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Fall Shows Preview

, , , and | Tuesday, September 30, 2014

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Even though Scene keeps loading you up with the “Weekly Watch” and polishing new gems like “Gotham,” don’t forget to catch up with currently running favorites. Here are a few selects by Scene staff for shows returning in the fall, although we can’t take any responsibility for side-effects of binge-watching.

“Bob’s Burgers”

By Allie Tollaksen

After watching every episode available on Netflix at least two times each, I’m thrilled for the start of the fifth season of “Bob’s Burgers” this fall. Set to premiere on Oct. 5, the Fox animated sitcom will reunite everyone’s favorite family. The show has proved it can be consistently smart, absurd and absolutely hilarious all at once, and if the cast’s preview at Comic-Con this year was any suggestion, Season 5 will be up to par. The upcoming season is rumored to include Tina falling in love with a ghost, Bob’s dad and a musical episode — which, if past “Bob’s Burgers” musical productions are any indication, is going to be incredible. The only thing I’m worried about for Season 5 is which character will be my favorite, since it’s just too hard to choose.

 

“Brooklyn Nine-Nine”

By Matt McMahon

Last year, “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” premiered to critical acclaim, winning a Golden Globe for Best Comedy Series and beating out usual favorites “Modern Family” and “The Big Bang Theory.” The series balanced the tricky sitcom setting of a police precinct with a stellar, diverse ensemble cast, never taking itself too seriously, while maintaining the earnest heart of a Michael Schur (“The Office,” “Parks and Recreation”) created project. Perfectly utilizing the naturally silly Andy Samberg, who won a Golden Globe of his own for his lead role on the show, “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” features some of the most unbridled fun from a sitcom currently airing on television. Season 2 of “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” began on Fox this Sunday, and airs weekly at 8:30 p.m.

 

“American Horror Story”

By Maddie Daly

As the leaves are changing and the weather cools down (or magically stays the same if you’re in South Bend like we are), fall sets in, which can only mean one thing: Halloween. Similarly, it’s the month of the premier of the fourth season of one of my favorite shows, “American Horror Story.” This show is intriguing in that each season has its own cast of characters (with several overlaps) living in different eras in various clichéd horror settings, such as a haunted house and an insane asylum. The seasons don’t end with cliff-hangers, leaving viewers waiting anxiously for the next season, but rather they wrap up each story, leaving the audience analyzing what they just saw and craving more of the creepy and twisted plot lines. Fans everywhere were excited, and slightly terrified, to find out that the next season would take place in a 50s style “freak show.” “AHS” Season 4 premieres Oct. 8 on FX.

 

“Homeland”

By Caelin Miltko

I’m most excited about “Homeland” returning. I watched the entire last season over Christmas break last year with my mom, and anytime I reconsider what happened in the finale, my mind is kind of blown away. I can’t wait to see what they do to work around how they ended it (I can’t really say anything more specific without spoiling anything for those you who don’t watch the show). Suffice to say, the end of last season was dramatic and I can’t wait to see how Carrie works to pick up the pieces in the new season. Season 4 will pick back up on Showtime Oct. 5 at 9 p.m.

 

“Legend of Korra”

By Daniel Barabasi

Technology meets nature. Ripped straight off some modern business’s latest advertisement, the statement perfectly describes the upcoming struggles in Book Four of “The Legend of Korra,” titled “Balance.” Korra was left broken by her fight against the Red Lotus, and released clips showed her still recovering early on in the fourth installment.

A fast-paced teaser showed technical advances such as fully developed railway systems in Republic City and winged suits for air benders, but also a return of the robot suits and taser gloves utilized by the Equalists in Book One. Not only will Korra have to struggle to overcome her personal health issues, but soon she will have to face the uprising led by a group of advanced metal benders. Watch the Avatar overcome her final struggle Oct. 3 on Nickelodeon.

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About Caelin Miltko

I am a senior English and Irish language major, with a minor in Journalism. I spent the last year abroad in Dublin, Ireland and am currently a Walsh RA living in Pangborn.

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About Allie Tollaksen

Scene Editor. Senior studying Psychology and dabbling in everything else.

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About Maddie Daly

A senior English and French major in love with Paris, cooking and fashion, currently residing in Chicago.

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About Matt McMahon

Notre Dame Class of 2016 student studying Finance and English. From Mercer County, New Jersey. Interests include music, television, film, and writing. Also food.My Mom didn't like what else I had to say here so I took it down.

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About Daniel Barabasi

Daniel enjoys taking long walks on the lakes, debating grammatical punctuality and dancing in the swing fashion. In his spare time, he is a neuroscience major in the Class of 2017.

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