The Fall TV shows have started, and I am thrilled. I always love to check out new shows and discover which ones I enjoy...and which ones I won't be watching again. So far I'm loving a lot of them. There are a few I've given up on, but for the most part, I've enjoyed what I've watched. Granted, I haven't seen EVERY new show out there. Just some of them.
SHOWS I'M LOVING
1. This Is Us.
Everyone seems to love this show and I can see why. It's amazing. It has made me cry multiple times. It also likes to drop bombshells at the very end, so make sure you pay attention. I am so glad that it was renewed. It's about different families and the normal highs and lows. I won't give away any spoilers, because there are a lot.
2. Designated Survivor
So during the cabinet meeting, there is always a designated survivor left behind just in case something happens. Well. Something happens and Tom Kirkman, who was pretty low on the cabinet chain, suddenly becomes president. Not everyone is thrilled because he was this rather unimportant dude and suddenly he's president? This show reminds me how dirty politics can be.
One kid has special needs. I believe it's cerebral palsy, but I'm not 100%. The part that hooked me was that the mother has to constantly fight for her son--I've done the same with my son, who has autism. The show is also hilarious. I always enjoy a family who live in a home that doesn't look like it's in a magazine.
What if you could go back in time? I'd love it! I've always been a huge fan of history. The show is about a group of people who have to chase a bad guy who has stolen another time machine. They basically go back in time trying to catch him. If he messes with history, it can ruin timelines! I mean, suppose Abraham Lincoln DIDN'T get assassinated? Would it completely change everything?
SHOWS I'M ON THE FENCE WITH
1. American Housewife
I wanted to love this show. The previews looked hilarious. But. A lot of the jokes fell flat in the premiere. Still, there were some funny bits. It's about a woman who lives in a wealthy part of town and doesn't quite fit in. I did laugh when her new neighbor said that she'd go walking and running and walking and running and walking and running with her and she said something like, "Yeah, none of that is going to happen."
This show is based of Dr. Phil's early life as a jury consultant and psychologist. I enjoy Dr. Phil so I assumed I'd enjoy this. But it seems to be missing something. I'm not sure what, but it's just not hooking me as I thought it would. I've watched three episodes so far and I keep thinking, "Eh," when it ends. I don't know if they're trying too hard, or what. I'll give it another try because I know sometimes shows can start off slow.
SHOWS I STOPPED WATCHING
It seemed like a good premise: a defense attorney is friends with an important TV producer. They want to control the media--meaning they can spin stories. A cheating husband can easily be turned into a man who was seduced against his will. Stuff like that. Only I found myself completely bored with the first two episodes, so I've given up. The actors are all fantastic, but my attention simply wasn't held.
2. The Exorcist
The movie creeped me out. I assumed, hey, the show will creep me out too--and keep me interested. But no. I couldn't follow the plot. It seemed to jump all over the place. There were scary bits, but most of the time I was like, "Ho hum." The only plus was Geena Davis. I love Geena Davis.
So what TV shows have you been loving? Are there any that are misses for you?