We’re officially knee-deep in a new fall TV season! Welcome to another year of chair turning, big banging, and lots of shows with variations of “mother” and “father” in the title. After a week packed full of premieres, here’s a breakdown of which new shows we watched and how we rated them…
It seems like just yesterday I was getting excited for the premiere of Ben and Kate, and wondering how The Neighbors ever made it past the pilot episode. (The former was canceled; the latter was somehow picked up for a second season.) Suddenly it’s September, and a fresh new crop of television shows are ripe for the viewing! This TV season includes some legendary returns to the small screen (Robin Williams in The Crazy Ones, Michael J. Fox in The Michael J. Fox Show), some pre-premiere controversy (Seth MacFarlane’s sitcom Dads), and a few new series starring Matt Long and James Wolk that I’m sure I’ll get sucked into before they’re abruptly canceled. (See: Matt Long in Jack & Bobby, The Deep End, and James Wolk in Lone Star, Political Animals.) Let the games begin!
Here are the new shows I’m most excited for this Fall:
‘Happy Endings’: If I’d Known James Wolk Would Be Kissing a Man, I Would Have Started Watching Sooner
After resisting ABC’s Friends-esque comedy Happy Endings, it finally won me over this week when I caught the last five minutes of the Valentine’s Day episode, which featured guest star James Wolk (Lone Star). You can read my post about Happy Endings and the rarity of PDA between gay men in network prime time at the Huffington Post.
I’m tempted to go back and watch Happy Endings from the beginning, but I’m afraid my emotional investment in the show will only ensure its swift cancellation. What’s your take, pop culture fans? Did you enjoy the Valentine’s Day episode? Did James Wolk make you miss Lone Star? Leave a comment below, or tweet us @PopCultureNexus!