I love television and I love fall. Put the two together and sometimes there is magic (and sometimes not so much). Regardless every fall around this time, I start to get excited with the anticipation of what is to come. This fall looks particularly promising with an extra large dose of supernatural themed shows. So I will give you the run down on the shows I will be checking out this fall.
Once Upon a Time-
Emma Swan (Jennifer Morrison) is a bail bondsman living a lonely, deadbeat-chasing life in Boston. One day, she is visited by a small boy who claims to be the child she gave up for adoption ten years earlier. The precocious kid coaxes her to return to his home of Storybrooke, a community she is told is made up of fairy tale characters who don't know they are fairy tale characters. In a parallel world, we find out that Snow White's (Ginnifer Goodwin) happy ending was marred by an Evil Queen's (Lana Parrilla) curse, and that the curse is why these characters are trapped in our world. Only one person holds the key to breaking the curse and setting the beloved storybook characters free.
Liz's take- This has an awesome cast and the idea sounds cute (like a cross between Enchanted and that episode of Supernatural. If the Winchesters show up at any point they will have a fan for life!)
Grimm-Premieres:Friday, Oct. 21 at 9/8c
Nick Burckhardt (David Giuntoli) is a homicide detective from Portland who gets thrown off his game when he starts seeing gruesome, monstrous faces appearing on seemingly normal people. While investigating the brutal murder of a young jogger, he is visited by his aging aunt who explains that he is actually a descendant of the "Grimms," a group of humans with the ability to see mythological creatures known as Hexenbiests and Blutbads (which one character explains has been butchered into "big bad wolf.") Now he has to accept his legacy and protect humans against ancient evils they don't even know were real.
Liz's take- Okay I am not sure from this description how I will feel about it, but it sounds different enough for me to give it a shot this fall.
American Horror Story- Premieres: Wednesday, Oct. 5 at 10/9c
Ryan Murphy returns to FX with Glee co-creator Brad Falchuk for this psychosexual horror mystery series. Dylan McDermott and Connie Britton star as Ben and Vivien Sherman, a couple who moves to Los Angeles to make a fresh start only to find that their new home is not exactly warm and cozy. Instead, there's a creepy creature in the basement and at least one character who may or may not be dead. Jessica Lange and Denis O'Hare co-star.
Liz's take- Honestly, there is no way in hell I wouldn't watch this show. It is part Nip/Tuck and part horror movie. It had me at hello.
A Gifted Man- Premieres: Friday, Sept. 23 at 8/7c
He sees dead people! Actually, just one dead person. Michael Holt (Patrick Wilson) is a hot-shot, arrogant surgeon whose life gets thrown for a loop when his recently deceased ex-wife, Anna (Jennifer Ehle), starts appearing to him to teach him about life from the hereafter. (Thnk House meets Eli Stone meets Ghost Whisperer.) The show was created by Oscar-nominated screenwriter Susannah Grant (Erin Brockovich), features a supporting cast that includes Julie Benz andJustified's Margo Martindale, and had Jonathan Demme at the helm of its pilot.
Liz's take- Elizabeth Bennett is going to be in a tv show with the cutey from Insidious. I am all over it though just based on description I will predict it doesn't make it a full season.
The Secret Circle- Premieres: Thursday, Sept. 15 at 9/8c
Something wicked this way comes from Kevin Williamson once again. The man who gave us Vampire Diaries has now adapted L.J. Smith's other supernatural book series. Britt Robertson is Cassie Blake, a California teen who moves to Chance Harbor, Wash., where she discovers she's a witch and joins a secret coven that includes Thomas Dekker, Phoebe Tonkin and Shelley Hennig. But don't think you will know what's coming if you've read the novels. Why? (Spoiler alert!) The show kills off someone who survived the whole book series in the opening minutes of the pilot.
Liz's take- Okay so I am not planning on watching this next show, but it is supernatural related so I feel I should mention it. The show may be great, but I read and loved the books. I don't think I should watch it because the little details that will be changed will piss me off.
That's my fall line up!