First off all happy new year! Wish you all a great year with lots of love, good health and happiness! I wanted to do an article from the team for all of you in which we state our new year's resolutions for our favorite tv shows. Whether we want to keep them going strong, or want them improved or even whether we want cancelled shows coming back! So here they are:
2) Boardwalk Empire: So far I am wrong about season 3 being a dream, but to say the reality didn't change and present something surreal and fate orientated in Boardwalk's universe, I think would be lie. At any rate I am intrigued with what season 3 brought in relation to the future of Nucky Thomson. However, seemingly even with a certain character casting for season 4, the writers are admit that Jimmy is not to escape the mind of either Nucky and/or the viewers and his death and/or the chose to kill Jimmy personally, seems vital in what ever lies ahead. The one resolution I hope for is to NOT make Boardwalk a show about existential nihilism, like The Sopranos. We have already seen that, -and I would hope the romantic nature of Boardwalk's time period will provide more positive exploration into the complicated life of Nucky Thomson, rather than "it was all in vein".
4) Dexter: Season 7 was fantastic, but the lead in from season 6 with it's 'doomsday themes' continuing to reside in Dexter and Deb's lives makes me worry if there can be any kind of happy ending for Dex, assuming season 8 is going to be the final season? -But I hope the writers find a creative, cheeky and somewhat fun or pleasant way to end it, because again there is only so many times I can watch a great show end in vein and ultimately defeat it's own purpose.
5) For New mid Season shows and/or Pilots in production: I hope NBC continues to be the network it once was with upcoming shows like Deception, Hannibal, and The Gilded Age. For Bad Robot's works, I'm wishing for Josh Holloway to return to TV and either become a cop in J. H. Wyman's and J.J. Abram's currently untitled ' bombastic futuristic buddy-cop android drama' (which sounds very red universe Fringe Division -and it is my favorite up and coming pilot projects from the company), or in the tentatively titled, "Believe" (which J.J. Abrams teams up with Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban's director, Alfonso Cuaron). Also hopeful that Bates Motel can find a way to make Alfred Hitchcock's Pyscho more interesting. And lastly, I'm hopeful that I can live with what Downton Abbey has done, because it sounds pretty depressing!?
2) How I Met Your Mother: I'd like for us to find out who the mother is by the end of the season. Since season 9 will most likely be the last one, they can use it to kind of explore her relationship with Ted. I think a lot of us would be disappointed if we didn't meet the mother until the very last episode of the show.Also I want to see Robin & Barney's wedding.
3) Castle: I'd like to see Kate move in with Castle by the end of the season. A proposal would be way to soon but I think that moving in would be a nice compromise.
4) Nikita: I'd like for the season finale to be the Mikita wedding. I also want a 4th season since this show is absolutely awesome. And frankly I'd like some better promotion. I feel like the CW is completely ignoring this show. I mean we've only gotten 6 episodes because of that stupid hiatus. I thought the whole point of the shows starting in October was so that there would be less hiatuses.
5) The Secret Circle: I'd like for this show to be miraculously revived. Pretty please.
2) Scandal: The moment Harrison conned the famous "Gladiators in Suits" in the series premiere last year, I was hooked by this sensational show. In just 16 episodes over 2 seasons, Scandal has taken off, with exceptional characters who are played brilliantly by their actors, and a plot that gets thicker every episode. The last three episodes have been the best in the series and are on my list of the best episodes I've watched from any show ever. There's little I want this show to change in the new year, but I'm really looking forward to the birth of the Grant's baby, and more on the history of Quinn Perkins/Lindsay Dwyer, and what happens to Huck. Then there's whether Fitz will live to see another day in the Oval Office. So much to look forward to, with so little time to fit it all in!
1) Don't Trust The Bitch In Apartment 23: I hope that this isn't the last year for lots of fantastic new and aging sitcoms. In particular, I hope that ABC doesn't cancel Don't Trust the Bitch in Apartment 23, which, barring a couple of failed episodes, is one of the most novel and progressive comedies on television at the moment.
2) Glee: I want Glee to either get back on track or to get off the air. This season has been... passable, but lacks the occasional flash of brilliance that made the long slog through mountains of awful worth anyone's time.
3) Doctor Who: I can't wait to see more of the chemistry between Jenna-Louise Coleman and Matt Smith on Doctor Who. Stephen Moffat is doing a brilliant job and April can't come any sooner.
4) The Newsroom: I hope that the Newsroom remains spectacularly written while somehow dealing with its white male messiah/hysterical women (i.e. sexism) problems.
1) Sherlock: I second the Sherlock season 3 wish. (see Justina Kubica)
2) Dexter: For Dexter to stop fucking Debra's character up.
3) Once Upon A Time: For OUAT to stop adding so many characters and focus on the ones we have. Also, if it is not too much to ask, can we not kill Regina? (I just have a bad feeling about that).
4) NCIS: For NCIS not dropping the ball on the pseudo "year of the Tiva".
5) Grey's Anatomy: For Shonda to learn that finales do not have to mean huge episodes where someone must die and or loose a limb or even break up. After the gunman and the plane crashES, I'm sort of waiting for either nuclear explosion or zombie apocalypse.
6) Warehouse 13: More HG - and a better overall quality - for the second half of the 4th season for Warehouse 13. But mainly more HG.
1) Once Upon A Time: Would love to see more interactions between father&daughter duo, meaning Emma&Charming on Once Upon A Time.
2) Supernatural: Can't wait to see Dean&Sam back on the same page, after working out their problems, trying (and hopefully succeeding at their plan) to close the gates of hell forever. BTW, I love this idea, I've been waiting for something like this for years!
3) Sherlock: SHERLOCK SEASON 3 - just want to WATCH it! Enough said!
4) Characters on TV shows in general: And general note: I would like for my favorite (and main) characters to take a break from their (lately) often departures and stop dying in such a painful and heartbreaking to watch way. Definitely need a break in this department. Hopefully a long one. I'm talking to you, BBC! Mostly...
5) Nikita: Also, obviously, I'm hoping for my shows, especially those in danger, to get another season, like Nikita, which is such an amazing and completely underrated show!
2) Supernatural: I hope Sam and Dean resolve their problems on Supernatural and the amazingness that is this season continues.
3) Haven: I hope it's revealed Nathan is the father of the Colorado Kid on Haven because I believe it's 100% true. He and Audrey also need to talk and become a real couple.
4) May Sweeps: I hope May sweeps isn't a bloodbath of cancelled shows.
5) Once Upon A Time: I hope August comes back on Once Upon A Time soon because I miss him. I also want Aurora and Mulan to get together because they have so much chemistry. More time with the Charmings would also be great.?
2) The Good Wife: Also, I'd love to Alicia and Peter Florrick to give their wedding a second chance and I'd love Eli and Diane to hook up, and see more of Martha Plimpton on The Good Wife.
3) Homeland: In Homeland, I'd really like that Saul was the mole.?
2) Justified: Now that Natalie Zea has her own show with Kevin Bacon don't have her be on Justified any longer. She's the most annoying character on the show. And also, let's not have the new girl, Jackie Nevada become the new Winona.
2) Homeland: Just carry on being awesome!
3) Person of Interest: More of the same, but more Reese/Finch interaction with Fusco. Add a little more humor!
4) General: Networks give your new shows a chance. Shows like Last Resort/666 Park Avenue were never given a chance.
5) The Walking Dead: Keep on rocking and continue to shock us. Don't let the recent show runner exit impact on Season 4.
1) Grey's Anatomy: I want Grey's Anatomy and Scandal to get an early pick-up for next season....I can't handle the last minute nonsense.
2) House Of Lies: I hope House of Lies remains as funny and smart as it did in its first season.
3) Glee: I hope this is the last season of Glee....or that they somehow get rid of the new cast.
4) The Big Bang Theory: I want The Big Bang Theory to let Raj find true love.
2) SyFy: I hope SyFy becomes an actual science-fiction channel again (with upcoming series Defiance and Rewind), and not just a reservoir for procedurals in disguise (that they end up cancelling anyway).
3) Netflix: I hope Netflix is truly successful with all its ambitious, serialized, original content (House of Cards, Hemlock Grove, Arrested Development S4, Orange is the New Black) and that this success has big repercussions on the TV/film industry, with internet gaining recognition as a source of quality programming and thus slowly becoming a new alternative to cable. And even though I'm not as interested in their possible series, I wish success to Amazon too, as I think letting internet users rate their favorite among a bunch of pilots can be a good idea.
4) Networks: I hope The Following, Hannibal, Crossbones, Dracula and all the serialized, ambitious broadcast network dramas premiering in the upcoming months are met with strong support from the networks (wait until the season is over to make a decision) and big ratings, so that they keep doing that sort of shows which I believe shouldn't be secluded to FX, AMC or premium cable. Also, I wish DVR numbers and online activity is seriously taken into account.
5) NBC: I hope NBC's success this season (#1 network on A18-49 this fall) will allow them to cut some slack to their brilliant comedies, therefore renewing Parks & Rec (not too worried about that one though) and Community (I'm kind of worried) for another season.?