Are you watching? Must-see new and returning shows

By Kevin Moylett
October 8, 2014

Cover for “Boardwalk Empire.” (Flickr/Creative Commons)
Cover for “Boardwalk Empire.” (Flickr/Creative Commons)

There are a lot of new shows to look forward to watching this fall. A series that has been strongly advertised is “Gotham,” starring Ben McKenzie. It’s described as the origin story of the future police commissioner Jim Gordon.

Cover for “Boardwalk Empire.” (Flickr/Creative Commons)
Cover for “Boardwalk Empire.” (Flickr/Creative Commons)

But seriously a Gotham without Batman? No thank you. “Gotham,” which premiered on Sept. 22, is on Fox and comes on Mondays at 8 p.m.

The great Shonda Rhimes, creator, executive producer and head writer of “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Scandal,” is back at it again with her new series “How to Get Away With Murder.” This new legal thriller, which stars Viola Davis, is about a law school professor and her students who become involved in a murder plot that they have to figure out how to get away with. “How to Get Away with Murder,” which premiered on Sept. 25, is on ABC and comes on Thursdays at 10 p.m.

A new controversial show this fall is “Black-ish,” created by and starring comedian Anthony Anderson. This series is about an African-American man’s efforts to establish a cultural identity for his family living in a predominately white, upper middle-class neighborhood.

The title of the show seems to be the cause of most of the backlash.

Donald Trump tweeted, “How is ABC Television allowed to have a show entitled “Blackish”? Can you imagine the furor of a show, “Whiteish”! Racism at highest level?” No doubt there will be a lot more discussion about this show as the season goes on. “Black-ish,” which premiered on Sept. 24, is on ABC and comes on Wednesdays at 9 p.m.

There are some great shows returning  this fall “Boardwalk Empire,” which stars Steve Buscemi, is in the middle of its fifth and final season. The series is set in Atlantic City, N.J. during the prohibition era and focuses on the life of Nucky Thompson. Thompson is a corrupt politician who becomes one of the most successful bootleggers in the country.

However, the series has been extremely disappointing through the first four episodes. The show that was once so thrilling and made you fear the possible death of a major character every episode has been non-existent so far this season.

“Boardwak Empire” has shown a lot of boring flashbacks, conversations with no meaning and episodes missing vital characters. My feeling is  that all the different characters  will tie back together again, the storyline gets back on track and finishes the series strong. The HBO hit series airs on Mondays at 9 p.m.

One of the most anticipated shows coming back this fall is “The Walking Dead.” The series which stars Andrew Lincoln will premiere its fifth season on AMC on Oct. 12 at The show is about a police officer leading a group of survivors in a world overrun by zombies.

“The Walking Dead” has easily been one of the most entertaining shows on television. The fourth season wasn’t the best, but that is just because the group got separated so it had to focus on different members each episode.

At the end of the fourth season, the group is back together after being captured in a place they believed to be a safe haven. The fifth season is a must watch to find out what the people want who captured them and how they are going to escape.

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