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8 Returning Fall Shows…

I say this every year but, as someone whose favorite season is Summer, the only good thing about the start of Fall for me is the new TV lineup. The full list of everything I am watching will be posted here once shows start to premiere, but the following is my list of returning shows I am most excited about.

1. You’re the Worst
Season 2 premieres September 9th on FXX, stars Aya Cash, Chris Geere, Desmin Borges and Kether Donohue. I missed the first season when it originally aired on FX, but caught up in *one day* thanks to Hulu because it is just that good. The show has been referred to as an “anti-rom-com,” and this season Jimmy and Gretchen are actually living together, so there is no way that will go well. It should be another hilarious season!



2. Empire
Season 2 premieres September 23rd on Fox, stars Taraji P. Henson, Terrence Howard, Trai Byers, Jussie Smollett, Bryshere Y. Gray, Grace Gealy, Kaitlin Doubleday, Ta’Rhonda Jones and Gabourey Sidibe. Not only did the audience continue to grow in size with each episode of the first season, the show also just kept getting better and better. I am very excited too see what happens with the Lyon family in season two. I also just really need Cookie back in my life.



3. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Season 3 premieres September 29th on ABC, stars Clark Gregg, Ming-Na Wen, Chloe Bennet, Iain De Caestecker, Elizabeth Henstridge, Brett Dalton, Adrianne Palicki, Nick Blood, Henry Simmons and Luke Mitchell. The first half of the second season started out really strong, but then they introduced us to the Inhumans and it started to get a little muddled. I still really enjoy the main characters and feel like they cleaned things up a bit in the finale, so I am interested to see where season three takes us. I mean, what the heck happened to Simmons?!



4. The Affair
Season 2 premieres October 4th on Showtime, stars Ruth Wilson, Maura Tierney, Dominic West and Joshua Jackson. The story seems simple: two married people start to have an affair over one summer in the Hamptons. However, this particular story was presented in such an interesting and complex way. The first season gave us two perspectives, but in season two the cheated-on spouses are also getting their points of view told, which should add some great intricacies. That also hopefully means more Joshua Jackson, so I am definitely on board.

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Quotes of the Week: May 31-June 13

Since it is now summer and there is less to watch, I have decided to do this every other week. So, these are my favorite quotes from the past two weeks, not just from shows currently on the air, but also other random things I happen to be watching.

Game of Thrones
Tyrion: A ruler who kills those devoted to her is not a ruler who inspires devotion.

Community
Abed: It has to be joyful, effortless, fun. TV defeats it’s own purpose when it’s pushing an agenda or trying to defeat other TV or being proud or ashamed of itself for existing. It’s TV. It’s comfort. It’s a friend you’ve known so well, and for so long, you just let it be with you. And it needs to be okay for it have a bad day or a phone-in day. And it needs to be okay for it to get on a boat with Levar Burton and never come back. Because eventually, it all will.

Annie: I think you should kiss me goodbye, or you might regret it for the rest of your life.

Younger
Liza: You’re getting your own coffee?
Diana: I like to keep my life skills sharp, in case there’s another Sandy.

iZombie
Liv: I feel really bad for her. I kind of have a contact sad.

Bones
Booth: You can’t eat pie fast or you cramp. That is a science.

Orphan Black
Crystal: You can’t crush the human spirit.

Delphine: You know, my security concerns, they’re not jealousy. I’m French. We enjoy lovers.

Crystal: What happened to your voice?
Felix: Nothing. This is my truth voice.

Felix: What kind of monster threatens a man’s cat?

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Quotes of the Week: April 26-May2

These are my favorite quotes from the past week, not just from shows currently on the air, but also other random things I happen to be watching.

Game of Thrones
Brienne: Nothing’s more hateful than failing to protect the one you love.

Varys: Someone who inspires priests *and* whores is worth taking seriously.

The Voice
CeeLo: Country is your core, not just your cowboy boots.

Jane the Virgin
Xo: Where is that music coming from?
Jane: Oh, from my pants.

Turn: Washington’s Spies
Robert: You are a boy, playing a man, playing a spy, and each one of them a liar.

The Flash
Cisco: This is so trippy. Like, Marty-and-the-Polaroid trippy.

Eddie: This all keeps getting crazier and crazier.

New Girl
Nick: You are the *least* qualified person to call themselves a doctor of love. Exhibit A: you dated me. I rest my case.

Nick: You treat an outside wound with rubbing alcohol. You treat an inside wound with drinking alcohol. That’s science.

Schmidt: I just can’t stand to be in here any longer! Surrounded by these underpants! Red ones! And yellow ones! And blue ones! And pink ones! And this woman, with her brazier slash teddy! Underpants everywhere! They’re driving me nuts! I feel like I got underpants all over my body!

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Ward: This is great. We finally got the team back together!

Skye: I’m still happy I shot you.
Fitz: Yeah, me too.
Simmons: Shoulda aimed for the face.
May: Yeah.

iZombie
Ravi: Can we just talk about you being a zombie? Brain eating, being undead. These are things you can discuss at length with me, but I can’t give you the…girlfriend experience.
Liv: I don’t think that means what you think it means.

Clive: They didn’t get this at IKEA
Liv: No, this is what Rumpelstiltskin carves for you when you promise him your firstborn.

Dylan: Look, Beetlejuice, I don’t remember saying your name three times, so stay the hell out of my business.

Arrow
Ra’s: Oliver Queen is alive only in the past. He is forgotten.

Felicity: How did you get in here?
Thea: My dad’s a super villain and you…left your door’s unlocked.

Diggle: There’s only one thing left of him now.
Laurel: And what’s that?
Diggle: Us.
Thea: Gone but never forgotten.

Orphan Black
Donnie: We should have been drug dealers years ago!

Helena: Dirty Paul, who lays with my sisters. Even Rachel. Come inside. Have another.

Quotes of the Week: April 19-25

These are my favorite quotes from the past week, not just from shows currently on the air, but also other random things I happen to be watching.

Jane the Virgin
Rogelio: I don’t like to use the term ‘triple threat,’ because this suggests that I am only limited to three skills, but the fact is, in addition to acting and dancing, I’m a rather phenomenal singer.

Narrator: Run, Petra! Run!

Rogelio: I just wanted to say that I am truly sorry for not making love to you in Tampa.
Amanda: Thank you for saying that.
Rogelio: You’re so very welcome

iZombie
Liv: Slow your roll, silver-tongued devil.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Cal: Memory Lane isn’t always that fun to visit.

Younger
Diana: I need you to be on your game today, Liza, and then raise your game several levels to my game.

Strike Back
Sinclair: So, what’s my role? Apart from ‘sitting duck.’
Stonebridge: Grab the girl. She’ll make a perfect shield. No one’s gonna shoot you with her in the way.
Sinclair: Doesn’t sound very chivalrous, but I like it.

Martinez: What the hell’s he doing?
Scott: Somethin’ brave or somethin’ stupid. Can’t tell yet.

Arrow
Diggle: League of Assassins. You’re feared for your bravery and power. But all I see are a bunch of weak men running from their lives. Trying to escape. That’s not powerful, Maseo, or brave. That’s cowardly.

Ra’s: There’s one immutable truth about life: it is often more cruel than it is fair.

Orphan Black
Alison: I could beat her Donnie. I could beat her like a French meringue.

Ramon: What makes you think you have the stones for this line of work?
Alison: Oh, we have the stones.
Donnie: Yeah. Don’t doubt our stones. We have ample stones.

Helena: I met your brother. He’s ugly.

Outlander
Jenny: Do I have to do what I did when we were bairns? Grab you by the bollocks to make you stand still and listen to me?
Jamie: Do not try to shame me in front of my own wife!
Jenny: Well, if she’s your wife, I imagine she’s more familiar with your balls than I am. Don’t test me brother.

Quotes of the Week: April 12-18

These are my favorite quotes from the past week, not just from shows currently on the air, but also other random things I happen to be watching.

Once Upon a Time
Mr. Gold: Maybe you should take a piece of advice from a man who has pushed away every chance at happiness because it was never enough. If it’s within your grasp, if you know where it is and who it’s with, then you should run to it, grasp it and never let it go.

Game of Thrones
Daenerys: Angry snakes lash out. Makes chopping off their heads that much easier.

Varys: You could help another climb those steps and take that seat. The Seven Kingdoms need someone stronger than Tommen, but gentler than Stanis. A monarch who can intimidate the high lords and inspire the people. A ruler loved by millions with a powerful army and the right family name.
Tyrion: Good luck finding him.
Varys: Who said anything about ‘him.’

Outlander
Jamie: You’re not normally a close-mouthed woman, Claire. I expected noisier displeasure… but, quiet anger can be very effective.

The Originals
Davina: It must *really* suck to have to be you all the time.
Klaus: It hasn’t been a picnic, honestly.

Jane the Virgin
Rogelio: Who cares if your eggs are too old. We’ll buy new ones.

The Flash
Caitlin: Is that a bird?
Cisco: It’s a plane.
Felicity: It’s my boyfriend.

Felicity: It’s kinda like I’m dating Barry, but in Oliver’s body.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
May: You’re worried that I don’t understand your choice. Well, sometimes that’s the price of doing the right thing. No one will understand, and it hurts like hell.
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Quotes of the Week: April 5-11

These are my favorite quotes from the past week, not just from shows currently on the air, but also other random things I happen to be watching.

The Good Wife
Diane: The law is supposed to be fair, not impersonal.

The Originals
Klaus: Honestly, it’s all temper and no timing with this one. I, for one, am glad you gave her away so that I could be born. You should think of me as an upgrade.

Jane the Virgin
Narrator: There is a famous saying: if you can’t be with the one you love, love the identical twin of the guy you were cheating with.

Outlander
Jamie: I swear on the cross of my Lord Jesus, and by the holy iron which I hold, that I give you my fealty and pledge you my loyalty. If ever my hand is raised in rebellion against you again, then I ask that this holy iron may piece my heart.

Jamie: Seems I cannot possess your soul without losing my own.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Coulson: You always travel with whiskey and shot glasses?
Hunter: Never know when you need something to keep you warm on a cold night.
Coulson: Two glasses?
Hunter: The other one’s for the person keeping me warm…but in your case I’ll make an exception.

New Girl
Fawn: You don’t really strike me as the “networking” type. You’re more of a “follow a butterfly around for a day” kinda gal.

Schmidt: How about a fake beard? Get some double-sided tape, we can shave Winston’s cat…

iZombie
Blaine: I made you a zombie, but I would never make you a whore.

Younger
Maggie: Last time I was in New Jersey, it was illegal to pump your own gas.
Liza: It still is.
Maggie: Still? So, same-sex marriage is legal, but pumping your own gas isn’t?
Liza: Yup.
Maggie: I like New Jersey!

12 Monkeys
Ramse: It took time travel to create time travel. There are no straight lines.

Quotes of the Week: March 22-28

These are my favorite quotes from the past week, not just from shows currently on the air, but also other random things I happen to be watching.

The Musketeers
Vargas: You bring women to fight your battles?
Constance: Perhaps I bring men to fight mine.

Once Upon a Time
Poseidon: As long as you live in my ocean, you will live by my rules.

Hook: Maybe she was right. Maybe villains can’t get their happy endings.
Ariel: Maybe that’s because villains always go about getting them the wrong way.

Mary-Margaret: First thing you learn as a bandit: the back door’s usually unlocked.

Shameless
Frank: You’re my favorite dying person I’ve ever met.

Veronica: Why would anyone want to be with you?
Frank: Well, why wouldn’t they?
Kermit: Chlamydia and herpes for starters. Poor hygiene, alcoholism, lack of a moral compass…
Frank: Fine. But my good qualities vastly out weigh my bad ones.
Veronica: Name one.
Frank: How about, uh, a lust for adventure, a bottomless libido.
Kermit: Geez.
Frank: I show up with drugs, companionship, pro bono sex. What more could a dying woman want?

Looking
Kevin: You’re going on about honesty, maybe *you* should look in the mirror.
Patrick: I just did and I look fine. My hair is looking a little middle-aged-lesbian but, whatever.

Glee
Sue: You know, a great big fat person once stood on this stage and told a group of a dozen or so nerds in hideous disco outfits that “glee,” by its very definition, is about opening yourself up to joy. Now, it’s no secret that for a long time, I thought that was a load of hooey. As far as I can see, the Glee Club is nothing more than a place where a bunch of cowardly losers go to sing their troubles away, and delude themselves that they live in a world that cares one iota about their hopes and dreams, totally divorced from the harsh reality that out in the real world, there’s not much more to hope for than disappointment, heartbreak and failure. You know what? I was exactly right. That’s exactly what Glee Club is. But I was wrong about the cowardly part. What I finally realize, now that I’m well into my late thirties, it takes a lot of bravery to look around you and see the world, not as it is, but as it should be. A world where the quarterback becomes best friends with the gay kid, and the girl with the big nose ends up on Broadway. Glee is about imagining a world like that, and finding the courage to open up your heart and sing about it. That’s what Glee Club is. And, for the longest time, I thought that was silly. And now, I think it’s just about the bravest thing that anyone could do.

Community
Chang: Could you guys be bigger nerds?
Abed: No, most of us have achieved our maximum potential.
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Quotes of the Week: March 15-21

These are my favorite quotes from the past week, not just from shows currently on the air, but also other random things I happen to be watching.

Shameless
Frank: I’m the only guy I know that’s been given last rites three times.

The Good Wife
Marissa: Handsome men are so weak.

Battle Creek
Russ: Your snitch is an NBA cheerleader?
Al: You got a problem with that?
Russ: No, I don’t got a problem with that. The problem I got is that *my* snitch is a fat, annoying, hairy moron.

The Royals
Penelope: I do not want to be American. I do not want to walk around like Justin Bieber with no shirt on and my trousers hanging off.
Eleanor: He’s Canadian.
Maribel: Even worse. They can’t make us Canadian, can they Daddy? Canadian and poor, just like Justin Bieber?

Jane the Virgin
Rogelio: I’m going to take your hand because I’m a gentleman and we’re in public.

Narrator: Sometimes the best romance is not the stuff of fantasy. It’s the romance of small moments…of intimate moments…of reality.

Castle
Kate: Whatever’s next, I don’t want to have to compromise my priorities to get there, and I never want to be guilty of leaving behind what matters most.
Castle: You cannot leave behind what is always at your side.

Community
Abed: That’s the most interesting take on not being interesting I’ve ever heard.

Dean: Guess what I just purchased for the school from a local manufacturer? Greendale’s first virtual reality operating system!
Frankie: Did Greendale *need* a virtual reality system?
Dean: Uh, like a hole in the head!
Frankie: A hole in the head is something that you *don’t* need.
Dean: She said through a huge hole in her head.

Jeff: I’ll never get out of here, will I?
Dean: I haven’t met many that do.

iZombie
Ravi: You ate the girl’s temporal lobe. Going to the police with her potential murderer is the least you can do.

Justified
Tim: Here comes the douche-mobile.

Boyd: You kiss my ass, Raylan Givens!!

Avery: Whatever that blast was, it wasn’t enough.
Raylan: One thing that didn’t occur to me: dipshits not capable of pullin’ it off.
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8 More Mid-Season Shows…

Right after I posted my lists of mid-season shows, the Television Critics Association announced even more premiere dates. So, here are a few more new and returning shows that I am excited about watching in the next few months.

1. The Fall season two is being released January 16 on Netflix, stars Gillian Anderson, Jamie Dornan, John Lynch, Bronagh Waugh, Archie Panjabi, Niamh McGrady, Stuart Graham, Colin Morgan, Brian Milligan, and Séainín Brennan. This show is so well-acted and so intense, I have been waiting for the new season since I finished the last episode. However, it is definitely not something that I watch right before I go to sleep.



2. The Musketeers season two premieres January 17 on BBC America, stars Luke Pasqualino, Tom Burke, Santiago Cabrera, Howard Charles, Marc Warren, Tamla Kari, Maimie McCoy, Ryan Gage, Hugo Speer, and Alexandra Dowling. I really enjoyed the first season of this show. It is probably not going to win any awards, but it is just a lot of fun. What could be bad about cute boys and sword fights?!



3. Chasing Life the second half of season one premieres January 19 on ABC Family, stars Italia Ricci, Mary Page Keller, Aisha Dee, Richard Brancatisano, Haley Ramm, Scott Michael Foster, Rebecca Schull, and Steven Webber. Iniitally, I was not sure I could watch a show about a girl who is diagnosed with leukemia, but it is just really heart-warming and more about the girl than it is about her cancer.



4. Schitt’s Creek season one premieres February 11 on Pop, stars Catherine O’Hara, Eugene Levy, Daniel Levy, Annie Murphy, Chris Elliot, Emily Hampshire, and Sarah Levy. When wealthy video store magnate Johnny Rose and his family suddenly find themselves broke, they have no choice but to move to a small backwoods town he once bought as a joke. I still have not been able to figure out which channel this is on my television, but I will definitely find it in the next month so I can watch what looks like a hilarious new show.

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