So last week I complained about several beloved shows that won’t be coming back in the fall. :may38
This week, I thought I’d wonder aloud (or through the written word, as the case may be) if I should give any new shows a try. Here are a few that have maybe piqued my interest:
Murder in the First (TNT) — I always like a good crime drama, & TNT has impressed me with The Closer & Major Crimes…but not Rizzoli & Isles, King & Maxwell, or Franklin & Bash. :may24 (Maybe the trick is to avoid anything with an ampersand in the middle, huh? :may32 ) But am I going to like that this one shows the crime flat-out, then spends an hour figuring out how to nail the perpetrator? And do I really need another maybe/maybe not show to add to my DVR? :may6
The Last Ship (TNT) — I’m not the least bit clear on what this one is going to be about, but from the previews I suspect it may be a deadly virus outbreak show. I like that sort of thing, especially if it in any way leads to zombies. :mat27 However, I’m not sure how I’ll feel about a show that takes place entirely on a single ship. And I also gave SyFy’s Helix a try last season & grew bored rather quickly.
The Strain (FX) — Ditto what I said about The Last Ship, give or take. The Strain apparently has to do with vampirism, which is almost as good as zombie-ism, but frankly, FX has yet to impress me with any of its original programming. (Yes, this includes Justified, Sons of Anarchy, The Shield, Anger Management, Saint George, etc….I’ve just never been able to get into any of them. :may16 )
I also have to say that some of the previews & that worm crawling through that eyeball squick me out. But I kind of like stuff that squicks me out, so that may be a plus. :may35
Undateable (NBC) — The only reason I’m even considering this one is that it stars Chris D’Elia. He’s a total cutie & I loved him on Whitney. But then, every time I see him, I just get sad that the beyond hysterical Whitney was ever cancelled to begin with. :may38
NCIS: New Orleans (CBS) — This is the one I’ll almost definitely record & watch…at least for a while, until I’ve fully made up my mind.Partly because I liked the spin-off/crossover episode of NCIS, & partly because of Scott Bakula & Lucas Black. I’m not 100% sure I buy Bakula’s accent, but I’ve been a fan of Black’s since American Gothic. That said, I’m still a little on the fence about it. :may4 I love NCIS, but feel very so-so about NCIS: Los Angeles; I only continue to watch because Deeks is some much-needed comic relief.
That’s about it; those are the only shows I might be even moderately interested in based on the trailers I’ve seen so far.
Have I missed anything that you think will be good? :May10
And what new shows are you planning to try this summer? :may9
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