But, yes, last year I only had a whopping two new shows to add to this list! And this year I have a whole five. I also must confess I still haven't watched the shows I said I wanted to check out on last year's post either. Only so much time, you know? But let's get to it...
I'll be honest, I wasn't sure about Krysten Ritter as Jessica Jones. Not that I knew the comic in any way, but just from what I knew of her past stuff. But dang I'm glad to be wrong! I was hooked from the pilot to this series, and found myself wanting to watch episode after episode more than I have any show in a while. Of course, it helps that it's on Netflix and all episodes are available at once. Though Jessica has super physical strength, emotionally she's a bit of a wreck - which she has every right to be. The show has kind of a noir detective vibe to it, and it really works.
It feels weird that this isn't on last year's list, because it's in season two right now, but apparently it didn't debut until the spring of this year. Normally, I would not be interested in a zombie show (hence my lack of watching The Walking Dead), but the zippy nature of this show thanks to Veronica Mars impresario Rob Thomas drew me in. And I'm glad it did, because I consistently always want to watch this show. It's got humor and drama, and a nice supporting cast in addition to Rose McIver as Liv Moore (such an on the nose name when you really think about it).
What I enjoy about The Grinder, besides Rob Lowe and Fred Savage, is that it pokes fun at itself, and usually is funny in some unexpected ways. One thing that bothers me, though, is bringing in someone so much younger to be Rob Lowe's love interest. Man does it drive me crazy to see that, because it's such a stereotype of the industry. ANYWAY. It still makes my list, which must mean I don't care that much.
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Who has the catchiest theme song ever? Yeah, you know it does. I'm sorry I even brought it up if you've seen the show, because now you probably have it in your head. Though it could be a little uneven at times, overall Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt was pretty funny, and cast perfectly with Ellie Kemper as the titular Kimmy.
Daredevil could be a little dark for me at times, but I still felt compelled to find out what happened next. I do think Jessica Jones is a better show overall. Perhaps because I'm not a huge Vincent D'Onofrio fan, and the way he spoke felt too affected? Also not enough Rosario Dawson. Foggy was also fun, and soooo necessary to lighten the mood.
Honorable Mentions: Supergirl, Wayward Pines, Younger
Still Need to Watch: Mr. Robot, UnReal
Really Did NOT Like: Scream Queens
Any I missed? Any you completely disagree with? Let me know in the comments!
My Favorite New Shows of 2014
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