Top Dramas Coming Out This Fall
Mid-August is upon us. That means it is officially time to start preparing for the most wonderful time of the year. No not the holidays or the onset of school, but rather the fall season of Television. To say I’m excited for this season is an understatement, especially after last year, which which fell flat. This year however the networks have 57 new shows slated as of right now.
Basically, I should probably drop all my classes for the fall to make time… Or actually get DVR, dump my boyfriend, and start getting groceries delivered to my house to make time for all the awesomeness in store for this season. Thankfully, I have a couple weeks to decide my course of action. That being said, here are the dramas I’m most excited for this fall, in no particular order.
1. The 100 (CW)
The 100 follows a group of rebellious young adults, roughly 100 years after Nuclear Armageddon destroys the planet. These individuals are deemed expendable because of their crimes and as such are chosen to be part of an experiment to see if the Earth is once again safe for the human race to live on.
Why I’m excited: For one this show is buying into the post apocalyptic fad that is taking over now that vampires are starting to fade away. While this show ties into the trend, it doesn’t take too much influence from the Hunger Games. I also really enjoy that their lead, Clarke, is a female and seemingly strong from the previews. Aesthetically, the show is stunning and really well put together visually, which is also somewhat hysterical considering some of the radiation impacted animals, which are horrifying. It’s unique that the characters are all criminals in one way or another, which will bring a lot of interesting characters into the mix with strong personalities and story lines.
2. Dracula (NBC)
This version of Dracula takes place in Victorian London and is a story of revenge as Dracula poses as an American entrepreneur interested in bringing modern science to London, while seeking out those who cursed him with immortality.
Why I’m Excited: Let’s just be honest and shallow here: Jonathan Rhys Meyers. I’m a big fan of this actor ever since watching him in the Tudors and have seen him really transform characters and bring them to life. I’m excited to see his take on the role, which has been done so many times over the years. I’m also interested in the darker, more classic, dark, take on vampires. We have a lot of vampire shows and movies out right now, but none so dark as this one seems to be. I also love period pieces and this one is in one of my favorite time periods.
3. S.H.I.E.L.D. (ABC)
S.H.I.E.L.D. follows Agent Phil Coulson from Marvel’s feature films as he assembles a small, highly select group of agents from the eponymous worldwide law-enforcement organization. Together they investigate the new, the strange, and the unknown across the globe, protecting the ordinary from the extraordinary.
Why I’m Excited: HAVE YOU SEEN THE TRAILER?! Not to mention Joss Whedon is heading this puppy and he did amazing things with the Avengers. This is going to be the most orgasmic thing that’s happened to nerdy television since Buffy the Vampire Slayer, except better because of the budget.
Every writer on this show has done something to appeal to a nerd’s interests. Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen, who co-wrote the pilot who worked on Dollhouse and Dr.Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog, are here. Jeffrey Bell worked on Angel and Alias. Jeph Loeb worked on Smallville, Lost, and Heroes. The latter two will serve as S.H.I.E.D.’s executive producers. Just knowing that is enough to throw a party for the pilot. The show looks like an incredibly interesting, monster of the week type thing which should be super fun.
4. Once Upon a Time in Wonderland (ABC)
A spinoff from the successful series Once Upon A Time, this version follows Alice in Victorian England (seeing a trend this season) as she tells the tales of a land that exists on the other side of a rabbit hole. Alice is thought to be insane by doctors who aim to cure her with a treatment to make her forget everything. Right when Alice is ready to put the world behind her, and the man she fell in love with from that world, the white rabbit and knave of hearts arrive to save her.
Why I’m Excited: I love Alice in Wonderland. It’s perhaps one of my favorite fictional stories. I also am a fan of the concept of Once Upon a Time, the show that this show is a spinoff of. My biggest problem with Once Upon a Time is however that I think there are far too many characters as they try to bring in everyone’s childhood favorite. This show will probably have a much smaller cast, therefore, reigning in the storyline and becoming much more interesting. I also am a sucker for dark pieces that have to do with doctors and psychological twists and turns as a character fights for their own right to their mind. I have high hopes for this one.
5. Reign (The CW)
Reign follows the early years of Mary Queen of Scotts as she is sent to France to secure Scotland’s alliance by formalizing her arranged engagement to Prince Francis of France. But the match isn’t signed and sealed, it depends more on politics, religion, and secret agendas than affairs of the heart.
Why I’m Excited: Like I said before, I’m a sucker for period pieces. I’m excited for a more family friendly version of the Tudors, which I expect this to kind of be. I’m also interested in how they have portrayed Mary in the trailer, as a strong independent woman who plays the game rather than letting her ovaries rule her. I’m also excited for the up and coming new actors who have been chosen for the leads and Anna Popplewell, of The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe fame to be a supporting role. She’s flawless in my eyes and I trust her judgement in projects. This ones sure to be a winner.
6. Resurrection (ABC)
An 8-year-old American boy wakes up alone in a rural China with no idea how he got there. Details start to emerge when the boy, who calls himself Jacob, recalls that his hometown is Arcadia and an immigration agent takes him there. The home he claims as his own is occupied by an elderly couple, Henry and Lucille, who lost their son Jacob more than 30 years ago.
Why I’m Excited: I love this concept as well as how it’s handled in the trailer. What if our loved ones who have passed on came back? Even more so, what if they came back and in their mind no time has passed while we moved on? This can only become incredibly interesting. I’m interested to see the family dynamic, the investigation as to why Jacob is back from the dead, and finding out if he’s the only one. What if more people are coming back? How would the world work with that? Is he an alien? So many questions! This is the only show that has kept me up at night wondering about just off the trailer. I’m supremely excited for this one!
So there you have it folks! My top 6 drama’s for the fall season. If you want to talk about them comment below and I’d be happy to freak out with you! Keep a look out for my top picks for comedies coming out tomorrow.
Posted on August 13, 2013, in ABC, ABC Family, Cable, CBS, Comedy, Drama, Fox, NBC, NBCUniversal, Network Television, Science Fiction, The CW, Uncategorized and tagged Buffy the Vampire Slayer, dracula, fall tv, Jed Whedon, Jeph Loeb, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Joss Whedon, Maurissa Tancharoen, once upon a time, once upon a time in wonderland, Phil Coulson, reign, resurrection, S.h.i.e.l.d., the 100. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.