The fall is so quickly approaching; I can't believe the summer season is almost over! My recommendations here are generally the usual suspects. I'm not too excited for any new shows, so most of what you will find listed below are returning AMC, HBO, or FX dramas and NBC comedies. Here they are, in order of their premiere dates.
Sons of Anarchy
September 11, 10PM, FX
Although an overall uneven show, Sons of Anarchy doesn't fail to entertain, with consistently intriguing plot lines, nicely mapped character arcs, and high dramatic stakes. There's also always some wonderful acting to be found.
September 16, 9PM, HBO
A weak debut season was followed by an invigorated, powerful second, and I hope Boardwalk Empire returns strong in its third season. It's my most anticipated third-season drama of the fall.
September 20th NBC Comedies
Parks and Recreation
Up All Night
Of the three above, I'm most excited for Parks and Recreation, which continues to be one of the best comedies on television. It simply has the best ensemble comedy cast on television. Up All Night is generally enjoyable, with talented comedic actors; and The Office barely gets by, with some fun moments still to be had (though not for much longer).
September 25 More Comedies
New Girl, 8PM
The Mindy Project, 9:30PM
Girly comedies are winning me over - but they usually have a very strong co-ed supporting cast. I'm rooting for these funny women, because they honestly make me laugh.
September 30, 9PM, Showtime
It's the same old Dexter already extended a few seasons past its prime. But it's still enjoyable and Michael C. Hall is still fun to watch.
Homeland: MOST ANTICIPATED
September 30, 10PM, Showtime
SHO might have the best general line-up this fall, with the amazing Homeland returning. A striking debut season will hopefully be followed by an equally tense and suspenseful second. Claire Danes and Damian Lewis are fantastic in the lead roles, and the story telling is spot-on, leaving very little to criticize.
The Walking Dead
October 14, 10PM, AMC
The uneven AMC zombie drama returns to a less-than-enthusiastic viewer here, but I'm still looking forward to it. It has potential to be better than it has been, and last season showed that it could actually put out some fiercely tense and engaging episodes, at least once in a while.
October 19, NBC
Not always funny - but when it is, oh my, is it funny. However, with new showrunners, I have no idea what to expect. I hope all the great actors are still in top form.
Just a cast that makes me laugh. Seems simple enough but few deliver, and this one just happens to be one that does.