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Nuns! Bikes! 1950s London! What More Could You Want in a Show?

By Genevieve Burgess | Miscellaneous | September 30, 2012 | Comments ()


"Call the Midwife" on PBS at 8:00pm ET. Series premiere. Well, US series premiere. This series has been around in the UK for about a year. It's a period drama set in East London in the 1950s that follows the work of midwives in the Nonnatus House, a nursing convent.

"Dexter" on Showtime at 9:00pm Et. Seventh season premiere. From what I hear, the television series hasn't gone off the deep end with the bizarre "Dexter's lost his killing mojo" storyline the third book featured so they've got some good ideas.

"Revenge" on ABC at 9:00pm ET. Second season premiere. More shenanigans in the Hamptons!

"666 Park Avenue" on ABC at 10:00pm ET. Series premiere. This looks, I don't know. Like it should be a made for TV movie or a miniseries rather than a full season length show. Also sort of like a slightly more network appropriate rip off of "American Horror Story" but maybe they'll do their own thing. We'll see.

"Homeland" on Showtime at 10:00pm ET. Second season premiere.

Genevieve Burgess Is thrilled to have worthwhile television to write about again. At least for the moment.

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  • googergieger

    I have to say, considering how shit last season of Dexter was. And this is coming from the one person that defended the season after Trinity Killer. This season premiere was a lot better than it had any right to be.

  • KatSings

    I actually liked a lot about Season 5 as well, so you aren't alone. Last season was mostly terrible though. I'm excited with where they can take this. The thing I'm most wary about is that they have two seasons left, not just this one - if it was just the one, I'd have more confidence that they could explore the consequences of the end of last season without getting in their own way. But the premiere was good, so I'm hopeful. Also? If they don't let Dex, or hell, anyone, kill Quinn at some point, I will be PISSED cause I have wanted that shithead dead pretty much the whole time he's been on the show.

  • SorayaS

    Call the Midwife is fantastic.

    I'm so, so wary of Dexter- I just can't watch it if they're going to continue with that "I'm in love with my brother" thing. Also, I'm doubtful of how much killing there can be if he's spending the whole season trying to convince Deb not to turn him in. I'm cringing just thinking of the angst we've got in store for us- have to wait until the reviews are in I think!

  • Quatermain

    "Nuns! Bikes! 1950's London! What More Could You Want In A Show?" The same things I always want: tits, guns, and explosions.

  • Long_Pig_Tailor

    In exactly that order?

  • Quatermain

    As long as they're all three there, they can be in any order they like.

  • Leelee

    I loved Call The Midwife - although the lead girl is not a fantastic actress, the supporting cast makes up for it. Miranda Hart is an absolute delight and shows up from episode 2.
    The source material is worth a read as well. It's non-fiction,and very interesting (but gory).

  • $32857398

    MIRANDA WAIT WHAT DOES THIS MEAN THERE'S NO MORE "MIRANDA"? British shows just take SO long to decide wether they're coming back or not I just stop tracking down news. Anything with Miranda Heart is worth watching, but I really really want more "Miranda".

  • Leelee

    Don't worry, there's definitely a new series of Miranda! Or so she has promised on twitter. Don't forget, our series are very short so it's not like actors can only film one TV show per year.

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