Friday, May 31, 2013

 

2012 Shows Getting a Second Season

NBC

Revolution
What I said last May: Post Apocalyptic world where all electricity stopped working everywhere. This looks terrible and I will watch every single episode because I love post-apoc. Apparently everyone forgot about mechanical steam engines.
What I say now:  There are still two episodes left this season.  I've gone up and and on this show all season but ultimately I like it.

Chicago Fire
What I said last May: Life in a Chicago fire house. I think this will be a hit but I don't really care for shows about firemen or paramedics or doctors so much.
What I say now: I'm really surprised this was renewed because I heard so little about it all season.  Not only that, there's a mid-season spin-off planned called Chicago PD. 

ABC

Nashville
What I said last May: Drama about life in the Nashville music industry. Keep this away from me.
What I say now: I never watched one episode and have no plans to start doing so.

The Neighbors
What I said last May: A family moves into a gated community only to discover everyone else are from another planet. We haven't had a great SciFi comedy in a while and I plan on watching.
What I say now: This was wonderfully entertaining. All the characters are amazing and the episodes are hilarious.

CBS

Elementary
What I said last May: Modern day Sherlock Holmes moves to Manhattan after a bout in rehab and joins up with Dr. Watson played by Lucy Lui. You had me a Lucy Lui. I'll watch anything she's in.
What I say now: This show has been consistently good and surprising from the beginning.  This was easily the best new show from last year.  The slow introduction of Moriarty at the end of the season was amazing.  The big thing is they never went to the serial killer well.  Every time it seemed like there was a serial killer it turned out to be a contract killer working toward Moriarty's goal of making $1B from a complicated international monetary transfer.  Great show.

CW
 
Arrow
What I said last May: It's a show about The Green Arrow comic book character. I felt Smallville was kind of the Green Arrow show for the last five seasons but whatever. I'll still watch it as I like comic book TV shows.
What I say now: The show was a great mix of the Green Arrow catching bad guys now and the events Oliver went through on the island.  The creation of the team including sexy ex-Army "bodyguard" and sexy nerd-girl hacker was perfect for the show.

Beauty and the Beast
What I said last May: A remake of the 80s show with Sara Conner but this time the female lead will be Lana Lang. I didn't watch it then and I won't watch it now.
What I say now:  I never watched this and don't really know anything about it.

FOX

The Mindy Project
I somehow missed this last May.  Mindy has put together a great show that's quite funny.  We all know she and Danny are meant to be together.

Midseason

The Following
This show is just terrible and people are starting to figure it out.  There was an entire article in EW called Disappointment Television.  This show is gory and completely unbelievable.  It's not coming back until January so hopefully people won't care about it by then anymore.

The Carrie Diaries
Her? This renewal surprises me.  The CW has a bunch of good shows lined up for the fall and I think this might get forgotten among the new crop.

Hannibal
This hasn't been officially renewed or cancelled yet.  Do people even like the Hannibal character?  I hope this doesn't get picked up.

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Comments:
I am surprised about your opinion about both The Neighbors, and The Following. I watched the first episodes of The Neighbors and found it of the plate-glass-window genre, whereas The Following had some good twists and turns. Maybe I just liked the gay guys in it.
 
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