Fall is here, and that means new TV shows and returns of our favorites (hopefully). My family doesn’t watch a lot of TV, but these days, when we do, we watch more and more cable stations. TNT, USA, ABCFamily, and the CW. The major networks have fewer shows we enjoy. This fall, a few of those network shows will be back, including Once Upon A Time, Grimm, and NCIS: Los Angeles.
I enjoy reading the loglines for TV shows. They help me create better loglines for my books and spark ideas for future stories. Reading the loglines for the 2012 fall lineup, however, there are only two that stand out to me: Elementary and Revolution. The themes are familiar, but the plots are updated and there are twists right from the start.
Take Elementary, which premieres Tuesday, September 25 (from TVGuide.com):
“…CBS’ procedural offers a modern take on the crime-solver with Jonny Lee Miller as Sherlock, a recovering addict and NYPD consultant. His Watson is his “sober companion,” a former surgeon — and a woman (Lucy Liu).”
Lucy Liu playing Watson? Sherlock as a recovering addict working for the NYPD? Oh, yeah, I’m there.
The other show I’m interested in is Revolution from producers J.J. Abrams and Eric Kripke. NBC had me with Abrams and Kripke, but then they added “post-apocalyptic future” “survivors” and “power struggle” into the mix. The show premiers Monday, September 17, and here’s the official TVGuide.com blurb:
“Leave it to J.J. Abrams (Lost) and Eric Kripke (Supernatural) to come up with a mythology-heavy drama. Set in a post-apocalyptic future where there is no electricity, the series stars Elizabeth Mitchell, Tracy Spiridakos, Billy Burke and Giancarlo Esposito as a group of people struggling to figure out how the technology vanished and who holds the figurative power among the survivors.”
There are a few more I’ll check out, like The Carrie Diaries and Last Resort, but I’m not holding my breath that they’ll become favorites.
So what TV shows are you looking forward to watching this fall and why? Are there particular actors/producers you always enjoy or a catchy premise you just have to check out?