For the rest of you, let's talk TV. Now I spent some time gathering all of the September premieres that I could find and felt were relevant, except for any NEW Fall 2014 TV shows, because those will be on the blog on Thursday (posted here!). Now, I obviously don't watch every show airing right now, so for the shows I do watch, I gave you my thoughts on the previous season(s) and my thoughts for the upcoming season. For the shows I don't watch I either asked my friends who do watch the show or I spent some time browsing the internet for information.
I listed them below in alphabetical order, because type A, and I also included their premiere date for future reference!
Thursday, Sept 25th - 8:00pm EST - FoxLast season I was only still watching this show out of habit. It has been just down right terrible the last few seasons and when this season started and they brought back the same big bad (pelant) from the last 2 seasons before, I seriously thought I was going to need to strangle someone. Just poor story-telling. Then, even though I was sick of this big bad to begin with, they gave him the worst death scene and exit, ever. I mean, really? REALLY?! 3 seasons of him and that's how you end it? Ok. Then we had this Ghost Killer storyline. Which held such promise and then when it all "ended" I was actually just really confused. It didn't measure up to the hype they'd made it out to be, so it actually kinda just sucked. Then Bones went and surprised me.
The finale was one of their best in many years, if not ever. I'm so, so thankful for the twist at the end because I was going to be super shitty if they ended the finale with Booth's life hanging in the balance. That's old and over-done with no real threat factor. What they did end on is some good stuff though that actually has me, dare I say it, looking forward to the this upcoming season. They're in new territory and for a show that has been on as long as Bones, that's important. I'm happy and anticipating fun things. Especially after the network tried to the kill the show by moving it to Fridays last season and that backfired on them. Suck on that, Fox.
Monday, Sept 29th - 10:00pm EST - ABCI don't currently watch this show, so I don't actually know very much about it. But one of my best friends does watch it and she loves it. I know it's about a man who write murder mystery novels, but that's about all I know. I did hear that the novels that the character supposedly writes actually exist and you can read them. That's pretty legit. My friend says that last season ended on big things and she's excited for this new season. That's about all I got out of her, but since she DVRs this show, I know it means a lot to her, so it must be good!
Tuesday, Sept 23rd - 10:00pm EST - NBC
Last season ended with the entire cast, minus one, with their life potentially in the balance. My sister and I have read that one main character is going to be dying in the first episode, so we've spent all summer trying to figure out who it will be. I've decided that because Peter Mills is my all-time favorite character, ever ever ever, that he's probably going to be the one to die. Because they would do something like that to me.
Wednesday, Sept 24th - 10:00pm EST - NBC
The finale was freaking excellent. I'm actually sort of amused with myself, because I thought I knew for sure what the big cliffhanger was going to be. Wrong. I was wrong. I'm excited to see where they're going to take this season, since I'm pretty sure they'll have a full 20-22 episode season, instead of a half season, like last year. My sister and I haven't heard any really reliable news about this season either, so I really don't have much to add. I know Burgess gets a new partner and Atwater joins the team. Other than that, natta. Ps. LINSTEAD. Pss. BURZEK.
Thursday, Sept 25th - 8:00pm EST - ABCI'm about to be very unpopular, but I can't help but feel like it's time for Grey's Anatomy to come to an end. On one hand, there were so many things I loved about last season, but on the other hand I was bored. Grey's Anatomy has had a good long run and a run they should be proud of. I've loved so many things about that hospital and I'll miss it when it's gone.
However, I think it would be wise of Shonda to give Grey's this one last season to wrap up story lines and send the series off with a good, solid finale. Instead of dragging the show out longer to the point where it's a shell of it's former greatness. Do you know what I mean?
This season is going to be weird for me to watch without Cristina. I'm not sure how I'm going to feel about it yet. I think I'll be distracted the first few episodes though with the new Meredith storyline. Another sibling? Really? Haven't we already done this? I've heard they're teasing MerDer drama. Haven't we also already done that too?
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Wednesday, Sept 24th - 9:00pm EST - NBC
Marvel's Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D
Tuesday, Sept 23rd - 9:00pm EST - ABCI don't watch this show, but my mother does. She's into all of that DC Comics/Marvel stuff. From what she's said, she likes it. I've heard it ties into all of the other DC/Marvel movies that are out right now, so I think it's important that you've seen most of those, but maybe not necessary? To be honest, I was just looking and it didn't really get good reviews last year. However, some of the reviews I'm reading think this season will be better. Here's hoping.
Wednesday, Sept 24th - 9:00pm EST - ABCNot a show I watch regularly, but I have seen several episodes and I've laughed through every single one. I really like Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Mitch) and Eric Stonestreet (Cam). They just totally make the show for me.
Wednesday, Sept 24th - 10:00pm EST - ABCAgain, not a show I watch, but a show I think I would like. I like country music and I love Connie Britton and Hayden Panettiere and I love the premise of the show. As I was looking for info on the upcoming season, I found a lot of articles suggesting that this is on the chopping block and it might be cancelled. Right now it is airing on the 24th for it's 3rd season, but I'm worried it might be it's last. You never can tell though, because if this is a powerful season and picks up in ratings, then it'll easily get renewed! So don't worry yet, Nashville fans!
Tuesday, Sept 23rd - 8:00pm EST - CBS
The finale however, was wonderful. The episode honored the memory and life of Ralph White, who was a recurring character on the show, but passed away in real life this year. It was good and ended up being a really sweet send off for the character and the man. They even tied up a tiny, small loose end from earlier in the season, which was probably a little unnecessary, but still nice storytelling for the most part. Also, NCIS did something it's never done. It didn't leave us with a cliffhanger. Which felt very appropriate considering the main storyline of the episode (the death of Gibbs' father) and also because it's something different. A show going into it's 12th season could use a little bit more of "something different". I think starting Season 12 off completely fresh is just what NCIS needs. I haven't heard a thing about the upcoming season as far as story lines goes and I'm glad. I need NCIS to surprise me to keep me interested.
NCIS: Los Angeles
Monday, Sept 29th - 10:00pm EST - CBSHigh five for Season Five! Last season was the best season ever. Every single time I wrote about NCISLA last year I had good things to say and that's because it had been such a good season. I honestly don't have many complaints. My biggest complaint is how annoying I find LL Cool J's character. Not because it's acted by him or because it's acted poorly, but just because that character kinda drives me crazy. No good reason, just how I feel most of the time.
Ironically, the lowest point of this season was the finale. Not much of a real cliffhanger and quite frankly it was a boring "case of the week" if you know what I mean. I do find the whole Hetty thing interesting and I wonder if NCISLA is really going to pull the trigger and remove her from the team. Probably not, but it'd be a nice change up to get Season 6 rolling. The cliffhanger was basically them ending the finale with "to be continued" which wasn't a cliffhanger, it was actually just really annoying. I forgive them of course, because I was so in love with the entire season last year. Please don't disappoint me NCISLA.
Tuesday, Sept 16th - 9:00pm EST - Fox *Tonight*
Once Upon A Time
Sunday, Sept 28th - 8:00pm EST - ABC
Thursday, Sept 25th - 10:00pm EST - NBCNot a show I watch, but my sister and her friend love this show. I did watch a few episodes with them last year and it was ok. Just ok. I didn't love it like they did, but they now claim I didn't watch good episodes, so who knows. It's going into it's 6th and final season, which means it could be a very emotional and big season for the show. My sister said something about someone maybe being pregnant and she's still stressed over whether or not a certain couple will get back together or not. If you watch Parenthood, I'm sure you can decipher that. I told her to let me know how this season goes and maybe I'll binge watch the whole show once it's all on Netflix.
Sunday, Sept 28th - 10:00pm EST - ABCI don't watch this show and honestly, based on the reviews I just read, I'm kind of glad I don't. It seems like a general consensus that the first season was phenomenal, the 2nd season was good, the 3rd season was barely watchable, and no one is excited for this 4th season. It also seems that the 3rd season made the viewer really dislike the main character and therefore no one wants to watch a show where they don't like the lead. Of course, I'm basing all of this off the the 4 or 5 articles I read, but since they were all discussing the same things, I'm very apprehensive about adding this to my watch list.
Anyone else really watch this show? Thoughts?
Thursday, Sept 25th - 9:00pm EST - ABC
The Big Bang Theory
Monday, Sept 22nd - 8:00pm EST - CBSThis isn't a show I watch, but my aunt and my dad watch it and they seem to love it. I will say that the reviews I read seem like this show is nearing it's end, but who honestly knows?
Monday, Sept 22nd - 8:00pm EST - NBCI only watch this show sporadically. My favorite parts are the blind auditions and then once it gets to the final few contestants. I'm not at all excited for this season though with Pharrell and Gwen Steffani. Mostly because the judges are what makes the show fun. Adam and Blake together are the best and I really like them with Usher and Shakira, so I'm not excited for the 2 new judges. I probably won't watch much of this season, if I watch any of it. However, my dad is obsessed with this show for some reason, which amuses me because it is so not his thing. Anyway, I'll be getting regular updates from him, so it'll still feel like I'm watching.
And those are you September 2014 premieres!
I wish I could get paid to do this shit, because I love it!
Tomorrow, the October premieres! - POSTED HERE
Thursday, the new shows for Fall 2014! - POSTED HERE
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