Top Six Fall Shows I Can’t Wait For

Jon Lachonis August 7, 2012 4

How did I spend my summer vacation? Waiting for something good to watch on TV! It’s sad I know, but if you are reading an article on this site you can probably relate, even if you refuse to do so publicly. Yes the return of Breaking Bad, Big Brother, True Blood, and the constant stream of new Regular Show episodes have kept me busy (not to mention Leverage, Burn Notice, and a few others), but my DVR hasn’t exactly been in cardio mode. So I decided to compile a quick list of the shows, new and old, that I’m most looking forward to this fall season. Granted, there are a TON of shows I’m looking forward to, but for sanity purposes I’m capping this list at 6. Be sure to fire off in the comments on your favorites and don’t forget to shoot this list to your Twitter and Facebook crew for their thoughts. Time to start getting excited for TV again people!

6. Sons of Anarchy

Sons of Anarchy, FX

Sons of Anarchy is one of those shows that is good even when it is bad. It sets its own benchmarks and is only comparable to its self. It is easy to forget how difficult it is to forge a show like Anarchy and Breaking Bad where the heroes are so morally flawed, yet the fundamental archetypes of human familial connection are strong enough to overpower what should be seen as despicable codes of logic. Damn you Kurt Sutter for making me care about outlaw bikers.

Season 5 of Sons of Anarchy kicks off in the wake of a couple of major game changers and features a procession of guest stars such as Ashley Tisdale, Joel McHale, Harold Perrineau, and Jimmy Smits. Sons returns September 11 on FX.

5. Revolution

I’ve seen the pilot for Revolution and I loved it. I can’t say I’ve seen a better example of world building since LOST, and by that I mean that with Revolution we have the synthesis of setting, concept, and character that comes along very rarely. J.J. Abrams shepherded this into existence, but in terms of the production side of things I’m most excited to see Eric Kripke back in the show-running game. Kripke is a plot alchemist that seems to employ a full grasp of both Joseph Campbell-esque archetypes, and a keen ear for the pop-culture zeitgeist. The cast is fantastic, but you really only need to say one name to lock that in: Giancarlo Esposito. He’s as effective in Revolution as he was in Breaking Bad, but has a much larger scope to play with here and I predict will become one of the most talked about characters on television this year. Revolution premieres September 17th on NBC.

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  • MovieFanatic

    The only flack you’ll catch from me is that Supernatural isn’t number one!

    • pundit

      yeah MovieFanatic its clear Supernatural should be up there with fringe.

      OC Supernatural S08 has a problem with continuity and repairing the slack writing and continuity that was S07 and the badly done “Leviathan, also called the Old Ones, were some of God’s very first beasts…”

      in that they are using “purgatory” as their main plot line and that fiction states “defines purgatory as a “purification, so as to achieve the holiness necessary to enter the joy of heaven,”

  • Kent

    Nice to see that when the power goes out, there’s still work for fashion designers, hair stylists and crappy script writers.

  • pundit

    LOL you really think “Revolution” is going to be good, by the lok of the clip you showed i can say with certainty that its flawed from the very start.

    im all for new stories or a retelling of old tried and tested logical plots but this is clearly nothing but a murder,death,kill plot.

    everyone that’s been to school knows that a single world wide EMP (electro magnetic pulse) if such a thing were ever made may kill much of the micro electronics in use today but that will not stop people soon afterwards re-making new generators and collecting existing PV cells and wind turbines and other mechanical geared electric generation etc to make local electricity….

    so the post EMP premise is wrong from the opening sequence , even the estimates of a real direct sun EMP taking out the entire US grid (due to your lack of burying the majority of your cables and putting in overload auto isolation units in line because you have been to cheap to do it right for the last 100 years, case in point,how many times does a tornado have to wreck your brand new above ground electric cables before you learn to dig a trench and drop the new kit underground…) is estimated to take 6 to 9 months at lost to replace all the fried transformers etc to restart that section of electricity production…

    OC if it took that long in rel life then most people in the US would be looking to the Chinese/east and their current stand alone local power generation for the home by that time and we might even start the subsidized personal 12 DC home generation by then for every appliance.

    given this super shallow world EMP story line premise sure you can imply that’s going to make more “murder,death,kill” happen,as will every single fictional US plot story today, but that’s the human condition when others have what you want, you take it because you can, that’s why we count and recall our worlds history in wars and war innovations.

    “murder,death,kill” scripts pays the bills as most script writer people employed today are lazy and couldn’t wrap up a single coherent “ENTERTAINING” TV story/serial if they tried, its a lost art in the US apparently actually producing an ENTERTAINING production that does not graphically show “murder,death,kill” and/or take advantage of others around them to make the lead players look good in comparison.