ABC 2015 Fall TV Previews

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I have checked out the CBS 2015 Fall TV Previews, and now it is time to see what ABC is going to be bringing to us. (Post contains affiliate links, but as always my own opinions and views). Like all the new shows coming out I am basing my opinions on just the previews. I am not looking for any interviews, or other reviews.

ABC 2015 Fall TV Previews

The Catch
COMING SOON

This show is about a fraud investigator, who goes after con artists. She then becomes a victim herself. She finds out the last year has been one big lie and long con her fiancé. That’s a kick in the teeth! I am very interested in this one. Looks like he picked the wrong woman to con, but it does feel like it may be more than just “business” for him. I would say he is falling for the mark in this one, and that will add to the drama level.

I really like seeing Mireille Enos in this one. She did a great job in The Killing , and I’m looking forward to her in this role!

Dr. Ken
SERIES PREMIERE FRIDAY OCT 2 8:30|7:30c

I had no idea that Ken Jeong was a doctor before he became an actor/comedian! This comedy he plays Dr. Ken who is a wonderful doctor, but not a people person. So, he is like a tame House . No being hooked on pills and with a wife and kids. I will check this show out just for Jeong. He was hilarious on Community .

A couple other familiar faces in this are Dave Foley from Kids In The Hall and Tisha Campbell-Martin from Martin.

The Family
COMING SOON

The Family is a thriller/drama about a politician’s family whose young son, Adam, vanished and was presumed dead. It has been ten years and now he has found his way home. There is all kinds of drama. The man convicted of murdering the boy is released. The family is dealing with stresses of running for political office. Throw in an affair, and then finding out the doctor, who confirmed the boy’s identity doesn’t exist! Is this boy really Adam? Is he crazy, a con artist, or a pawn in a bid for political gain?

Joan Allen, who I last saw in The Killing stars in this drama. Another face that popped out to me was Andrew McCarthy. That is an 80’s blast from the past..think St. Elmo’s Fire and Pretty in Pink.

The Muppets
SERIES PREMIERE TUESDAY SEPT 22 8|7c

Gotta say this looks pretty damn funny! I thought they may go the sketch comedy route like in the 70’s with The Muppet Show. This however is a more of a reality, documentary, behind the scenes spoof style of show. You have your favorites like Kermit, Miss Piggy, Animal, the Swedish Chef, etc. which is fabulous. “Animal do nudity if tasteful” Ha!! There is plenty of slap stick and silliness kids will like, but touches of humor geared towards us adults too.

Of Kings and Prophets
COMING SOON

This one is a biblical drama, and I will say I have no idea what or if any of it is from the Bible. What I gather from this is you have a king, who wants to retain his power (like any king would want to just give that up), a prophet, whose job is to guide the king by sharing God’s word, and then this third person, who seems to be destine for the throne. This one is good for those like my Hubs, who like the biblical shows and History Channel type stuff. You’re going to have violence, blood, and sex for sure in this one.

Blood and Oil
SERIES PREMIERE SUNDAY SEPT 27 9|8c

First thought when I saw the title…Dallas! It is hard to not see any show about oil and family drama and not think of the huge hit (two separate occasions) of Dallas. So this shows the rich and the poor of oil. You have a young couple trying to get in on the action and the rich trying to keep it all to themselves.

Most younger girls will notice Chace Crawford from Gossip Girl . I never watched it, recognized his name. I spotted Don Johnson. Gotta know him from Miami Vice , Baby and the great movie, Tin Cup.

Quantico
SERIES PREMIERE SUNDAY SEPT 27 10|9c

This show is set at Quantico around a group of recruits training for the FBI. We have a lot of personal drama on this show. Feels very Grey’s Anatomy at the start especially with two of them having sex right off the bat just like Meredith and Derek. The added twist is there is a terrorist attack that seems to have come from the inside, and our heroine is set up for the crime and must find out what happened. So that adds a little 24 feel to the mix, but I wonder how long it will continue. Obviously most if not the whole first season will be about Alex Parrish trying to prove her innocence and find who the real terrorist is. I don’t know if then it will go back to the training base or hop forward or what.

Only face I recognized was Dougray Scott from Hemlock Grove . I thought I was losing it, since I couldn’t find it on his IMDb, but got my proof here.

The Real O’Neals
COMING SOON

This comedy is focused on an Irish Catholic family, that isn’t as perfect as they appear. We have a klepto daughter, anorexic son, and a gay son plus the parents are divorcing. I’m sure some while have issue with this show, but it is a show! Sometimes it is good to look at religion and its expectations with a dose of humor. This show doesn’t seem to be as focused on religion as it is on just being honest. If you can’t tell your family the truth and have their support you’re screwed.

I love seeing Martha Plimpton in this. I just finished watching Raising Hope and she was great in that! Others may know her better for The Goonies.

Uncle Buck
COMING SOON

I am not sure, but this feels like a remake of the John Candy movie, Uncle Buck. Uncle Buck is called in to help care for his nieces and nephew when their nanny quits. He is about as mature as the kids, but of course taking care of the kids helps him grow up as well. Pretty easy read on this show. It could be funny, but a full series it will be hard to keep up the laughs on a weekly basis.

Wicked City
SERIES PREMIERE TUESDAY OCT 27 10|9c

This crime drama is set in 1982, Los Angeles. Feels like a modern day kind of Jack the Ripper. This killer has an MO of making a dedication to the girl he is going to kill before he kills her. This will be an interesting cat and mouse type of show. I know it is called a drama, but definitely feels more like a triller.

Had a familiar face, Erika Christensen, whose series Parenthood (excellent show!) recently wrapped up. Also, got a glimpse of Taissa Farmiga from American Horror Story, and who knew she is the sister of Vera Farmiga from Bates Motel.

There are the 2015 Fall shows for ABC. The ones making my list are:

The Muppets
Wicked City
The Catch
The Family
Dr. Ken

I didn’t really rank them this time, because they are all really close.

I will check out The Real O’Neals and probably Quantico as well.

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CBS 2015 Fall TV Previews

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One of my favorite things is seeing the clips for the upcoming showing, and judging picking out which ones I will watch! (post contains affiliate links, but all of my own opinions and random bits) Keep in mind these are my initial opinions of these shows purely from the clips below. Sure, I could do a 180 on ya later and end up loving the ones I hate now, or vice versa…we will see!

Here are the CBS 2015 Fall TV Previews:

Angel From Hell
Premieres Thursday, Nov 5 9:30/8:30c

Dermatologist Allison (Maggie Lawson) runs into this seemingly crazy lady, Amy (Jane Lynch), who turns out to be her guardian angel.

Who doesn’t love Jane Lynch? Of course we all know her as Coach Sue Sylvester from Glee. She just has this wit, and way about her…I anticipate many funny things and quotable dialogue.  I totally want her as my guardian angel!

If Maggie Lawson looks familiar she was Detective Juliet O’Hara on Psych. She is cast as the pretty “straight man” in this, and has a likeable presence, and a good chemistry with Lynch.

Life In Pieces
Premieres Monday, Sept. 21 8:30/7:30c

I should’ve known this show had a connection to Modern Family(same director). Life In Pieces is a comedy about one family, but told in variety of shorter stories…yeah, Modern Family. I am not surprised CBS is trying to get a show like that. ABC hit a gold mine with Modern Family, and it is a definite favorite of mine.

Casting is crucial in a family comedy. Life In Pieces has a couple bigger names: James Brolin (The Amityville Horror , Hotel, plus much more) and Dianne Wiest (Parenthood, Footloose, Edward Scissorhands, and more).

I just don’t feel the humor and kinda don’t care. Perhaps they went with Brolin for nostalgia like Ed O’Neill on Modern Family and Craig T. Nelson on Parenthood , but he is lacking the fatherly vibe I want. The funniest part was the woman with the mirror after she had a baby, but the funeral themed birthday party..eh! Locked in a casket is a definite gag, and too desperate for a laugh.

Supergirl
Premieres Mon., Oct. 26 8:30/7:30c

I’m in love with this one! First off I was eh about the idea, but then the clip played. I like the story. In case you don’t know Superman had a cousin who came to Earth when their planet was dying. She too lives the double life of mild mannered human and superhero. This one just looks so good, partly because there has always been a lack of female superheroes, and I have a soft spot for Supermanmovies of the 70’s-80’s and the Supergirl movie.

I like that Kara “Supergirl” isn’t hiding her identity as much or as long as Superman did. I knew the actress, Melissa Benoist, looked familiar. She was in Glee around the time I quit watching, but she played Marley Rose. I love Calista Flockhart in her bitchy boss role, and “Jimmy” James Olson is HOT! I was also happy to see Chyler Leigh. I really liked her on Grey’s Anatomy as Dr. Lexie Grey, and really thought that Taxi Brooklyn show she looked idiotic. This looks like a better fit!

Code Black
Premieres Wed., Sept. 30 10/9c

Code Black feels like a mix of the most intense episodes of ER and Grey’s Anatomy. It is very high energy and intense. Code Black means “In the ER when there are more patients than resources”. I would call that when the shit hits the fan. This show is inspired by the documentary, Code Black, that followed doctors in America’s busiest emergency room in Los Angeles County Hospital. It looks like a good show, but it really may be too intense for me to watch some weeks. I think it is going to be one that works the emotions a lot!

I didn’t recognize a lot of the actors other than Marcia Gay Harden , who has a starring role in this as Leanne Rorish and Luis Guzmán as Jesse Sallander.

Limitless
Premieres Tue., Sep. 22 10/9c

This one is inspired by the movie, Limitless, which was a good flick even with Bradley Cooper in it. Basically there is a drug you can take that let’s you use 100% of your brain. This makes you able to learn faster, better, and basically know everything! The uses of this are for lack of a better word, limitless. Looks like a fun crime, conspiracy type, thriller.

Other than Bradley Cooper right off the bat, the first person to jump out for me was Jennifer Carpenter, who was Debra Morgan on Dexter. (Man I miss that show!)

So there’s the new Fall CBS shows for 2015. My must sees of these are definitely Supergirl and Angel from Hell. Limitless in a close third with Code Black following and Life In Pieces at the bottom of my list.

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Family Movie Night Reviews – Inside Out

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Getting back in the post-vacation groove with an overdue Family Movie Night Review. This week’s movie was Inside Out(PG 94 minutes).

Synopsis

Inside of all of our are a mixture of emotions. You have: Fear, Joy, Anger, Sadness, and Disgust. These emotions help with your day to day decision making, but also are tied to your memories that make you…you.
Inside Out mainly focuses on Riley, who has had to move to a new city and start all over. As a child this is not the easiest thing to deal with.
Her main emotion, Joy, wants Riley always happy no matter what, and to make the best of the new situation. Joy does he hardest to keep all the other emotions on the backburner. However, things can go wrong and do, Riley and Joy both have to learn something about feelings and how to deal with them.

As we, Joy, and Riley all learn throughout the movie you can’t always be happy. There are times you have to let sadness in and deal with it.
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Thoughts

I wanted to see this movie since the first trailer of the parents at the table, and seeing in their heads, plus some Aerosmith didn’t hurt. The movie was entertaining for sure, but also I liked the message. It is okay to be sad, and to rely on those who love us when we need some support. And Amy Poehler as Joy was a perfect choice. Joy was the animated version of Leslie Knope  from Parks and Recreation.

(post contains affiliate links and honest opinions)

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