Within the coming weeks networks, such as FOX, NBC, ABC, and the CW, will be debuting new shows along with fan favorites and this year looks promising.
Junior Katlynn Pletcher has caught up on new favorites of hers that have been around for a while. “I am really looking forward to the new seasons of Supernatural and Law & Order: SVU. I got caught up on both of them in the last few months and I love them.”
When asked about what attracted her to each show, Pletcher said, “Supernatural is incredibly funny, but can switch to being really intense. With Law & Order: SVU I love the personalities of the characters. Also, it provides some educational value and I became interested in forensic psychology because of it.”
Supernatural airs on the CW and will begin its 12th season within the next month. Law & Order: SVU on the other hand is a spinoff of Dick Wolf’s incredibly successful Law & Order that ran for twenty seasons and SVU looks to be doing just as well, if not better as it heads into its 18th season on NBC this Wednesday.
Supernatural is a favorite for sophomore Aerial Womock, as well. “Supernatural has an interesting take on multiple religions and different lore. It also expresses acceptance towards multiple groups such as the LGBTQ+ community, the ‘weird’ and those with emotional challenges,” Womock said.
Womock also expressed her admiration for the FOX hit, Lucifer. “Lucifer does not want to be the bad guy so he leaves Hell and opens up a popular night club. He gets caught up in a shooting and meets Detective Chloe Decker, but she has a bad feeling about him.” Womock said that Lucifer is different from other crime shows and has a growing romantic storyline growing between the two characters.
Senior Brady Krueger is anticipating the start of Once Upon a Time that will be premiering its sixth season on ABC. “It ended on a cliffhanger and I want to see it resolved!” Krueger said. “I want to start watching the new season of American Horror Story as well…”
Even though streaming services (i.e. Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime) are a common watching tool for many, cable networks seem to put out newer content than their streaming counterparts. NBC will be premiering sixteen new shows this year that began this Monday, as well as a live production of HAIRSPRAY. CBS, ABC, and FOX will also be dueling for ratings as they debut genres ranging from drama to comedy.
In an age where many believe T.V. is dead, it is actually thriving. The truth is most people are just watching it differently. Shows would not be able to continue into double-digit seasons or even two seasons if it were not for those fans who watch them. Television will continue to grow and with the Emmys having past and provide a diverse group of nominees it just goes to show how far television has come and that it is something to be excited for.