Narcos

8 Returning Fall Shows…

It has been a long time since I last posted. I was distracted this summer with the Olympics, a family vacation, and trying to catch up on way too much television. I am going to try to be more consistent with my posts, but I cannot make any guarantees. Thank you for your patience…if there is anyone still out there reading.

There is a lot of good television right now, as every other TV writer likes to remind us, but these are the returning eight shows that I am most excited about this Fall. Please share your favorite returning shows in the comments!

1. Narcos, season 2 will be released September 2 on Netflix, stars Wagner Moura, Boyd Holbrook, Pedro Pascal, Joanna Christie, Maurice Compte, Stephanie Sigman, Manolo Cardona, Andre Mattos, Roberto Urbina, and Diego Catano. Based on the true story of Pablo Escobar, the first season ended with Escobar escaping from prison, which launches a huge manhunt. While the first season spanned over ten years, season two focuses on the last year and a half of Escobar’s life. Wagner Moura’s portrayal of the drug kingpin is mesmerizing, and it is just a really interesting, well-told story. Even though I know it is a dramatization, it is fascinating to see how Escobar rose to power, and I will be equally interested to see how he got taken down.



2. Blindspot, season 2 premieres September 14th at 10/9c on NBC, stars Jaimie Alexander, Sullivan Stapleton, Rob Brown, Audrey Esparza, Ashley Johnson, Ukweli Roach, Luke Mitchell, Michelle Hurd, and Archie Panjabi. Jane and the FBI have finally learned that she is not Taylor, but there are still so many mysteries surrounding her, her mission, and her tattoos. There are tons of twists and turns, and in season one they were so well executed, every episode had me on the edge of my seat. I also just really love to watch Jaimie Alexander kick lots of ass.



3. Younger, season 3 premieres September 28th at 10/9c on TV Land, stars Sutton Foster, Debi Mazar, Miriam Shor, Hilary Duff, Nico Tortorella, Molly Bernard, Dan Amboyer, and Peter Hermann. I love this show so much. I love the cast. I love the writing. Liza is still keeping her age a secret from almost all of her friends and co-workers, but I am not sure how much longer she will be able to keep up the ruse. She is also in a delicious love triangle with her 20-something boyfriend, who knows she is actually in her 40s, and her 40-something boss, who does not know she is not in her 20s. It is funny and heartwarming and fantastic.



4. Shameless, season premieres October 2nd at 9/8c on Showtime, stars Emmy Rossum, William H. Macy, Jeremy Allen White, Cameron Monaghan, Emma Kenney, Ethan Cutkosky, Brenden Sims, Steve Howey, and Shanola Hampton. This is one of the best ensemble casts on television right now, and they do not get nearly enough recognition for the amazing work they have continued to do on this show for the last seven seasons. The Gallaghers never fail to entertain.

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Quotes of the Week: September 6-12

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.

Narcos
Javier: This cat is DEA. Mark my words, you will get justice.

Tata: What good is having all the money in the world if you can’t go home?

The Last Ship
Miller: Now we’re all immune, ass hole.

Cdr. Chandler: People need to celebrate, even in the worst of times.

Chasing Life
Sarah: We can’t choose who we love, but we can choose how we respond to those people when they do self-destructive things.

Hand of God
Bishop Bruce Congdon: When you’re pushin’ God, it’s okay to have fake tits, you just can’t be full of shit.

Anne: We might never get what we earn on merit, but that doesn’t mean we can’t get what we deserve.

Playing House
Maggie: What happens in the ladies bathroom stays in the ladies bathroom.

Maggie: Why are you dressed like Shaft?
Mark: Why am I dressed like Shaft?! Are you hunting wabbits?

Mark: These two are free to go.
Emma: I know I’m free! My heart can’t be caged! I know why the caged bird sings and you can suck on this one!
Maggie: Alright. Alright.
Emma: What did I just say?

You’re The Worst
Gretchen: What’s the address here?
Jimmy: You don’t know the address?
Gretchen: No.
Jimmy: You live here.
Gretchen: Who knows their address?
Jimmy: People. Kidnapped children. This dog I saw on Dateline who rides the bus to the park.

Lindsay: You go home tonight and you dress up real slutty, and you do butt stuff with your boyfriend. For all of us who let love die by becoming ordinary. Do it for the sweater people, Gretch. The sweater people.

Sam: Do I look like a Fitbit?! I don’t give a shit about your sleep!