Fall TV preview? Don’t I already have enough shows to watch? I still need to see “Ozark,” I’m binge-watching “The Office” (not to be confused with my workplace, theOffice!), and just binged “Attack on Titan” and “Preacher.” Gotta watch “Rick and Morty” too. Also… I just found out that there’s a 24/7 live stream of “Rick and Morty” on YouTube that plays all the episodes on repeat… this is going to be a problem. Anyway, the list goes on, and there’s no end in sight. In this day and age, the golden age of TV, what do you do? It’s simple, you don’t have to watch everything. There’s just not enough time in the day any more.
I’ve come up with a solution, because it’s been driving me crazy.
Here are my rules:
- Go with your gut. First and foremost, do you feel like a comedy or drama? Something intense or something lighthearted? Simple.
- Do you want to watch some of the classics, or are you ready for something new? If something old you can figure that out. If something new, continue on.
- Are a bunch of friends telling you to watch a show… maybe “Game of Thrones” or “Silicon Valley?” Consider watching that first. It’s likely it’s a big show that you should be watching, and will probably really enjoy. They’re a great way to start conversations with your friends, family, or new people too. And these shows are the most exciting in their final seasons when all of my theories always come true… mostly. I’m just imagining the excitement of sitting in a room full of friends when the last episode of “Game of Thrones” airs. It’s going to be a great experience. As an added plus, maybe it would be a good idea to write a spec script of one of these shows since everyone is watching them. Now you can call it “research.”
4. Reviews – I love reviews from the A.V. Club. Here’s a great article about what the Fall Preview will be like: The A.V. Club’s Fall 2017 Preview. They also have great roundup articles each year about what TV shows were the best.
5. A.I. suggestions – This is the last place I’ll go. After friends and critics, I’ll go to the A.I. suggestions from places like Netflix and Hulu, but sometimes I end up being sorely disappointed with them. The great thing about these is sometimes you’ll find something great you never would have found otherwise. If you do, make sure to spread the love.
Hope this helps you figure out what to watch!