These are my favorite quotes from the past two weeks, mostly from shows currently on the air, but also other random things I happen to be watching.
Outlander Father Fogden: He’s missing a hand. Will the bride mind? Marsali: I will not. Father Fogden: I don’t suppose it’s an impediment. Not as though he’s lost his cock. Uh, he hasn’t, has he? Marsali: If ye’d hurry up and get on wi’ it, I could find out.
Supergirl: Crisis on Earth-X
Joe: Thank you for showing me how to love again. For showing me that love is the most important thing we have.
Arrow: Crisis on Earth-X Kara: Why do you have a kryptonite arrow?! Oliver: In case an evil you ever showed up!
The Flash: Crisis on Earth-X Dr. Stein: In all my travels to distant times, one thing which sadly remains constant is men’s ability to feel hatred for other men.
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Abe: I am not a two TV set sort of man. Maybe other people have two TVs. Maybe Jack Parr has two TVs. But not me.
Miriam: If women don’t realize what’s going on in the world, they won’t step in and fix it. Because they will fix it. And accessorize it!
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Coulson: I don’t have many details, but I do know we’re in space. Mack: Yeah, that makes sense. That’s the one thing we haven’t done yet.
These are my favorite quotes from the past week, mostly from shows currently on the air, but also other random things I happen to be watching.
Joan: Sherlock never said that you two knew each other.
Julius: Yes. I’m not surprised. My very existence seems to embarrass him. You know, if it weren’t for me, our friend Sherlock would still think that the Sun revolves around the Earth. Sherlock: I was eight when I made that mistake. You chose to wear that vest this morning.
Julius: It was a gift from a fan. How could I resist? Sherlock: With self-respect.
Sherlock: When you and I first started, I quickly recognized your merits, both as a detective in your own right and in that you facilitated my own process. I’m better at the work I do because of you. But over the years, the relative importance of those two values has flipped. I now value the work that we do, first and foremost, because I do it with you. So if at times I seem overprotective of the system that we’ve built, if I worry that the resentments of others might disrupt it, I have good reason.
Joan: Those chips you showed me last night, you don’t accept them for yourself. You accept them because you’re part of a group. You accept them because the work you did to stand up at a meeting inspires others. It’s bigger than you. Or us. So you show up.
Supergirl Kara: Maybe don’t let Winn teach you too much about women on this planet.
Kara: I’m sure you’ve figured it out by now, but it’s not a good idea to bet against me.
Jane the Virgin Rogelio: A superhero for every weekday. You guys are programming masterminds!
Timeless Davy Crockett: Sometimes, folks need a leader who can wrestle a bear.
The Flash Cisco: Sometimes a man just wants to butter his own bread.
No Tomorrow Dierdre: What’s on your social calendar this evening? Hank: Practicing holding my breath in case of a chemical attack.
Evie: I’m truly sorry for everything. Fern: You keep saying that but, the truth is, you never made it up to me. Being sorry doesn’t change a thing.
Xavier: I don’t want every possible option. I want you.
Last week, I shared the returning shows that I am most excited about, so here are the eight new shows that I will be checking out this Fall. Please let me know in the comments which new shows you are looking forward to watching!
1. Queen Sugar, premieres September 6th at 10/9c on OWN, stars Rutina Wesley, Dawn-Lyen Gardner, Kofi Siriboe, Nicholas L. Ashe, Dondre T. Whitfield, Omar J. Dorsey, Timon Kyle Durrett, Greg Vaughan, Tina Lifford, Ethan Hutchison, Henry G. Sanders, Bianca Lawson, Glynn Turman, and Marycarmen Lopez. Based on the book by Natalie Baszile, and Executive Produced by Ava DuVernay and Oprah Winfrey, this show tells the story of estranged siblings coming together to run their family’s struggling sugarcane farm in Louisiana. The story itself sounds interesting, and the cast looks fantastic, but I am also interested in this series because DuVernay hired all female directors and she made sure that the crew was inclusive of all races and genders, which is, sadly, still very rare.
2. The Good Place, premieres September 19th at 10/9c on NBC, stars Kristen Bell, Ted Danson, William Jackson Harper, Jameela Jamil, D’Arcy Carden, and Manny Jacinto. Bell plays a woman who has entered into the afterlife and ended up in the Good Place, but soon realizes that she has been mistaken for someone else. So that she does not get found out and sent to the Bad Place, she is determined to change her ways and become a good person. Veronica Mars and Sam Malone together in one show?! I’m in. Also, it looks forking hilarious.
3. This Is Us, premieres September 20th at 10/9c on NBC, stars Sterling K. Brown, Justin Hartley, Ron Cephas Jones, Chrissy Metz, Mandy Moore, Chris Sullivan, Milo Ventimiglia, and Susan Kelechi Watson. This series will follow a group of people whose lives intersect and who all share the same birthday. In fact, they may have more in common than they think. It has a great cast, and looks like it will fill the Parenthood sized hole in my heart. Me and my box of tissues are ready!
4. Pitch, premieres September 22nd at 9/8c on Fox, stars Kylie Bunbury, Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Ali Larter, Mark Consuelos, Dan Lauria, Mo McRae, Meagan Holder, and Tim Jo. Bunbury plays a pitcher, known for her screwball, who becomes the first woman to play Major League Baseball. Even though she has made it to the big leagues, she still has to prove herself to her teammates and the fans. Fox has teamed with MLB for the show allowing production to film at Petco Park in San Diego, as well as the use of various MLB marks, logos, uniforms, teams, stadiums, and game footage. I was fortunate to see the first episode of this at a Round Rock Express game last month, and it is fantastic. I will say, as a Philadelphia Phillies fan, I am hoping for at least one cameo from the greatest mascot of all time.