Fall 2013 TV Preview

Take a look at Seeds Entertainment’s compilation of this year’s Fall TV series premieres. Seeds has broken it all down for you into convenient categories: the best, the good, and the okay-have-your-series-finale-already.

[title size=”1″ style=”options: default, sidebar”]Worthy of Watching[/title]


[title size=”3″ style=”options: default, sidebar”]Homeland | ‘B+'[/title]
After having one of the best first seasons in Showtime’s history—one which garnered six emmy wins, including Best Drama, Actor, and Actress—the show’s second season seemed too far-fetched for some viewers and critics. However, the show did receive more Emmy nominations than it did last season and will still have the same ethos and plot line from the previous two seasons, leaving room for improvement.
Phillip Malzer | Seeds Entertainment


[title size=”3″ style=”options: default, sidebar”]New Girl | ‘A'[/title]
“New Girl” had a successful second season. It was the season where the writers finally figure out how to make Jess funny as well as finding the central plot line with the relationship of Nick and Jess. Not only will all the cast be returning for the third season but they will also be welcoming back a familiar face in Damon Wayans Jr, who was originally in the pilot as Coach.
Phillip Malzer | Seeds Entertainment


[title size=”3″ style=”options: default, sidebar”]Parks and Recreation | ‘B'[/title]
“Parks and Rec” ended its fifth season on an emotional high note. Ben and Leslie are married, Jerry has retired, Chris, Ann, and Ron Swanson are all (probably) having babies, and April is off to vet school. Unfortunately, all good things must come to an end, though Rashida Jones and Rob Lowe will be leaving at the end of this season. Expect the saddest, most downbeat moment of an otherwise lighthearted show.
Claire Wiebe | Seeds Entertainment

[title size=”1″ style=”options: default, sidebar”]Worthy of Recording[/title]


[title size=”3″ style=”options: default, sidebar”]Modern Family | ‘B-‘[/title]
This show has been good at giving a satirical take on the traditional American family, without turning characters into stereotypes. However, the show has become so formulaic that every episode feels the same. Most comedies like this usually have five or six great seasons, so there’s still hope for this show. I would not devote your life to this show, but if it’s on and you have nothing else to do, it’s not the worst thing to watch.
Phillip Malzer | Seeds Entertainment


[title size=”3″ style=”options: default, sidebar”]Bob’s Burgers | ‘B’ [/title]
“Bob’s Burgers” is one of those light-hearted, consistently entertaining shows. The show is in its fourth season and is written the creator of “Home Movies.” The characters are animated to say the least. Bob Belcher’s outcast and unique family is what makes the show. Although they spend most of their time arguing and scaring away business to their family-owned burger joint, the family values one another.
Annie Bohling | Seeds Entertainment


[title size=”3″ style=”options: default, sidebar”]Luther | ‘B+'[/title]
I could’ve just made this column all about “The Wire”, because everyone needs to see it, but instead I will dedicated it to the BBC television show “Luther.” Starring Mr. Stringer Bell himself Idris Elba, the crime drama follows the life of John Luther, a gifted homincide decective with a knack for getting himself in trouble. The show’s storytelling is not all that original, but the cinematography makes the show look so slick and dark that you often do not get that romantic feel of London that you do in most movies or television shows, it looks more like Detroit or a gritty Chicago. Throw in one of the most iconic character actors in television history in Idris Elba and you got yourself must watch show.
Phillip Malzer | Seeds Entertainment

[title size=”1″ style=”options: default, sidebar”]Worthy of Finishing[/title]


[title size=”3″ style=”options: default, sidebar”]Community | ‘C+'[/title]
Dan Harmon, the show’s creator, is back. The question is can he pick the show up from the pile of garbage that season three tripped into? Many of the writers are gone, and Donald Glover will only appear in his role as Troy for just five episodes. There is still hope, but maybe this is a series that should have just been cancelled. “Community” is the Old Yeller of TV; it should be put down.
Matt Sueper | Seeds Entertainment


[title size=”3″ style=”options: default, sidebar”]How I Met Your Mother | ‘A'[/title]
Ted’s kids will at last be free at last from the vice that is the most arduous story in the history of mankind. This great show is finally riding into the sunset, and one can only imagine the the writers will have any and all loose ends tied up in a perfect little bow. You can predict a “Friends” sort of finale full of emotion and some laughs. Maybe we’ll hear the laugh track cry.
Matt Sueper | Seeds Entertainment


[title size=”1 to 6″ style=”options: default, sidebar”]American Horror Story | ‘F'[/title]
I cannot tell what was the first sign to tell us this show was doomed to fail?  Was when they decided not to bring back Connie Britton? Maybe when they decided to put the words “ Executive Producer; Ryan Murphy,” but I believe the reason why this show is so ungodly unwatchable is because of its one-dimensional narrative. The issue of bad people doing bad things is such a hackneyed story arch that it has basically no originality. The reason why we praise show like “Breaking Bad” and “The Wire” is there ability to make us question what is right/wrong, good/evil, etc. Combine with its unorganized script and undisturbing sequences, “AHS” just sits there and does nothing. If you somehow think this is the best show on television, then your taste in television is an “American Horror Story.”
Phillip Malzer | Seeds Entertainment