By far the best thing on TV right now, The Flash provides viewers with a well-rounded spectrum of sub-genres within the greater superhero genre. This show has action, intrigue, love, drama, humor, and plenty of heart. Some of the best stuff is the mysteries the writers have laid out. Lots of people have theories, but none know for certain…yet. The characters are likable and keep us longing to know more about them. If you haven’t started watching yet, get on it as soon as possible!
Into its third season, Arrow still keeps us coming back for more. A shocking turn of events in the first episode, this show never ceases to defy expectations. A host of old characters and a crop of new, we find ourselves caring for each one individually. Brandon Routh’s portrayal of Ray Palmer is an exciting one, though they haven’t expounded on his character enough for my tastes. Action, adventure, and constant moral dilemma are trademarks of this show. Nobody is doing it finer.
Inappropriate, a little crass, original takes on timeless plot devices, and hysterically funny, New Girl is the most hilarious show on television. Jessica Day and her ragtag group of homies compose a cast where each person is so funny it’s hard to pick a favorite. (Though, if I had to it’d be Schmidt or Coach.) Lots of terrific guest stars, silly scenarios, and lovable miscreants keep New Girl at the top of the game.
Once Upon a Time
At the beginning of this season, my first impressions were that this show was trying way too hard. Bringing in Frozen with so many unfinished stories already dangling out there? Two things won me over Regina & Anna. Regina has always been my favorite villain and seeing her with Robin Hood, Henry, and her struggle with the good and evil within her make for great drama. Anna has got to be one of the cutest, quirkiest characters ever created. She is strong even when terrified, sweet even when fighting, funny even when everything around her is serious, and just plain terrific. Really, the more I saw of her dimension as she interacted with various characters, the better the entire show got.
Peter Capaldi as the Twelfth Doctor surprised many with his frenetic, somewhat darker Doctor. While still cheeky and charming, he is also edgier; bringing a seriousness to the role we didn’t know was still in there. A little heavy on the fan pandering, Mr. Moffatt delivers what the people want in his own twisted way. With the ever faithful and undeterred Clara at his side, The Doctor’s adventures continue to thrill us like few shows can.