Fall TV Land
Students looking forward to new season, new shows
ADRIANA PEREZ | Collegio Reporter
With the arrival of several new TV shows this season, students are faced with the choice of which programs to spend their free time watching. This fall, the options have expanded as producers are returning with a new season of already favorite shows or ones that are premiering from scratch.
For instance, one of the new shows some students are excited to check out this semester is the latest “Charlie’s Angels” remake, a television classic about three women who work for a private investigation agency and showcase their tough-girl roles. Some people are curious about the new characters and what the modern adaptation will be like.
Ashley McConnaughey says she caught the show last week and was pleased.
“I didn’t think it was going to be that good but it was and I also think “Up all Night” looks really funny but I haven’t have the chance to watch it yet,’’ said the freshman in nursing.
Still, McConnaughey says she prefers new seasons of old favorites.
“If it’s a show you’ve been watching for a long time, then you’re always interested in what’s going to happen next,” she said. “Besides, you’re already familiar with the dynamic between the actors, and you want to know who the new characters are and who’s going to be leaving the show.’’
One new show, “Up all Night,” takes a different turn on parenthood, seeing it from the point of view of a working mother and her stay-at-home husband. The show stars Christina Applegate, Maya Rudolph and Will Arnett.
Another show, “Two Broke Girls,” is set in New York City and chronicles the lives of two waitresses in their 20s, starring Kat
Dennings and Beth Behrs. A similar show is “New Girl,” a sitcom starring Zooey Deschanel, whose character is trying to get over a breakup and eventually moves in with three single guys. Together, this group of friends learns about love, life and mostly about themselves.
Ili Bakhtiar, graduate student in clinical mental health counseling, says she prefers returning shows like “The Big Bang Theory,” “How I Met Your Mother,” “Modern Family” and “Desperate Housewives.”
“I have been watching these shows since the very first episode, and they are really funny,’’ she said. But still, two new shows that caught her attention are “Two Broke Girls” and
Perhaps one of the most talked-about new shows this fall is “Pan Am,” centered on the iconic airline Pan American World Airways during the 1960s. The show focuses on the lives of the pilots and flight attendants working for the now-defunct world-famous airline.
McConncurghey says she caught the two-hour premiere and liked it.
“I’m excited to see what’s going to happen in the next episode,” she said.
Jessica Fish, sophomore in social work, says she’s looking forward to watching “Charlie’s Angels,” “Revenge” and others.
“Of the returning season, I definitely want to check out ‘Two and a Half Men,’” Fish said. “I like ‘Dancing With the Stars,’ ‘Glee,’ ‘Raising Hope’ and ‘Modern Family.’’’
“The Office” is one show sophomore Kyle Burnet is looking forward to, “just because it is so funny, even without Michael Scott.”
“‘Ridiculousness’ is another good show on MTV that I like to watch. …also, ‘Two and a Half Men.’” Burnet says he’s curious about the latter because of the absence of Charlie Sheen.’’
Freshman John Brockman says he can list a lot of shows he’d like to watch but won’t be able to because of his schedule.
“It’s hard to find time to watch all of them so I miss a lot of those shows,” Brockman says. “But I always like watching ‘Family Guy’ and ‘American Dad’ whenever I can,’’ he said.