What Is Marissa Watching This Fall?
Please welcome new My Take on TV contributor, Marissa, to the fold!
Here are some shows I have my eye on this Fall:
GOTHAM promised a “Rise of the Villains” in all of their promotions. The season premiere has already set up to keep that promise. We’re being introduced to new characters, such as Theo Galavan (James Frain) and Tabitha Galavan (Jessica Lucas). Ben Mackenzie has previously said viewers will see a darker side to Gotham and more character developments to the weekly episodes.
THE MUPPETS are the new kids on the block to fall TV. Although they are already veterans of television and movies, they have reinvented themselves for a new generation. The series premiere shows viewers what goes on behind the scenes of producing a late night talk show. The show is complete with one on one interviews that echoes The Office. It’s very refreshing to see the Muppets back in action on weekly primetime television.
MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. returns this week from it’s summer hiatus; and if Gotham is the “Rise of Villains” then SHIELD will be the “Rise of Inhumans”. Inhumans look to be the main focus for the first few episodes of this third season. But with Grant Ward (Brett Dalton) trying to rebuild a rebellion against Director Coulson (Clark Gregg) and Agent Daisy Johnson (Chloe Bennet) this season promises more conflict and more intrigue to keep viewers coming back for more each week.
NASHVILLE finally returns to hopefully answer questions that have plagued faithful viewers for months. Will Deacon (Charles Esten) be a victim of a an operation table flat line? How will Rayna (Connie Britton) and her daughters find out that Teddy (Eric Close) has been arrested? Having binged watched the first two seasons on Hulu, having to actually wait for the new season hasn’t’ been an easy few months.
GRIMM has always flown under the radar, but kept a faithful following. The show is coming into its fifth season and Detective Nick Burkhart (David Giuntoli) has his hands full and a heart full of vengeance. Having lost both his mother and girlfriend, Nick has to re-evaluate his priorities. Being a detective may start to get in his way of him being a Grimm and all the problems that brings to his doorstep. The writers have not given many clues to the upcoming season, but they have yet to disappoint thus far.
CHICAGO FIRE still has a couple weeks before it’s fall premiere but they’ll be in good company with their partner shows. Chicago Fire will hopefully answer the whereabouts of Matt Casey (Jesse Spencer) and tell viewers if Gabriela Dawson (Monica Raymund) is actually pregnant with her first child.
CHICAGO P.D. left viewers shocked when Erin Lindsay (Sophia Bush) quits the force because of the guilt she feels when her friend and colleague is murdered by a serial killer. But now she gets wrapped back in when her partner Jay Halstead (Jesse Lee Soffer) has his cover blown and is kidnapped.
CHICAGO MED will be the next installment in the Chicago series. They’ve gotten a small foundation on Fire and PD, but this show looks to stand on their own. It will star film veteran Oliver Platt, along with Colin Donnell, Nick Gehlfuss and Yaya DaCosta. With a lack of medical shows on the air, Chicago Med has the chance to grab fans from the rest of the Chicago series.
This is my take on TV, stay tuned for more weekly recaps and reviews.