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Top Five Television Shows I’m Looking Forward to for the 2007-2008 Season 
17th-Sep-2007 03:21 am
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Just a short list of some of the televisions shows, new and returning, that I'm counting the days. Though mostly returning shows. I can only think of maybe three new shows that I actually want to see, and a handful of others I’ll check out to see if their worth watching.


Honourable Mentions: “30 Rock,” “How I Met Your Mother,” “C.S.I.,” “Stargate: Atlantis” (The most Canadian show on American television) 

5. “Bionic Woman”
After the most crushing bust of last season, “Studio 60” and its earth shattering fall from grace and good television, I honestly can’t say I’m particularly relishing any of this season’s new arrivals. The one that has caught my attention however is the “Bionic Woman.” Mostly because the titular character is hot, and favourites actors of mine like Katee Sackhoff and even Isaiah Washington will be on the show. As well, some of the people behind the revival of “Battlestar Galactica” are behind the “Bionic Woman” so, fingers crossed, it might be the next resurrection of a kitschy 70s television show as non Kitschy 00s show.

4. “Friday Night Lights”
I borrowed this from my sister and went through it in fairly short order. Definitely one the best shows to come out of the 2006-2007 television season. A show that takes subjects I normally have no interest in, high school and football, and turns into this engrossing drama. I might have to have a “Friday Night Lights” marathon now. Now that I am hooked I just got to know what’s happening next.

3. “Battlestar Galactica”
For “Battlestar Galactica” though, this will be the final season. I’m a little conflicted about this as it has had a relatively short run of only three fairly short seasons to date. “Angel” had five full seasons and it still felt too hurried when it finally ended. On the other hand “Lost” has had three full seasons and more coming and it still feels too long.
Like “Lost,” “Battlestar Galactica” has a natural end; getting off the island and finding Earth, respectively. As well the writers of “Battlestar Galactica” clearly know what their endgame is, if all the details aren’t there yet. I also can’t wait to see how the major revelations of the season four finale play out.

2. “House”
Last season left us with House deciding to embrace a little change, after having a whole lot of it thrown at him. Aside from being one of my favourite shows, I’m particularly looking forward to the season premiere because of the cast changes that were announced over the summer.
No one is leaving but five new additions will be vying for positions on House’s team. Needless to say these “interviewees” will tortured in various ways and still consider themselves’ lucky to be hired while hating House every step of the way. It will be great.

1. “Heroes”
For its second season “Heroes” has everything going for it. Some interesting plot developments were put into motion with the first season finale, and “Heroes” doesn’t have to worry about introducing characters beyond new additions, regular and recurring. Among the recurring characters will be Kristen Bell who played one of my favourite characters on one of my favourite shows from last season.
This is the moment. “Heroes” can either deliver everything and more, or fall apart. I’m personally opting for the former option.

Comments 
17th-Sep-2007 08:30 pm (UTC) - Mine
Instead of posting my own list in a post on its own, I figured it best to do it as a comment here in the hopes of starting a dialogue. Hopefully others will do the same.

Here's my Top Five Returning Shows I’m Looking Forward to for the 2007-2008 Season (so it's not quite the same list, as I'm only listing returning shows):
5. Heroes - I'm actually pretty nervous about this show. I really enjoyed the first season, but since it became such a breakout hit, I can see it spending this season trying to justify that status and hold the hopes of a formerly great network on its shoulders, then collapsing under the weight. The constant stream of guest star news doesn't disuade me from this line of thinking either, no matter how awesome it will be to see Kirsten Bell back.
4. Dexter - I'm really interested to see where this will go after such a dynamic first season.
3. 30 Rock - It was my favourite comedy of last season and I'm now confident that it will be allowed to grow and experience at least a full season after winning the Emmy. NBC obviously believes in it, and it should get a bump from the Emmy and Jerry Seinfeld.
2. Friday Night Lights - I'm dying to see how they improve upon the first season, and how they handle some of the situations they put themselves in (no Coach Taylor, Lyla and Jason should have graduated).
1. The Office - Best show on network TV. After the squee heard round the world, I have to know what happened over the break. I want it to be on NOW!

I'm also really looking forward to the new season of Lost, but since it won't be back till 2007, I left it off the list.

On the flip side, both Grey's Anatomy and Prison Break are on very thin ice with me, and both could get the axe from my viewing schedule if they don't prove their worth quickly. Don't think I won't do it, in the past I've cut out ER, Desperate Housewives, and Scrubs, and came thiiiis close to doing the same with Lost.

New shows I'll be checking out include Pushing Daisies, Bionic Woman, Journeyman<.I>, Private Practice, and K-Ville (mostly because it's the first one out the gate, so I have the time). I've already watched the first episode of HBO's Tell Me You Love Me and have already decided against watching any more of it.
17th-Sep-2007 09:09 pm (UTC) - Re: Mine
I am going to try to watch most of the new dramas, but the only comedy that sounds the least bit interesting is "Reaper."

Yeah, "Prison Break" and "Grey's Anatomy" seem to be on their way out. "Prison Break" more so than "Grey's Anatomy," though I'm kind of curious how "Grey's" will turn out. I have a lot more invested in "Grey's" so I don't actually want it to go off the air.
I'm not so worried about "Heroes." From last season's finale they makers of "Heroes" clearly have an idea of what they want to do with the second season, nicely setting up some plotlines. Since watching some of the early "Heroes" episodes this weekend I got this impression from the first season as well. If they maybe don't have all the details hashed out, there definitely seems to be an overall plan they are working towards. It doesn't seem like "Lost" where they seem to be making it up from episode to episode.
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