I love when new shows premiere, and there are a few that I’m looking forward to checking out (as well as one I think I can do without).
The first is ABC’s Scandal, which premiered last week. Created by Shonda Rhimes of Grey’s Anatomy fame and starring Kerry Washington, Scandal is about Olivia Pope (Washington), the owner of a crisis management firm who does her best to keep her client’s secrets out of the press. I like the idea, and I like the strong female lead; the only thing is that while I hope the story lines are as juicy as the title of the show suggests, I don’t want them to be too unrealistic, like Grey’s. I haven’t had a chance to watch the show yet, but it’s definitely on my list.
I’m also excited about Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23 on ABC, and not just because Dawson, I mean James Van Der Beek, plays a fictionalized version of himself. Anyone who has ever had a roommate has horror stories, which makes this comedy relatable – a small-town girl comes to New York City and finds herself rooming with a party-loving con artist. The two wind up getting along, but based on their polar opposite personalities, hilarity and shenanigans are sure to ensue.
One show that I’m not super intrigued by is NBC’s Best Friends Forever, in which two best friends, Jessica and Lennon, live together after Jessica and her husband get a divorce. Oh, and they also live with Lennon’s boyfriend, who is trying to adjust to this new living situation. The thought of moving in with any of my friends and their husbands makes homelessness seem appealing, so I am just not into this premise.
What do you think of these shows? Have you seen them yet? Are there any other new programs you’re looking forward to watching this spring?