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QuickTake: Checking in on six this year’s US TV returning line-up

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Is it me, or is this year’s new Fall TV season proving rather muted? I can’t think of any new shows that have premiered that have caught my attention, and instead it’s been mostly a return of new seasons of last year’s programmes.

In the absence of anything fresh and noteworthy, let’s do a quick round-up of what’s happening in six of the US shows that have come back onto our screens in recent weeks. All of these have been reviewed on Taking The Short View in the past so we’ll keep his quick and punchy as we check in with the latest offerings from The Walking Dead, Criminal Minds and DC’s superhero quartet The Flash, Arrow, Supergirl and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow.

A word of warning in advance – there are some spoilers from the episodes that have aired to date. Read the rest of this entry »

Comfort Viewing Special: Bones, Castle, Criminal Minds, NCIS

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While it probably appears from this blog that I write about every last thing I see, read or hear, the truth is that there’s a whole class of television programs that I watch on a reasonably regular basis but which I rarely engage any critical faculties toward. Mainly US crime shows, they are ‘comfort viewing’ programmes or possibly more accurately wallpaper shows – things that are on but which normally wouldn’t get a mention on Taking The Short View. I thought might just this once make an exception… Read the rest of this entry »