Well it’s almost September and the fall premieres are already being advertised. Yes some of our favorite shows won’t be here until January or February. (Lost, I’m looking at you) But there are plenty that will. While I confess there are no new shows I’m terribly excited about (Bionic Woman? Come on) but there are some returning ones I’m pretty excited about. So here’s the place to rant and rave about your anticipation.
1. House: I love this show. Yeah it’s unbelievable at times and it can be annoying that his doctors do everything. (Reminds me a little of CSI in that) But it had a great cliff hanger and remains one of the better written shows. It starts September 25.
2. Battlestar Galactica: Yeah last season was a big disappointment. Especially compared to previous seasons. Not disappointment on the order of last season’s 24. But big. Still there were some good episodes and the season finale was pretty wild. Supposedly he’s going to wrap it up with them finding earth. I’ve heard mixed dates on when it will premiere though. Hopefully before Christmas.
3. Heroes: OK it was a fantastic show with undoubtedly the lamest finale ever. Here’s really hoping they recover from that. Rumor is the blonde haired spy plays the ancient Samurai from the finale. Whaat? Here’s hoping that this year some of the big plot holes and matters of convenience are fixed. (i.e. Hiro learning to be a Samurai how fast?) Reportedly they are doing a mix of stand alone episodes introducing new heros aiming for a Twighlight Zone “moral teaching” vibe and then the main series. Premieres September 24.
4. Lost: Can I even put this here when it’s more than six months before it premieres? Probably not. So anything awaiting 2008 doesn’t count.
Dang. That’s all I could come up with. Uh oh. Looks like I may finally get caught up on my blogging and Netflix accounts again. After about 5 or more years of amazing TV this fall is looking to be a bit weak. The only new show that looked vaguely interesting, New Amsterdam, has been postponed to mid season. Which isn’t too auspicious. Is TV returning to it’s more typical state after a run of innovation and quality? It sure looks like it.