There are 2 things on television that get me so excited every year that I freak even myself out. One is the Academy Awards. The other is fall TV premiers. (We're lucky the Olympics aren't every year!)
I'm watching 14 shows this fall. And over the next few weeks, I'll be going through each one, keeping on top of the latest "big happenings", etc. I hope you enjoy ♥
Up first I'm talking about my "regulars"... shows I've watched for years, and have already fallen head over heels for. Here's what I thought about their season premiers...
What I'm looking forward to: Stories! Epic battles! Paintball! I want to see the writers get credit for how awesome they are. Last year's theme episodes were epic. And while I don't think it's going to shoot to main-stream stardom with D&D episodes, I love how creative the show is.
What I enjoy: Everything. Every time I watch Community there's something else that makes me fall in love with the series even more. I'm never left with a straight face. It's comedy done my way. There's nothing about this show that I don't like... except for...
Concern: Repeated jokes, and the usual formula. They need to get over the group "breaking up"... which happens every other episode. While I think creativity is the show's strong suit, it's also prone to using the same types of jokes over and over. It doesn't help how strong the characters are written. I just have to hope it'll stay fresh.
Parks & Recreation
What I'm looking forward to: The show came back with such a success after almost being cancelled, and I think they're still on an upward trend. I think this season has a chance to be the next 30 Rock, the year that 30 Rock won basically everything in the comedy section at the Emmy's. I want Amy Poehler to win something. She's amazing. As is the entire cast. (If you watch it, is there really one character you couldn't watch talk for forever?)
What I enjoy: How quirky everything is. And how well the characters have been developed. I really, truly believe the character development is the best part of this show. Who hasn't fallen in complete love with Ron Swanson? Adorable Anne. Ridiculous Tom Haverford. Donna (no last name). Poor Jerry. And sweet April & Andy! See? Every character is epic in their own right.
Concern: None. I think this will be a great season! Probably the best one yet.
What I'm looking forward to: The end. Seriously. I want it to end. Period.
What I enjoy: I'm still really enjoying everyone's relationships. Since the show has been on forever, there's no more "getting to know" a character. We know them already. So it's seeing the characters develop and change that is really fun. I love how Jim & Pam's relationship keeps getting cuter, and I love how Angela keeps getting even more annoying and prissy.
Concern: It's not going to go anywhere. I didn't really enjoy this season's premier. It had funny moments, but the spark is gone. It's been gone for awhile. I really want them to go out with a bang, and not with a simmer a la Scrubs.
What I'm looking forward to: Anything. I want something to happen. Also, I decided this year to not read all the gossip before the show airs. That kind of ruined the episodes for me last year. I'm just going to sit back and enjoy.
What I enjoy: The songs, the costumes, and how funny the "serious" situations are. I'm looking forward to what this season has to bring! I love how goofy it can be, yet still honest.
Concern: I'm afraid the show has peaked. Graduating the seniors at the end of this season is a good idea, but I'm not sure where it's going to go from there? I know ratings are still strong, but they're already down from last year, and I fear they are not going to go up again. But we'll see. In Ryan Murphy we trust, right?
So... What do you think? Do you disagree or agree with me? I've found my views aren't the norm. What shows are you watching this fall?
Stay tuned for next time... I'll be talking about New Girl, Parenthood, Top Chef: Just Desserts and a few more ♥