I was never a big watcher of TV. I mean, until last year, all I watched was The Clone Wars. Granted, the Clone Wars is really, really good. But then I began broadening my horizons. I wouldn’t say that I’m a big TV watcher, but there are definitely some shows that I’m going to be watching in the coming months. The following list are the ones that are at the top of my list.
Star Wars: The Clone Wars season 5
Season 5… Wow. I honestly never thought, when this premiered in 2007, that it would be around for more than two, maybe three years. But with each season, Clone Wars has just kept getting better and better. It’s new time slot, at 9:00 PM on Fridays, is a signal as to what could be coming in season 5. It already looks like it’s going to be the darkest season yet, with story lines revolving around Mandalorians and Darth Maul. The footage we’ve seen so far looks awesome, with plenty of awesome Sith and Mandalorian action. And on top of that, we’re getting a Republic Commando! Sure, Delta Squad had a brief cameo in season 3, but now we’re getting one that will actually play a part in the story. I just can’t contain my giddiness.
The Walking Dead season 3
This is going to be great. Last season was completely based around the farm, which I thoroughly enjoyed, despite the deviation from the comics. And now… We’re getting the prison, a new safe haven for the group of survivors of the zombie apocalypse. After last season’s finale – which was filled with reveals – I can’t wait to see where the producers go with this season, especially with the development of the characters and how they interact with each other after last season’s big reveal. And that is something that the writers and producers of this show seem to be able to handle extremely well. Also, as with the last two seasons, the action is looking great. With the addition of two new characters from the comics, Michonne and the Governor, this season will have great new dynamics added, especially in the case of the Governor, and has the potential to easily best the last two seasons.
Young Justice: Invasion
At the time of the mid season finale in June, season 2 of Young Justice wasn’t wowing me nearly as much as the first season did. I was, honestly, extremely disappointed. But based on the trailer, a lot of my issues with the first eight episodes seem to be remedied. Characters like Nightwing, and other members of the original team, seem to be getting more screen time. Introducing new characters may have been a mistake, but those characters add a lot of potential to the show. Also, the mid season finale ended at a great spot, despite the episode not being the best. With the last five minutes of Depths, a new story line was introduced that has a lot of potential. And based on the trailer, the many sub plots seem to finally be coming together, which only adds to the potential that the second half of this season really has. Hopefully this last half is better than the first half, and I have a feeling that it will be. And Lagoon Boy’s gone, for a while at least.
Finally, a DC TV show that isn’t animated. Not that the animated ones are bad, it’s just that a little live action could go a long ways. And it focuses on Green Arrow, a character that I really like. Depending on the way that it is handled, this TV show could either be really good or fall flat on it’s face. But from the trailers, it looks to be a more Batman Begins like origin story than anything else. And that definitely points towards this show actually being good, as opposed to just being a waste of time. From the footage that has been released so far, this show is looking really, really good. And hopefully it’s full potential is realized.
Halo: Forward Unto Dawn
A Halo TV show? As if that wasn’t enough to hook me immediately. But the fact that it looks like it will be based around characters more than anything makes me even more interested. The action is also looking really good. What this show will probably do really well is give us Halo from a perspective that we’ve never seen it form before: A regular marine. All the Halo games and books have been either from the standpoint of the invincible Spartan super soldiers or the only slightly less invincible spec ops ODSTs. Giving us the Covenant War from the perspective of cadets is a masterstroke that will make this show even better. And it still has Master Chief, so that’s a definite plus.
So there it is. The shows that I’m going to be watching in the coming months. All of them look awesome, and I really cannot wait until they premiere on their respective networks. So what about you? What will you be watching? Sound off in the comments.