My word, this winter feels like it’s going on forever. Yes, I’m grateful for the Cape Town rain but I just want all my shows to come back on. But like my son who has to wait till the end of September for his birthday, I have to wait till the end of September for the Fall Season, as America likes to call it, for the new seasons of all my favourite TV series. Yes, I’m fully aware it will be spring in goold old SA but what must happen to the title of this piece? I honestly don’t know y’all.
Anyway, another great thing about this time of the year is all the new series that will be coming our way. Because I have so little time to spare as is, I very rarely add new shows to my roster so they have to be really good to make it. I usually give shows a 4 episode chance before deciding whether it gets the cut.
But anyway, it seems we’re living in the era of reboots and revivals because there are FOUR reboots and a revival on this list and to be honest I am just really bis about them.
Roswell, New Mexico
Honestly the trailer for this was underwhelming but Nathan Parsons is sure nice to look at. So instead of being a straight reboot of the 1999 TV series, the new show is an updated take on the book series Roswell High, which also was the inspiration for the original show.
“We’re really sort of going back to the book and starting from scratch a little bit,” star Nathan Parsons, who plays the alien Max Evans, told TV Guide at The CW Upfront red carpet on Thursday. “It’s not a prequel, it’s not a sequel, it’s a new iteration of this world that was created in the book series.”
Roswell, New Mexico will chronicle Max and Liz’s burgeoning inter-species romance after Liz returns home to Roswell to take care of her ailing father only to discover her high school crush is an alien. In addition to ageing all the characters up ten years, Roswell, New Mexico is also giving Liz a whole new backstory that involves the mysterious death of her beloved older sister.
I mean, honestly, that trailer didn’t really excite me but it’s getting it’s 4 episode chance.
As a massive fan of the original show and it in no way needs a reboot because the original one was perfect. Just watch that one.
Unlike the Roswell reboot this show looks like it could be okay but I’m still kinda peeved anyone would replace the Halliwells. If anything, I think I would’ve been more open to this had it been a prequel or the sequel around the Halliwell family. I think I was also a bit taken aback that this was labelled as a “feminist” reboot. I’m sorry, did anyone even watch the original show? How much more feminist do you want to get than that? It’s just rubbing me the wrong way but it will still get it’s 4 episode chance because despite it all, it looks like it has potential (she says begrudgingly).
Being a Browncoat means that I will watch anything that our Captain is in, so it’s obvious that I’ll be tuning in for The Rookie. Nathan Fillion is a gem and quite honestly there are very few actors who I genuinely love as much as him.
Based on a true story — starting over isn’t easy, especially for small town guy John Nolan who, after a life-altering incident, is pursuing his dream of being an LAPD officer. As the force’s oldest rookie, he’s met with skepticism from some higher-ups who see him as just a walking midlife crisis. If he can’t keep up with the young cops and the criminals, he’ll be risking lives including his own. But if he can use his life experience, determination and sense of humour to give him an edge, he may just become a success in this new chapter of his life.
Another day, another reboot. Not gonna lie, I only vaguely remember the Tom Sellek Magnum P.I because I was quite young when it came on the good old TV 1 or whatever channel it used to come on. My cousins and I were more into Knight Rider and The A-Team and Tom Sellek was one of the dads from Three Men and a Baby, but I digress.
Magnum PI is back minus the mustache and with Jay Hernandez in the river seat, which I approve of because well, have you seen his face? ANYWAY, it looks like a good old skop, skiet en donner, like my mommy likes to call these shows.
Even though Will & Grace went off the air for 12 years, it didn’t need much upgrading. But after being gone for 20 years, Murphy Brown was going to need an update. It’s a different world since Murphy was last on air but I’m actually looking forward to it.
Murphy got no time for your nonsense!
The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
This is the only other non-reboot or revival on this list and it’s honestly making me worried about the future of television and originality. This is Sabrina like we’ve never seen her before, but coming from the makers of Riverdale what did I expect? I mean they turned Riverdale on it’s head (in a good way) and Sabrina looks super creepy and I wonder if they’re not just taking it too far for my liking? There’s no sign of the aunts and I am actually going to be hella mad if there is no sassy Salem because honestly what is Sabrina without a sassy Salem?
What series are you guys looking forward to this year? Any that you think I should check out? Let me know in the comments below.