Time Travel Week

We are 3 days into October, which means I’ve already loaded up on all things pumpkin at the grocery store, and I have Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Bread baking as we speak. Yay, fall!

As you can see from the breakdown of new and returning shows, the theme of the week is time travel:

MONDAY: Timeless, Scorpion, Conviction

TUESDAY: The Flash, No Tomorrow, The Mindy Project

WEDNESDAY: Arrow, Frequency

SUNDAY: Divorce, Insecure

My recent trip (more on that in a later post) threw a wrench in my plans to get through all the new pilots in a timely manner, so I’m a little behind, but catching up quickly. Each day this week, I’ll be posting about what’s worth watching and what to skip. I thought I would spread these out, so as not to bombard you with one lengthy post. (You’re welcome.) In no particular order…

The Good Place (Comedy) – Watch….for now. The show is still finding its footing, as most comedies do with the first few episodes, but there’s enough here to keep me tuning in a bit longer. There are definitely some absurd moments mixed in with the clever satire, but Kristen Bell is as charming as ever, making it hard not to root for her bad girl to reform her ways in this version of heaven.

Speechless (Comedy) – Watch. Although this isn’t one I’ll be watching (I have to cut back somewhere!), it’s a nice addition to the family comedies on ABC. Minnie Driver is hilarious, as is most of the rest of her clan (I could do without the screaming daughter), and it seems like a sincere, unsentimental take on raising a child with a disability.

Notorious (Drama) – Watch! Ooooh, this is some Thursday night soapy fun. This is already 10x better than last year’s The Catch. Piper Perabo and Daniel Sunjata (both very easy on the eyes) have serious chemistry, and the pilot left me hooked. Plus, there are so many familiar TV faces, you’ll be on IMDB the whole episode.

Kevin Can Wait (Comedy) – Skip. You all already know how I feel about this. There is absolutely nothing new here.

Lethal Weapon (Action/Comedy) – Watch. This is not my kind of show, but I can appreciate the slick pilot from McG (Charlie’s Angels, Chuck), and the solid bro-chemistry between Damon Wayans and Clayne Crawford. (Where did this Southern cutie come from?!) Strong leads, typical buddy-cop action, and a good supporting cast should keep this around for awhile.

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