This is the time of year that I panic, unready to dive back into ongoing TV shows when there is still so much on Netflix I need to watch (I only just discovered Scandal!). However, with the help of Entertainment Weekly‘s fall TV guide, I’ve put together my must-watch list for the new season. Apparently I’m very committed to my bite-sized half-hour comedies, and I’m only willing to consider committing to some hour-long dramas.
The Mindy Project (September 15)
I think The Mindy Project has been getting better and better with each season, so I was super bummed when it was cancelled. Thank goodness for Hulu’s saving grace! More Mindy (Kaling AND Lahiri) please!
Doctor Who (September 19)
Even though recent seasons have not elicited the emotional ferocity I felt for seasons 1-4 of New Who, Doctor Who is a forever favorite. It is, after all, a show about the triumph of intellect and romance over brute force and cynicism (check out Craig Ferguson’s awesomely weird tribute to the show if you didn’t catch that quote).
Fresh Off the Boat (September 22)
Fresh Off the Boat was my favorite comedy last year, and I was so excited to see that it got renewed. The parents are hilarious, and the two youngest kids are so adorable it hurts. And Eddie, our main character, is a hilarious glimpse into 90s hip hop culture…from the eyes of a 10-year-old.
Modern Family (September 23)
I fell in love with this show when Cameron introduced the family to Lily by playing The Lion King, and my love will endure until it is cancelled.
How to Get Away With Murder (September 24)
As is evident with the majority of this list, I don’t tend to watch a lot of hour-long dramas during the season (I prefer to binge-watch them on Netflix), but How to Get Away with Murder got me hooked! It was my first introduction into the world of Shondaland, and I am a believer. The pacing is fast, the characters are diverse, and every episode made my jaw drop at least once.
Brooklyn Nine-Nine (September 27)
So fun. Just when I thought TV sitcoms had established character types, Brooklyn Nine-Nine shatters them all. And it’s SO FUN.
I’ll Try It
Best Time Ever (September 15)
Hah, like I even have an option NOT to watch this. It’s Neil Patrick Harris, my fake husband!
Heroes Reborn (September 24)
I loved the first couple seasons of Heroes, so I’m willing to give this a shot. Especially because Zachary Levi is in it.
Grandfathered (September 29)
It’s John Stamos interacting with a tiny child. My ovaries would be idiots not to watch this.
Supergirl (October 26)
I have mixed feelings toward TV show superheroes, but since this is a female-led show, I’m definitely going to give it a shot.
Master of None (November 6)
Aziz Ansari is coming out with his own show! And on Netflix, so I can immediately binge-watch the whole thing! I couldn’t be happier.