October 07, 2013

Beyond Premiere Week | Part 2 (Oct. 7–10)

The CW has caused me some serious scheduling issues this year with their "let's wait until October!" attitude. (Silly CW.) So most of this post will consist of CW shows, minus one.

Premiering Monday, Oct. 7:

Hart of Dixie | 7–8 p.m. (The CW)

I love the silly soap opera antics of the residents of Bluebell and can't resist getting sucked into the Zoe relationship drama. I still am not quite sure whether I want her to end up with Wade or George; both of them are awesome (and awful) for separate reasons. It'll be interesting to see what happens once Zoe returns from her spontaneous trip to NYC.

Beauty and the Beast | 8–9 p.m. (The CW)

I fell hard for this absolutely ridiculous show last year, even though I know it's super camp and really quite terrible. I am so glad it got picked up for a second season, and look forward to making fun of myself for watching in this season to come.

Tuesday, Oct. 8:

Supernatural | 8–9 p.m. (The CW)

I was a little worried about this show last season, after that terrible start and the annoying Sam flashbacks/storyline that led absolutely nowhere. THANK CASTIEL that the season got better halfway through. I loved the Men of Letters storyline, and dang—a whole lot happened in the season finale. The dynamic has definitely shifted, and I can't wait to see what happens.

Wednesday, Oct. 9:

Arrow | 7–8 p.m. (The CW)

This is definitely a CW superhero show—there are sexy people doing sexy things, overly emo/dramatic people, plots within plots, betrayals and alliances, etc. But I was pretty happy with the first season, and so therefore will be watching once again.

The Tomorrow People | 8–9 p.m. (NBC) | Trailer

They are the next evolutionary leap of mankind, a generation of humans born with paranormal abilities—the Tomorrow People. Stephen Jameson stands at the crossroads between the world we know and the shifting world of the future. Up until a year ago, Stephen was a "normal" teenager—until he began hearing voices and teleporting in his sleep, never knowing where he might wake up. Now, Stephen’s issues have gone far beyond the usual teenage angst, and he is beginning to question his sanity. In desperation, Stephen decides to listen to one of the voices in his head, and it leads him to his first encounter with the Tomorrow People—John, Cara and Russell—a genetically advanced race with the abilities of telekinesis, teleportation and telepathic communication. (via)
As you can tell from the shows above this one, I have a hard time resisting CW shows with any sort of scifi/superhero twist. The CW's Tomorrow People is a remake of a UK show, but as I've never seen that version, I'm going into this version without many preconceptions. It sounds a little like X-Men, a little like Mutant X, and is sure to probably be more angsty than it needs to be, but I'm excited about it.

Thursday, Oct. 10:

Once Upon a Time in Wonderland | 7–8 p.m. (ABC) | Trailer

The series, based around the Lewis Carroll fairytale classic Alice's Adventures in Wonderland but with a different twist from the other adaptations, takes place in the same universe as Once Upon a Time in present-day Wonderland, with flashbacks to pre-Curse Wonderland. As such, it is expected to follow the same setting as the parent series, including the use of Disney and Lost related allusions. In addition, the series will have crossover episodes with Once Upon a Time that will also involve a connection with the characters that are trapped in Storybrooke, Maine. (via)
I think Once Upon a Time has done a good job of moving past the Curse storyline to deal more with the magical realm, which I prefer more than the Storybrooke adventures. I'm really looking forward to this spinoff, which seems to come with a promise of more adventure and some really fun characters.

I've got one more post lined up for next week with the last of the shows premiering before 2014 begins. How have you been enjoying the shows so far? Any new favorites?


  1. I'm excited for a good deal of these (and hopefully Supernatural picks up after a disappointing last season - Thank Castiel indeed!). Though I just realized - aren't S.H.I.E.L.D. and Supernatural on at the same time!? O.O Gasp! Not that I can't use DVR or anything... xD

  2. They're actually on at 7 and 8 (or 8 and 9 if you're not in CST, which I don't think you are), which makes for a perfect Tuesday night. :)

  3. Are they seriously? Night MADE.