Welcome to October! It’s a month of chills, thrills and – if you’re a CW fan – relief as even more new television hits the airwaves. Here’s what our coverage looks like as we make our way through the pumpkin month.
Let’s bitch it out…
First let’s address our regular, continuing coverage:
- The Good Wife (Sundays at ~9pm EST on CBS)
- Gotham (Mondays at 8pm EST on FOX – contingent on the show becoming less sucky)
- Sleepy Hollow (Mondays at 9pm EST on FOX)
- The Blacklist (Mondays at 10pm EST on NBC)
- Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. (Tuesdays at 9pm EST on ABC)
- Scandal (Thursdays at 9pm EST on ABC)
- Transparent (Available on Amazon, new reviews Fridays)
So what’s new in October? After a month of a number of new series making their debut, we’re pleased to welcome back a number of old favourites! Here’s what you can expect
The Originals S2
- Where did we leave off? The damn baby was finally born…and almost immediately caused no shortage of problems, including Hayley’s (Phoebe Tonkin) death (yay!) and then salvation (boo!). Things ended on a melancholy happy ending as Klaus (Joseph Morgan), Elijah (Daniel Gillies) and Marcel (Charles Michael Davis) buried the hatchet and the baby was fake-killed and hustled off to safety with a returning Rebekah (Claire Holt).
- Why should you care? While The Vampire Diaries imploded with Traveler ridiculousness, The Originals managed to rebrand itself as more than a spin-off and become a compelling drama in its own right. Now that the show is bringing back Original Mama Esther and Davina (Danielle Campbell) has Original Daddy Mikael (Sebastian Roché) under her control, the stakes have never been higher. Oh yeah, and Daniel Sharman (Isaac from Teen Wolf – continuing the MTV to CW exodus) is joining the cast!
- Who’s covering it? thedude offers her take every Tuesday morning.
- Returns: It debuts on its new night, Monday, Oct 6 at 8pm EST on The CW
- Where did we leave off? After a season long battle with Slade, Ollie (Stephen Amell) locked his nemesis in a box on Purgatory Isle and nearly had a romantic moment with Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards). Also perennial sour puss Thea (Willa Holland) ran off with biological daddy Malcolm Merlyn (John Barrowman) and we learned via flashback that Ollie didn’t exactly spend all five of his missing years on that island.
- Why should you care? Although we weren’t quite as high on the early to mid episodes of S2 as some fans, the back half ended up launching the series into a whole new emotional realm. S3 has a lot of potential as Roy (Colton Haynes) dons the Arsenal costume, Sara (Caity Lotz) returns and a bunch of fun fanboy-baiting actors (including former Superman Brandon Routh), guest star. Oh yeah and the new Big Bad is DC comics staple Ra’s al Ghul (Matt Nable).
- Who’s covering it? cinephilactic tackles every blow on Thursday mornings.
- Returns: Wednesday, Oct 8 at 8pm EST on The CW
The Walking Dead S5
- Where did we leave off? In short: the entire cast ended up locked in a train car at Terminus, which was (unsurprisingly) revealed to be the cannibal society we all suspected.
- Why should you care? At this point you’re either invested in the life and death struggle of Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) and company or you’ve likely skipped over this paragraph. Most fans feel that S4 was one of the best seasons (or at least the most consistently solid seasons) of the series and the threat of a rival group of cannibals holding our heroes hostage is irresistibly attractive.
- Who’s covering it? TVAngie dissects the drama every Monday morning.
- Returns: Sunday, Oct 12 at 9pm EST on AMC
- Where did we leave off? In a nifty little twist, Adalind’s (Claire Coffee) potion robbed Nick (David Giuntoli) of his Grimm powers. Plus Monroe (Silas Weir Mitchell) and Rosalee (Bree Turner) finally got married. Too bad Trubel (Jacqueline Toboni) got outed as a Grimm at the ceremony, basically throwing everything into chaos.
- Why should you care? Like most Grimm premieres, ‘Thanks For The Memories’ will delve into whether or not the change to the status quo is for the best. Nick and Juliette (Bitsie Tulloch) must adapt back to normal life, leaving Trubel to take up the mantle as Portland’s sole protector. Oh, and maybe some of the Royal stuff with the keys will come back (this is Grimm, which isn’t always the best at doling out its mythology).
- Who’s covering it? cinephilactic breaks down the supernatural beats every Saturday morning.
- Returns: Friday, Oct 24 at 9pm EST on NBC
That’s it for us. What else are you watching in October? Sound off below.