Tuesday, November 5, 2013

New Fall Season TV Shows

by Maggie Sefton

Well. . .I can't admit I've seen all the new TV shows that premiered this season, but I've caught a few.  I missed the first episodes of some of them so, I'll keep my comments short:

THE BLACKLIST----I think this is far and away the VERY BEST new TV  drama of the new season.  It's an espionage thriller and the actors are excellent.  The plotting is waaaaaaaay better than anything seen on TV or in most movies, frankly.  Filled with puzzles and characters who are not what or who they seem to be.  A conflicted female FBI agent lead character is forced to work with a notorious international criminal.  Their relationship has hidden depths that beg to be explored.  I trust future episodes will do just that.

REVOLUTION---I missed the first three episodes so I'm definitely clueless about exactly what happened to the globe and/or the U.S. to have created such chaos and destruction---as well as the complete separation into different geographical "bases" around the country.  It's an intriguing concept, so I'll give it a while longer to grab me.  The acting is good, and I recognize several actors/actresses I've in earlier programs.

UNDER THE DOME---This series debuted during the Summer and had a dramatic/traumatic episode as the Season One finale.  The concept is intriguing, sort of low-key sci fi.  Even thought the idea of an impenetrable clear dome descending and capturing a whole small town inside is a little weird, the actors make it believable.  So, I'll stay tuned for Season Two.

Again, some of my favorites have returned:  PERSON OF INTEREST,  ELEMENTARY,  and  REVENGE.  Of those, I still believe Person of Interest is the best.  I'm curious what everyone else thinks.  What are your favorite Fall TV shows?  


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Elaine said...

I watched several of the new shows but the only ones I`ve stayed with are `"Hostages" and "The Blacklist".

Jeannie D. said...

I love Revolution, I am a big fan of Billy Burke. I love "Haven" based on Stephen King's "The Colorado Kid", "Under the Dome" is good too. My guilty pleasure is "Walking Dead" not for the gore, but the story line and interaction of the characters in an apocolypse. I have to turn my head sometimes though. Lol!

Darlene said...

Not sure if you mean the first three episodes of the season for Revolution Maggie but if so hate to break it to you but his is season 3 so you have a lo lot to watch on that to figure it out!!!! I love NCIS and NCIS Los Angeles, always have but with Ziva gone some of the zip is gone. There was a chemistry there between her and Tony. I like Elementary too and Under the Dome. Not a huge tv watcher,more a reader and crocheter!!! If I watch its late night after the house is quiet and I am crocheting ,and I like Cold Case reruns!!!! Wish they would bring it back!

Nancy Malven said...

I totally agree with hou on "The Blacklist". James Spader has never been better or more evil.

Dru said...

I love Blacklist.

Aurian said...

My boyfriend also loves the Blacklist and most of what you talk about. I just read while he has his headphones on.