Wednesday, September 7, 2011

New Shows for Fall 2011

What new shows am I excited about for this coming TV season?  Not many.  From what we hear, the new shows, especially comedies are pretty awful and even downright offensive (and not the It's Always Sunny kind of offensive).  Keep in mind, though, that many critical judgments are based only on the pilot, and our opinions are solely based off previews and actually seeing New Girl pilot.

New Girl
We've watched this adorable show many times already, and the pilot was released for free download Tuesday, September 6, on multiple platforms, including iTunes.  The things we love already about New Girl: Zooey Deschanel, Lord of the Rings references, the douche jar, and all the singing.  Zooey Deschanel is on her way to becoming America's sweetheart, not just nerd fantasy.  Deschanel's character Jess narrates her life in song, essentially giving herself theme songs as she goes through the day, which is something I wish I did, if not have a soundtrack for every moment of my life.
Tuesdays, 9 (FOX...surprisingly)

Up All Night
We love Christina Applegate, Will Arnett, and Maya Rudolph.  Arnett plays someone who is not Gob Bluth.  Cool, right?  I'm giving this a definite shot, but I don't expect it to last too long, unfortunately.
Wednesdays, 8 (NBC)

Once Upon a Time
Other than New Girl, this show seems to top many lists.  It's fresh and exhilarating, and it's great to have another strong female role in a drama, especially in the world of fairytales when women can be very demselly.
Sundays, 8 (ABC)

On the verge of watching:

2 Broke Girls
Kat Dennings.  That is all the reason to watch.
Mondays, 8:30 (CBS)

Terra Nova
Terra Nova looks promising, not to mention incredibly visual.  Let's see if it lives up to the hype and delayed premiere.  I'm not expecting much, except for a Lost-type rip-off with dinosaurs.
Mondays, 8 (FOX)

A Gifted Man
Solely because of the two core cast members Patrick Wilson (yes, our Patrick Wilson) and Jennifer Ehle (with whom I fell in love in the wonderful film Possession, I want to see this show.  I'll give it a go for a few weeks to see if it will indeed be better than what it sounds like.  From the sounds of it, it's a solid show that watchable, but not great (but that only pertains to the pilot).
Fridays, 8 (CBS)

Wednesdays, 10 (ABC)
Only because Brothers and Sisters' Emily Van Camp is the lead role in a twisted tale of revenge and murder, I just might give it a go.  Might be too melodramatic for me, though.  Looks a little Desperate Housewifey.

All I need is Sarah Michelle Gellar on TV, and I'm set.  But perhaps the amazingness of
Buffy has ruined all other TV roles.  There's only one way to find out: tune in to the cryptic show and see what Gellar's made of in playing dual roles.
Tuesdays, 9 (CW)

The Playboy Club
I know, I know.  I HATE that I want to see this because here at Nerdy Pop, we're feminists (especially me), but I'm wanting to watch it because of the extremely talented Broadway-famed Laura Benanti, whom I so greatly adored in Eli Stone.  She's got some pipes, and she's a darn-good actor.  Amber Heard and Eddie Cibrian also star if you want eye candy (not that Benanti isn't), which is what the show is about, right?  Although it's supposed to have some sort of murder mystery that causes the two lead characters to delve into this world.  I think that's just to give a  little plot to an otherwise pointless show.  I'd probably skip through everything that doesn't have Benanti.  Why does she have to be in this singing?  DAMN! 
Mondays, 10 (NBC)

What are you looking forward to from the incoming batch of shows?


  1. This is so helpful in deciding what to watch this season!

  2. so excited for the New Girl!

    Some of the shows I'll be watching aren't on this list. Will post soon...