E: October was good, but November is going to be even better. In fact, I’m not sure even December can beat this November for awesome and exciting looking movies.
M: I know I have movies I’m VERY excited for, and have been waiting for for a long time! Heck, I’m starting the month by going to the theater on the 1st, and will be going to a midnight show later in the month, too. Woohoo!
E: This November has a little something for everyone – animation, documentaries, epic action, biopics, literary adaptations, football movies, the works. It even has the most promising romantic comedy in years. Continue reading →
C: Formerly known as Fringeday, I’m not sure what Friday thinks it has to offer now. Are there even shows on?
E: Yes, there are TV shows on Friday nights. Quite a few, actually, including some bonafide hits.
M: As we’ll note below, Friday seems to be a little schizophrenic these days, serving the dual role of being one step away from cancellation for some shows, and a less crowded home where they can find their audience for others.
E: In past years we’ve included Saturday’s programming here, but it turns out that there’s genuinely nothing this year on Saturdays at all except the college sports game of the week. Here’s a quick key to help you as you read:
Titles in blue are new this season
Each * means one Quibbling Sibling will be tuning in
E: Gentle readers, welcome to the always highly anticipated Relatively Entertaining Fall Television Previews! It has in the last several years become our custom to present a night-by-night preview of each season’s offerings, including both returning and new shows. We cover the major nets, as well as the better-known cable shows – or at least the ones that pique our interest and conform to network scheduling norms. This year, Monday brings a pleasant mix of old favorites and intriguing new shows; after a few early hours of comedy and reality competitions, the 10pm is quite the log-jam. Wondering which new show to watch? Read on! And as always, if we haven’t included something that you watch or were thinking about watching, please leave a comment and convince us why we’re missing the boat! Here’s a quick key to help you as you read:
E: Ah, September. School begins, the new television season starts up, and the movie season goes to sleep. Oh, sure, we get a few advanced would-be awards films or adult-skewing thrillers, but September for the most part is a dumping ground for films that don’t fit into peak viewing times.
M: Is it me, or does it seem like we say that for every month outside of May through July, then November and December? And yet every year there are surprise hits in the other months, and movies that should have drawn a better audience in the crowded ones. Argh!
C: We do. It’s starting to get repetitive. We need a new opening strategy.
E: Okay, how’s this? September can bring a few awards bait film in slow release (Argo, American Beauty) and October even more. And as the studio’s schedules get more and more crowded, you get a better chance of getting good films every month.
M: And hey, you know what? Looking over this month’s slate… It looks pretty decent. A small selection, but more things I think I want to see than I expected.
E: Okay, so how’s this: September — more than “decent enough.”