The Now Geek This! Television Preview Part 2, October

Last week, I wrote about the new shows debuting this month, September, that I was interested in checking out.  I told you a little bit about each show, and then gave the reason, or reasons, why I was interested in viewing the premier of each show.  For some of the shows, I had a genuine interest in watching with the hopes that I would find some gems among the debuts.  Other shows, on the other hand, I wanted to check out for the sole reason that I wanted to see if they could possibly be as bad as they seemed.  October will be bringing more show debuts, and so I bring you another article talking about which of those shows I am interested in, and for what reasons.Westworld

Westworld is a new HBO series based on the classic film from 1973 by one of my favorite authors, Michael Chrichton.  This series has a lot going for it, and it is perhaps the new show that I am the most excited for after Luke Cage.  First, as I stated, the show is based on a cult classic film created by a truly brilliant, at least in my opinion, science fiction writer.  Second, it is an HBO series, and HBO has a proven track record for creating exceptional and engaging shows beloved by many geeks.  Thirdly, the show is packed full of some of the best actors in the business, such as Anthony Hopkins and Ed Harris.  Of course, let us not forget reason number four, the story of Westworld is pure science fiction gold, and I am excited to see it done as a series that will give the story room to breath.  My fellow geeks, it probably goes without saying, but I believe you owe it to yourself  to watch Westworld.  This show could very well be the next Game of Thrones, and I, for one, want to get in on the ground floor.

Westworld airs on HBO on Sundays at 9PM, and debuts October 2nd.

Conviction

Truth be told, I don’t actually have a lot of interest in this show being that it appears to be yet another lawyer drama on the surface.  I just want to check this show out for one reason, and one reason alone, Haley Atwell.  You see, being that I am a fan of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, I was naturally a fan of Atwell’s performance as the beloved character Agent Carter.  I watched both seasons of Agent Carter that aired, and I was hoping that it might become a regular series that might someday lead to the time-period when S.H.I.E.L.D. had been formed.  Alas, that was not to be, as Agent Carter has been cancelled, and Haley Atwell has moved on to this show.  I generally do not have any interest in lawyer shows at all, however, I do want to at least check out the show that has stolen our Agent Carter from us.

Agent Carter…..I mean Conviction, airs on Mondays at 10PM on ABC, and debuts on October 3rd.

Timeless

Timeless is a show about a trio of heroes who travel back in time to stop a villain from changing things in the past, thereby also changing the future.  Ah, time travel, a time honored sci-fi tradition that has yielded some really great stories, as well as some truly horrendous ones.  Timeless could prove to be a very interesting show that might provide some interesting looks at historical events, or it could fall into the “cliche plot of the week” trap that too many shows tend to fall into.  I am hoping this will be a good show, but we shall see which side Timeless falls on.

Timeless airs on Mondays at 10PM, and debuts on October 3rd.

Falling Water

Falling Water is a show that I have not heard a lot about, but I do know that it is a drama/thriller about people whose dreams seem to intertwine with each other, leading to a mystery that needs to be solved.  I don’t know much else about this show, but it sounds like it has some potential.  I will definitely give this show a shot, with the hope that it will be a sleeper hit (pun intended).

Falling Water airs on Thursdays at 10PM on the USA network, and debuts on October 13th.

Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency

This show has a bit of pedigree to it that should appeal to us geeks.  The show is loosely based on the books written by Douglas Adams, and while I have not read these particular books, I am a huge fan of his writing in the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy books.  The series is written by Max Landis, and stars Samuel Barnett, who some may recognize from Penny Dreadful, and Elijah Wood.  This show definitely has some real potential, and I am intrigued by it.

Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency airs on Saturdays on BBC America, and debuts on October 22.

There may be some other shows I may check out here and there, but these are the main shows debuting in October that I am the most interested in.  As with the September offerings, I will return to this list after all of the debuts to give my thoughts on these shows.  You might agree with my list and reasons, or you may disagree.  You may even have your own list that you are interested in, but that is part of the fun of the new fall television season, isn’t it.  It will be interesting to see which of these shows are good, and which will survive  the season.

That’s all for this edition of Now Geek This!  Tune in next time for our next exciting edition.

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