Okay, it's September. So what does that mean? New television shows!
I don't watch a lot of network television. I like the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (covered that!). I also like Nikita, mostly because I was a huge fan of La Femme Nikita on USA about 10 years ago. Other than that, I primarily watch shows on cable, like Doctor Who, Top Shot, Eureka and Project Runway.
Yet this fall, I am pleasantly surprised by the offerings on network television. Usually, I count myself fortunate if one or two shows look intriguing. This year, I've got a handful! Ringer, with Sarah Michelle Geller. The New Girl, with Zooey Deschanel. Not one but two shows based on fairy tales, Grimm and Once Upon a Time. Plus a couple of other shows that I want to "try" but basically doubt that I'll end up liking enough to commit to them.
I'm sort of bewildered by this. Trust me to be weirded out rather than excited. Does this mean my tastes have degraded and become more middle of the road? Does this mean that tv executives are giving unusual shows a chance (doubt it). Or does it mean that off-beat shows will be made for one season, I'll love them and no one else will, and they'll get cancelled. Ding ding ding! We have a winner.
Well, I wish quirky shows good luck in any case. May a couple of you make it all the way to season two.