As you sit here, procrastinating, tweeting what you had for breakfast or what color socks your roommate is wearing; you are also in the middle of the heart of fall television. Fall has turned over a new leaf with what they are delivering this season.
Most Improved: I want to say Bones. In fact, I am going to say Bones is the most improved, but I’d rather say that it was the best show to handle the cards it was dealt. It hasn’t bounced back to its full potential, but it has successfully handled the coupling of its characters and their main actress’ real life pregnancy. Many other series would have ignored the sudden weight gain of one of their leads, but this show allowed it to happen even if it meant skipping the honeymoon phase and diving into a full-blown relationship.
Must Watch for this Fall: Revolution. From J.J. Abrams (Lost), Revolution begins by showing their audiences first hand what it would be like if everything stopped. What if we lost the ability to open our phone and check Facebook? Or get in the car and have it move? Everything has stopped working – for most – and they must resort to medieval ways of living with their modern day setting. With impressive cinematography and a talented cast, this show is going to stick around for a while if it can hold onto a fan base. Because it is brand new, it is too early to tell if the viewers will stick around.
Must Watch this Fall, part 2: I say Part 2 because this show is technically just a mini-series and will not be around for the same extent as its competition. This show is American Horror Story: Asylum. The incredible second season premiered October 17 and had fans drooling over the future of its story lines. It’s equal parts creepy and impressive. The crop of actors they have gathered are taking their roles and running with them in the best way possible. Expect many awards emerging from this show come January.
Series to drop: Any medical show. These are done. We are out of the medical drama era. We will soon be out of the cop drama era and into a full-blown sci-fi scene, in my opinion. With shows such as Lost paving the way, we will start to see the most successful series be those that are the least realistic. So far the success hits such as Once Upon A Time (ABC), Revolution (NBC), The Vampire Diaries (CW), Grimm (NBC), and Supernatural (CW) – just to name a few – will be the new genre that takes over primetime.
Most Steady Show: This category may be considered the same as most improved; however, it is not. This is going to show you the series that has kept the most constant story line without letting fans down, but keeping them on a steady way up the ladder of exciting plot lines. This show is ABC’s Castle. It has balanced four seasons of sexual tension into one big reveal in their season four finale. The writers and creators have kept it constant and are looking towards a very successful season with many more to come.
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