Seriously? OMG! WTF?The fall TV season begins tonight - Seriously? OMG! WTF?
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[ # ] The fall TV season begins tonight
September 24th, 2018 under ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC

It is the first Monday after the Emmys and that means it is time for the start of the fall season on broadcast TV. As much as this pains to me say, this is the weakest one for new shows in a really long time. Since there are a lot of shows premiering over the next few weeks, I am going to put them all in one post on a daily basis from, what I think is, best to worst.


The best show of the night goes to a new one and that is Manifest that debuts on NBC at 10p. Michaela (Melissa Roxburgh) and her family went on vacation with her brother, Ben (Josh Dallas), his wife Grace (Athena Karkanis), their twins, Cal (Jack Messina) and Olive (Luna Blaise) and their parents (Malachy Cleary and Geraldine Leer) and it is time to go home.

Michaela is ready to get home, but she will do anything not to travel with her nagging mom. When the airline opens up 4 seats, she decides to go along with her brother and his son who is battling cancer. Cal’s diagnosis is grim, so Ben wants to spend some time alone with him. They just have no idea what will happen next.

Their flight seems normal until they hit some turbulence. Once things level out, it is time to land at JFK. Air traffic control tells them to land at a nearby airport instead. When they get there, they find out that it has been 5 and 1/2 years since they took off. No one has aged a day in that time, while everyone else on the ground, including their family, has.

After several hours of quarantine, the passengers are reunited with their families. Now, they have to adjust to being together again. That is not the only difference, they start hearing a voice in their head that tells them to do something. They do not understand and that is something we are going to find out.

While I really like the pilot, I am cautionary optimistic because we have been down this road before with sci-fi shows. They give a good pilot and then it is all downhill from there. Hopefully, this will break that pattern. Please break the pattern because there is a lot of potential here.

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It might be The Big Bang Theory’s final season, but it is still really strong at 8p on CBS.

Amy (Mayim Bialik) and Sheldon (Jim Parsons) are on their honeymoon and their honeymoon phase might already be over. Will Amy at least get some coitus first?

While they are away, Amy’s dad (Teller) will escape to their apartment and her mom (Kathy Bates) will go looking for him. Poor Mr. Fowler. Through Amy parents, Penny (Kaley Cuoco) and Leonard (Johnny Galecki) will learn about a lot themselves. They are just like them.

Raj (Kunal Nayyar) gets to be on TV and starts a Twitter war with Neil deGrasse Tyson. One, you can say, is out of this world!


Over on Fox at 8p, The Resident is back for its second season. There is a huge storm in Atlanta and it causes the power to go out at Chastain Park Memorial Hospital. Now the doctors and nurses have to do everything to keep their patients alive during this critical time.

AJ (Malcolm-Jamal Warner) and Mina (Shaunette Renée Wilson) are in surgery when the lights go off and they have to work closely together to save the baby. Something that got a lot more difficult without the power.

Meanwhile, Conrad (Matt Czuchry) and Nic (Emily VanCamp) are still trying to figure out their relationship. So there will be sex! Bell is dealing with running the hospital (Bruce Greenwood) and all the workers know what a crap he is. It will be interesting to see how his reign goes, especially now that Conrad’s dad pulls the strings.

So far, after two episodes, this show is not suffering the sophomore slump.


Then there is Young Sheldon at 8:30p on CBS. I kind of felt it was not as darling as last season, but it is still good.

Tonight Sheldon (Iain Armitage) hears a buzzing from the fridge that bothers him, so he takes it apart to fix it. When he cannot figure out how to put it back together, it costs him $200 to fix. Needless to say, his dad (Lance Barber) is not happy about, so Sheldon decides to take a job as a newspaper delivery boy. Just imagine what that is like? Not a good a job for him. But a funny one for us.


Then there is The Good Doctor at 10p on ABC, my favorite show from last season. Tonight’s season premiere had some issues for me. There are too many characters and they are not working as one unit as they did before. I don’t care about the other characters as much as Shawn (Freddie Highmore). That is unless they work on cases together.

The episode starts off with them getting evaluations from Dr. Andrews (Hill Harper) the new President of the hospital. They are each told they have something to work on. For Shawn, it is to have a better bedside manner. They send him and Jarred (Chuku Modu) to a homeless camp and offer medical care to the people who live there. While they are there, the others are working another case at the hospital. The two groups never meet.

While they are dealing with that Dr. Glassman (Richard Schiff) is dealing with his cancer. He has a new oncologist played by Lisa Edelstein. Shawn has to decide if he wants to be by his side or let his friend deal with it on his own.

As you can see it is not as flowing as well together from last season. Something, I hope they get back to soon.


Finally, at 9p on CBS it is time for the Magnum PI remake with Jay Hernandez as the lead character. I watched the pilot a few months ago and I do not want to watch it again. I would say it was loyalty for the original, but then I realized I did not watch it. The best way to describe this show is if you like Hawaii Five-0, you will like this show. I do not care for the latter, so I definitely do not care for this show. Therefore, this is all I will say about it with this review.

Screeners were not provided for Dancing with the Stars, Bull, 9-1-1 and The Voice.

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