Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D
I was briefly deciding which I was more excited for – this or The Goldbergs – but then I came to my senses and realized I’m 10x more excited for this. First of all, IT’S JOSS WHEDON. Second of all… actually no, that should be reason enough for this to be one of the greatest shows ever. Still, the cast looks great, the writing will obviously be amazing, and it’s from Marvel, which makes me love it before I’ve even seen the pilot.
Tuesdays at 8pm on ABC
Once Upon A Time In Wonderland
Okay, so I’ve always been much more into comedies (of course), and this show looks about intense as they come. BUT I like the “Alice is crazy” approach they’re taking. If Michael Socha is anything as good as his sister Misfits‘ Lauren Socha, then I’m definitely excited. AND it just looks really good cinematography-wise.
About A Boy
Normally, I’m not one to like movies that become TV shows (one word: Clueless), and especially not books that become movies that become TV shows (three words: The Babysitters Club. Probably. It came on late, so I usually had to be in bed before it was on… anyways.).
However, About A Boy, looks really fantastic. First, it’s about time David Walton got his own show…I mean, really. Second, it’s produced by the same people who did the movie, which was great, AND created by Parenthood‘s Jason Katims (Thank God he exists). Third, the pilot is directed by Jon Favreau, which is just kind of the greatest thing ever. Unfortunately, it doesn’t come out until next year (mid-season show), but I’m holding out for a hero…of a show…or something. It’s gotten mixed early reviews for the pilot, but I think the potential is great so I’ll need to watch a few to make a definite opinion.
I know this post might make me sound like a television junkie, but okay, so what, I’m a junkie. SUE ME.
I need the fall to get here. Not because I like leaves falling off trees, or wearing sweaters, or pumpkin lattes (which I actually hate). But because I need the fall television season to have started, like, yesterday.
There’s this quote from Happy Endings, where a character is looking for a new roommate, and part of an interview goes something like this:
Alex: So, what television shows do you watch?
Woman: Oh, I don’t own a television.
Alex: But…what do you do at night?
And that should just be my life motto right there.
It’s actually more unhealthy (unhealthier?) for new episodes of my favorite shows not to come to me on a weekly basis, because instead, I just watch a never ending stream of every episode of Charmed or Mad Men or 30 Rock or Parks and Recreation on Instant Netflix.
It’s a problem. It really is.
SO MANY I LOVE. It’s like trying to pick my favorite child. Or…maybe my favorite niece or cousin.
Runner-Ups: Xander Harris, BtVS/The Inbetweeners Boys, The Inbetweeners
9. Andy Dwyer, Parks and Recreation
- Andy: Leslie, I typed your symptoms into the thing up here and it says you could have network connectivity problems.
8. Katherine Pierce, The Vampire Diaries
- Katherine: I’ll be the safest psychotic bitch in town.
7. Maurice Moss, The IT Crowd
- Moss: Just promise me we won’t do anything else with them. I want to go back to being weird. I like being weird. Weird is all I’ve got. That and my sweet style.
6. Liz Lemon, 30 Rock
- Liz: Hey, nerds! Who’s got two thumbs, speaks limited French, and hasn’t cried once today? This moi.
5. Charlie Kelly, It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia
- Charlie: There is no Pepe Silvia. The man does not exist, OK? So I decided ‘Awww shit, buddy I gotta dig a little deeper.’ There’s no Pepe Silvia, you gotta be KIDDING ME! I got BOXES full of PEPE!!
4. GOB Bluth, Arrested Development
- Michael: Could it be love?
GOB: I know what an erection feels like, Michael. No, it’s the opposite. It’s… it’s like my heart is getting hard.
3. Chandler Bing, Friends
- Chandler: If I’m gonna be an old, lonely man, I’m gonna need a thing, you know, a hook, like that guy on the subway who eats his own face. So I figure I’ll be Crazy Man with a Snake, y’know. Crazy Snake Man. And I’ll get more snakes, call them my babies, kids will walk past my place, they will run. “Run away from Crazy Snake Man, ” they’ll shout!
2. Marshall Erikson – How I Met Your Mother
- Ted Mosby: We’ve all done things in college we regret. Marshall grew a soul patch, wore a rasta hat and asked that everyone call him J.B. Smooth.
Marshall Eriksen: I do not regret that for a second.
1. The Doctor, Doctor Who
- Doctor: I’m the Doctor. I’m a Time Lord. I’m from the planet Gallifrey in the Constellation of Kasterborous. I’m 903 years old and I’m the man who is gonna save your lives and all 6 billion people on the planet below. You got a problem with that?
A.V. Club interviewed Michael Schur (co-creator of Parks and Recreation), and has him talk about each episode of season three.
Really great interview! Check it out!
(And read Parts 1-3, especially if you’re a fan of the show!)
This list could literally go on for pages, but I’ll do my best to contain the television douchery and narrow it down.
Also, this could quickly change when the fall season starts. Remember that.
Runner-ups: Skins, Misfits, South Park, Pretty Little Liars (STOP JUDGING.)
10. Happy Endings
8. It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia
7. The Inbetweeners
6. 30 Rock
5. How I Met Your Mother
4. The League (seriously, I’m so obsessed with this show right now)
3. Parks and Recreation
2. Arrested Development
1. Doctor Who