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Shadow_Ferret
09-15-2010, 09:31 PM
When I was a kid, the new Fall Season was like Christmas. You'd get all these promos of all these wonderful shows that you couldn't wait to see. But like finding out Santa Claus isn't real, getting burned not only by bad programming, but by seeing shows you loved killed prematurely has pretty much rid me of that feeling. Still, for some reason, I'm a little curious this year.

So what shows are you looking forward to?

Which will be the next big thing?

What shows do you think will suck right out of the gates?

Which shows will surprise?

TV-Guide schedule (http://www.tvguide.com/special/fall-preview/fall-schedule.aspx)

So far, about the only one I'm looking forward to is the remake of "Hawaii-Five-O," specifically because I want to see Grace Park in a bikini. :D

Also, "No Ordinary Family" seems like "The Incredibles" meet real life. I'll give it a try at least. It might be fun.

"S#*! My Dad Says" might have been interesting as a tweet or two, but a whole show? Sorry. Sounds like a really bad Archie Bunker without the intelligence, despite my reverence of William Shatner.

And I'm predicting "Outsourced" will last about 6 episodes. It sounds like a 3-minute SNL skit and I don't see how it has any legs. I think I'd get tired of ethnic jokes and potty humor after about 5 minutes. Wait, yes. I did. I watched one of their clips and kept checking my watch, even though it was only 2 minutes.

So, how does the new fall season look to you?

childeroland
09-15-2010, 09:35 PM
Eh. I'll check out Lone Star, Outlaws, and The Event. Nikita's pilot was okay, as was Hellcats. Terriers already looks like a goner.

darkprincealain
09-15-2010, 09:35 PM
Call me a cynic, or disheartened by pilot season's lackluster results, or whatever, but I think this year has a bumper crop of duds, from the promos I've seen.

I'm curious about the Event, but I'm afraid it's another expensive serial and will have to hang heavily on the strength of its writing. Only time will tell.

Shadow_Ferret
09-15-2010, 09:37 PM
Yes, I've heard "The Event" is trying to be this season's "Lost." And trying too hard. The pilot is supposedly pretty convoluted and time jumps too much.

I also heard that the pilot for "Detroit-1-8-7" has already been scrapped and reshot. Not a good sign.

rugcat
09-15-2010, 09:46 PM
Eh. I'll check out Lone Star, Outlaws, and The Event. Nikita's pilot was okay, as was Hellcats. Terriers already looks like a goner.Still more proof that I'm not the demographic. I saw part of Hellcats and thought it was basically unwatchable. Yet I liked Terriers quite a bit.

Kitty Pryde
09-15-2010, 09:57 PM
Yeah, "No Ordinary Family" has the potential to be good, but I'm not getting overly excited yet.

"Mike And Molly" is set to DVR, I'm interested to see how they are going to portray Teh Fat People--as the usual joke, or the novel concept of actual humans.

Ditto for "Outsourced". I'm concerned they aren't going to go any deeper than an Apu scene from the Simpsons with this one. Plus you've got the white guy turning up to be the boss of all the locals, which seems like a setup for a string of terrible racist "jokes" (I haven't seen the movie, but I can only assume it's handled in a more intelligent way than the average sitcom is). But a sitcom set in India could be great.

And some crime? spy? conspiracy? show called "Undercovers" that looked moderately interesting.

And next month BBCA is premiering a detective show called "Luther" starring Idris Elba, who is awesome.

Grrarrgh
09-15-2010, 10:06 PM
I'm looking forward to No Ordinary Family and Hawaii Five-0, but those are the only ones. I may check out The Undercovers and The Event, but I wouldn't say that I'm excited about them. I recorded the premiere of Nikita, but I haven't watched it yet. Oh - I forgot about Boardwalk Empire on HBO! I'm pretty excited to watch that one on Sunday. I think that's it - I haven't been too impressed with this season's offerings.

Shadow_Ferret
09-15-2010, 10:39 PM
Watching the pilot for "Nikita." So far I'm confused with all the time jumping. Not really sure what's going on. All I know is the actress playing Nikita needs to eat something.

AlexPiper
09-15-2010, 10:40 PM
Boardwalk Empire and The Cape (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Cape_(2010_TV_series)) both look interesting. No Ordinary Family could be neat.

Sadly, I'm mostly looking forward to the return of established shows. Primarily Castle, Bones, Big Bang Theory and How I Met Your Mother.

BenPanced
09-15-2010, 11:07 PM
My DVDs of The Mary Tyler Moore Show, The Bob Newhart Show, and Northern Exposure.

Satori1977
09-16-2010, 06:32 PM
I will give Hawaii Five-O a try. Never seen the original, so I don't have anything to compare it to (and in the case of a remake, that is probably a good thing). I like Alex O'Laughlin, he needs a good show. And I like Grace Park.

The only other new show I am watching is Blue Bloods with Tom Selleck. Well, because it has Tom Selleck. I adore him and will watch him in anything.

Shadow_Ferret
09-16-2010, 11:09 PM
I will give Hawaii Five-O a try. Never seen the original, so I don't have anything to compare it to (and in the case of a remake, that is probably a good thing). I like Alex O'Laughlin, he needs a good show. And I like Grace Park.


Honestly? Hawaii-Five-O was like most late 60s cop shows. Heavy on the morality plays of good vs. evil, that the cops are good and right and just and criminals are just bad people. And let's not forget the 60s anti-drug attitude. If you've seen old eps of Dragnet or Adam-12, its similar to that except it has women in grass skirts.

katiemac
09-17-2010, 06:34 AM
I've seen Lonestar and The Event. Lonestar was mostly setup, like most pilots, and it could be interesting but by the end I just didn't care. The Event is a little more interesting, reminiscent of 24 more than LOST, but it frequently shifts POV characters to purposefully withhold information from the viewing audience. It's supposed to build intrigue, but it's pretty frustrating instead. I hope it's not a trend they continue in further episodes.

I may or may not check out a second episode of both shows.

I do want to see how Undercovers and Running Wilde (from the creator of Arrested Development) work out.

shadowwalker
09-17-2010, 04:26 PM
I honestly pay no attention to "new seasons" any more. Mainly because they seem to occur at random times and last for (take your pick) length of time. I've seen ads for new shows that sound interesting, and then they don't show up at all or not until weeks later. Then stations will air an episode multiple times at various times of day/night (using the same promos stating it's the 'new episode'), or run a marathon of previous shows before the new ep, or have previous seasons showing on affiliated stations at the same time as the so-called new season... bleah. I don't have time or interest in creating a logarithm to keep track of things. If I happen to catch enough episodes of a show over a period of months, I may be inclined to get the DVD. Otherwise, eh - it's mostly white noise for me anyway.

Kitty27
09-17-2010, 04:29 PM
The only series that I am waiting on is Being Human.

Jcomp
09-17-2010, 06:46 PM
The only new show really on my radar is Boardwalk Empire and alas, I don't have HBO. I've heard positive things about F/X's Terriers so I might try to catch up on that. I want to have faith and be intrigued by The Event but I agree with everyone else here who's said it looks like it's trying way too hard to be the next Lost-style "super-mysterious long-arc internal-mythology-heavy show."

Satori1977
09-17-2010, 07:09 PM
Honestly? Hawaii-Five-O was like most late 60s cop shows. Heavy on the morality plays of good vs. evil, that the cops are good and right and just and criminals are just bad people. And let's not forget the 60s anti-drug attitude. If you've seen old eps of Dragnet or Adam-12, its similar to that except it has women in grass skirts.

Sorry, I have heard of it, but I was born in the late 70's. I have never even noticed it in reruns on tv.

And nope, never seen Dragnet of even heard of Adam-12.

Satori1977
09-17-2010, 07:10 PM
The only series that I am waiting on is Being Human.

Do you mean the BBC one, or are they making an American version?

MattW
09-17-2010, 07:19 PM
The Event and Boardwalk like everyone. No hope for anything else.

It doesn't help that with a DVR, I never watch the previews of coming shows, and I don't search them out either.

I'm content to let the shows develop, and whatever makes it through the full season and hits DVD next summer will be the shows I try out. If it's good, I pick up in season two. If it gets canceled in-between, I don't bother.

rugcat
09-17-2010, 07:47 PM
Honestly? Hawaii-Five-O was like most late 60s cop shows. Heavy on the morality plays of good vs. evil, that the cops are good and right and just and criminals are just bad people. And let's not forget the 60s anti-drug attitude. If you've seen old eps of Dragnet or Adam-12, its similar to that except it has women in grass skirts.But the old Hawaii Five-O had one of the greatest lines ever. Danno and McGarrett bust a crash pad. Hippies are lying all over, passed out. McGarrett tries to question one of them, but the guy just mumbles and falls back asleep.

McGarrett finds a stash of white powder, tastes it, (not the smartest thing to do) turns to Danno and says:

"Pure speed."

But when I was in Salt Lake City this summer, one of the local cable stations had The Rockford Files on, 5:00-6:00 every afternoon. I was in TV heaven.

Diana Hignutt
09-17-2010, 07:48 PM
a vast wasteland....

rhymegirl
09-18-2010, 07:29 AM
It's funny but I don't really care about the new shows.

I'm just looking forward to the return of my old favorites: House, NCIS, Criminal Minds and Medium.

AlexPiper
09-18-2010, 07:45 AM
Do you mean the BBC one, or are they making an American version?

SyFy is doing an American remake of the series, but that doesn't air until summer 2011 or so. I gather that the Mitchell-analogue character will be played by Sam Witwer, who is the voice and actor/model behind Galen "Starkiller" Merek in the Force Unleashed games. And the George-analogue is played by the guy who was Jimmy Olsen in the new Superman movie.

Shadow Dragon
09-18-2010, 08:43 AM
I'll probably watch the Law and Order series and S*** My Dad Says (this one may be bad, but William Shatner could be entertaining in any role :D).

DragonHeart
09-18-2010, 02:50 PM
Looks like NCIS and Criminal Minds are the only shows I have any interest in but I won't be able to watch them anyways so it's a moot point. I could give Castle a shot, I haven't seen the first two seasons though. But it has Nathan Fillion, one of the few actors I both recognize and like, so we'll see.

plaidearthworm
09-19-2010, 08:30 AM
I always loved getting the Fall TV Preview issue of TV Guide! It was twice the size, with write-ups of all the new shows. Just like Christmas. CBS has several I want to see, including Hawaii Five-O, Mike and Molly, and @#$% My Dad Says. Saw Shatner on the Late Late Show the other night, he was hilarious. I'm wondering if the new David Tennant project is still coming to NBC, I'll give that a chance, too.

RoseColoredSkies
09-19-2010, 04:20 PM
My Fall TV schedule is rather intense (as always seems to be) this year. I've got Castle, Hawaii Five-O, NCIS, NCIS: LA, The Good Wife, No Ordinary Family, Glee, V (at mid season), Criminal Minds, L&O: SVU, Bones, Community, CSI, Body of Proof (when ABC decides to air it), The Cape (at mid season), Burn Notice (finishing up season 4 in November), Leverage (finishing up season 3 in December), White Collar (finishing up season 2 in December) and Doctor Who (series 6).

So that's more than just fall shows I guess but still, it's 19 shows. did I mention I'm a full-time law student too? Yes, I am insane but I love it.

LordMoogi
09-19-2010, 08:27 PM
I'm not a huge TV person, but I am looking forward to checking out The Event (it may or may not be good, but the advertising was so delightfully vague that I feel obligated to investigate) and Season 3 of The Clone Wars. I would be watching Chuck and Fringe, but I haven't seen all of the previous seasons for either show, so I'll have to wait before I can see the new stuff.

RoseColoredSkies
09-20-2010, 03:04 AM
The Event looks about as successful as FlashForward (for those not familiar, it had the potential to be good but failed epically and just had far too many plot threads each episode). This show feels a lot like it, in premise. But NBC has been promo-ing it a lot. Saw a behind-the-scenes thing at the movies this weekend.

Susan Gable
09-20-2010, 06:51 PM
The Event looks about as successful as FlashForward (for those not familiar, it had the potential to be good but failed epically and just had far too many plot threads each episode). This show feels a lot like it, in premise. But NBC has been promo-ing it a lot. Saw a behind-the-scenes thing at the movies this weekend.

Flashforward was exactly my thought, too.

And since I got burned on that one...not exactly clamoring here, to tune in to The Event.

Susan G.

Penguin
09-20-2010, 08:27 PM
I always watch too much TV ;). Here's my list (I'm so picky...):

1) My all time favorite, CASTLE (starts tonight, I can't wait :)!)
2) TOP CHEF: JUST DESSERTS just started last week. Like it so far
3) 90210
4) HELLCATS
5) THE VAMPIRE DIARIES (I watch way too many teen dramas, and I'm no teen!)
6) I'm going to give THE EVENT a shot
7) Might watch some of THE APPRENTICE
8) NO ORDINARY FAMILY--looking forward to that

I know there's more but I can't think of anything else right now :)

Wendy Jenae
09-22-2010, 06:03 AM
These days, i don't seem to have the patience to give a show a good chance. If it doesn't grab me during the first episode, I'm not going to invest in it. This year, it seems like none of the new shows have really got my attention.

The only new show I'm sort of into is Nikita. I'm looking forward to Undercovers.

I'm so glad Sons of Anarchy is back. I can't wait for Dexter.

I'm actually looking forward to the new seasons of Glee, The Good Wife, and Brothers and Sisters.

mscelina
09-22-2010, 06:17 AM
I enjoyed the pilot of The Event. I'll give it a few more chances.

At the moment, though, I'm in mourning because the season finale of Warehouse 13 was tonight.

Lavern08
09-23-2010, 11:33 PM
I enjoyed watching Hawaii 5-0 - I was a big fan of the original (back in the day).

Glad they kept the original theme music.

Think I'll hang out there for a while. :)

Wendy Jenae
09-24-2010, 12:18 AM
I watched Undercovers last night. It was weak.

I also read Lone Star was canceled after one episode. Even though Fox has a reputation for doing that, still, yikes...

Diane Amy
09-24-2010, 01:36 AM
I watched Undercovers last night. It was weak.

Agreed. I found it to be a disappointment. Very predicable and formulaic.


Too bad.

Shadow_Ferret
09-24-2010, 01:39 AM
At the moment, though, I'm in mourning because the season finale of Warehouse 13 was tonight.

What the heck? Is their season only 5 weeks long or something?

katiemac
09-24-2010, 01:49 AM
I also read Lone Star was canceled after one episode. Even though Fox has a reputation for doing that, still, yikes...

It hasn't been canceled yet. But it is definitely on the block.

nmulder81
09-24-2010, 02:24 AM
Hmmm I really enjoyed Hawaii Five-O but I was too young to compare to the original so that might help in my opinion. Though I have spoken to a number of people that enjoyed it as well who were able to remember the original.

I am seriously looking forward to Bones coming back tonight. Its def my favorite!

jlasserton
09-24-2010, 03:22 AM
It's not new, but I'm so excited that Chuck is back for a new season! I laugh so hard... Morgan reminds me of my brother! LOL...

Outsourced looks hilarious, but I agree, I don't think it'll last long... Mike and Molly was cute the other night, I might tune to that again...

Kitty Pryde
09-29-2010, 03:07 AM
My verdict:

Mike and Molly-the title characters are really sweet, and it's awesome of Chuck Lorre to have a show about two morbidly obese characters and not treat them like a total joke (kinda like he did on Roseanne, only with much heavier actors this time). But ultimately I think the show is a bit too sitcommy. (Yeah, I know, it's a sitcom.)

Outsourced: Not as racist as I thought it would be. Loved that the MC went to sit with his new employees instead of with Token Jerky White Guy at the end. A few good jokes but not all that hilarious overall. Trying to explain really stupid American gag gifts to a perplexed crowd of Indian people was pretty amusing though. Curious about where they're going with this, as it seems like it will have a real plot.

Raising Hope: Yes! This show was hilarious and very dark and very heartwarming all at the same time. Martha Plimpton is amazing in every scene. I hope they can keep it up.

Undercovers: Not too profound, but highly entertaining. Nice to see a big show with two MCs of color. They're both pretty easy on the eyes, too. I could watch them thwart evil all day :D Looking forward to seeing what badness their creepy boss is really up to.

Diane Amy
09-29-2010, 05:37 PM
I too was pleasantly surprised by Outsourced. Enough so that I'm going to take a second look at episode 2 to see if the pilot was a fluke or not.

dreamer89
10-01-2010, 01:30 AM
omg extremely excited for all my shows to come back!
1. Modern Family
2. Community
3. 30 Rock
4. The Office
5. Cougar Town
6. Glee

:)

Shadow_Ferret
10-02-2010, 12:58 AM
Finally watched the pilot for "No Ordinary Family." I'd heard people say that it wasn't as fun or funny as they'd hoped, so I went in thinking I wouldn't like it. And to be honest, I was expecting a dramedy or situation comedy along the lines of "The Incredibles." It wasn't anything like that, but I was pleasantly surprised that I found it entertaining and for a hour long show, that hour went by very quickly.