We’re about to enter the last quarter of the year, and I can’t believe 2016 is just in a hurry to be done with itself. If you ask it of me, it’s all well and good as it has been quite a slump in the cinemas, and even in the tellies since Stranger Things (maaan, that was great TV!). For a good while, it was easy to watch the news, follow a few reality game shows, and easier to hit the sack, but as the year sprints to a close, TV season is back. It is BAAAACK! While there is just an enormous lineup of what’s coming, here’s what I am looking forward to see.
The Big Bang Theory
To be honest, I didn’t know that the previous season of The Big Bang Theory was over. I thought it was just on a break. So with that I think it would be easy to assume that I may not have seen the last few episodes of the previous season. However, I don’t think it would be much of an issue as TBBT is quite easy to catch up on what with its standard 17 to 20-minute average run-time. Plus, you know, if it’s too much fun to watch, you don’t really regret watching a few episodes earlier into the previous season just in case you don’t know where you stopped, so no harm there. And besides, if you saw Florence Foster Jenkins, I’m sure that you would have had your TBBT fix while it was not on-air. The Big Bang Theory aired its latest season premier on September 19.
How To Get Away With Murder
Actually, this one is just new to me, and I have been getting the ire of many friends for not seeing this yet. However, I just saw the pilot episode and it is indeed interesting, and by the looks of it, it could be something I would be busy the next few days with. HTGAWM premiered its latest season on September 22.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
With the third season of Daredevil being rumored to come out as far away as 2018 (!), it just seems right to get busy with Marvel’s Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. While I always thought the first couple of seasons were substandard, this series seem to connect Marvel’s Cinematic Universe, not in a way that it’s crucial to know what’s going on, but something that is sort of “nice to know” when you get to see the movies. I did stop watching just after seeing a few couple of episodes in Season 2, but I’d be happy to binge-watch what I missed to catch up with the latest season. The season 4 premiere was aired on September 20.
I was so mad at Barry and the gang for the good part of Season 2, because to be honest, I think, given the situations they were in the past season, and all of the stuff that went on on Season 1, you’d think they’d put more thoughts on every decisions they make moving forward. Instead, they were like, “meh, let’s go for it…”. It annoyed the heck out of me, so much that I thought of never watching it again with just a few last episodes left. It actually just felt like a weekly requirement when I saw a few couple of episodes, just so I can say, “fine, I’ve seen it”. The finale episode though hit me out of nowhere that it got me so mad and so excited, the time travel fan in me just screamed “Noooo” and “Yesss” at the same time. It’s very interesting to see what direction they are taking this time around. The Flash zooms back to TV screens on October 4.
Speaking of time travel, which I so fondly talked about in one or two of my articles, Frequency, the 2000 movie, is getting remade for the TV screens, and I just can’t wait. Although this time around, they changed it up a little bit with a woman being the main character, it is just interesting what direction they would so dare to take. I just love the concept of the past and the present interacting with each other in an effort to undo certain events in the past to affect the future. There’s just infinite possibilities that can be explored, and I’m quite excited to see how creative this series can be. However, excited as I may be, I am still very cautious. Frequency is one of my favorite movies of all time, and to me it was pitch-perfect, so I regard it with utmost respect. If the TV series doesn’t, then I’d be disappointed to say the least. Frequency premieres its very first episode on October 5.
The Walking Dead
To many, the finale of the previous season of The Walking Dead was the most annoying ever. I could understand that. However, fast forward to today, and I could just imagine that TWD might just give us the most heartbreaking episode of season premieres ever. It was a risky move for the producers to end the previous season the way they did, with a cliffhanger that gave way to Lucille, The Baseball Bat a chance to meet with impact the face of an unknown main character of many years. If you were impatient (like me), you may have done some digging, and could easily find out who has had that fateful death. If you’ve seen the comics, then you probably know who it is too. But then, the comics may be a good misdirect, and the producers may just throw us a curve-ball, since we’re talking about baseball bats. In short who knows? We will find out when the season premieres on October 23.
That’s just but a few of the many good TV shows coming our way throughout the end quarter of 2016. I in fact wish we could have Homeland this year, but it looks as if it is going to be my birthday present early next year instead. Well, something to look forward to, I believe.
Which ones are you excited to watch? Do you have any that’s not on the list you want to share? Sound off in the comments section below and let us know your thoughts.