Growing up, one of the things I used to love about fall was all the new TV shows. They held such promise! These days I am less interested in new shows because networks are so fickle. Right as you get involved in a show it goes and gets cancelled on my cliff-hanging ass! Hate that. So I try and wait to get into shows, or watch them on DVD all at once because I am an instant gratification type of personality. I don’t even apologize for that.
I always check out shows that look particularly trashy or like guilty pleasures — this season I will check out ABC’s Revenge for that exact reason (it looks terrible but I can’t say no.) But mostly I am excited for some of my tried and true favorites to be back on the air or their new seasons available on Netflix.
Here’s what I’m jonesing for:
I have so much love for Psych it is out of control. Initially when I heard the premise, I was uninterested — two guys who run a fake “Psychic Detective Agency” but who actually solve crimes — no thanks. But Garrett made me watch an episode and I was hooked instantly. It is quick, witty and oddly hilarious. I like the cheesy pop culture references and for me, it’s a nice change of pace to watch an hour long comedy amidst my Reality TV addiction. (Seriously, I need a 12 Step Program.)
**It returns in October on USA!
Just like my taste in books, I am a sucker for a murder-mystery drama on tv too. The Killing totally delivered. This show really captured my attention last year with its dark (though pretty unrealistic) portrayal of moody Seattle and the murder of a high school girl. Sure there were some inconsistencies and annoying characters, but nothing can trump my need to know who the bad guy is. And of course the season ended with a nice, juicy cliffhanger. I have a love/hate relationship with cliffhangers. I can’t WAIT for this to come back.
**It returns in 2012 on AMC. Boo.
Is anyone on the internet NOT waiting for Mad Men to return? There are too many things to love about this show: the characters, the costumes, the portrayal of time in history — and all of it is done well. Even if you despise Don Draper, you have to admit the show is visually appealing and has a very quiet momentum to it. I am so OVER waiting for Season 5 to come back. Desperation doesn’t even quite describe it.
**It returns in early 2012 on AMC.
I am always interested in a good British Period Drama. Actually it was Masterpiece Theater loving Garrett who turned me on to that, truth be told. And when I mentioned the internet was abuzz about this show he was like, “NETFLIX IT, YO!” which is just one of the many reasons that I love him. Downtown Abbey hits all the high notes of classism, family drama, moral scandals and closets just FULL of skeletons. Obvs, I couldn’t get enough
**It returns on Jan 8, 2012. YES!!!
So tell me, what TV Shows are you hotly anticipating or Netflixing?