In less than two weeks, it will officially be fall, and with that comes a fresh crop of television series. With summer bringing us such gems as The Glass House and The Choice, there has never been a more crucial need for those tried and true fall programs.
Between all of those reruns of last year’s breakout comedies and the never-ending saga that is The Secret Life of the American Teenager, is it too much to ask for something new? You know, some original show with an interesting plot and enough good acting to spare. Luckily for me (and we the general population), with fall comes the promise of something worth watching.
With all of the dreary Syracuse weather to come, let’s hope that all of the television networks are feeling generous and there are enough entertaining series to give us something to look forward to when we’re running back to our rooms.
Top Picks for fall:
American Horror Story: Asylum (FX/ Wednesday, October 17th at 10pm)
Say what you will about Ryan Murphy and the slow decline of Glee, but no one can deny how great American Horror Story was. This season, the series takes place in a mental institution run by a sadistic nun. Pretty sure this won’t be your grandparents’ horror story about nuns using rulers in Catholic school.
Revolution (NBC/ Monday, September 17th at 10pm)
With all the talk of the world ending in December, the perfect show for fall has to be the one that deals with how humans survive after the world loses all technology. Sure, it might not be the most cheery series on television, but at least we can learn some fun facts about what to expect in the off chance that those initial interpretations of the Mayan calendars were right.
New Girl (Fox/Tuesday, September 25th at 8pm)
While she’s not technically the “new girl” anymore, Zooey Deschanel’s breakout hit will be back for another season. I can’t deny that I dream of having a spacious loft apartment with three male roommates turned best friends, but alas, I know that that life only exists on a studio lot. Nevertheless, I can’t wait for Tuesdays, so I can live vicariously through the quirkiest teacher to ever exist.
– Tenaysia Fox