If you’ve read this blog for any particular length of time, you would know that I watch a lot of TV. Every year, I also write about my top five new shows of that season. Granted around three of those five tend to get cancelled. Forever, I still miss you. However, this season the majority of the new shows I’ve watched have been extremely disappointing. I could easily do without most of them and not care.
There are a few new shows that I really enjoy, and most of them are comedies. Shows like Ash vs. Evil Dead, Scream Queens, Grandfathered, and even My Crazy Ex Girlfriend are all pretty damn funny. Also, there’s a ton of shows from the last couple of seasons that are still good like The Blacklist, The Goldbergs, Fresh Off the Boat, and Sleepy Hollow.
Now I haven’t watched all the shows that premiered this fall because I don’t have that much time nor do I get paid for it. However, if someone would like to pay me to watch all the shows, even the shows I don’t like, I would accept that job.
Remember, the higher you are on my list, the worse the show.
I actually really like this show yet I can still do without it. You have no idea how tired I am of the detective with a supernatural, fantastical, sci-fi twist. That said, Limitless is still good. I think what I like most about it is like Sleepy Hollow, the two main leads have no romantic interest and have friendly chemistry with each other. Men and women can just be friends, and I like that. I also enjoy how light-hearted this show can be. It’s not all serious. But I think the best thing is that Bradley Cooper appears on it from time to time and he’s a villain(?)
I wouldn’t say I like this show but I do love the lead. Melissa Benoist captures that hope, cheerfulness, and fun that Supergirl should be. She’s not like her dour cousin. I would like to see her in more stuff. I also enjoy Mehcad Brooks as Jimmy Olsen. Even though I hate it when they blackwash(?) characters, he does an excellent job at portraying a more mature Jimmy. I always thought Jimmy had a bit too childish in a naive type way when it came to the comics. But there’s none of that here.
The problem with Supergirl is…DC. If you think about it, DC is just too campy. Between the riduiculous of the powers, made of city names, cardboard villains, it’s all very Golden Age. It’s never quite worked for me like Marvel has. It’s too out there. It works on The Flash, but only in spots. If I think about it, it wouldn’t work. Batman only works because he’s a contrast to the entire DC universe.
In any case, I will watch Supergirl because of Benoist. I’m glad she’s the star because the rest of the cast, Jimmy aside, suck. Can’t tell if it’s the writing or acting.
The premise about an amensiac, tattooed chick was pretty intriguing. While I only kind of care about the mystery and solving cases thing, the strength of this show is Jaime Alexander. She and her supporting cast do a good job. I like little Kristy from Growing Pains and the kid from Finding Forester. It’s a shame that the guy who plays Kurt Weller has the personality of a rock and no chemistry between any of the cast. Not sure if it’s his bad acting or the bad writing that’s making his character extremely one dimensional.
The mystery and the tattoo angle are a bit ridiculous and while I watch this show, I just miss John Doe. That show was far superior with it’s mystery, acting, story, and everything. I’d kill for that to be on DVD. I mean, it was only one season.
2. MINORITY REPORT
I enjoyed the movie, but don’t much care for the show. Yet I still watch it…for now. It reminds me of a weaker Sleepy Hollow. They both have a white male and black female lead. Black chick is a cop and the white male is not of the world. They’re both solving a mystery. There’s no romantic interest in them hooking up (thank God). But Sleepy Hollow has chemistry between its two leads and is a lot of fun. Minority Report is not.
The only reason I’m still watching it is because I like the siblings. They’re interesting and have intriguing arcs. Unfortunately, the siblings, especially Agatha, are barely in it.
1. THE MUPPETS
The only show on the list that I actually dropped is The Muppets. I also dropped Rosewood. That show’s not very good either. Now, I’m not completely against them remaking things from my childhood. While I hate the lack of creativity in doing so, sometimes they can do interesting things by taking it from a completely different angle. Sadly, a lot of the time they just rehash what has been done before but in a worse way.
However, The Muppets doesn’t do any of that. It’s different from what I grew up on, but it fails in the most important sense–it doesn’t capture the spirit of that childhood show. In fact, it’s mean. I guess in that respect it captures the feel of today’s spirit. It’s also not funny. I don’t know which one bothered me more but I stopped watching.
I’m sure they’ll be more disappointments this year like two of my favorite comic books in Lucifer and Preacher, and who knows what other shows I’m forgetting. If I didn’t watch so much TV, I’m sure I’d have a lot more time for video games. So what shows have disappointed you this season?