This is my favorite week of fall because it’s the week many of my favorite shows return for their new seasons. Although I’ll be too busy to watch until next week, my DVR is already set so I don’t miss a thing.
It takes a lot to hook me on a television program. Sometimes I love the premise and storylines, but I can’t relate to the actors (like Criminal Minds.) Other times I might love the actor, but find the show unwatchable (Santa Clarita Diet). Just like a book, I have to be engaged right away to want to continue with it.
I love my cop shows. This summer I caught up with all the seasons of The Wire, which was phenomenal. And I’m always a sucker for suspense and thrillers. That said, there really are few TV shows that have me returning again and again. NCIS, Blacklist, This is Us, Life in Pieces, The Voice, Suits, Bull, and Shades of Blue round out my must-watch shows. I don’t have a lot of time to watch TV, but I catch up with my programs on the treadmill during the winter. (My favorite is NCIS. Just love me some Gibbs!)
Admittedly, I’m a tough sell when it comes to watching new television series. I’ll definitely give the new Will and Grace a try, as I liked the show in the past. But I often have to turn to Netflix, HBO and Amazon for new programming.
Lots of times I discover new series by word-of-mouth. So tell me your favorite shows or series you’ve enjoyed. I’ll write them down and give them a look!