Rick’s Top 3 Favorite Shows Of The Fall Season – 2011 [VIDEOS]
We'll we are just one week away from it officially being Winter, but I thought I would share with you 3 of my new favorite shows that debuted this past Fall.
Lori and I have discussed this a few times, that when new shows roll out in the Fall, it's difficult to get 'emotionally involved' in them, for fear of their cancellation.
With that said, I have found three shows that I didn't begin watching until recently and, fingers crossed, they will stay around for awhile. I am really looking forward to how these stories will unfold in the upcoming episodes.
This is the first of two shows I like this season, based on the 'fairy tale' theme.
The overall plot line is that the evil Queen is mad that Prince Charming has married Snow White. So, she casts a curse on all the land and sends them to "Storybrook, Maine," where they have no memory of who they were and promises them 'no happy endings.'
This show has the look and feel of "Lost," with lots of flashbacks into the characters' back stories. I guess I shouldn't be surprised since it was created by Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis, two of the writers from that show.
We are then introduced to 28-year old Emma Stone, who is revealed to be the daughter of the Prince and Snow White. Stone, with the help of her son, Henry, whom she gave up for adoption, try to unravel the mystery that is "Storybrook."
Here is the other 'fairy tale' themed show. It's set in present day in Portland, Oregon and revolves around a homicide detective named Nick Burkhardt. Nick discovers, in the first episode, that he descends from the Grimm Family. In this show, the Grimm's were hunters of real creatures, that we are more familiar with in Fairy Tales. Except these are not the cute and cuddly characters you and I grew up with. It has a 'Supernatural' kind of look and feel to the show.
This is kind of a departure from what I normally get caught up in, when it comes to TV shows. But, one weekend, I ended up watching the first five episodes back-to-back and have been hooked ever since.
With all the scheming and back-biting, it reminds me a bit of Dallas from back in the 80's.
'Emily Thorne', who really is Amanda Clark, returns to the Hamptons to take revenge on the people who caused the death of her father and destroyed her family. When Amanda was a little girl, her father was arrested on trumped up terrorist charges and spend the rest of his life in prison, where he died. Those same people, who accused him of this crime, made sure that Amanda spent her young life in Juvenile Detention. But on her 18th birthday, she was released and inherited the wealth of the company her father had invested in. She changed her name to Emily Thorne and now is seeking the revenge on all who took part in the frame job.