new fall TV shows

Well, it’s about time to share where I stand on some of the new TV shows.  I’ve tried about a half dozen, and here is what I think:

Shows I Couldn’t Get into (better than saying I hated them):

1.  Apt. 9JKL:  although I love the ‘younger generation’ actors in the cast (as compared to the parents), I couldn’t stand the characters, as expected, of the overbearing, busy body mother.  I lasted for one scene with her, and then deleted the program from my DVR.  Too bad. I really, REALLY like David Walton and keeping waiting for him to find the right vehicle to star in.

2.  The Good Doctor.  Although I never watched a nano-second of Bates Motel, I just CAN’T with the lead actor.  He is entirely too creepy for me.  Without even opening his mouth, he just creeps me out.  I lasted about 2 minutes, then deleted that from my DVR too.

3.  The Gifted.  Way too YA (young adult) for this old broad.  Lasted 2 minutes, then deleted it, too.

4.  The Orville.  It was ok.  I would’ve stayed with it, but hubby hated it, and well, I didn’t like it enough to watch alone.  LOL

5.  Star Trek.  Yeah, didn’t work for either of us.  (and hubby is a Trek fan.)

Shows the I Liked the Premiere (but I’m behind & haven’t seen any 2nd episodes yet):

1.  The Brave.  I love Anne Heche.  I liked this a lot more than I thought I might.  We’ll see if it can continue to bring it.

2.  The Wisdom of the Crowd.  I’m not a Jeremy Piven fan, but I’m a HUGE fan of Richard T. Jones, and have been since his Judging Amy days.  :: heart throb ::   (hence the photo up top. LOL)  Hope this show continues to hold my interest.

3.  Ten Days in the Valley.  Normally, I wouldn’t like this show at all, but Kyra Sedgwick killed the premiere.  But she’s a pretty unlikeable, messy character, and her daughter was kidnapped right under her nose, so the intrigue is pulling me in.  I suspect I won’t last long though; I need someone to root for, and Kyra’s character is likely going to be too much of a mess, and responsible for her daughters kidnapping for being neglectful….so we’ll see.

4.  Will and Grace.  Only thing I’ve ever liked Debra Messing in.  The ensemble just works for me.  Even Karen’s annoying voice.  LOL  It just cracks.me.up.

Show on the Cusp already for me:

1.  Ghosted.  I LOVE the cast (Adam Scott & Craig Robinson), but it was only weakly funny.  The funny has to be better for us to keep on.  Very disappointing.

Shows Waiting for their late Premieres:

1.  Dynasty.  I know, I know.  This is for old time’s sake, and odds are I won’t make it through the premiere episode.

2.  Instinct.  ANYTHING with Alan Cummings, and I’m fully on board.  Most anticipated premiere of all for me, but I think it’s mid-season.  boo.

3.  Kevin (Probably) Saves the World.  Ok, it HAS premiered, but we just haven’t gotten to it on the DVR yet.

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How about you?  Watching any new shows?  Loving any/hating any?

36 thoughts on “new fall TV shows

  1. Betsy Adams

    We didn't care much for “The Good Doctor” –but decided to watch it again… The 2nd episode was better…. Not sure about “Ten Days in the Valley” though —but we will watch it again too.. I love Kyra Sedgwick (loved her in Closer) so that will keep me watching… We also are enjoying “The Brave” (love Anne Heche) and “Wisdom of the Crowd” … We have Instinct on our watch list… We also are enjoying Seal Team–and waiting for SWAT to come on.

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  2. Margaret (Peggy or Peg too)

    Out of your list I really liked Kevin Probably saves the World. Just watched it this weekend. Worth watching again. I think Mr. Ritter does a good job of charming and scared and confused etc. I always love Joanna Garcia Swisher too. Also love W & G. Karen's voice is an act as you probably know. They asked her why she uses that voice and she thought it was funny for her character. You didn't like Debra M on her own show when she was a cop? I liked her in that. She was a messy character.

    Did you know the kid who plays the autistic doctor is British. I heard him on a talk show and that surprised me. Not my kind of show so did not watch it. did see the Piven show. Too much like another show called Person of Interest that my hubby watched that I hated. It basically is the same premise. Really don't care for Piven or his inability to act so won't be watching that again.

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  3. Jean R.

    I have not seen any of those. Series I won't miss are: The Big Bank Theory, Young Sheldon, Madam Secretary, and Designated Survivor. I like Dancing with the Stars, too. I used to like the old Will & Grace series but have no interest in the new one for some strange reason…just got bored with it, I think. I might try Kevin Probably Saves the World.

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  4. BootsandBraids

    I'm hooked on Wisdom of the Crowd. Was looking forward to Young Sheldon, watched the first episode, it was cute but not sure will continue to watch. I enjoyed the Good Doctor lead when he played Norman Bates, and watched the first episode of Good Doc just because he was in it. Don't think I'll continue to watch because of the doctors surrounding him. Don't enjoy shows with that much conflict and bullying coming at the lead actor. The only other new show I might check out is Kevin Saves the World.

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  5. Chris Elliot

    “Outlander” but it's almost over. Next week is the final episode of this season. It's from the books by Diana Gabaldon which I loved. The production is excellent.

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  6. Arkansas Patti

    I usually give a show two tries unless I really don't like the main characters. So far the only one I am really enjoying is The Orville and I really didn't expect to. As I tape my shows, I still haven't seen the second show for most.
    The only one I really didn't like was Will and Grace. I loved the original–this one not at all. Thought they tried too hard.

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  7. Silver Willow

    I hated Debra M on her own show when she was a cop. Totally vapid in my opinion. Yes, I knew that about Karen's voice. Love the actress, and love her real life hubby even more.

    Interesting to read your opinions!

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  8. Silver Willow

    Funny about Outlander. I read 2-3 of the books; anyhow, until the daughter's 'boyfriend' thing exploded. It became so contrived at that point, I stopped reading, even though I had the whole set. (kindle, not real hardback or paperback's.) I tried the TV show, but I hated how snippy they portrayed Claire, and the Scottish were too hard to understand, so I gave up just a few episodes in. Bummer.

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  9. tammy j

    wow. I see how out of touch I am with mainstream tv.
    I don't watch any of the shows you talked about! some have never even heard of or seen! I like ann heche too. her husband in real life (the men in trees guy) was just on a mystery I watched the other night on the hallmark channel.
    and I should check out the new will and grace. I loved that show.

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  10. Granny Annie

    Hate THE BRAVE. Their sets almost look like cardboard cutouts. Am getting adjusted to WILL AND GRACE. Liked second episode more than the first. Feel the same way you do about Richard T. Jones from JUDGING AMY days. I think I will stay with KEVIN (probably) SAVES THE WORLD. I did not even try GOOD DOCTOR. Previews did not appeal tome. So far I love SEAL TEAM with Seely Booth from BONES days. That's all I know so far.

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  11. Blondie's Journal

    Great post, and very timely–The Brave is on next. I've seen none of the other shows yet except Will and Grace…love it! I think I will stream Ten Days in the Valley when I have time.

    Glad to see someone likes to relax in from of the telly like me! Thanks for your views.

    Jane x

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  12. Blondie's Journal

    Great post, and very timely–The Brave is on next. I've seen none of the other shows yet except Will and Grace…love it! I think I will stream Ten Days in the Valley when I have time. Glad to see someone likes to relax in from of the telly like me! Thanks for your views.Jane x

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  13. Kay

    My husband really likes The Good Doctor. I haven't seen it yet. We really like Once Upon a Time, Young Sheldon, Trevor Noah on the Daily Show, Lucifer. I'm no longer watching Hawaii 5-0 because they let Daniel Day Kim and Grace go. They wouldn't let them have equal pay as their white stars.

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  14. joared

    Haven’t kept up with TV shows as I did for years — especially when just 3 big TV networks and I worked at Columbus TV station. I continue to enjoy some returning shows — Madame Secretary, Shark Tank — but haven’t gotten in to other series presently. Enjoy a number of PBS shows. Catching a few oldies of shows I missed years ago — Dick Cavett.

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  15. Jeanie

    This scares me. I know NONE of these shows except Will and Grace. Mostly I watch public tv except for my guilty pleasure, Dancing with the Stars. And loads of news programs. And Trevor Noah and the opening of Colbert.

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  16. DJan

    I have stopped watching any TV shows online, except maybe a few PBS ones, but even those I can watch later on my iPad with the PBS app. Everything else I watch is streaming on Netflix, Hulu or Amazon. So I don't know any of those particular show. I might check out Will and Grace, though. 🙂

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  17. Silver Willow

    I haven't watched the 2nd (or now 3rd) episodes of the Brave; between watching The Voice after I get home, not much time. I'll try to get to it this week before I fall too far behind. 🙂

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  18. dkzody

    Apt 9JKL has the worst dialogue. It grossed me out in about 1 minute.

    We really like Wisdom of the Crowd and will keep watching it unless it becomes too formulaic, like Scorpion has.

    The Orville is interesting, but maybe with too much talk about sex. And we wonder why people act the way they do, in real life.

    The premise of The Good Doctor appeals to me, the characters don't.

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  19. Anonymous

    Apt 9JKL has the worst dialogue. It grossed me out in about 1 minute. We really like Wisdom of the Crowd and will keep watching it unless it becomes too formulaic, like Scorpion has. The Orville is interesting, but maybe with too much talk about sex. And we wonder why people act the way they do, in real life.The premise of The Good Doctor appeals to me, the characters don't.

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