Fall TV Premieres I’m Looking Forward To (Returning Shows)

If you’ve been with me for a while, you know that this blog used to largely be a television and movie blog. I had a roster of 20ish shows that I watched religiously every week and any extra money would be spent on dvds of my favorites. Obviously, things have changed since then. I still have a fair amount of shows that I follow, but like books, I’ve also learned to let go. Which is why shows like Modern Family, Grey’s, and Empire have fallen by the wayside.


It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, FXX
(September 5, Wednesdays @ 9)

Sunny is hands down my favorite comedy on tv these days, and while the earlier seasons have been (in my opinion) more consistently funny, I still look forward to tuning in every week and laughing uncontrollably at inappropriate things. Hopefully the decreased presence of Dennis will still bring the same hilarity.


How to Get Away With Murder, ABC
(September 27, Thursdays @ 9)

It’s inevitable that like Grey’s and Scandal, I will one day become tired of this Shondaland show, but I’m still hooked. They’ve gotten away with their, what, 15th murder now and I’m just as invested as ever. But a large part of that has to do with Connor Walsh/Jack Falahee and whoever the new guy is who is playing Annalise’s son. Because, hello, EYE CANDY.


Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, The CW
(October 12, Fridays @ 8)

I will continue to defend this show to death. CXG has one of the most accurate portrayals of mental illness on television and speaks truths about topics that many would shy away from. See: period sex, generalizing men, and healthy sperm. It’s not Santino, but I’m also excited for the return of Greg, if not just for hearing Skylar Astin’s beautiful voice again.  Also, click here for a list of my top 5 favorite songs to date.


Supergirl, The CW
(October 14, Sundays @ 7)

I still enjoy The Flash, but Supergirl is definitely my fave of The CW’s superhero shows. And in recent years, but love was only exacerbated by the appearance of Mon-El/Karamel. But since Chris Wood is sadly no longer a regular, I am hoping my interest in this show stays. Although, I do agree with the general consensus that Kara shouldn’t need a love interest. She’s freaking Supergirl.


The Resident, FOX
(September 24, Mondays @ 8)

I fully admit to only have started this show because of Matt Czuchry—but in the void that Grey’s has left me, The Resident shot to my current favorite medical drama. I like The Good Doctor, but after hearing some dissenting opinions about the portrayal of autism, it’s made me feel somewhat uncomfortable to watch. This show, however, is just pure soapy fun and I’m also very invested in Conrad/Nic.

My 5 Favorite Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Songs

If you’re not watching Crazy Ex-Girlfriend I feel sorry for you. If you refuse to watch the show because of its name or because it’s on The CW, I get it, but I still feel sorry for you. If the only reason you don’t watch is because it airs on Friday nights, 1) Congrats on your social life and 2) There’s a thing called The CW app.

The series starts out with Rebecca Bunch leaving her comfy life in NYC to move cross country to West Covina, California, after a run-in with her camp ex-boyfriend, Josh Chan. He off-handedly mentions his move to West Covina and she takes that as an invitation to follow him. Hence, the “crazy ex-girlfriend.”

But this show has graduated to so much more than that, dealing with mental illness rep as Rebecca struggles with depression, suicide ideation, and even gets an official diagnosis (more of that below). There’s a middle-aged main character who comes out as bi and knocks down every stereotype in the process. Every song is tongue in cheek and has me laughing in every episode.

I PROMISE you that this show is worth your while. Here is just a sampling of my favorite songs that the show has done over the past three years:

1. I Gave You a UTI

This is the first CXG song that made me laugh out loud. And as someone who grew up with a ton of UTIs (non-sex related), I loved this song even more. Also, BRING BACK GREG 2K18.


2. Ping Pong Girl

This alt-rock/emo type song is exactly what I loved in high school and still do today.  And, whoa bros, listen to the lyrics–it’s hilarious.


3. The End of the Movie

“It’s not some carefully crafted story, It’s a mess and we’re all gonna die.” Thanks, Josh Groban.


4. Fit Hot Guys Have Problems Too

I was DYING.


5. It Was a Shit Show

“Not to be crass, but this sucks ass. This was a shit show.”


HONORABLE MENTION: Get Your Ass Out of My House

 

Ok…now everyone watch CXG tonight. Kthanxbye.