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September 03 2015 @ 04:06 pm
What New Shows Are You Considering?  
I was going over my TV Watchlist and I'm horrified by the amount of TV I like to watch. I have chucked a few shows but so many coming back are ones I really like. To top that off there are some shows I'm interested in watching that will be new.

First, The Bastard Executioner feels like another period piece but I'm afraid it won't be anything like Vikings and much more like SoA which I just couldn't watch.

Blindspot sounds like a lot of shows that came before it including an old show called John Doe but I'm willing to watch if just to see if I like it or not.

Heroes Reborn & X-Files are just givens since I watched the shows when they were on. Zachary Levi being on Heroes doesn't hurt either. I don't know why but that giant geek makes me smile.

I've actually seen the first episodes of both Minority Report and Supergirl and I'm intrigued. Minority Report seemed to be trying too hard in some cases but I really liked the idea and the story. I love that one of the pre-cogs from the movie is grown and wants to help the people he sees die every day. I thought Stark Sands did a great job as Dash.

And while I liked Supergirl it still felt like the first stretches of a super hero in the making so I feel it could have potential but we'll have to wait and see.

I'm a huge fan of the Muppets so I'll watch it and see.

I'm really on the fence about Quantico. It sounds too much like the other cops shows that are on and I've gotten tired of the repetative nature of some of those shows. But it sounds like there might be some surprises so it is worth a look see.

I don't know much about Containment but this actually sounds more like the show I would enjoy. We'll have to see because I can only take some much of the doom and gloom on the horizon.

Legends of Tomorrow is a show I've been waiting for. When serenitysangel told me Ray was splitting from Arrow for his own show I was stoked to see another super hero show. I love them and have trouble getting enough of them. So I really hope this show is good.

Life in Pieces seems like it could be a funny version of Parenthood but I'm wondering if it is just going to be another comedy which I can take or leave.

[Descriptions of the Shows....]The Bastard Executioner
From the mind of Kurt Sutter, whose violent and bloody Sons of Anarchy ended its seven-year run on FX last year, comes this new bloody period drama about a broken knight in King Edward I's charge who puts down his sword only to be forced to pick up the violent and bloody executioner's ax instead. Starring Lee Jones, Katey Sagal (Sons of Anarchy) and Stephen Moyer (True Blood).

Blindspot

You know that recurring dream where you wake up naked in Times Square? Well, that really happens to Thor's Jaimie Alexander in this new drama from Arrow and The Flash executive producer Greg Berlanti. Alexander's character takes the nightmare to a whole new level, though, when she discovers her body is covered in intricate tattoos and she has no memory of how she got there or who inked her up like a gas station bathroom. Strike Back's Sullivan Stapleton appears as the FBI agent who follows the clues from her tattoos to reveal a larger conspiracy, the truth about her identity.

Heroes Reborn
A reboot of NBC's Heroes, this new series is exactly like the old one only with less Milo Ventimiglia and more Zachary Levi. And although Peter Petrelli won't be back, some other familiar faces will make appearances, including Jack Coleman as H.R.G., Greg Grunberg as Matt Parkman and Masi Oka as Hiro Nakamura, among others. But what is this new chapter in the Heroes story about? Following a terrorist attack in Odessa, Texas, that left the city decimated, those ordinary folks with extraordinary abilities are blamed. Most have gone into hiding or are on the run, but something tells us they won't stay hidden for for long, because otherwise WTF is the point of this show?

Minority Report
Set 15 years after the Tom Cruise film of the same name, Minority Report follows a pre-cog — psychics who have the ability to predict the future — named Dash who uses his ability to stop crimes with the help of a detective. But Dash must do all he can to keep his abilities secret as there are people out there who want to detain pre-cogs and do all sorts of bad things to them, like poke their brain or open them up to see what makes them tick. Stark Sands stars as Dash, with Meagan Good on board to play his partner.

The Muppets
It is like the Office meets The Muppets but I love the Muppets so I don't care what it is about.

Quantico
Let's just call this one How to Get Away with Terrorism, because this twisty ensemble thriller has a lot in common with ABC's big hit from last fall. A new incredibly attractive (obvs) class of FBI recruits at Quantico all joined the FBI for different reasons, which will be shown to the audience via flashbacks. But the real interesting part? One of the recruits — we don't know who — is responsible for the biggest domestic terrorist attack on U.S. soil since 9/11. Let the twists begin! Priyanka Chopra, Jake McLaughlin, Johanna Braddy and Graham Rogers star.

Supergirl

Add CBS to the list of networks riding on the cape of the superhero phenomenon, as Melissa Benoist suits up as Superman's cousin in this lighthearted drama. Come for bubbly heroine Kara saving National City from disaster, stay for the Devil Wears Prada work environment with Kara's nightmare boss Cat (Calista Flockhart) and wardrobe changes. Mehcad Brooks, David Harewood, and Chyler Leigh also star.

Containment
his new drama from Vampire Diaries and Originals boss Julie Plec tells the story of an epidemic that breaks out in Atlanta, forcing a large portion of the city to be quarantined, leaving those stuck on the inside to fight for their lives while being tragically torn apart from their loved ones. David Gyasi, Christina Moses, Chris Wood, Kristen Gutoskie, Claudia Black, George Young, Hanna Mangan Lawrence and Trevor St. John star.


Legends of Tomorrow
The latest entry in the Arrow and The Flash universe, features time-traveling rogue Rip Hunter (Arthur Darvill), who after seeing a future he desperately wants to prevent from happening, is tasked with assembling a disparate group of heroes and villains to confront an unstoppable threat. Can this ragtag team defeat an immortal threat unlike anything they have ever known? Brandon Routh, Wentworth Miller, Dominic Purcell, Victor Garber Ciara Renee, Franz Drameh and Caity Lotz also star.

Life in Pieces
Written by Better Off Ted's Justin Adler this comedy explores one family through the separate stories of its different family members. Dianne Wiest, James Brolin, Zoe Lister Jones, Colin Hanks, Angelique Cabral, Thomas Sadoski and Betsy Brandt make up the ensemble cast.


Anything I totally missed? This are all American shows but there might be some good ones coming out of the UK I missed because they tend to have some brilliant things.
 
 
 
Kathleen: 4emeraldarrows on September 4th, 2015 12:34 am (UTC)
I loved the pilot of Blindspot (I wasn't expecting to because the summary did nothing for more but it was very good). I also really liked the pilot of Minority Report. I'm planning to check out Containment and Legends of Tomorrow, too. And, of course, The X-Files; I've loved that show since I was a kid and it was still on and I'm so happy it's returning.

I'm also looking forward to Lucifer (I loved the pilot), The Expanse, and a few British shows like The Living and the Dead.
Jill aka Jo: Sherlock: Mollysireesanwar on September 8th, 2015 10:48 pm (UTC)
I have the pilot to Blindspot but I've yet to actually watch it. I'll try this week.

I'm excited about X-Files too. I wanted to watch the entire show over but I had trouble with that. I love the show but the first two seasons aren't the best ever.

I can't bring myself to watch Lucifer. I will probably check out The Expanse</> but I don't know about The Living and the Dead. Have to see.
Phoenixburned_phoenix on September 4th, 2015 02:15 pm (UTC)
Totally watching Blindspot, even if just for my Strike Back guy! Also, I think I really liked John Doe back in the day :D

Supergirl is on the list, Minority Report.... still not sure if I want to give that a shot, maybe I need to watch at least the trailer.

I loved the beginning of the trailer, then I wasn't so sure. It has the guy I loved on Believe, so I'll watch at least the first season and see how it goes.

Containment is on my list, too. Ledgends of Tomorrow as well.

Considering Limitless, Between, Code Black, Endgame (The Player), Smoke + Mirrors (The Catch), Chicago Med, one with Zach Gilford and one with Daniel Sharman
Jill aka Josireesanwar on September 8th, 2015 11:02 pm (UTC)
There is so much to consider but I can't fathom so many.

I wasn't that interested in Code Black, End Game or Limitless. Chicago Med just seems like another typical show and so I was going to ignore it.

I wish I could give up more but I want to see them. So awful.
Phoenixburned_phoenix on September 9th, 2015 07:53 am (UTC)
End Game has to be given a try for Philip Winchester alone :D At least for me *g* And Chicago Med goes with Fire and PD and those shows do soooo many cross overs, you basically have to watch them all, plus SVU, or you'll miss something. It's kinda fun, but also annoying.

Yeah, I know the feeling :D
Jill aka Josireesanwar on September 9th, 2015 09:22 pm (UTC)
I hear you. Crossovers make it a must to watch the other show. Bummer.
Phoenixburned_phoenix on September 10th, 2015 08:16 am (UTC)
I was sooo resistant about Chicago PD, then they started the cross overs and I had to catch up just to make sense of what was going on. I'm trying to prevent that now :D
(also the reason why I watched 5 or so seasons of SVU, definitely did NOT start with s1 there!)