Netflix does it justice! Another show I'm probably going to watch once all the episodes are out is You, based on the book by Caroline Kepnes. I loved the book but I have to say I don't particularly care for Penn Badgley, so I am a bit wary. I just found out about Maniac which has two of my favorite actors, Emma Stone and Jonah Hill, and it's also set around a drug clinical trial. I've taken courses on clinical trials, so I'm actually quite excited for this one.

The Catch-Up Shows

Aisha Dee, Meghann Fahy, and Katie Stevens in The Bold Type (2017) Lucille Soong, Randall Park, Constance Wu, Forrest Wheeler, Ian Chen, and Hudson Yang in Fresh Off the Boat (2015) Laurence Fishburne, Anthony Anderson, Jenifer Lewis, Tracee Ellis Ross, Yara Shahidi, Marcus Scribner, Miles Brown, and Marsai Martin in Black-ish (2014)

Then there are the shows that I need to catch up on before I can watch the new seasons. I've been hearing a lot of hype about The Bold Type and it honestly sounds like my kind of show. I've seen only one episode so far, but looks good! Fresh Off the Boat and Blackish are two family-oriented comedies that I absolutely love. I lost track last season and haven't had the opportunity to catch up. I love these shows for making me laugh while they attempt serious conversations!

Kristin Chenoweth, Nicholas D'Agosto, Sherri Shepherd, Jayma Mays, Steven Boyer, and Amanda Payton in Trial & Error (2017) Jonny Lee Miller and Lucy Liu in Elementary (2012)

Finally, I also need to watch the latest seasons of Trial & Error and Elementary. Trial & Error is such an underrated and hilarious show. I need more people to watch it because it's brilliant! I've been watching Elementary for a few years now and though I started to lose interest the past season, I'm still watching it for Lucy Liu.

What are some TV shows you're excited for this fall?
Let me know in the comments below!

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