Since most of the What’cha Reading staff is at NYCC this weekend and will only be catching up on things on DVR, this week we’re doing things a little differently and relying heavily on what people on Facebook have told me we should be watching. Some overlaps with what we usually watch, some new stuff. Here we go.
The Usual Suspects:
It goes without saying that we’re all watching Doctor Who (Saturday 10/11 at 9PM on BBCA), Sleepy Hollow (Monday 10/13 at 9PM on Fox), and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (Tuesday 10/14 at 9PM on ABC). Wild horses could not keep us away from these shows, although you’d be hard pressed to find a wild horse in New York City. And yes, of course Chuck and I will be writing another Point/Counterpoint review for “Mummy on the Orient Express,” because we like to and because it stretches our writing skills. You’re making us grow as writers, people. Feel good about that contribution to our professional development.
Facebook Recommends (Some Old Stuff and Some New Stuff):
Scorpion (Monday 10/13 at 9PM on CBS). My friend Elke’s take: “Scorpion is about a group of super geniuses who can barely tie their shoes but save the world all the time. It’s super fun, lots of adrenaline & goofiness.” She also notes that the lead is…to paraphrase…not bad to look at. WR’s own Nancy is the mom of an autistic child and has some concerns with the “Magical Autistic Friend” syndrome, as Scorpion (like several shows these days) has main characters who are seemingly on the autism spectrum. She’s worried that pop culture feels the “need to make them [people on the spectrum]geniuses or savants to make them acceptable.” Sounds like it could make for some interesting and important conversation.
The Blacklist (Monday 10/13 at 10PM on NBC) got rave reviews from so many people I don’t even know how to combine them all. I should really be watching this one, if only because they’ve filmed in my neighborhood before and I walked home from the bus stop with James Spader running about 20 feet from me. Life in New York is a little surreal sometimes, isn’t it?
Castle (Monday 10/13 at 10PM on ABC). We’re at season 7 already, so if you haven’t been watching this, I don’t know what to tell you. It’s got Nathan Fillion in the lead, why aren’t you watching this?
Forever (Tuesday 10/14 at 10PM on ABC) is a favorite among the Geek Girls. Elke describes this one as “a great mix between Castle & Elementary” and again notes that the leads are…not bad to look at. I chose the picture above so you could see that she’s right.
American Horror Story: Freak Show (Wednesday 10/15 at 10PM on FX). Warning, do not watch this if you have a fear of clowns. I haven’t watched it yet, but I’ve been told that Twisty the Clown makes Pennywise from It look like he belongs at a children’s birthday party. *shudder*
What’cha Watchin’ Pick of the Week:
Nancy wants you all to be watching The Flash (Tuesday 10/14 at 8PM on CW). This one was a runaway hit with the What’cha Reading staff last week, with Chuck saying it’s got kind of a throwback vibe to the 1990s TV version. I know Juan has an article about the show up his sleeve as well. My favorite Flash news of the week…
Victor Garber (Alias, Sleepy Hollow, Titanic, Broadway) will be joining the cast as Dr. Martin Stein. Victor has been amazing in every single thing I have ever seen him in (that’s not an exaggeration), and I know he’s going to rock this role as well. Flash officially goes onto the DVR list.
I really do want to know What’cha Watchin’, so special tip of the hat to Elke, Jamie, and Aimee who weighed in over on Facebook. Let me know what you’re watching, either in the comments, on Facebook, or on Twitter (I’m @julz91).