Must-Watch Fall 2014 TV Shows

Happy Wednesday! Now that October is here, we can finally enjoy the return of all our favorite shows as well as discover new ones to be obsessed with. But it can be difficult to choose which ones to devote your valuable free time to. That’s where this list comes in. Here’s what I’ll be religiously watching every day, every week and what you should be too:

MONDAYS – Gotham
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Despite the less-than-epic pilot, I’m sticking with this show for better or for worse. I’m too much of a fan of the characters to stop, even if Ivy Pepper’s name is ridiculous and Alfred acted like a giant ass in the first episode (and continues to do so, I might add). I’m willing to ignore a bunch of things just so I can watch Oswald Cobblepot and Selina Kyle every week.

TUESDAYS – The Flash
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Fans of Arrow, like myself, are already guaranteed to like this show. It’s set in the same world and they already have a cross-over event planned. But even if you haven’t watched Arrow, this show can serve as a gateway drug into the world of superheroes and comics. It’s lighter and funnier than the other grim and gritty comic-based properties out there, which is a welcome change, but with enough action to keep you entertained.

WEDNESDAY – Arrow
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Tell me again why you’re not watching this show yet? You’ve only missed two of the best seasons of TV there is. Seriously, Arrow is the reason for all the recent comic book TV shows cropping up in every network. What are you waiting for? You have a week to binge-watch every episode you missed before Season 3 starts. Go.

THURSDAY – How To Get Away With Murder
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The good news is that you’ve only missed the pilot episode of this show. The bad news is that once you’ve finished watching it, you’ll still have to wait hours for episode 2. And as someone who was blown away by the pilot, let me tell you every minute of waiting for the next episode is torture. It’s just that good. I feel like this should be on Netflix so they can just drop the whole season all at once. I can’t remember falling for a show this hard, this fast. Even with Arrow, it started out slow for me. Must be the Viola Davis effect.

FRIDAY – Constantine
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Whatever you do, do not judge this show by the pilot. I know it probably goes without saying but in this case it’s especially important because the female lead in the first episode, Lucy Griffiths, left the show and they decided not to reshoot the pilot. Which means that a) if you liked her, don’t get attached and know that no matter how important they make her seem, she’s leaving or b) if you didn’t like her, then you don’t have to wait long to see her gone. Out of all the shows, this is actually the one I’m most worried about. Let’s hope they can retain viewers despite the bizarre circumstances of the pilot. They have a couple weeks to reshuffle episodes if need be to explain her departure. Stay tuned.

Happy Hump Day and New Comic Book Day!

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