New TV shows are just another great thing about fall. We’re all so busy vacationing, working and being outside during the summer that TV networks really don’t bother putting out great TV until the leaves begin to change and everybody is back into the swing of normal life. I, myself, am SO glad to have entertaining, gut-wrenching, thrilling shows back in my life. Seriously, I don’t know how I functioned blogging along without Grey’s Anatomy playing in the background. I mean… how did I get by without knowing How to Get Away with Murder? And even though I thought they couldn’t do it, they did…even more great new shows have premiered this season. Here’s 5 you don’t want to miss out on.
Are you a lover of Coyote Ugly? I am… and not that this show and that movie have anything in common as far as plot line goes, but they do both feature Piper Perabo whom I adore! Honestly, seeing her in the trailer was what got me to watch the show in the first place. Well, that and the fact that it falls into the same time slot as one of my favorites, Scandal, usually does. Kerry Washington, I’m so happy for you and your baby, but I’m heartbroken that Shondaland’s TGIT exists no more. Nonetheless, this show is totally different than you would expect and completely thrilling. I have to say, it holds it’s own between Grey’s & HTGAWM.
This is another famous face I was excited to see. Most of y’all have probably never watched the show 24, but when I was little my dad LOVED it and I loved watching it with him, so when I saw Kiefer Sutherland back on the small screen, I had to tune in. It’s crazy, because it kind of makes you nervous that something so detrimental could really happen to our country and what would we do if put in that situation? All I have to say is… Kiefer Sutherland for president, am I right? haha
Ben & Lauren: Happily Ever After?
So B&LHEA can be a little cheesy at times, but I love it because it’s legit. You know, we all watch the Bachelor and Bachelorette and swoon over these beautiful people falling in love for a happy ever after… but I always wonder if I ended up with the Bachelor, how I would feel after the show. I would absolutely hate watching him with all of the other women and forever being tied to it. So when I saw that all of these couples were just fine, I always wondered how and why. Ben and Lauren don’t sugar coat it though. Jo Jo was an issue for them and they have had to deal with it. Being on the show and having the pressures of Bachelor Nation have affected them and they lay it all out for us in their show.
This is Us
So, I haven’t watched this one yet, but it makes the list because I’m sad I haven’t. I’ve literally almost been brought to tears just seeing the trailers. The New York Times calls it “skillful, shameless tear-jerking” about “ordinary people with ordinary problems”. Plus, Mandy Moore is a central character… I’m already in love. Needless to say, you need to watch it and so do I, so I’ll be making time to watch it on Tuesday nights as I do God-awful burpees in the living room.
Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life
The original Gilmore Girls was life and considering that Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life will have most of the original characters and is written by Amy Sherman-Palladino like the first few seasons, not the last one that ended on a lackluster note, I know this series will be great! You can believe that after shopping, my Black Friday will be spent watching this gem. There’s going to be 4 amazing 90-minute episodes and you don’t want to miss them!
So, this post definitely makes me sound like all I do is sit on the couch eating potato chips and watching TV, but it’s not the truth. I spend a ton of time working, working late, working out, working on my blog (see a trend here? 🙂 ), but I have a ton of respect for good TV and I do enjoy it. So, if you love TV as much as I do, indulge yourself with these 5 shows and let me know what you think!
C’est la vie,