The Fun Side of The Fall Lineup

BY contributor | Tue Sep 24, 2013

The fun side of the fall line upGuest post by Dara M.

If you’re anything like me, which you probably aren’t, I’m a little tired of all the murder, mayhem, flesh eating and general darkness of TV.

I for one am thrilled The Voice is back on NBC. New Girl, The Mindy Project and Dancing With The Stars are exactly the kind of fun distraction I’m looking for in my fall lineup.

So in case you’re still holding onto your own Dark Passenger, let me help lighten you up with some of the best moments from this week’s fun premieres.

The Voice:

Christina and Ceelo are back! Although Ceelo’s head tattoo is a bit distracting, it’s Adam’s beard that’s making nearly every contestant swoon, male and female alike.  The dynamic between the original 4 judges is fantastic and if the rest of the blind auditions are as promising as the first round, this season will be incredible.

The highlight of the premiere was Matthew Schuler of Pennsylvania, whose voice launched the fastest 4 chair turns in Voice history, leaving the bagel shop working, rugby playing Matthew with a tough decision. After a lot of pleading, begging and chair standing, he chose Christina. I think it had to do with the hot blond factor, but good for her.

The Mindy Project:

As you may recall, last season ended with Mindy following her BF Pastor Casey to Haiti to do mission work. This season opens with her shocking pixie ‘do (which Kaling says is reminiscent of Mowgli from The Jungle Book) and an emergency flight back to NY for gall bladder surgery, or maybe it was kidney stones.  While in Haiti, Mindy and Pastor Casey got engaged, in a tent, not exactly what she had in mind. The best part of this show was the introduction of Mindy’s replacement at Shulman and Associates, Dr. Leotard, played by James Franco.  Obviously there is a spark between the doctors and I’m sure hilarity will ensue as they both jockey for the same job at the practice. Side notes: 1. Mindy Kaling is very active on Instagram, you should follow her, 2. There’s a Mindy Project wiki http://themindyproject.wikia.com/wiki/Mindy_Lahiri

New Girl:

The Rachel and Ross style saga continues as Jess and Nick launch this season testing out what it will mean to be “all in” a relationship. Obviously, the best way to launch a new relationship is to abandon reality and take the Volvo wagon to Mexico.

Schmidt wusses out on making the choice between Elizabeth and CeCe and Winston’s obsession with puzzles is explored and results in the realization that he’s color blind.

Line of the night: “If you think these shows are brown, what color do you think you are?” when Winston insists that his green shoes are brown.

If you, like me, are a real TV enthusiast you can also check out The Writers’ Room on Sundance Channel. Check out the New Girl episode here, with Jake Johnson.

The good news, as if you needed any more cheeriness, is that if none of these do it for you, there are several new shows kicking off in the next two weeks. Maybe The Goldbergs is more your style, a 1980s-set show staring the hilarious Wendi McLendon-Covey from Bridesmaids, check it out just for the rad shoulder pads.

If you miss the days of the Digital Short, Andy Samberg is back on TV, thank goodness, in Brooklyn Nine, it’s a cop show, not that it matters. Hopefully it’s just a lot of Samberg being hysterical.

If all of these rom-com, buddy cop shows and quirky girl comedies aren’t your thing, don’t worry, Breaking Bad is getting really down and dirty this season and Walking Dead is getting a spin off. I’ll be watching reruns of Saved by The Bell.

Author Bio: Dara McCollough is a blogger who has a passion for posting about Pinterest, DIY, natural alternatives to fake stuff and delicious food.

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