TV Fall 2016: Tuesdays
Tuesdays are unusually quiet for me this fall. There is only one new show I’m giving a chance, one returning show I like, and several shows I watch to fill the time.
No Tomorrow, which opens on October 4th, is a gender-flipped take on the Manic Pixie Dream Girl. In this show, the male lead (played by the funny Joshua Sasse, formerly of Galavant) believes the world is ending, giving him motivation behind his otherwise crazy, carpe-diem, thrill-seeking nihilism. The serious girl falls for him, and hijinks ensue. Such a premise might work better as a half-hour sitcom, as there is only so much crazy that can be tolerated. The CW tried the hour long comedy last fall with the musical Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, but the insanity grew grating over the show’s first 18 hours. Likewise, I’m a little worried about the premise behind this show holding up in subsequent episodes, but I will give the ever-charming Sasse a chance to prove my high-school obsession with carpe diem was not as crazy as it sounds.
Fortunately, also returning this fall is the cheerfully heroic The Flash, as the speedster endures world-changing consequences from his altering the past to save his parents.
Finally, as time permits, I watch the Marvel spy ensemble Agents of Shield and the sometimes-funny Fox comedies Brooklyn 9-9, New Girl, and Scream Queens. The light schedule will make it easier to stay current on other shows I watch.