After books, my next great love is television and movies. I love good storytelling, and these are the stories I love this fall.
1) Scream Queens (Season 1)
Okay, so I am not one to jump into brand new TV shows. You just never know what the ratings are going to look like and if the new show that you love is going to be cancelled after one measly season. Trust me, I’ve been burned before. BUT, Scream Queens has been totally worth the risk. In tone, it’s a combination of the movies Scream and Heathers (two of my all time favorite movies) and follows a college sorority and fraternity as a masked serial killer stalks the campus. The characters are hilarious (especially Chad Radwell played by Glen Powell), the storyline is very compelling, and someone actually dies every week! Now, that may sound weird, but this is a slasher show, people! If people aren’t being slashed then I’m not sure what the writers are doing! Now, this is a horror anthology (along the same lines as American Horror Story), so the story will change each season and introduce new characters, but thus far, season one is a smash.
Overall, I’d recommend this show to anyone looking for loads of laughs and maybe ever a few scares. My husband hates most scary/horror/slasher movies and he is watching this show with me! We even made bets on who we think the killer will be.
2) The Walking Dead (Season 6)
I’d like to know who isn’t watching TWD. I know very few people (aside from my dad) who don’t like this show, so I’m not going to spend much time here.
TWD is definitely one of my favorite shows. Zombies have always been an area of interest for me, but this show is about so much more than that. The storylines are consistently engaging and fresh. A lot of shows, especially shows that are hitting seasons 6 and later, start to replay the greatest hits and the show can begin to feel stale, but TWD is always exploring new material and new spaces for the characters. Again, I’d recommend this to anyone.
3) The Vampire Diaries (Season 7)
I was late to the game with TVD, but I watched the first four seasons over the course of a week or two a few years ago, and I’ve been hooked ever since. Now, anyone who watches the show religiously like I do knows that a central character left at the end of season 6, so season 7 is going to have to do a lot to reengage the viewers on another storyline. I, for one, am skeptical that the show is going to last much longer, but I sincerely hope that it does. If you haven’t ever watched TVD then check out the first six seasons on Netflix! It’s not as corny as it sounds and you won’t regret it.
4) Doctor Who (Season 9)
Okay. I’m not even sure what to say about this show. It’s the best. My absolute favorite television show of all time. I own every single season on DVD. I have Doctor Who themed pajama pants, Christmas lights, t-shirts, water bottles, cookie jars, and a Doctor Who cross stitch that I spent a month or so working on during college. You could say I’m obsessed, but I would say I’m passionate.
Doctor Who is a British science-fiction show produced by the BBC. It follows the adventures of the Doctor, a space and time-travelling humanoid alien, and his spaceship, the TARDIS (Time And Relative Dimensions In Space). It came on the air in 1963 and stayed on until it’s cancelation in 1989. However, the show was rebooted in 2005 and has been a smashing success. The 2005 reboot has also spawned several other spin-off shows including Torchwood, The Sarah Jane Adventures, and K-9. All previous seasons are available on Netflix, and I’d highly, highly, HIGHLY recommend this show to anyone and everyone.
Well, there you have it. These are the shows I’m most excited about right now. Let me know what you’re watching this fall and if you have any recommendations for me!