Every year there are some new shows that I love and add to my must-see list. And if I'm lucky, at least a couple of them survive and aren't immediately cancelled. There's nothing more frustrating than a great show that doesn't even survive an entire season. Firefly and Moonlight come to mind and still hurt every time I think of them.
The 2011/12 season offered a bunch of fun new shows, and some of them are still around. Some of last year's favorites are Grimm, Person of Interest, Once Upon a Time, Alphas, Veep, and Girls. I had high hopes for Grimm from the beginning, but Person of Interest and Alphas were awesome surprises. And I resisted Once Upon a Time for months until my mom talked me into giving it a chance. Other good shows didn't the year, and I'm left without closure. Those include The Finder, Ringer, Off the Map, and The River.
This year, I'm looking forward to checking out a whole new batch of new shows. Premier episodes for these are on my DVR so I can check them out and see if they're worth continuing: Arrow, Elementary, Go On, 666 Park Avenue, Beauty and the Beast, and Revolution. I've already seen Revolution and Go On, and they were pretty good. I'm not sure what to expect with Beauty and the Beast because I loved the old show by that name that starred Linda Hamilton and Ron Perlman. 666 Park Avenue looks cool, but if it's too scary, then I'll have to turn it off because otherwise I won't be able to sleep ever again.
So I'm hoping for a good TV season and that my favorite new shows don't get cancelled. Of course, some have to be cancelled, otherwise I won't have time to do anything but watch television. And, frankly, what would be so bad about that?
OK, I've got to go and set up my DVR. Happy TV viewing!