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 In January 2013, American Idol will be entering it’s 1256th season, and as many of you already know, Keith Urban, Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj will be filling the judges’ seats. While two of these judges are easy choices, there has been some debate as to whether or not Nicki Minaj even deserves a place on the panel. To this I say: Who cares? If J.Lo can be a judge, anyone with ears and an opinion can. The more important issue at hand is the amount of singing competitions on television today.

The Voice, X-Factor and American Idol are saturating our TVs for an entire year. There are differences amongst these shows, this is true, but they all essentially produce overnight talent that isn’t sustainable. Honestly, I can’t think of anyone who knows the winners from every season of each of these shows and unless you’re Wikipedia, you probably don’t know either.  I don’t know if it’s just the fact that the fandom of teenage girls is changing or if EDM is truly taking over, but the probability that an actual star will be produced by any of these shows gets slimmer and slimmer with each tweet from Calvin Harris.

At this point, all of these shows just seem pointless. They’re great for ratings for their respective networks, but the people who win rarely amass the type of success they initially seek when they audition. Maybe that would change if all of the winners didn’t seem to be forced into some mold that would fit into our already overpopulated top 40 pop culture. Maybe producers should just let them be who they want to be instead of handing them self-adhesive labels.

-Tenaysia Fox

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

Meet the Bloggers: Tenaysia Fox

Posted: September 9, 2012 by jerkmagblog in WATCH -- TV
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Hello fellow Jerks, my name is Tenaysia, and I will be sharing my love for good and cheesy television with all of you. I can’t wait to update you on Fall’s newest television series. Here’s a little about me.

Year/Major: Senior Writing and Rhetoric major

Hometown: Chicago

Most Embarrassing Moment: Screaming the words “accept my friendship” at someone that hates me.

Biggest lie I’ve gotten away with: I don’t lie.

A movie I could watch over and over again: Little Shop of Horrors

Any comments, rants or suggestions let me know.

Lately, I’ve been having a serious hate affair with Nicholas Cage. Unfortunately for me and for all of those who loathe him, he will be appearing in a grand total of four films in 2011, with a couple more in post production for 2012. It’ll be okay if you only see one of them, though—they all have the same plot. The man essentially throws on a new wig on for every flick, yells incoherently, and ends up screwed over and depressed, and is then paid millions for a repeat performance. (more…)