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Top 5 TV Shows of the Fall Season

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Top 5 TV Shows

Last fall I told all my lovely readers about 10 shows to watch, 5 returning shows and 5 must-see new fall tv shows. I thought I would revisit this post and let you know what I thought of the new shows.

1. The Affair

My hands-down favorite, favorite new show of the season was Showtime’s The Affair, recent Golden Globe winner for best drama and best actress for Ruth Wilson. If you haven’t seen it, you must check it out. You will be hooked from the first episode. The Affair is the recounting of a summer affair between Wilson’s character, Allison, and Noah, a family man from New York City who has come out to Montauk for the summer. The story is first told from one point of view at the beginning of the episode and from the other in the latter half of the episode. The acting in this show is astounding. There are a few other storylines weaved into the telling of the affair. It has been renewed for season 2 and I am more than excited!!

2. How to Get Away with Murder

I had high expectations for this Shonda Rhimes drama and this show doesn’t disappoint. The episodes are intertwined with the story line of her students trying to cover up a murder and the stories of the clients Viola Davis is defending. During binge watching, some scenes get a little repetitious. Overall, the show is fast paced and suspenseful. Can’t wait for the return on January 29th!

3. Black-ish

The lone comedy on my list is Black-ish on ABC starring Anthony Anderson. I haven’t watched all the episodes, but what I have watched is great. Funny, witty, and actually make me laugh out loud. Not many comedies can do that for me. Episodes range from race, to family, to marriage. Episode 3, The Nod, had me howling throughout the episode. It’s definitely worth checking out.

4. Gracepoint

Another show I was so excited to watch was Gracepoint. I binge watched this show. I had my issues with it, but I enjoyed it. I figured out how the killer was pretty early on so I was a bit of a chore to watch at times. But overall, it was good show. It did have a small twist at the end that took me off guard. I haven’t seen the original BBC version, Broadchurch, so I can’t speak of whether to watch the American version. I enjoyed it. If I didn’t watch so many crime dramas, I probably wouldn’t have seen the ending coming 😉

5. Gotham
I was so excited to check out this show, and I am just eh with it. The show is doing great numbers and has been renewed for a second season. I just can’t get into it. I am caught up to the mid-season finale. At this point, I could take it or leave it. I will keep watching though. I may quit a lot of things, but I always finish tv series I start.

What new shows have you been digging? What is your favorite fall show?

13 thoughts on “Top 5 TV Shows of the Fall Season”

  1. I have only watched Black-ish on this list and yes has totally made me laugh out loud what I have seen. Another great show that I have been watching that is new is The McCarthey’s on CBS (Thursday nights) after Two and Half Men, which is totally a riot making me laugh non-stop and definitely worth giving a look at!! 🙂

    1. I can have tv shows playing in the background while I work or during my lunchtime. Gotham works well for that. It’s not one of my “must sit down and watch” shows. Hope that helps 🙂

      1. Good to know… I have several sit down and watch shows. I recently got hooked on IT Crowd. It’s a half hour British comedy. It airs on Netflix Canada– not sure if it’s in the USA but it’s hilarious! I love having short shows to watch.

        Thanks for sharing and for linking up to the #SHINEbloghop.

        Wishing you a lovely day.

        1. Short shows are a must! Moms gotta sleep sometime 🙂 Thanks again for hosting the blog hop! You do a great job my friend!!

  2. GOTHAM…YES!! I am LOVING this show (you HAVE to watch this past week’s episode…mindblowing!). If you are interested I do a fan podcast for it and we had Victoria and Andrew (Montoya and Allen) on. It was HILARIOUS!

  3. Great reviews! I’ve been wondering about The Affair and Blackish, and now I’m definitely going to check them out. I don’t have Showtime, but I’m sure it will end up on Netflix! Visiting from Shine Blog Hop!

    1. Those 2 are some of my new favorites! Showtime has some of my favorite shows, so I have to have it lol. But if you get a chance to see The Affair, make sure you check it out!! Thanks for stopping by 🙂

    1. It was orginally on BBC as Broadchurch (and only 8 episodes). Gracepoint is on Fox and runs 10 episodes. It’s a good show! Worth checking out 🙂

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