Once again we come to TV premiere season, when new shows debut and returning shows come back to resolve last season’s cliffhangers! We’re both neck-deep in TV shows every year by choice, and in this post we’ll explain those choices (and provide you with some trailer teaser links, because we’re kind and benevolent bloggers).
New TV Shows
Let’s be real here: Jaime Alexander by herself is reason enough that we’re intrigued. But the premise of the show has us wondering what’s next. A woman with no identity and no memory, her whole body tattooed with clues… what do they lead to? And where did she come from? We’re definitely going to give this a shot.
As fans of the original Heroes, we’re excited to see some of our favorite characters return and a continuation of the story we enjoyed years ago. We’re hoping that the new iteration takes the best of the previous series and leaves the worst of it behind. Zachary Levi’s presence on the cast list doesn’t hurt, either (if we’re being honest, it’s the biggest draw).
As fans of the CW’s existing DC entities (Arrow, The Flash), we would be remiss if we didn’t at least give this show a shot. But it helps that it looks like it’s going to be a cheery female-led shot in the arm, and a nice foil to the more serious-looking Legends of Tomorrow.
Legends of Tomorrow
This may be our most-anticipated new show, as it marks the return of Sara Lance to the CW’s DC universe. The question of the circumstances around her return has been on our minds since the first trailer was announced, and we can’t wait to see how it plays out. We’re also excited to see Doctor Who’s Arthur Darvill return to the TV, and hoping that this new setting will give Brandon Routh’s Ray Palmer, previously of Arrow, something exciting to do.
Netflix has proven to be the best place for Marvel to churn out long-form stories, and after the success of Daredevil’s first season, we can’t wait to see how they handle upcoming Marvel features. We’ll definitely be watching.
Syfy is bringing us a new show that looks like Battlestar Galactica had a baby with Game of Thrones. As fans of both (at one point or another), you can see why we perked up when this trailer showed up online. This show is an adaptation of a book series by James S. A. Corey, and based on the trailer, it looks like it’ll be worth a shot.
That’s right, those wacky, lovable puppets are back with a brand new show. We’ve been fans of the Muppets since we were kids and we’re excited to see what sort of hijinks they find themselves in this time. Especially with this show coming right on the heels of the news of Miss Piggy and Kermit’s sudden breakup.
Returning TV Shows
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Season two of this show made incredible improvements on its (admittedly low-quality) first season, and by the end of the season we found ourselves genuinely enjoying the storyline and the characters to the point that we can’t wait for the premiere. We’re hooked, for better or for worse. Though, if it keeps going the way it went in season 2, we’re thinking it’s for the better.
Season 3 was admittedly a trainwreck (to the point that we both stopped watching regularly and started reading recaps to make sure we wouldn’t miss details for crossovers with the Flash), but the things we’re hearing about changes being made to the show along with what we saw in the season 4 trailer… well, we’re willing to give it a second chance.
This was our favorite show last year, and we’re hoping they keep it up! Last year’s season finale ended on one hell of a cliffhanger, so we can’t wait to see how that resolves.
This show alternates between the silly and the serious with an surprising amount of ease and Sarah has been hooked since the pilot. It doesn’t hurt that Christian Kane’s ridiculous good looks make the show easy on the eyes. Fans of Warehouse 13 are practically a built in audience for this show, so if you haven’t seen it yet, you should check it out.