by Abigail Fisher
Study breaks are an imperative part of the exam season. Normally, I like to unwind with terrible TLC shows about caffeinated babies. This year however, I’m planning on making a change. The fall television lineup is way too jam-packed with amazing returning shows and premieres to waste even a second on a Boy Meets World rerun. Already this year, Breaking Bad produced a thrilling fifth season, more than making up for the previous somewhat underwhelming plot line involving the mexican cartel. (In drug shows when they bring in the cartel, it means the writers are getting lazy). Please follow my lead and don’t waste your precious free time wallowing in The Voice or even worse local news. Give some of these shows the old college try. I promise you won’t regret it.
The Mindy Project
Mindy Kaling is a goddess. Though I will always treasure her time at The Office
as Kelly Kapoor, I am elated with the prospects of The Mindy Project.
The pilot episode is available on Hulu this very second, so no time to lose! OB/GYN Mindy Lahiri is falling off the deep end. After a wild night ending in arrest, Mindy realizes she needs to make some changes. The hilarious first episode had me hooked. The writing is punchy and youthful. You can tell that Mindy is giving her all to make the show unique. Set to premiere officially September 25th at 8:30 pm, be sure to tune into Fox to watch a great new show starring one of my favorite ladies.
Lena Dunham is also a goddess. After Girls
season one, my obsession with Ms. Dunham was thrown into overdrive (her movie Tiny Furniture
is also amazing, by the way). This show feels like it was written directly for me. It is the personification of any twenty-something that doesn’t quite know what she wants to do with her life. Following the escapades of aspiring writer Hannah Horvath as she galavants through jobs and relationships in New York, Girls
is both the comparative and antithesis of Sex and the City
. The quirky and wonderful Lena Dunham has created a show that is relatable, hysterical, and well worth watching. Season two is scheduled to begin in January on HBO.
American Horror Story: Asylum
American Horror Story had a genius first season. I suggest pausing whatever show you are currently watching and delving into AHS immediately. Jessica Lange’s consecutive Emmy wins for her role as Constance is a testament not only to her performance, but also to the all around quality of the show. With the new season (and Halloween!) approaching, there has never been a better time to begin your dark journey into American Horror Story. AHS is unique because although some of the actors are returning for season two, they will not be playing the same characters. The setting will also be changed. Season two is centered around an insane asylum in the 1960’s. The specific plot is being kept fairly secret, but we do know that Adam Levine of Maroon 5 and Chloë Sevigny will be making appearances. Premiering October 17th at 9 p.m. do not miss this spooktacular show.
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