After my Friday Night Light binge, I had a TV hangover. I was distraught over the loss of my Dillon, TX family and had nothing else to watch. I searched and searched, but couldn’t find anything to fill the void.
I’ve been pining over my Fall TV Shows to come back, and now that it’s September there’s a light at the end of the tunnel. Here are the shows I’m most excited to see back on air.
T H E M I N D Y P R O J E C T
Premiere: Sept. 15
Anyone who knows me, knows I’m obsessed with Mindy Kaling. This is one of the few comedies we are watching, and I’m hoping Hulu (who picked it up after Fox crazily cancelled it) doesn’t screw it up. As long as Danny keeps dancing, Mindy keeps being Mindy and Danny and Mindy keep being Danny and Mindy, I think we’re safe.
E M P I R E
Premiere: Sept. 23
“Welcome back to the Lyon’s den.” This show shocked me last season at how much I enjoyed it, though I don’t know why since it’s basically the hip-hop version of Nashville (which I LOVE, see below). I listened to the soundtrack on repeat, so I’m looking forward to more great music and of course, more Cookie.
N A S H V I L L E
Premiere: Sept. 23
Ahhh, I love this show. And they cannot kill Deacon! They wouldn’t! He and Rayna are finally a couple and adorable (and I love Connie Britton even more now after FNL). I can’t wait to see more drama, more music and hopefully a Scarlett and Gunnar reunion.
T H E W A L K I N G D E A D
Premiere: Oct. 11
I don’t even know what to expect from this show anymore, except that it keeps me on the edge of my seat every.single.episode. I absolutely cannot wait for October 11 (which, by the way, is the weekend we get back from Europe, and this is a perfect coming home gift).
P R E T T Y L I T T L E L I A R S
I don’t even know if this show is coming back in the Fall or next year, but I couldn’t leave it off the list because I’m ridiculously obsessed. We finally found who “A” is, but of course that doesn’t mean it’s over. Fast forward 5 years and there’s a new mystery that brings all the girls back from Rosewood. The biggest question in my mind though – Who is Hanna married to? And is that a baby bump?!
[Also on the Alderman TV Lineup: The Good Wife, How to Get Away with Murder, iZombie, The Blacklist, Big Bang Theory, Scandal
NEW shows: Blood & Oil, Limitless]
What show are you looking forward to the most?
W H O
Me, two girlfriends + a brief appearance by my Lorelai
W H A T
Take a day off work and spend the entire day watching Gilmore Girls on Netflix.
Season 1, Ep. 1 – Pilot [Lorelai and Rory, we can already tell we love you.]
Season 1, Ep. 7 – Kiss and Tell [Ooh, Rory gets her first kiss! In Doosey’s! And runs away!]
Season 2, Ep. 5 – Nick & Nora/Sid & Nancy [Enter Jess. Commence lifelong swooning.]
Season 2, Ep. 9 – Run Away, Little Boy [Paris as Romeo = gold. Also, second best guest appearance Chad Michael Murray]
Season 3, Ep. 9 – A Deep-Fried Korean Thanksgiving [Just skip the rolls! Also, first best guest appearance Adam Brody]
Season 4, Ep. 2 – The Lorelais’ First Day at Yale [First night of college = around the world eating party, oh how Gilmore]
Season 4, Ep. 22 – Raincoats and Recipes [The most bittersweet episode ever – Luke & Lorelai (yay!), Rory & Dean (nay!)]
Season 5, Ep. 3 – Written in the Stars [Luke & Lorelai dating is the talk of the town; literally, it’s an agenda item at town hall]
Season 5, Ep. 13 – Wedding Bell Blues [“I just wanted to know what it feels like.” Go Rory!]
Season 6, Ep. 13 – Friday Night’s Alright for Fighting [Logan saves the day at the newspaper and is beyond charming.]
Season 7, Ep. 22 – Bon Voyage [Best surprise party ever. Best Luke moment ever. Best ending ever.]
W H E R E
A very comfortable gray couch in the Alderman living room
W H E N
Friday, Oct. 24
8am – 6:30pm
W H Y
Ask me my all-time favorite book and I can’t tell you. Ask me my all-time favorite movie and I can’t tell you. Ask me my all-time favorite TV show and I CAN tell you – Gilmore Girls. I could literally write an essay about why I love it so much, and some day I probably will, but for now, just a few words: Witty. Relationships. Hilarious. Coffee. Luke & Lorelai. Mother/Daughter. Milo Ventimiglia. Fast. Memorable. Community. Pop Culture. Life. Heartwarming.
O T H E R I M P O R T A N T D E T A I L S [i.e. F O O D]
We watched, we ate, we laughed, we ate, we cried, we ate. The Gilmore girls wouldn’t have had it any other way.