So I know to most normal people, Fall means any of the following.
2. Pumpkin Spice Lattes
3. Actually any Pumpkin related activities, including instagramming pumpkin patch type photos with the caption "Happy Fall Y'all"
For me, Fall signifies one HUGE LIFE ALTERING event.
FINALLY, TV IS BACK!!!!
1. Arrow (Wednesdays, CW 8pm EST)
If you have spent a solid hour around me in the past year, I probably have mentioned this show. Maybe 30 minutes. Okay, five minutes. Yes, the action is good. And yes comic book shows are all the rage, but the reason to watch is OLICITY. The pairing of Oliver and Felicity is a thing made in Tumblr gif heaven and worth the season pass. Watch them and believe in love again after "Gone Girl" destroys your belief in it.
2. Scandal (Thursdays, ABC 9pm EST)
It got weird last year. Like Huck licked Quinn's face weird, but I'm hopeful for this season. First off, they don't have to cover Kerry Washington's pregnancy bump, which means finally the return of the fabulous fashion. When I first binged watched this show, I immediately bought a signature Olivia Pope white suit. Unfortunately, as Abby learned last year when she tried to pull off a white coat, white is not a redheads' color. But it wasn't just the wardrobe that was lacking, but the stories too. Normally, "procedural" is a dirty word for me, but in the first two seasons Scandal did a solid job of using the procedural case "B" story to heighten the soapy drama. So here's hoping for some crazy scandalous Washington stories for the gladiators to handle. Also, if Liv doesn't want Captain Jake Ballard, I will take him. I would have also taken Noel Crane, even though I was a Ben/Felicity fan. Oh, that was a confusing love triangle. Basically, I will take any version of Scott Foley. Will he ever get the girl?
3. New Girl (Tuesday, FOX 9pm EST)
I didn't like last season. I didn't hate it like some people, but Nick and Jess together zapped the tension right out of the apartment. Schmidt went from loveable douchebag to just a douchebag. The douchebag jar must be overflowing after last season. Now everyone’s single again, and the show can get back to basics. The return showed promise with the characters bemoaning over save the dates on their fridge and having to go to yet another summer wedding. These are the hijinks we want to see because aren’t we just looking for some twenty something friends whose jobs are jokes, are broke and love life’s DOA? That seems like a winning formula.
My potential new BFFs (aka the Silver ones)
1. The Flash (Tuesdays, CW 8pm EST)
I'm already on board. I've been on board since Barry Allen made the Green Arrow, Oliver Queen, green with envy last December. Then I saw an advanced screening of the pilot, and I was hooked. It’s lighter and funnier than the Arrow, but with the same action pack we have come to expect week to week. It also has my all time favorite Broadway musical, Rent, alum Jesse L. Martin. As of right now, it doesn’t have anything quite like Olicity, but neither did Arrow till episode three.
2. Jane the Virgin (October 13, 2014 CW 9pm EST)
Maybe I’m drawn to this because ever since I learned of the Immaculate Conception during my Catholic school days I was petrified that that it would happen to me. So "girl gets artificially inseminated by accident" logline jumped off the page for me. I also saw this pilot in advance at the same Paley event that I saw The Flash pilot. Now no one at that panel was there to see Jane, sad but true. They all were comic book Flash fanatics. Jane was something they just had to get through. Never the less, the laughs were big and the gasps audible. If it can win over that crowd, you should check it out. Also, it has a progressive and unique way of bilingual element. Univision did beat ESPN in the ratings for World Cup, so that’s something to watch.
3. Gotham (Mondays, FOX 8pm EST)
Ok, so I’m not as excited about this show as I was two weeks ago. The second episode was not my favorite. I still think though once they figure out who to focus on this show could be great. Right now the world seems a bit bloated with Jada Pinkettt Smith being the dead weight. Also, it has not yet figured out if it wants to be dark "Nolan" Batman like the pilot or more goofy 80's Batman like the second episode. These things take time and hopefully all the kinks will be worked out, and Gotham will earn its place as new BFF.