STORY BY RUTH RONNAU
As an avid television watcher, the fall premiere season is insane. I try to watch everything that’s new, but it’s just too hard. Especially with some returning shows that are hilarious and heartwarming, while the promos for new shows are lackluster.
“The Mindy Project:” It just keeps getting better. And better. Mindy Lehiri is up to new tricks in this season on FOX. Mindy Lahiri is a partner in a gynecological practice and has no personal boundaries to prevent her from spilling all of her secrets.
Now that Mindy and Danny, her hot older coworker, are actually together — following typical television formulas for IT couples, the show has hit its prime. This season has been funny and heartwarming, with Mindy becoming pals with Danny’s Mom, and Peter and Jeremy making up at a beer pong tournament. The show is hot right now. Why aren’t you watching?
“Scandal:” If you aren’t in love with Olivia Pope by now, I’m not sure how to help you. Olivia Pope is a fixer in Washington, D.C. with her own firm, and she fixes everyone’s problems — even the president’s. Just returning from a long-term vacation on a deserted island with Jake, her super secret spy guy.
This show, now in it’s third season, is simply stunning. Though honestly, I’m a little tired of the Fitz (The President) and Olivia storyline. I wish they would move on — like adults.
“How to Get Away with Murder:” Annalise Keating (Viola Davis) is a badass lawyer who also happens to teach a course at Middleton University. Every year she hires four of the students from her class to work for her during the semester on her cases.
A new take on a lawyer show, it’s worked so far. Even if the actors playing students look a little too old. So far, Davis is amazing. I thought that Annalise was going to be a one-note badass character without any heart, but I was completely wrong. I’m hooked. (And can I say that Alred Enoch is very attractive. He won the Harry Potter lottery.) Let’s just hope that this show doesn’t become as repetitive as “Grey’s Anatomy.”
“A to Z:” A show about a couple falling in love — I know, really original. Zelda and Andrew are an unconventional couple and things get off to a rocky start. But this show is simply adorable. The acting is great, and I’m glad that Cristin Milioti is getting the happy love story her character deserved on “How I Met Your Mother.” While the show is cute, I’m not sure how long it’s going to last. Two episodes in and I’m already hoping that they break up simply because they are too adorable to be true.
“Manhattan Love Story:” This is ABC’s version of NBC’s “A to Z.” And right now, they are rocking it. Funny and sweet. Unfortunately the ratings aren’t great, so here’s to hoping that this column creates some buzz. (It probably won’t.)
“The Flash:” Following the origins of the superhero, “The Flash,” the CW is actually doing well so far. I’m cautious when it comes to shows on the CW. I’m already hooked on The Vampire Diaries (I know — I’m already in too deep.) and the first season of “Arrow” was really good. (I’m planning on watching the rest of it, I just haven’t had time to catch up.) But the rest of the shows on the CW are not great. At all. “The Flash,” however, was solid. The writing was funny and witty, and as someone who isn’t very familiar with the comic books, I found it extremely enjoyable. Plus, he’s hot (Barry Allen).
“The Good Wife:” If you don’t know what “The Good Wife” is about, I can’t help you. It’s the best show on television. I’ve been a fan of it since the first season, and Will’s death hit me like a truck. Moving on from Will has been hard and Julianna Margulies’ acting last season was spectacular.
This season has seen some hardships for Cary Agos, and with Alicia running for state’s attorney, anything can happen. Let’s hope this season is as good as the first. But I have no doubts.