My Take: Ummmmm. This one is not going to last. The premise is about an adulterous relationship between an ambitious prosecutor’s wife and the family attorney of a mentally challenged murder suspect. The first episode was intriguing. The second, not so much. I just don’t see where they’re going with this. The adultery thing will get old fast:
I want you. This is sooo wrong. We should stop. This is soooo right. I can’t do this anymore. Yes, you can. I need you. We have to stop meeting like this. We can’t stop. I have to think about my husband and child. Okay, but I still need to see you, so if you don’t show up tonight, I’ll never bother you again.
She doesn’t show up BTW.
Chances of Renewal:
The Official Word: “Betrayal premieres on ABC on Sunday nights at 10 p.m. in the fall of 2013. It will be a “limited series” for the first season, but the hope is to be able to still keep it going for future seasons. It seems ABC is covering their bases just in case their new higher concept shows don’t work as well as they’d hope– like Missing and Red Widow before them.”
HOMELAND — (Starring Damian Lewis [MIA], Claire Danes, Mandy Patinkin, and that annoying teenage girl who seems to have highjacked the show)
My Take: Where the hell is Brody and why the hell is his 15-year-old daughter not only in every scene, but now she’s having sex and they’re making us watch. What happened to the awesome storytelling of the last two seasons? Are we now destined to be sucked in to a 9021–whatever teen angst show? I didn’t sign on for this. BRING BRODY BACK! ENOUGH WITH THE SUICIDAL DAUGHTER!
Chances of Renewal: If they keep this crap up?
My Take: The season premier episode was AWESOME!!! Captain Hook is still hot. Henry is still annoying. Regina and Mr. Gold are still wickedly fabulous. Snow White is still annoying. Prince Charming is right up there with her and the jury is still out on the rest. I like how they’ve made Peter Pan evil, but the voodoo doll and the orphan map thing are pretty lame so far. I have no idea where they’re going with it. Not really interested in the subplot with Emma’s ex boyfriend, or the Regina/Snow White/Prince Charming flashback. Boring.
Chances for Renewal: It’s not going anywhere.
The Official Word: “ABC’s ONCE UPON A TIME was Sunday’s #1 drama in Adults 18-49, outdelivering CBS’ NFL-boosted THE GOOD WIFE and THE MENTALIST.”
My Take: Loving this show. Not only for the diverse cast (BRING BACK JOHN CHO!!!!) but also for the writing, the cast chemistry, great CGI and special effects, as well as beautiful cinematography. There are thrills, chills and laugh out loud funny moments as well.
Chances For Renewal: It’s a done deal. Fox has already ordered Season 2. Yes!!!
The Official Word: “After just three episodes, Sleepy Hollow has earned a second season. Fox today renewed the action-adventure drama (Monday, 9 p.m. ET/PT), which follows Ichabod Crane (Tom Mison), revived after more than two centuries, and a modern-day police lieutenant, Abbie Mills (Nicole Beharie), who partner to try to save the town of Sleepy Hollow and the world from mysterious evil. The Season 2 order for Sleepy Hollow, the first of the new fall shows picked up for a second season, is for 13 episodes.”
My Take: DH and DS are in love with this show. Me, not so much. I know it’s a hit across the country and that’s great. It just didn’t interest me and I watched two episodes. I’m going to watch two more to see if it catches my interest. Either way, the show will be on in my house each week because, like I said, DH and DS are rabid fans.
Chances For Renewal: Are you kidding? This show is a hit!
The Official Word: “Having debuted last Tuesday, “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” has supposedly been seen by over 22 million viewers according to ABC and Hollywood’s bible of a website, Variety. According to the network, over 12 million people saw it when it debuted last night, in addition to 4.7 million viewers tuning in for a repeat airing on this past Thursday. In addition, over 5 million people have viewed the show via DVR recordings and online sites such as Hulu or ABC’s own website.”
SCANDAL — (Starring Kerry Washington, Tony Goldwyn, Bellamy Young, Joe Morton and Scott Foley)
My Take: Did Joe Morton bring it that first episode or what? Poor Olivia! With a father like that, who needs Al Qaeda? Seriously. He scared the crap out of me. I’ve always admired Morton’s acting and role selection. He’s always played dignified and dynamic characters throughout his career, but who knew he could be so menacing? I’m also loving Bellamy Young—have been a fan from the get-go. Her character is a witch, but you can’t help but feel for her. I love to hate her. Given Shonda’s Olitz antics last season, I’m not sure if I’m Team Olitz or Team Jake. Only time will tell, but I think Shonda may have ruined Olitz. I hope this isn’t true. We’ll see.
Chances For Renewal: Seriously? Scandal ain’t going anywhere.
The Official Word: Scandal delivered 10.5 million viewers and 3.6 rating among adults 18-49. That’s up 71 percent from its premiere last year, and also rises 13 percent from its previous best (the season two finale).
My Take: Vincent has amnesia. Seriously? So Vincent and Katherine are on the outs once again because he doesn’t remember her or the love they shared. Okay, yeah, that annoyed me and I kinda fell asleep during some of it. I dunno. I’m not liking this new angle, but as a fan, I’ll stick it out, I guess. I am getting tired of the evil Meerfield plot.
Chances of Renewal: Will probably get renewed.
SONS OF ANARCHY — (Starring Charlie Hunnam, Ron Perlman, Katey Sagal and a lot of other people)
My Take: I’ll be honest. I have no idea what’s going on since I’ve only watched the season premier. The school yard massacre thing kinda turned me off. I’ve had enough with the gun violence thing, and this was a middle school. But rest assured, I’ll get back to SOA eventually because Charlie’s in it.
Chances of Renewal: Puhleeze. This baby ain’t going anywhere.
The Official Word: “The bikers of FX drama Sons Of Anarchy really revved their engines last night. The 10 PM Season 6 premiere of the Kurt Sutter-created series was watched by 5.87 million viewers Tuesday with 3.94 million among adults 18-49. That’s a series record for SOA in both the demo and in viewership. It also makes the SOA Season 6 debut the No. 1 show on both broadcast and cable TV among the key demo. FX estimates that when the Live+7 numbers come in last night’s show will be the most watched program in the network’s 19-year history.”
Looking forward to: Grimm, Dracula, Once Upon A Time In Wonderland, American Horror Story, The Tomorrow People, Supernatural, (maybe The Originals) Vampire Diaries, Almost Human, Reign and The Walking Dead.
And now for something totally (but not completely) off topic: