QotD: The Fall TV Season

What shows are you looking forward to in the new fall TV season?

K-ville and, of course, Grey’s Anatomy and Private Practice.

I caught the preview for K-ville on Jet Blue a couple of times last month and it looks really good; a gritty spin on the Miami Vice formula, set in post-Katrina New Orleans. A great setting and an interesting cast — Anthony Anderson and Cole Hauser are both underrated actors, and someone who looks a lot like Nia Long, though I can’t seem to find her or the character (presumably Anderson’s wife) credited anywhere…? — it’s the most excited I’ve been about a new TV show since…well, damn, it’s been a while, actually. The first season of Survivor, perhaps?

The only problem is that it’s on Mondays, like my dear-departed Boston Public used to be. Back then, before it went downhill (shockingly fast, at that), I was at 13 every Monday and Salomé used to record it for me. Now that I’m back at 13 on a semi-regular basis, along with a couple of other shows of interest on at inconvenient times and both Isaac and India dealing with homework, ensuring no downtime before 10pm on most nights, we’ve decided to jump into the 21st Century and ordered DVR from Cablevision so we don’t have to miss anything.

Theoretically, at least.

We have several stacks of unwatched DVDs going a few years back that we still haven’t gotten around to watching, not to mention just as many more we haven’t bothered buying because of the backlog. And it doesn’t help that on those rare times we get a night out to catch a movie, it’s sometimes at awkward times of the year when nothing really good is out. Case in point: a couple of weeks ago we ended up seeing Balls of Fury. Nuff said.

But yeah, K-ville.  Can’t wait!

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Guy LeCharles Gonzalez

As in guillotine. Old/new media pragmatist. Sometimes loud, one-time poet, still opinionated. Reading, writing, running, gaming, soccer, beer.

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