4 New Shows You Should Be Excited For
It’s one of the best times of the year for TV nerds like myself. It’s that time of year where not only are some of my favorite shows coming back on the air (Walking Dead Baby!), but also new promising shows are going to be airing soon. Just like every year, there are going to be some gems and some duds (looking at you “A to Z.”)
Here are 4 new shows that have a lot of potential:
4. The Flash (The CW) – October
I’ve never really been into shows about superheroes, but I’ve always had an interest in the Flash for some reason. Maybe it’s because he wasn’t talked about as much as Batman, Superman, and other more prominent heroes, so it made me like him more because he was sort of an underdog; or as much of an underdog a superhero can be. After watching the trailer, it looks like it could be good, I just hope it’s not too cheesy.
3. Better Call Saul (AMC) – February 2015
It still hurts that Breaking Bad has ended, but the fact that a prequel was announced eased the pain a tiny bit. Better Call Saul is going to be focused on our favorite sleazy lawyer before he ever met that bald dude and the guy who says “bitch” a lot.
What has me excited about this prequel is that a large amount of the people who worked on Breaking Bad are returning including Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould, who were the series creators. Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul are supposedly going to be doing cameos although I’m not sure how that’s going to work, but they’ll figure it out.
It’ll be interesting to see how this show will play out and if it’s even half as good as Breaking Bad, I’ll be satisfied.
2. The Chair (Starz) – Currently Airing
The Chair is a documentary that revolves around a contest where two people make their directorial debut by both creating a movie based of the same original script. The two contestants are YouTube star, Shane Dawson and actor/screenwriter, Anna Martemucci.
The show takes you through all of the stressful issues that directors, specifically first time directors have to go through such as casting actors, finding scene locations, and budgeting finances. If you’re someone looking to get into the film industry or someone who’s just a fan of writing, this is a show you need to see!
The first episode premiered this past Sunday, but if you have a Starz subscription, you can watch it here.
1. Gotham (Fox) – September
I know it may seem like I’m lying about not being into superheroes, but I promise that I’m really not. The reason that Gotham is one of the most buzzed about shows premiering in the fall is because the show is focusing on everyone except Batman.
The show starts out as soon as Bruce Wayne’s parents get killed(Spoiler!) and revolves around Jim Gordon trying to solve the case while interacting with all of Gotham’s villains before most of them become evil. There’s also a character called Fish Mooney (played by Jada Pinkett Smith) who doesn’t exist in the Gotham world from the comics, so she’s pretty much a wildcard which is exciting.
Batman, Catwoman, and Poison Ivy are kids and Jim Gordon is in his 30’s. This premise has never been done before and I’m interested to see how this will be received.