Welcome to our new fall show recap so far!
We’ve been tuning into all the various new fall shows, and deciding which ones we should stick around for.
Here are our thoughts on what we’ve seen so far on our own 10 star scale. If we’ve missed any shows you’ve checked out, let us know what you think of them in the comments below and we’ll put them on our to-do list!
Grandfathered on Fox
Stars John Stamos as a lifelong bachelor who discovers he has a grown up son and a granddaughter.
Tam’s take: It’s good to see John Stamos holding a baby again. It’s been a long time since Full House. He comes across as endearing.
Verdict: 7/10 Stars
The Grinder on Fox
Stars Rob Lowe as a famous TV star who always played a lawyer and now returns home to live with his brother (Fred Savage), a real life lawyer.
Tam: It’s awesome to see Rob Lowe in a funny role, and I welcome Fred Savage back to TV. Has a lot of potential.
Donna: Not yet completely convinced it will be a hit, but I can see the potential based on the first episode. Good cast.
Verdict: 6/10 Stars
Scream Queens on Fox
Think Glee meets Scream; A horror-comedy set in a sorority house.
Tam: I’m not going to watch this again.
Marley: I don’t usually do the horror-comedy thing, or horror at all, but some of the laugh out loud writing in this show will make me stick around.
Verdict: 5/10 Stars
Best Time Ever on NBC
Marley: Best Time Ever was THE WORST TIME EVER. I could hardly make it through the first episode.
Donna: The first segment of the episode I saw was cute. Maybe it’s getting better?
Verdict: 0/10 Stars and now 6/10?
Blindspot on Fox
A woman crawls out of a duffle bag in the middle of Times Square and doesn’t know who she is. The only clues to her identity and how she got there are the new tattoos covering her entire body.
Marley: Loved the premiere. Jaimie Alexander is amazing and I’m curious to find out who tattooed her body, and what might come of a love story between her and an FBI agent. I might have to bail if the show, which progresses with the cracking of one tattoo code per episode, becomes too repetitive.
Tam: I couldn’t make heads or tails of this… so I threw the coin away.
Verdict: 7/10 Stars
The Muppets on ABC
The Muppets work together to produce Miss Piggy’s late night talk show.
Marley: I don’t know what’s going on here. Something about there being Muppets, humans and an adult plot line doesn’t work. They need to lose at least one point of that triangle.
Donna: I think they missed the mark.
Tam: Kermit’s hot.
Verdict: 1/10 Stars (One and done.)
Life In Pieces on CBS
Follows one family through four different storylines. Stars Colin Hanks and Betsy Brandt.
Tam: I like it. A lot. This is not a replacement for the Bravermans of Parenthood. It’s an edgy comedy that takes some getting used to, but I’m going to stick around.
Marley: I didn’t love the first episode, but I could see it getting better.
Verdict: 7/10 Stars0