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« on: September 20, 2016, 10:47:00 PM »

So here we are with another new season of glorious TV.  Admittedly things are much different from the way they were in the past given the emphasis on cable channels and streaming.  Hopefully the big networks still have a few good things up their sleeves. 

The one new (network) show I'm most looking forward to is Designated Survivor.  I would have watched it just for the concept, or just for Kiefer, but I just found out Maggie Q is in it too!  Jack Bauer AND Nikita?!?!?  Count me in!  I do realize they are going to try to neuter Kiefer but I can always hope.  But even the premise seems like it could be a lot of fun.  I guess some of the ground might have been covered in The Last Ship but I'm expecting a lot more from this show.

Other than that, the only show I am considering is Conviction.  Not really sure I need a generic crime show, but the cast has Hayley Atwell, Emily Kinney, Eddie Cahill and Shawn Ashmore, so I will give it a chance.

I know there are some time travel shows (Timeless?) and various sci-fi/horror series (Exorcist, Van Helsing) which I will probably give a chance to as well, but I'm not too thrilled about any of them in particular.

Anyone else keeping an eye on the new season?
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« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2016, 02:09:56 AM »

Nothing looks interesting to me either new shows or returning ones.  Just burnt out on TV I guess, I'd ditch it if the wife would allow it and how would rittchard afford a new iPhone if I left DirecTV?
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« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2016, 03:03:48 AM »

Nope. The time travel show piqued my interest until the Globe's reviewer said:

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“Timeless” (NBC)

(Time-travel action drama, Oct. 3)

Starring: Abigail Spencer, Matt Lanter, Goran Visnjic

Concept: A historian, a scientist, and a soldier must hopscotch through time to catch a criminal bent on altering history. Can they save the world as we know it?

Am I hooked? Mr. Wiiiizzzaaarrrd! I’m hooked on the idea of not having to watch this amateurish effort to summon the ghosts of “Quantum Leap” and “Time Tunnel.” The rules of time travel and changing history are doomed. The efforts to point out the racism of earlier times are flat.

Alternate title: “Time Mess”

Grade: D

I might give it a chance anyway. My link has similar encapsulations of all the fall shows. Nothing there motivated me to give my DVR new marching orders.
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« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2016, 03:39:13 AM »

I like Kristen Bell, so I watched and enjoyed The Good Place on Hulu.  It's light fare, but decent fun.
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« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2016, 06:03:13 PM »

Quote from: Zinfan on September 21, 2016, 02:09:56 AM

Nothing looks interesting to me either new shows or returning ones.  Just burnt out on TV I guess, I'd ditch it if the wife would allow it and how would rittchard afford a new iPhone if I left DirecTV?


lol seriously!!!!  Thanks for the support  Tongue

I caught "This is Us" last night after seeing a lot of buzz about it.  It's a drama centered around 4 characters who all share the same birthday, and in the pilot are turning 36.  I know it doesn't sound exciting but it is extremely well done and worth the watch IMHO.  By the end of the episode I think you'll see what the fuss was about.

Tonight things start heating up with Kiefer's show, probably the most hyped/buzzed about this season.  Also Modern Family and Survivor (Gen X vs Millennials) return, and Blindspot, AHS are already back.  Wednesday night is probably my biggest TV night.
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« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2016, 10:29:27 PM »

Well I decided to go ahead and record Designated Survivor tonight based on reports that the pilot is excellent. Reviewers weren't given any shows beyond that, though, so who knows if it has legs? We shall see. Probably won't watch it until the weekend anyway.
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« Reply #6 on: September 22, 2016, 02:29:20 AM »

There aren't too many new shows I'll be checking out - Conviction, Timeless, Designated Survivor.  No Tomorrow and MacGvyer are maybes.  I'm most looking forward to the big Flash/Supergirl/Arrow/Legends of Tomorrow mashup.  I'm hoping Supergirl can realize its potential and Flash can rebound from its sophomore slump.  Speaking of sophomore slumps, I also hope How To Get Away With Murder can get back to the fun of season one after the joyless slog of season two.
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