This week would’ve been a relatively boring one if it wasn’t for such a high-profile return, so let’s be grateful for that! Meanwhile, I added some things that I have been enjoying the last few weeks, and along with that certain high-profile premiere, I have many other premieres (including one that begins today!) So without further rambling, here’s the list!
1. The Walking Dead – Season Premiere
It’s back! I am a little frightful about the show’s future without creator, executive producer, director (pretty much involved with everything) Frank Darabont. Fortunately, most reviews call the shows return a solid start, and I can’t wait!
2. Nerdist Writer’s Panel
If you ever wondered how TV shows come about (raises hand!) and how to break in the business of television writing (raises hand again!), this is the podcast for you. Ben Blacker hosts this weekly podcast that includes writers from all kinds of shows (recently, they’ve had Parks and Recreation, Justified, and Friday Night Lights writers) and their stories range from funny to gripping and interesting at the same time. Chris Hardwick is a hardworking man.
3. Last Man Standing – Series Premiere
If you’re looking for something that has a stupid, bigoted, homophobic, out-of-touch lead, this is the show for you. Tim Allen stars in what may be the worst new show of the Fall season. Care to watch?
4. The Rosie Show – Series Premiere
Rosie O’Donnell returns to television on Oprah’s OWN, and is Oprah’s lead-in. Shouldn’t there be a reversal in the scheduling?
5. Talking Dead – Series Premiere
Nerdist’s Chris Hardwick hosts his first big-time television show hosting a Watch What Happens Live-ish show recapping the show that airs before it. AMC knows it has a hit on its hands with Walking Dead and they want to bank on it as much as possible. In this case, it’s an “enjoy it while it lasts” feeling for them.
That’s a wrap! Come back next week for another sporty edition (hint!) of The Most Wanted List!