TV Fall 2016: Sundays
No new shows are starting on Sunday this fall that gain my interest even a little bit. Instead, it’s status quo with the following:
Once Upon a Time begins Season 6 with two primary concerns: First is Mr. Hyde’s deal with the Dark One (Mr. Gold) to have his and other “untold stories” told by the Author (Henry). The other is that Regina used Dr. Jekyll’s elixir on her self, so she has her own Mr. Hyde, The Evil Queen, running amok in Storybrooke.
Quantico reboots itself, in a sense, such that our female lead is back in training with a bunch of recruits, this time at the CIA instead of the FBI. But all her friends from last season (the ones who survived anyway) are also back to deal with FBI’s biggest cases.
Elementary, the modern update to Sherlock Holmes (arguably the oldest buddy cop franchise in history) is back for Season 5. Now that Sherlock’s dad has picked up the pieces of Moriarty’s criminal empire, we presumably will she Holmes and Watson resume the old routine of investigating odd homicides for the NYPD. It’s safe and predictable.
The Last Man on Earth: This show would be more watchable if something horrible were to happen to the two leads. I hate to say that because they are trying to be funny, but they are also annoying to a hellish degree. The only reason I did not cancel the recording on my DVR is that season 2 ended on a cliffhanger as folks in hazmat suits looked set to rob the beachhouse where the gang was staying.