Fall premiere season is underway, old favorites are back (Scandal!), and new shows are trying to make their mark. Every fall, some of these new shows fail and disappear; others leave an impression and become the new favorites. Some shows have already premiered and have proven themselves, and just as always, there are some that probably aren’t going to make it through the next few months. Here are three fall TV standouts you might want to check out:
You don’t have to be a die-hard Batman fan to think Gotham is a pretty great show; although, if you are a comic fan, a lot of clues about future characters are dropped quite frequently. The prequel show focuses on Gotham villains before they became the iconic characters we know and Jim Gordon (Benjamin McKenzie) before he was commissioner. The show features Jada Pinkett Smith as Fish Mooney, a relentless mobstress created for show; Robin Lord Taylor as Oswald Cobblepot, the penguin; and Camren Bicondova as Selina Kyle, catwoman. Gotham premiered Sept. 22.
How to Get Away With Murder, ABC
It’s no surprise that this Shonda Rhimes-produced show has proven that it is here to stay within the first two episodes. Viola Davis stars as a defense attorney and law professor who gets entangled in a murder plot, along with some of her students that she’s chosen to assist in her law office. The show jumps between cases and classroom and mystery to keep you riveted throughout the entire episode. How to Get Away with Murder also features Alfred Enoch, Matt McGorry, and Liza Weil. The show premiered Sept. 25.
The Flash, CW
The Flash premiered on Oct. 7, and I am excited to see this superhero come to life. Grant Gustin stars as Barry Allen, the investigator-turned-superhero. The co-creators of Arrow (which also airs on the CW) have set the bar for television portrayals of superheroes, and they also developed The Flash, so here’s to hoping they take this one and live up to the hype.
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