I want to start this off by saying THIS IS A BIASED OPINION OF THE FILM SUICIDE SQUAD. The comments you are about to read may not reflect those of my Geekettes. With that out of the way: STOP WHAT YOU ARE DOING AND GO SEE SUICIDE SQUAD NOW!
I watch a lot of TV. Probably more than any one person should. I mean, have you SEEN my calendar for September? Full of season premiere dates! Megan already filled you in on the hottest new series coming to your TV, but I’m here to remind you about the great returning shows!
Representation and change was the motif at the forefront of tonight’s 72nd Golden Globe Awards. Feminist dream team Amy Poehler and Tina Fey partnered for one last time to host the award show. Most of the show made me proud to see progress in the TV and film industries. Other moments…well, this is the internet. If you haven’t already heard about the opening monologue or the running gag with Margaret Cho, you will. For the most part though, the quips were quality.
“In the 1960s, thousands of black people from all over America came together with one common goal: to form Sly and the Family Stone.”
“But the movie ‘Selma’ is about the American civil rights movement, that totally worked and now everything’s fine.”
How to Get Away with Murder, that is. If you only add one new program to your TV schedule this season, it needs to be NBC’s newest hit show. HTGAWM sucked in 14 million live viewers with its premiere on September 25, and 20 million with DVR watchers. A general synopsis doesn’t do this show justice: a “sexy, suspense-driven thriller” about a criminal defense attorney and her ambitious students who are all entangled in a murder plot doesn’t sound ground-breaking. But it is, readers. It is.
From its NBC-dominating executive producer, to an Oscar-nominated lead, to the risks it takes with its narrative structure and content, here are my five reasons why Murder is sinfully good TV.
Whenever a whole new set of shows is set to premiere I find myself facing the difficult task of figuring out which ones I want to check out and which ones I am going to pass on. Since I usually have a slew of returning shows I want to keep watching as well, it becomes a balancing act of watching all the shows I’m interested in, and not turning into a TV zombie who never does anything in her free time other than watch TV. As it is now the beginning of September and premiere season is fast approaching, I thought I would share my list of new shows I’m going to be checking out as they premiere, as well as why I’m interested in them. Enjoy!