TV News Guide: Top Picks For This Fall’s Best TV (The SciFi/Fantasy Edition)
Winter is really coming. And with most of this summer’s TV blockbusters premiering their season finales over the last few weeks, we have a new crop of shows heading our way. Here are Movie News Guide’s top picks of the latest batch of TV. Read on for more details.
This week is a particularly good day for fans of TV, with the return of some of last year’s favorites, and a highly anticipated new shows. Among many shows coming to TV on this week, here is a list of our favorites, but tread with caution because spoilers abound:
The highly anticipated thriller about Batman-before-Batman returns to this second season with a bang. Penguin has taken over Gotham’s underworld, and things are topsy turvy with Jim Gordon directing traffic and Bullock working as a bar-keep. Very soon into the second season, we have Gordon fired from his job, and must now seek Penguin’s help to set things right.
The last season raised the stakes even further, with Bruce discovering a locked ‘batcave’ in his house, and perhaps this season will see the transformation of the boy and his first forays into fighting crime. Gotham airs Monday at 8:00 on Fox (ET).
Neil Burger’s 2011 thriller “Limitless” starring Bradley Cooper is coming to the small screen now. The conceit is simple, what if there was a drug that made you almost infinitely intelligent, but also killed you slowly. This show has Jake Dorman’s lovable loser Brian Finch grow ‘limitless’, whilst pursued by authorities and shadowy figures for his access to the drug. The executive producer credits go to Cooper, who has expected to make at least a cameo in the show. Limitless airs Tuesday at 10:00 on CBS.
Another blockbuster to series transition, which is Steven Spielberg’s “Minority Report” is coming to TV, eleven years after the events from the movie. The series follows Stark Sands’ ‘Dash’, a precog who must stop crimes before they happen. It was since the pre-crime unit has now been dismantled. It sounds like a police procedural, but at least it is a police procedural in a future with flying cars. Find out for yourself, Monday at 9:00 on Fox.
Peter Capaldi is back at the immortal time-travelling alien in BBC’s highly rated science fiction which premiered its 9th modern season this Sunday with “The Magician’s Apprentice.” The stakes have been raised and the Doctor is facing death at the hands of his arch nemesis, Davros, but then he always is. The episode was one of the best in Capaldi-era ‘Who’ and seemingly will have massive ramifications for the story. Is Missy really dead for this time? Has the TARDIS been destroyed? Find out Sundays at 9:00 on BBC America.
There you have it for the fall TV news. Stay tuned to Movie News Guide (MNG) for more updates on your favorite celebrities, TV shows and movies.
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