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The fall television season is upon us and I'm trying to figure out what to watch.


SHOWS I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO

The Mindy Project [Sept 25]


I feel like this might be the type of cringe humor that I find really difficult to swallow (I had to desensitize myself to The Office (UK) before I actually started to enjoy it), but I can't help it, I enjoy Mindy Kaling so much. And while I was never the biggest Kelly fan, it looks like her character here will be much more my speed.


Elementary [Sept 27]


Lucy Liu. Enough said! And the fact that the people who fetishize Sherlock and its stars hate on this is just a bonus.



SHOWS WHOSE PREMISE/PREVIEW INTRIGUE ME

Revolution [Sept 17]


I really like written versions of dystopic stories, and in theory I should enjoy filmed versions as well, right? Except I rarely do, because they focus so much on the misery and drudgery of daily existence. What I want is for the absence of modern trappings to instead let everything else fall away until all we're left with are human beings and their relationships with one another as the very core of the story. I'm not sure this is the vehicle that will do that (I doubt it), but I live in hope.


Last Resort [Sept 27]


For a show with such a ridiculous premise (Lost ain't got nothing on this one!), I'm actually really intrigued. Add a bunch of actors I'd love to see in something again and I'm there! For at least a few episodes...



SHOWS I WILL AT LEAST TRY ONCE

Made in Jersey [Sept 28]


Looks cheesy, but could be a different take on a procedural. If the pilot doesn't turn me off completely, I'll at least give it a few episodes.


Go On


This one already premiered! And I will try any show starring Matthew Perry, no matter how bad it looks. Okay, so maybe this doesn't look terrible, but it doesn't look like my type of show. However, it seems to be the only new comedy except for Mindy's that I'll be trying this season. What a sorry bunch of comedy freshman shows. At least there are a bunch of returning ones to look forward to, I guess?



SHOWS I MIGHT WATCH/WILL DEFINITELY WATCH IF OTHERS RAVE ABOUT IT

The Mob Doctor [Sept 17]


There was nothing about the preview that stood out to me, but if I see rave reviews I will give it a shot. Hell, I may give it a shot anyway if I exhaust all other viewing options.


Nashville [Oct 10]


Don't like country, not overly fond of the premise (women being catty with each other, ugh!), but Connie Britton is a big draw.


The one returning show I'm looking forward to above all others is Homeland. But I'll be watching tons of other stuff, as per usual.
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