Monday Morning Quarterback Part I
By BOP Staff
September 16, 2013
Kim Hollis: What are you excited about for the Fall TV season?
Matthew Huntley: Definitely excited about Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and The Michael J. Fox Show, although I likely won't be watching either of them live; plus old favorites like Homeland, Community and Justified. I just moved, so I definitely have to get a TV!
Jason Barney: I am looking forward to the new cast of SNL. Can't wait to watch the new season.
Edwin Davies: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is the only new show that has really piqued my interest - what can I say? Joss Whedon is my guy and I want him to have a hit show again - but I'll probably sample any of the other shows that get good reviews. If you'd asked me last year what I was looking forward to I probably would not have predicted that The Americans and Hannibal would be two of my favorites, so I'm looking forward to being surprised. Apart from those, I'm always excited for Parks & Rec, Archer, Community (which, with the return of Dan Harmon, promises to be a fascinating season) SNL and Justified.
Reagen Sulewski: Excited is a strong word which I'm not sure applies. However, I am curious about a few shows, but not too many. Thanks, TV executives, for giving me a small chance to enjoy my life! On my list is S.H.I.E.L.D., of course, and I'll be giving Sleepy Hollow, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, The Blacklist, The Crazy Ones and Almost Human a chance, albeit with short leashes on most of them. As far as returning shows, I'm interested to see if Grimm and Person of Interest can pick up where they left off, as they were both going some place pretty fascinating.
Jim Van Nest: Returning shows? I'm really looking forward to AHS: Coven. I love the additions of Kathy Bates and Angela Bassett. Should be very cool. Also looking forward to Person of Interest, Homeland and Haven. New shows? We're giving Sleepy Hollow, The Blacklist, the Michael J. Fox show, The Crazy Ones and Masters of Sex a shot. Pretty glad to see both Robin Williams and Michael J. Fox back on TV. I'll give S.H.I.E.L.D. a shot, but I get a major Heroes vibe from it, so it worries me a bit.
Kim Hollis: With regards to new shows, I'm most excited for The Blacklist, because I looooooooooooove James Spader. I hope it doesn't disappoint me. Besides that, I'm very interested in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, because in Joss we trust (even though I really didn't enjoy Dollhouse). I also think Trophy Wife looks fun thanks to Bradley Whitford and Malin Ackerman, who is terrific in comedic roles. And I'm happy to see Michael J. Fox back on the air and am looking forward to seeing his show. I'll watch several other new series, but they are all on notice. I don't have patience for crappy TV.
Returning shows that I'm most anticipating include Person of Interest (possibly my favorite network series at this point), Elementary and Grimm. I love the juxtaposition of the two primary characters in Person of Interest, and both James Caviezel and Michael Emerson are amazing. Elementary is a fun show, and the chemistry between Jonny Lee Miller and Lucy Liu is surprisingly strong. Grimm is one of those shows that I really look forward to every week, because I really enjoy seeing where they're taking the storyline that has been unfolding since the beginning. I'll also be excited for Archer and Justified, but they won't be back until January so they're not technically Fall shows to me.