October 16, 2013

Beyond Premiere Week 2013 | Part 3 (Oct. 17–25)

Premiering Thursday, Oct. 17:

Reign | 8–9 p.m. (The CW) | Trailer

A period drama television series following the early years of Mary, Queen of Scots, in 1557 France. (via)
I am pretty sure this show will be terrible. I am curious, however, to see how The CW does period drama. If it's terrible in the way that Beauty and the Beast is terrible, I might have to watch it. If it's just terrible for terrible's sake, I will give up. (How many times can I use the word terrible in one paragraph?)

White Collar | 8–9 p.m. (USA)

Every season of this show have been filled with so many twists and turns—I can't quite remember where we left off last. Regardless, I'm always excited to see more from this group. I love the humor and the intrigue equally, and the cast always works together so well.

Friday, Oct. 25:

Grimm | 8–9 p.m. (NBC)

I've kept watching Grimm for two seasons in part because I think Monroe is the best. His humor and sweet relationship with Rosalie totally make the show. The main characters? Meh. Perhaps Nick will get better this season—that promo certainly hints at a more sinister personality.

Dracula | 9–10 p.m. (NBC) | Trailer

Dracula comes to London, posing as an American entrepreneur who wants to bring modern science to the Victorian society. In reality, Dracula seeks revenge on those who betrayed him centuries earlier. As Dracula's plans move toward fruition, he falls hopelessly in love with a woman who may be a reincarnation of his deceased wife. (via)
Jonathan Rhys Meyers can play an awesome villain, and there are very few more classic villains than Dracula. The spin on this version of the story sounds unique, but I'm not totally sure that it'll work on network TV. We shall see.

Monday, Nov. 4:

Almost Human | 7–8 p.m. (Fox) | Trailer

Thirty-five years into the future, when humans in the Los Angeles Police Department are paired up with lifelike androids, a detective who has a dislike for robots ends up being teamed up with one with emotions. (via)
Karl Urban + J.J. Abrams = awesome. Sure, it's not Star Trek, but this show has a definite scifi spin. I also look forward to seeing Karl playing the crochety human—he does it so well.

Saturday, Nov. 23:

Atlantis | Time TBD (BBC America) | Trailer

The city of Atlantis is a strange, ancient dwelling; a world of bull-leaping, of snake-haired goddesses and of palaces so vast it was said they were built by giants. Young Jason arrives in the city and an epic adventure begins. (via)
I really like the UK's fantasy shows (e.g., Sinbad, which aired on Syfy here in the states, but originally aired in the UK), but I try to never get my hopes up that they'll last very long. I'm not entirely sure what this show will be about, but it won't hurt to give it a look.

Wednesday, Dec. 4:

Mob City | Time TBD (TNT) | Trailer

The true story of a decades-long conflict between the Los Angeles Police Department, under the determined leadership of Police Chief William Parker, and ruthless criminal elements led by Mickey Cohen, a one-time boxer who rose to the top of L.A.’s criminal world. The series is a fast-paced crime drama set in Los Angeles during the 1940s and 50s. It’s a world of glamorous movie stars, powerful studio heads, returning war heroes, a powerful and corrupt police force, and an even more dangerous criminal network determined to make L.A. its West Coast base. (via)
I'm not typically interested in mob-themed shows, but guys—Simon Pegg's in this one. And the show is in part thanks to Frank Darabont, the former showrunner of The Walking Dead. I'm not sure how long I'll keep up with it, but I'll definitely check out at least the first episode.

Sunday, Dec. 15:

Psych: The Musical | 8–10 p.m. (USA)

This isn't exactly a premiere of a new season (Psych's eighth season starts in 2014), but I would be remiss not to alert you to the fact that one of the funniest shows on television is having a musical episode. My dreams of life being like a musical are one step closer to reality.

That's for Premiere Week 2013 until the start of the new year (look for a midseason post in early January). Have any of the new series made their mark on you yet? Have your favorite returning shows kept their magic? Let me know in the comments!


  1. Thank you for the Dracula reminder - PVR is set!

  2. I forgot all about Dracula! ._. I want it to turn out awesome, but yeah, some things + network t.v. just don't click, which is a shame.

  3. I hope it's at least super campy. That could make other not so good things stomachable. ;)