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This Year’s New TV Shows: Keep or Cut?

The cast of Believe. Photo: NBC
The cast of Believe.
Photo: NBC

Now that the 2013-2014 TV season is soon coming to a close, I thought for this post I’d take a look at which new shows I decided to keep on my Must Watch and DVR List, which shows I’m still on the fence about (and may still give a second chance and watch over the summer), and which shows have made it to the cutting room floor for good. That all said, I decided to only list the shows that I’ve seen, so I have no opinions on “The Crazy Ones, “True Detective,” “Helix,” “Salem,” etc…

KEEP (1st slider), ON THE FENCE (2nd slider) and CUT (3rd slider):


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Now, there is still one show that hasn’t premiered yet that I am very excited for and that’s Penny Dreadful. It premieres May 11, 2014. So we shall see where it lands on this list soon. It stars Josh Hartnett, Eva Green, Billie Piper, Reeve Carney and Timothy Dalton. Here’s a sneak peek behind the characters of Dorian Gray (Reeve Carney) and Brona Croft (Billie Piper):

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What new shows do you plan to keep or cut (that is if they aren’t canceled first)? Sound off below.



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By on April 24th, 2014

About Amber Topping

Amber works as a blogger/writer full-time and fell in love with stories and imagination at an early age. She has a Humanities and Film Degree from BYU, co-created The Silver Petticoat Review, contributed as a writer to various magazines, and has an MS in Publishing from Pace University, where she received the Publishing Award of Excellence and wrote her thesis on transmedia, Jane Austen, and the romance genre. Her ultimate dreams are publishing books, writing and producing movies, traveling around the world, and forming a creative village of talented storytellers trying to change the world through art.

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2 thoughts on “This Year’s New TV Shows: Keep or Cut?”

  1. I’m definitely keeping Almost Human from your top slider but the others I just couldn’t get addicted too. Believe and Resurrection were decent when I watched them but they just weren’t appointment tv for me.

    Now your second slider is interesting. I’m loving Sleepy Hollow and I definitely encourage you to give it another try. I too found Nicole Beharie hard to take at first but I think she’s gotten much better and Tom Mison plus the writing is enough to keep me around.

    I also stuck with Bitten. The acting definitely improved but I thought the writing was subpar a lot of the time. If it gets a second season I’ll probably watch but it’s more because of my love for the books.

    Hannibal is still and will forever likely be on DVR because I love Hugh Dancy and Mads Mikkelsen so them together will ensure I keep watching. And I think the show is good too! LOL

    I’m also thrilled that Orphan Black is back so that one’s staying on my DVR.

    just premiered and I enjoyed it a lot more than I thought it would so that’s sticking around too.

    And I’m eagerly awaiting Penny Dreadful. It looks amazing! Great Article!

    • Thanks for all your thoughts! As far as new shows go, I don’t think I would put any of the new shows this year in my personal top 10 ever, but I enjoy a few of them. But yeah, I’m not sure I’d call many of them appointment TV. I eventually watch them on my DVR. I think the only new shows I watch right away are “Dracula” and “The Originals.” Call it my addiction to Byronic Heroes. 🙂

      I will definitely give Sleepy Hollow another chance, but I am still wary as I did find the actress and character to be almost unwatchable and I wasn’t in love with the mythology. BUT, I have seen shows in the past with actors who start out weak and improve greatly over time. And I also see shows that start with a weak mythology and fix the kinks as they figure out what works and what doesn’t. So I’m crossing my fingers I’ll like the show better since there were elements I did like.

      With Bitten, I know I’ll get around to finishing it, but yeah, I agree with you. Some of the writing is subpar. I’ll probably watch it because there aren’t that many decent urban fantasy shows out there.

      As for some older shows, that would probably make for another fun post. I haven’t seen Orphan Black yet, but I agree about Hannibal. That show is fantastic!

      And I can’t wait for Penny Dreadful!


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