SMALL SCREEN – Kyle Wells

What’s y’all’s new favourite show?

What’s y’all’s new favourite show?

While I certainly haven’t seen them all yet I would have to say so far, there’s a few diamonds in the sky, er, rough.

As far as dramas go the best of the bunch is Masters of Sex (Movie Central, Sundays, 9pm.) which you heard here first, folks. It’s funny, a little sexy, pretty compelling and I’m still interested in seeing where it ends up going. That’s a good sign.

In the world of comedy my new favourite, much to my surprise, is Brooklyn Nine-Nine (CityTV, Tuesdays, 8:30pm). I thought I was sick of Andy Samberg, but apparently I’m not, as this has been the comedy I’ve been quick to look for new episodes of. We’re four in and so far I’m enjoying it as a light, easy laugh.

(Unlike Samberg’s old stomping ground, Saturday Night Live, which is suffering from a severe lack of veterans. I’m off track, but I simply hope it finds its way.)

In terms of what’s not working for me, I don’t think I’m going to be able to stand watching Stephen Merchant’s new HBO comedy Hello Ladies (Sundays, 10:30pm) simply because I am no fan of squirm comedy, and it doesn’t get much more awkward than watching nerdy Merchant hit on beautiful women, which is the show’s only schtick.

And despite its popularity, I also didn’t care much for The Crazy Ones (CityTV, Thursdays, 9pm). But I keep forgetting I don’t care much for Robin Williams, so it’s sort of a write off.

It’s not over yet for premieres though folks.

Just in time for Halloween is a new Dracula series, premiering on Global on Oct. 25 at 9pm. The American-UK co-production is co-created by Daniel Knauf, the man behind Carnivale, the best show HBO ever cancelled, and is a take on the original Bram Stoker novel. You know, the one about horrific vampires with heavy erotic overtones where no one sparkles.

For the sci-fi fans out there, Almost Human is premiering on Fox on Nov. 4. From the producers of Lost, Almost Human is set in the year 2048 and follows human LAPD cops who are paired up with androids. I’m not a huge sci-fi fan, but this one actually looks not bad, with a bit of a Blade Runner meets The Terminator thing going on.

Happy trails.

TV on DVD

Family Tree, Season 1 – Oct. 29

Mad Men, Season 6 – Nov. 5

Under the Dome, Season 1 – Nov. 5

Dexter, Final Season – Nov. 12

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