The Fall TV Premiere season is underway. The networks are vying for your eyes. They want your viewership. Nowadays, a new show can face peril after one bad night.
That said, what are you watching?
I’m hooked on Gotham already. It’s gritty and dark. It’s a police procedural set in a fictitious world where we know the main characters…or better yet, we know who the main characters will become. There are Easter Eggs and double entendres aplenty if you pay close attention. Technology exists, and yet the cars are from the 70s and 80s, though they look very new. It’s an exciting concept, and I’m eager to see how it plays out.
Last Sunday was a big night for television. You had the Olympics, the midseason premiere of The Walking Dead, and the Grammy’s salute to the 50th anniversary of The Beatles on the Ed Sullivan show.
The ratings were huge. But in a twist, The Beatles lost to the zombies. Yes, the ratings for The Walking Dead were higher than the salute to the Beatles. It’s funny given that on that night in 1964 all of America was glued to the television watching the Ed Sullivan show.
Ironically, I recap The Walking Dead for DarkMediaOnline.com and I didn’t switch over to watch it until the Beatles special was over. I couldn’t help it. I had to watch the Beatles special first. It’s the Beatles, for crying out loud. I was born the year John Lennon was killed. I had to see the two surviving Beatles perform together. I had to.