Fall TV Week Four! (Fargo Edition)

walkingdeadThe Walking Dead returned last night, as I’m sure many of you are aware. I haven’t watched it yet and can’t say I’m looking forward to it either, but, as is so often my way, I am stuck with this one, for better or for (more often) worse, so I’ll be getting around to it eventually. Still mad about Beth. Still battling a fierce girl-crush on Carol. That’s about all I’ve got to say. Here’s hoping they don’t just do the same ol’, same ‘ol again this year. (Why I would hold out hope against all evidence to the contrary, I cannot explain. See above re: as is so often my way.)

Also coming up this week:

Monday, 10/12

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and Jane the Virgin – CW – 8pm, 8:30pm – The first one is new, but is described as a “musical comedy,” so I’m automatically out.  And the second one got some fairly decent reviews but, oh god, I’m tired of talking about the CW.

fargoFargo – FX – 10pm –  I don’t know how other people felt about season one of this crazy show, but I absolutely loved it.  It was exactly what I wanted it to be: close enough to the original film to make it okay by me they used the same name, but not so close I got annoyed at the ways in which it failed hit the right notes.  It was funny and weird, and it worked. This season takes us back to when Keith Carradine’s character was young, I have read. It also brings Ted Danson back to us, post-CSI (I’m ignoring the fact he’s also now on CSI:Cyber, because NO, TED!), which is good news for everybody. Can’t wait!

Tuesday, 10/13

Chicago Fire – NBC – 10pm – Once you go Rescue Me, you never go back.

Friday, 10/16

Truth Be Told – NBC – 8:30pm – Sit-com with Mark-Paul Gosselaar about “two diverse couples for whom no topic is off-limits.” Is one of the topics Saved by the Bell? No? Well, then.

satisfactionSatisfaction – USA – 10pm. Apparently, this is season two, which means there was a season one — at least, I think that’s how the math works. Also apparently: it’s about a dude who finds out his wife has been seeing a male escort, so he decides to become a male escort.  To . . . save their marriage? We couldn’t just try, you know, communicating? Counseling? I confess I don’t quite follow dude’s logic, there, but so it goes with dudes sometimes, especially when you missed season one.  I was all set to write this one off (again?), but then I read this review and, well, damned if it doesn’t sound kind of intriguing.  God help me, I might dig into the pilot at some point and see what happens.

 

2 Responses to “Fall TV Week Four! (Fargo Edition)”

  1. Kim Says:

    The first season of Fargo was one of those series that hung out in our to-watch queue for awhile but once we started we were hooked. You’re right Meg, it was just quirky enough to be intriguing but not so weird as to be off-putting. We are eager to see the second season but will have to wait for it on Amazon or Hulu. We have reduced our Comcast-Evil-Empire cable package to the bare minimum, which does does not include FX. I look forward to your review!

  2. Anonymous Says:

    (Liz) Oh come on! Walking Dead was very good last season; you know it was! It continues to be MY favorite show (and I can’t wait to see it again). And Fargo was wonderful! This season looks very promising. I immediately went to read that review of Satisfaction, and tho’ I agree it was very fair and well written, it didn’t change my attitude toward the show. I cringe at the ads for it, and have zero desire to ever see it. I have no interest in those other shows, either.

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