Watch list for new shows 2013-14

September is here and October is near! After months of hiatus with only a disappointing final season of Dexter to curb my TV cravings, I will soon be able to resume my 15 (or more) -show-per-week lifestyle!

I’m so glad my favorite sites like EW.com and TV.com have compiled detailed TV guides for suckers like me. (Checkout this amazing calendar!)

Here is a list of new shows that sounds interesting to be among the 31 new shows put out by all networks:

  • Enlisted on Fox — Entertainment Weekly calls it The Office meets the Army. Since I’d watched all nine seasons of The Office and cried my heart out for the finale, I’m naturally interested in this one.
  • Dracula on NBC — Although the critics seem to think it sucks, Dracula was the pioneer of modern vampire literature. As a vampire writer, I need to give it a try. If it’s really that bad, at least it can give me an ago boost.
  • Reign on The CW — From the preview, it seems like Downton Abbey plus Gossip Girl. I’ve pretty much watched everything on The CW at least for an episode or two. No reason to skip this one. Hey, hotties are guaranteed anyway.
  • Once Upon a Time in Wonderland on ABC — I love Once Upon a Time (the first time I love the protagonist more than the annoying antagonists). Should high hopes for this spin-off too.
  • The Tomorrow People on The CW — It’s produced by Julie Plec, the executive producer of The Vampire Diaries. I have confidence that it wouldn’t suck at least until the second season…Plus, I loved Robbie Amell when he played DB on 1600 Penn. He was adorable and super hot. It would be nice to see him in a smarter role.
  • Junior Masterchef on Fox — Two years ago I watched Junior Masterchef Australia and the sincerity and passion of the kids totally touched me. I think I’ll like this American version just the same. To say the least, I will finally be able to understand what they are saying without the subtitles.
  • The Crazy Ones on CBS — I know people think Sarah Michelle Gellar is a big deal and they always identify her as this TV legend because of her titular role in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, but I’m watching it because I think Robin Williams is a much bigger deal. Also, the series is named after my all-time-favorite Apple commercial!
  • Sleepy Hollow on Fox — I saw Johnny Depp’s movie version when I was in high school and I liked it. Hope they could keep it up!

These are only the few new shows I’m adding to my EXISTING TV line up. I will totally try a few more critically acclaimed ones. I gotta say how impatient I’m with shows, though. Last year, I closed my browser 3 minutes into watching the first downtown Manhattan shot of “Made in Jersey”. Come on, people! Like there haven’t been enough shows set in NYC already. And a clumsy bubbly girl getting stuck in traffic on her way to work? Really? No wonder it was cancelled after two (or three???) episodes.

My time is too precious for bad TV. I have like 100 shows dying to catch my eyes! 🙂

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About Nicky

Nicky English is a journalist, an educator, a podcaster, a couch potato, a dreamer, and a child at heart. Learning is her passion, so is the English language, which she believes is the tool to unlock the door of knowledge. Born in Hong Kong, she received intensive writing training at The University of Iowa, where she double-majored in journalism and political science. Apart from the Hawkeye State, she’s lived in Chicago and Philadelphia. When she was a guest student at Georgetown University, she fell in love with Washington, D.C. She also has a Master of Arts in Communication. A little side note—she cannot imagine a world without her Mac and iDevices. Like many crazy ones, she hopes to change the world one day at a time.
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