sci-fi tv series you should be watching right now: original post date: august 2014.
Sci Fi Fall TV Premiere Schedule 2014 : What you should be watching. What you need to avoid watching
fri Sept 12
Z Nation (there’s zombies. best guess review b4 watching: “boooo”) SyFy
mon Sept 22
Big Bang Theory (laughs & science. i know it’s rare, but CBS isn’t always ‘See B.S.’)(normal thur time slot in oct) CBS
GOTHAM (intriguing but the concept may not carry over a full season. it’s like Young Justice/ Gotham City Kids, centered around a cop drama with detective James Gordon as the protagonist. so Catgirl, Lil’ Bruce Wayne before Batman, the Penguin as a henchmen, not a crime boss, a young Riddler and Poison Ivy too (although they changed her name to ‘Ivy Pepper’ from her true name of ‘Pamela Isley’ from the comics) and yes, they will hint at the joker mid-season (Fox said they wouldn’t but it was leaked that they will. i prefer the mystery of the Joker, not really ever knowing who was before becoming the Joker; it makes for a much more interesting character, especially reading/watching his made up origin rants. Tim Burton spoiled that by giving the Joker a name & a pre-history not covered in any of the comics, ‘Jack Napier.’). Netflix already bought the streaming rights & could possibly carry the series if Fox cancels it) Fox
Sleepy Hollow (i liked the first episodes, but lost interest after they kept getting their history wrong.) Fox
tues Sept 23
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (this show really turned around mid-season, and a tie-in to the movie Captain America: the Winter Soldier was just awesome. the new season cover the rebuilding of S.H.I.E.L.D. and feature new Marvel heroes like Mockingbird. hoping they will explain Skye more, Object 0-8-4, this season. there will be a mid-season break to make room for 8 episodes of Agent Carter. more super powers are expected this season. lanyards for everyone.) ABC
sun Sept 28
ONCE upon a time (‘gag’ it’s disney in the worst way, family programming. it’s just bad television monopolizing off the success of of disney fairy tale movies; a poorly written drama, like soap opera-y drama, using fairy tale characters to cover up the fact that the writing is so, so bad. soon Simba and Aladin will appear on the show driving talking cars. now if they added zombie Minions (from Despicable Me) i might be interested). ABC
thur Oct 2
the Vampire Dairies (there are guys who actually watch it) CW
fri Oct 3
Star Wars Rebels movie (rated at ‘better than the clone wars.’ takes place between episode iii & iv, so Anakin has already fallen to the dark side and become Darth Vader) Disney TV
mon Oct 6
the Originals (if you watch the Vampire Dairies, then ..) CW
tues Oct 7
the Flash. (it’s Flashpoint paradox. Weather Wizard, Girder, Gorilla Grod and others. it’s a spinoff from ARROW and there will be cross-overs between the two on both shows. they’ve teenaged the whole Flash Universe & the pilot covers Barry Allen getting his super speed powers, even getting his flash suit, but not contained in his ring. if you like ARROW, then you’ll like the next young justice character). CW
Supernatural. (the show ended quite a while ago, but they keep making episodes for some reason) CW
wed Oct 8
ARROW. (“my name is Oliver Queen. for 5 years, i was stranded on a hellish island..” actually just 2 years, because last season we found out you left the island after 2 years & went to Honk Kong. season 3 will feature Oliver being trained by Katana. yes, ARROW has stolen all of the League of Assassins from Batman. this show is full of drama with characters never keeping secrets and always going on drama rants, then flipping to opposite extreme and another drama rant. the show features obvious goofs each episode, but there’s superheroes, & for the most part, it’s a good series, and of course, there’s felicity ❤ season 3 of Arrow will feature new superheroes, nope, no longer Ted Kord / Blue Beetle, but Firestorm, Atom and possibly Wildcat. the season2 dvd (release date: Sept 16) will feature a cut scene featuring Harley Quinn, as part of A.R.G.U.S.’s Suicide Squad. ARROW & Starling City (‘Star City’ from the comics) is becoming more & more like Gotham City). CW
sun Oct 12
the Walking Dead (OMG Terminus!) AMC
mon Oct 13
Star Wars Rebels . (pilot series premiere) Disney X D
the 100. (global war destroys civilization. a few thousand people escape to space and survive on a rigged space station for 100 years, but that’s not the 100 from the title. 100 teenagers were jettisoned down to earth as a test to see if the earth was again inhabitable. it’s a post apocalyptic world with mad max warriors, yep, not all life was killed in the war. the verdict: it’s interesting, but the plot doesn’t advance that quickly. also it has the typical teen drama you’ve come to expect from the CW. funniest thing ever was the two-headed deer first episode. this show is good at creating mystery & suspense, but an episode later they dilute the concept or character with normalcy & blah blah, so it is easy to lose interst in this show. the first season aired in summer, with little competition, don’t think it has the right stuff to hold up to fall television.) CW
fri Oct 24
Constantine. (if you think you’ve seen this, you haven’t. it’s not Keanu Reeves (the constantine movie), nor is it the leaked pilot. the pilot was reshot without the female lead. this series will be closer to the comic than the movie, but slower moving unfortunately, and spoiler: Dr Fate’s helmet appears in the pilot, so more involved than just John Constantine with the poorly designed business card, this show will introduce the realm of DC comics magic, who knows how far they will go.. i saw the original pilot and it was rather boring; hoping they will amp it up for the premiere.) NBC
GRIMM. (well if you made it this far, might as well continue to watch a little more.. i was severely disappointed with the beginning of season 3, after episode 7, it started to pick up again. they are just running out of material & ways to keep it interesting. the whole blindly trusting adeline because she now has a baby was just BS, & big surprise she turned back into her evil self again. bored on fri nights? then yes.) NBC
Big Bang Theory. moves to thursdays.
Ascension (6 episodes. looks cool.) SyFy
not mentioned: Revolution (‘cuz too much swash-bucking without any pirates), Falling Skies (‘cuz family drama with an alien/sci-fi landscape & bcuz of too many poor decisions every episode; not worth watching), Defiance (also family drama & very much like Terra Nova, which was so painful to watch). Bitten (season 2 will be on SyFy in 2015. Bitten is like a bad version of the Vampire Dairies, but plot twist, it’s werewolves, instead of vampires). you don’t have to watch bad television just because it’s sci-fi; we have other choices now. your time is valuable, especially to geeks, spend it tweeting about the proper positioning of Spider-Woman’s butt or getting the high score on Destiny; life is too short to waste it on bad television.
based a comic book from Image comics, 2004, it focuses on two detectives solving superhero related murders, in a world where super POWERS are part of every day life. releases Dec 2014. Sony PlayStation Network (that’s a thing. it’s a streaming service like Netflix, but only accessible through a Sony Playstation).
DareDevil. (also to include the other Defenders: Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist. Deborah Ann Woll (‘Jessica’ from True Blood), will star as Karen Page, Matt Murdock’s/DareDevil’s girlfriend. Rosario Dawson to star as Elektra, Elektra in her villain phase. looking forward to this. it airs on Netflix so hopping we can binge watch just like House of Cards.) Netflix
Agent Carter. (so..remember Captain America’s girlfriend from the first Captain America movie? well her name is Peggy Carter and she has her own comic book series, ‘Agent Carter.’ the reason she was featured in ‘Captain America: the Winter Soldier’ movie, was this series, airing winter 2015. did you ever see the 15min ‘Agent Carter’ short, called ‘Marvel One Shots,’ on the ‘Iron Man 3’ dvd? well that was essentially the pilot episode, so Zodiac is the villain. the series will cover the formation of S.H.I.E.L.D., which is why Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will be taking a break mid season for this 8 episode run. the series will cover elements from the comic, have a female, empowered protagonist, Peggy Carter, important in today’s world, and supposedly will hint at Hydra surviving after the movie demise of Red Skull. Howard Stark, Tony Stark’s (Iron Man) father will also be a part of the cast.) ABC
Orphan Black (YES! there will be a season 3) BBC America
iZombie (based on the comic of the same name. she’s a zombie that needs to eat brains to survive, hence the job at the morgue, but after she feeds, she absorbs all the screaming memories of the deceased, like in ‘Warm Bodies,’ which she then uses to solve the victim’s murder; sound familiar? still looking forward to it.) CW
12 monkeys. like the 1995 Bruce Willis, Madeline Stowe movie. January 2015. SyFy.
Upcoming for Sci-Fi television, still in development:
Minority Report: 10 years Later. Fox
New Angeles (a virtual reality world staring Keanu Reeves. so it’s the Matrix ? well.. not Wachowski Bros or Matrix franchise, but may be immersive like Existenz. make it action-style cool, not like Caprica’s ‘V World.’)
Titans (‘Teen Titans’ most likely to include: Beast Boy aka Changeling, Cyborg, Starfire, Raven, Nightwing, Kid Flash & Wonder Girl. still in development. hoping for 2015). TNT
Walking Dead Spin-off (not too many details have been released, not even the official name, but we do know it will cover different areas of the zombie apocalypse, giving us a larger picture of what happened & what is currently going on; similar to the book World War Z. the movie depicted Brad Pitt traveling the world trying to figure out what happened & the origin of the outbreak, but the book was a compilation of over 20 different stories, narrated by each individual, depicting their story & their attempts to find a cure; a great concept for story telling, but would not have translated into cinema. Robert Kirkman, the creator of the original Walking Dead comic & co-writer/influencer for the Walking Dead tv show and the writers for the Walking Dead will be helming the spin-off. releases in 2015). AMC
Supergirl (still in development, well Warner Bros is still trying to sell it to a network. the CW refused, so we’ll see. hoping it will air fall 2015) update: Supergirl will air on CBS.
X-Men (in “deep development”) according to sources at Bleeding Cool, Fox is considering an X-Men TV series! it is still “deep in development.” which probably means 2016. Since Fox still owns the rights to ‘X-Men’ and even the word ‘mutant,’ and considering their new superhero success with Gotham, it only seems fitting that they will bring X-Men to the small screen. the potential could be amazing, since Fox produces the X-Men movies. there could be all kinds of movie-tv crossovers just like what Marvel did with Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Captain America : the Winter Soldier. i’m really excited about this, make it happen Fox.