Welcome back folks. For the fourth and final time, let me introduce myself. I’m Adam Wright, STU’s very own TV Junky, and I’ll be informing and entertaining you all year with my TV column.
This week we take a look at 5 new series you should be watching. Seriously…you should!
Premiered Thursday Sept. 9
When I got the screeners from The CW in the mail this summer I groaned, because I had to watch them to review. Let’s be honest, The CW isn’t known for its shows for my demographic. I’m sure Gossip Girl and 90210 are great, but they don’t appeal to the average young male.
I popped in Nikita, and it blew my mind. Maggie Q stars in the title role of Nikita, a former-spy who wants to take “Division” down. The show reminded me a lot of Alias with a hint of 24. This action packed series actually has a compelling story. But it still shocked me that this was on The CW. A show about a bad-ass sexy assassin trying to take down an evil corporation. You would expect promotion geared towards males. Nonetheless, this series is great for everyone.
Premieres Sunday Sept. 19
What do you get when you have legendary Director Marin Scorsese, The Sopranos Producer and Writer Terrence Winter, actor Steve Buscemi, and HBO? It’s the most epic series that has yet to premiere.
Boardwalk Empire is HBO’s upcoming Prohibition era (1920s-1930s) series that has gotten more hype than the second coming of Jesus. It’s gotten so much hype, it’s already won 26 Emmy Awards. Despite the ridiculous amount of hype, this show does look like it will live up to it, and more. This could be HBO’s next “Sopranos”.
Premieres Monday Sept. 20
“What is The Event?” That’s the question NBC wants us asking in the weeks leading up to their new show. At first glance, this has all the elements to be “the next LOST”. However that could be a bad thing, just ask the cancelled FlashForward.
The Event is full of mystery, conspiracies, and mythology. However unlike LOST, we actually find out what “the event” is by the second episode. This is an intriguing series that will feed to the LOST fans who are mourning the loss of their show. But will it suffer the same fate as FlashForward? Is THAT ‘the event’?
No Ordinary Family
Premieres Tuesday Sept. 28
Michael Chiklis (The Shield) and Julie Benz (Dexter) lead the star-studded cast of this new superheroes series. On the surface, it looks like the movie The Incredibles, but the pilot episode is very good. Comedian Romany Malco, who you’ll recognize from 40 Year Old Virgin, plays the best-friend of Chiklis’ character. Big names on this show could make this an instant hit, so check it out.
The Walking Dead
Premieres Sunday Oct. 31
One word: ZOMBIES! That’s right…zombies! Again? Zombies!Want more? A show about ZOMBIES on AMC, the same network that created gems like Mad Men and Breaking Bad. Need more convincing? The series has already been renewed for a second season by the network. Did I mention…ZOMBIES?
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