Hey there, OCTV! I’ve taken a bit of a hiatus from our TV-dissecting pages (personal life. Pssh), but I’m back. WHO’S READY TO TALK ABOUT THE FUTURE?
So the news from Upfronts has been out, which means that we all presumably got to ooh and aah and squee over the trailers that have popped up. I don’t know. Maybe I haven’t been paying much attention to Twitter lately, but I don’t recall seeing a whole lot of this. I’m going to chalk it up to me just being unobservant lately (and less present on Twitter, regrettably). Because, y’all, some of these synopses are making me salivate and I refuse to believe no one else knows about them.
Now, I’ve been at this whole watching TV thing for a while, so I should know better than to get my hopes up… but some shows look GOOD. Others not so much. So let’s take a look at some things we can look forward to (or not) in the upcoming seasons.
Honestly, there are SO many other shows up the networks’ collective sleeves, I couldn’t even begin to discuss them all. So I’m going to stick to what my heart likes best: freaky, psychological, paranormal-type shit. Here we go!
*Note: The synopsis in italics below are taken from The Washington Post column about tons of upcoming shows.
What I Want to See
“Sleep Hollow” FOX – “In this action adventure series, Ichabod Crane (Tom Mison) has been pulled two and a half centuries through time to find that the world is on the brink of destruction, and teams with a contemporary cop (Nicole Beharie) to unravel a mystery that dates all the way back to the Founding Fathers.” A) I love Ichabod Crane (not in a sexual way… until now. Just kidding. Except Johnny Depp. But let’s be real, this is on Fox, so this one will probably be hot too). But B) This sort of feels like Fox’s desperate attempt to one up this past year’s Elementary on CBS. Think about it: british actor, one of the great detectives in literature (in Crane’s case, I clearly mean cowardly detective), ethnic female sidekick. Not that that matters, but in the interest of similarities, I thought it was worth noting. Maybe this one will be interesting. As you may remember, I started watching and recapping Elementary (and I did like it), but after a few episodes it got tedious. Anyone who kept watching, did it get better? Hopefully this one will have a little something extra to grab the audiences. The time travel aspect has promise, as does the National Treasure angle. I’m definitely going to be checking it out come the new season.