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Midweek Mouth-off: Small screen obsessions

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With the midyear movie blockbuster season behind us, and the glut of awards-bait movies yet to really hit, let’s turn our attention to the small screen today…

As many television series kick off their new season at the moment (or have just ended their most recent run), what are you watching at the moment? What will you miss? And what new shows are you looking forward to most?

The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of Critical Hit as an organisation.

Last Updated: October 2, 2013

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  1. Alien Emperor Trevor

    October 2, 2013 at 10:45

    I’m looking forward to continuing Person of Interest and er… Vampire Diaries :/

    The Blacklist is pretty cool, but that’s more down to James Spader being creepy & snarky. I’d watch him do that in a cooking show.

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    • James Francis

      October 2, 2013 at 10:55

      James Spader is in The Blacklist? I’ve had the pilot on ice for a while! Must go watch it…

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      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        October 2, 2013 at 11:20

        It looks like something that could develop nicely. And if it doesn’t, well, it’s still got James Spader 😉

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    • SaintsRowNigri

      October 2, 2013 at 11:09

      Oh Gods. Vampire Diaries? I could not get myself into season last. Elena was such a damn annoyance as a vampire. Damon is the most useless vampire ever: “I am gonna get all ragey on their ass. I am going to murder them all and oh wait no. Daisy Duck got me in a death grip. Fuck me…”

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      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        October 2, 2013 at 11:15

        Don’t you dare talk that way about my man-crush! Damon is the bestest.

        I was so happy when her brother died. Finally half of Team WHYAREYOUSODAMNSTUPID was out the picture. But then his partner in brain cell starvation brought him back. Bah!

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        • SaintsRowNigri

          October 2, 2013 at 11:39

          I would be happy if Team Buffy could take it upon themselves and end the Pissy Falls vampire problem once and for all.
          Hells, not even Xander Harris was as useless as some of the supernatural people in VD…

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  2. James Francis

    October 2, 2013 at 11:02

    So far it’s mostly been crap. Of the new network pilots Sleepy Hollow has the most hope (but is still iffy). the Michael J. Fox and Robin Williams comedies both stink. Even sci-fi is flat: Defiance took all of two episodes to become drab. Hannibal was equally dull and I’ve heard few good things about Under The Dome. Hostages did nothing for me.

    Banshee might return soon and the new Hell On Wheels could be good – season 2 certainly upped the game. I’m also hoping for a new season of Orange Is The New Black, but that may only appear next year. As yet I still have to see Low Winter Sun, or Magic City, but they sound promising. Ray Donovan’s season will conclude soon, so I’ll at least get to marathon that. Same for Boardwalk Empire S4. And American Horror Story Coven starts next week! Wooh!

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    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      October 2, 2013 at 11:18

      Low Winter Sun reminds me a bit of The Shield, but not as good. Just seemed to move a bit too slowly for my taste. Only watched the pilot though, so will give it a chance.

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      • James Francis

        October 2, 2013 at 11:21

        Thanks, I’ll keep that in mind. Slow doesn’t bother me – something like The Fall took its sweet time, but built up to a really good experience.

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        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          October 2, 2013 at 11:37

          I’ve only watched the pilot for that too, it did seem good though. I tend to watch pilots to see if it’s something that I may enjoy, then will watch the whole season/series later once there’s more to watch. Nothing worse than having to wait until next week. Finally Breaking Bad for me!

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    • Andre116

      October 2, 2013 at 13:35

      I’m rather excited for Banshee as well. That is one graphic series! For my lazy no brainer fun, I’m watching Strike Back S4 now.

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      • James Francis

        October 2, 2013 at 13:44

        Someone else who liked Banshee! Yes, it was very graphic – I quite liked its mix of soap-opera storyline with hardcore violence. Also, that fight between the sheriff and MMA fighter was brilliant.

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        • Andre116

          October 2, 2013 at 13:55

          Hahaha…that was brilliant! Also…that prison flashback episode! Good grief!

          And you are not alone…you’ll be glad to hear that my mom loved it as well.

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        • Andre116

          October 2, 2013 at 13:58

          And seriously…sex, Amish and violence…what more do you want in a show?

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          • James Francis

            October 2, 2013 at 14:00

            Correction: Sexy Amish and Albino Violence.

          • Andre116

            October 2, 2013 at 14:01

            Hahaha…. Fair enough!

      • Kervyn Cloete

        October 2, 2013 at 15:32

        Banshee is superb. Hands down the best fight scenes on TV. That whole day fight scene in the Hood’s place between his ex-squeeze and that guy sent to kill her was just amazing.

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        • Andre116

          October 2, 2013 at 15:36

          I was thinking of that scene earlier as well. That was so damn rough! And that is what I keep telling my friends. You have to at least watch it at least for the fighting. Where most shows will have some sort of structured fighting in, this guy just brings prison style…which is to do any damn thing to win.

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  3. Admiral Chief of Rivia

    October 2, 2013 at 11:30

    Currently ‘trying’ to watch Men @ Work season 2

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