2018 TV Shows – What To Watch
I enjoy watching television. I’m already excited about some of the upcoming spring 2018 TV shows. And as I type that sentence, I wonder if I’m supposed to call them “TV shows” anymore. Should I say digital programming? Streaming services? OnDemand situations?
Nah. I’m going to stick with TV. Because the majority of the stuff I watch is on good, old, reliable basic network stations. Just call me crotchety and put me in a tattered bathrobe. Or call me classy and rank with with the likes of Audrey Hepburn. I understand both scenarios and embrace them with joy in my heart.
Now most of you know that my TV palette is pretty specific. However, since I’ve lived with my roommate Lara, my tastes have expanded. Where I used to roll my eyes at medical dramas, I now lean into them, swept away by the theatrical storylines one might find at Seattle Grace (which I’m told has been re-named Grey Sloan Memorial). I once thought all law shows were the same. Now I anticipate the fun I’ll have when Lara, a lawyer, when she points out mistakes. This includes my ignorance of labeling a “legal drama” as a “law show.”
Spring 2018 TV watching is going to be a blast. And educational. Win/win.
Let me make one thing clear regarding my list: I don’t have any weird aversions to CBS, FOX, or my beloved CW. It just ended up that the new shows that looked interesting to me all debut on ABC and NBC.
Here’s my new show lineup:
I want to say, “It’s Mindy Kaling. I’m all in.” But I hear that she isn’t a regular. She just makes appearances. I don’t know how I feel about that yet, but I do know that the kid’s zingers are incredible. I’ll give it a whirl.
Glee meets Friday Night Lights meets Parenthood with a bit of Hamilton mixed in for good measure? Yes, please.
True confession: I was obsessed with the slight of hand for about a month after checking out a magic book from the library when I was in middle school. Give me a deck of cards, a rubber band, and a paper clip and I can amaze you with my wonder.
Deception feels like Castle to me, but with a magician, excuse me, an illusionist instead of novelist. Potential love story? Check. Wacky outsider? Check. Room on my DVR? Check.
For the People
Look, y’all! A law show! I’m going to yell, “YOU CAN’T HANDLE THE TRUTH” at least once every episode. On another note, the short blonde hair girl reminds me of Paris Gellar from Gilmore Girls. You see it, right?
Zach Braff is not the guy from Rise. He’s J.D. from Scrubs. The guy in Rise is Josh Radnor who was Ted on How I Met Your Mother. Let’s get it straight before we dive in, people.
Thought: I’m not sure if this is touchy-feely or a comedy they are trying to make look a little more serious. Do you get that vibe?
Okay, first of all, thank you that the Captain isn’t dead. Second, I hope there’s more crossover with Grey’s Anatomy. Third, how many times do you think the fire bell is going to ring with someone making out in the break room? My guess is once during the premiere and at least two more times in the remainder of the season.
Fun fact: I’ll be covering Station 19 for Entertainment Weekly!
Splitting Up Together
Jenna Fischer and Oliver Hudson seem like the perfect combo. Notice I said “seem.” I’m nervous. The world needs a good thirty minute sitcom nowadays. I’m pulling for this one.
I’m also really excited about the following:
Jesus Christ Superstar (NBC)
Little Women (PBS)
On My Block (Netflix)
Which new Spring 2018 TV shows did I miss? Do you have any on your radar? Will you be watching reboots like American Idol or Roseanne? Help me and my DVR out!