Last week we talked about the new shows headed to the Fall schedule – and it was slim pickings, but don’t despair because some of our/my favourites are back and at least we know what we’re getting with them. Mostly
If you haven’t watched Supernatural yet, then you have 10 whole seasons of fun to catch up on. Now entering it’s 11th season (it’s the only show older than the network it airs on, true fact) the Winchesters are back with more of the same. I realise this probably doesn’t sound compelling, but 11 seasons in and it STILL has one of the most engaged fandoms on the internet. Give Supernatural a go and you too will probably become slightly obsessed. This season we’ve got a new BIG BAD, which is good because last season we didn’t and the show was lacking because of it. Our big bad is called The Darkness, Cas looks worse for wear, Sam feels guilty and um, is Crowley wearing a dog collar?
I realise that this list is now going to read like I’m some sort of teenage goth (not too far from the truth) but the first two seasons of The Originals were strong throughout. Don’t let the fact that this is a Vampire Diaries spin off deter you. If you enjoy Poppy Z Brite novels, and a myriad of Supernatural creatures, consistent story telling and New Orleans based whiskey venues, then you will like this show. Sure, they defeated their monstrous uber witch aunt at the end of last season, but Klaus still seems very upset about something. Man, I love the CW
So, it may have almost nothing in common with the comic it was named after and it may have had one of the weakest ComiCon panels of this year, and it also may well just be Veronica Mars with zombies, but I LOVE IT ANYWAY. It was one of the few new shows last year that I liked more than I was expecting to. I want to see the Liv and Major drama unfold, I want to know what happens with the bleachy bad boy and mostly I want to watch the English doctor make wisecracks. Yay for iZombie.
I know we’re all wondering how Saga is going to work without Martin, but let’s face it, Martin had just turned into an angry mentalist by the end of the last season. I’m excited to see how Saga works on her own, and we get to meet her mother this season. The Bridge doesn’t disappoint (until all the international remakes of this masterpiece) Scaninavian noir is best watched in Winter
Honorary mentions to Bob’s Burgers, Comic Book Men, and Luther (but the BBC, AMC, and Fox have been a bit slack with releasing trailers for them so far).
Come down to the Three Johns at 7pm next Thursday to talk about all of this and more!