Fall TV 2017
Raise your hand if you are p-u-m-p-e-d that the fall TV lineup is finally here! I know I am. I did an entire podcast about this exciting time of the year. I’ve already cleaned out my DVR from superfluous nonsense clogging up precious space and I double checked that show times don’t overlap on Monday nights. Why network executives insist on cramming as much good television into that one day is a mystery to me. Spread it out for goodness sakes!
Once again, I’ve compiled a list of shows (both old and new) that I’m excited about watching this fall TV season. You have my full permission to make fun of whatever show airs on the CW. I don’t mind. I stand behind my choices. And Oliver Queen.
Defense: The third season of Outlander debuted three weeks ago, and just as Lara and I predicted on the podcast, it’s taking forever for Jamie and Clair to reunite in the 1700s. I will accept the slow burn for one more episode, simply because I have Jamie’s chin dimple to keep me satisfied until then.
Hot Guy Alert: See for yourself:
Defense: Are you watching this show? It’s also in season 3 and I owe all the credit to my friend Ranelle for introducing me to Ross Poldark. I’ll admit that I’m a little ambivalent with the storyline right now because are leading couple is having some marital issues, thanks to Poldark’s ridiculous choices. But I will give it a go, simply because I have Ross’ manly face scar to keep me satisfied until then.
Hot Guy Alert: See for yourself…
Defense: I love a sitcom, but this premise makes me a little nervous. I want it to be funny soooooo bad, but I just don’t see how it can be. With that said, I will always get behind former Parks and Recreation/The Office cast members.
Hot Guys Alert: Adam Scott and Craig Robinson
Show: Dancing with the Stars
Defense: Dancing + My favorite D-List stars and Olympic medalists cha-cha-ing around a ballroom = Sign me up.
Hot Guy Alert: Call me Val!
Show: The Big Bang Theory
Defense: Some people think that an eleventh season of The Big Bang Theory is unnecessary and this show should be put out to pasture. I think these people do not understand nerd culture. Long live The Shamy.
Hot Nerdy Guy Alert: I have soft spot for Raj.
Show: Young Sheldon (new)
Defense: I love old Sheldon, so who’s to say I won’t love young Sheldon? This is definitely an interesting concept and with ten seasons of BBT under my belt, I think I’ll probably get more jokes than others. I have high hopes.
Cute Boy Alert: How cute is young Sheldon!?
Show: The Brave (new)
Defense: I’ll admit that there are a ton of military/special unit/cop shows out there, but this one caught my eye. Perhaps it was the patriotism that tugged at my heart? And maybe the hot guy. Or should I say hot guys?
Hot Guys Alert: Demetrius Grosse, Noah Mills, Had Tabbal, Michael Love Toliver, Mike Vogel — take your pick
Show: This Is Us
Defense: I want to be a Pearson. I believe it’s the best drama on television right now.
Adorable Family Alert: The entire Pearson family, both young and old and extended.
Show: The Goldbergs
Defense: This show speaks to my nostalgic soul. I absolutely adore every single episode and feel extremely old when I watch my childhood play out before me. In a good way, of course.
Hot Gal Alert: Bev in her jazzercise outfits, for sure. Her shoulder pads come in a close second.
Network: The CW
Show: Dynasty (new)
Defense: This is a no-brainer. I watched the old one in the 80s with my mom. Krystle Carrington and Alexis Colby were THE BEST in the worst ways. I have zero expectations for this remake, but simply can’t skip it due to nostalgia. Who’s with me?
Hot Cast Alert: I think you have to be genetically perfect to even be considered for a role on this show.
Show: Grey’s Anatomy
Defense: Well, I drank the Kool-Aid ten years ago, put it down because the show made me sad, and now I’ve picked up again. I blame my roommate Lara. Fun fact: it only took me one episode to catch up on what I missed the last four seasons! (Spoiler: That’s because everyone dies.)
Hot Guy Alert: I have loved Karev from this moment…
Show: Will & Grace (new)
Defense: I have all the hope in the world for this to be as fun and charming as it was back in the early 90s. Fingers crossed!
Hot Ensemble Alert: These jokers refuse to age.
Network: The CW
Defense: Just watch this video.
Hot Guy Alert: I LOVE YOU OLIVER.
Network: The CW
Show: Jane the Virgin
Defense: This is the best show that no one is watching. Let’s fix that.
Hot Guy Alert: Rafael is a near perfect specimen of a human being.
OTHER FALL 2017 TV SHOWS NOT LISTED
BECAUSE I WAS TOO EMBARRASSED TO WRITE DOWN
EXACTLY HOW MANY SHOWS I ACTUALLY WATCH.
The Mindy Project
Kevin Can Wait (new)
The Good Doctor (new)
Once Upon a Time
Life in Pieces
SHOULD I WATCH THESE SHOWS?
The Mayor (new)
Kevin (Probably) Saves the World (new)
Fresh Off the Boat