I watch too much TV. It’s a fact I’m witting to admit but not really address.
Doctor Who came back this fall and it almost killed me. I felt like they were doing some awesome stand out episodes and phoning a few in to rest on the laurels of the supporting characters. And honestly I don’t get the River-Doctor relationship. I missed the place where they fell in love or why. Maybe because everyone falls in love with The Doctor? Maybe because River told him he’d marry her and so he did… I dunno. I keep watching.
I’m geeked about this new companion. Oswin Oswald was amazing to me and I can’t wait for her energy.
Also back: Alphas, 30 Rock, Parks and Rec, Vampire Diaries!
SHIIIIT! Elana is going to wake up mid-transition! She’s going to have her memories of meeting Damon first! AHHHH!
And now there are new TV shows to get excited about:
Billionaire playboy Oliver Queen was missing and presumed dead for five years before being discovered alive on a remote island. He has been changed by his ordeal and must hide the truth about the man he’s become while making amends for the actions he took as a boy. Arrow premieres this Fall on The CW!
Kristin Kreuk and Kiwi Jay Ryan star in the titular roles, but don’t expect dancing candelabras or even a hairy beast. Ryan’s Vincent Keller/beast will have nothing more than a scar on his face, though his actions will get “beastlier,” as the producers put it, as the series progresses. The show is a remake of the 1987 procedural starring Linda Hamilton and Ron Perlman. Hamilton sent Kreuk and Ryan notes and photos wishing them good luck.
Sherlock is all the rage these days. If you’re not getting your fill from the films or PBS’ series, CBS’ procedural offers a modern take on the crime-solver with Jonny Lee Miller as Sherlock, a recovering addict and NYPD consultant. His Watson is his “sober companion,” a former surgeon — and a woman (Lucy Liu). Twist!
Leave it to J.J. Abrams (Lost) and Eric Kripke (Supernatural) to come up with a mythology-heavy drama. Set in a post-apocalyptic future where there is no electricity, the series stars Elizabeth Mitchell, Tracy Spiridakos, Billy Burke and Giancarlo Esposito as a group of people struggling to figure out how the technology vanished and who holds the figurative power among the survivors. We don’t think this is what people meant by going green.