I don’t particularly like the word Fall to describe the season. It always makes me think of falling down and that’s just something to avoid. But autumn has all sorts of lovely connotations. Pumpkins, hot chocolate, and football. As much as I do like being out West, one thing that I really miss at this time of year is the changing leaves. Raking them though? Not so much!
What else does the end of September bring? A new season of TV shows to compliment your CFL and NFL watching as you wait for the NHL! There’s nothing like welcoming back old favourites (yes, The Big Bang Theory is back this coming Monday with back-to-back episodes. I might be confused for the rest of the week considering I equate The Big Bang Theory with Thursdays). It’s good to get cliffhangers resolved – if you can remember what was going on the last time you saw the show in the Spring.
Then come the new shows. There are far too many to list, but here are a few that are on my radar, and I’m sure that list will get added to as people say “are you kidding – didn’t you see the commercial for insert show name here – it premiered last night and was awesome!”
Madam Secretary (September 21st): Tea Leoni stars as Elizabeth, a University of Virginia professor and former intelligence analyst picked to the new US Secretary of State. This drama surrounds Elizabeth’s personal and professional life and she drives international diplomacy, wrangles office politics, and balances a complex family life.
How to Get Away with Murder (September 25th): Viola Davis stars as a serious-as-the-death-penalty law school professor whose attractive students vie for her approval and a desk at her prestigious law firm. But their biggest lessons are learned outside the classroom, when they get caught up in a murder plot and, presumably, must figure out how to get away with it – expect drama!
A to Z (October 2nd):A to Z is a romantic comedy that chronicles a relationship from beginning to end Ben Feldman stars as Andrew, a true believer in destiny and romance, while Cristin Milioti plays the object of his affection, Zelda.
Gracepoint (October 2nd): When a young boy is found dead on an idyllic beach, a major police investigation gets underway in the small California seaside town where the tragedy occurred. Soon deemed a homicide, the case sparks a media frenzy, which throws the boy’s family into further turmoil and upends the lives of all of the town’s residents. Based on the British series Broadchurch, the series stars David Tennant and Anna Gunn as cops investigating the case.
There is obviously so much more…
Happy TV watching!