Fall Season Scorecard (So Far)

Quick Picks For What’s Worth It, And What Ain’t

A Note from the Editor: Correct me if I’m wrong, but we all look forward to the Fall Television releases; what’s new, what’s coming back, what we can’t believe was renewed for a fifth season…television, come Fall, is in its prime. Here’s Dave’s Fall Season Scorecard that ranks the shows we’re watching from best to worst. Agree, or disagree? Let us know. Enjoy!
Brazen Bull Approved:

The Tick – An entirely different but altogether satisfactory version of the big blue goofball. This is a darker take than the previous iterations, but very well done. Jackie Earle Haley as The Terror is magnificent as usual. The first six episodes are on Amazon. The next six will be out in February. (Amazon Prime). 9.5 out of 10

The Gifted – Tune in for Amy Acker, stay for a worthwhile drama. Despite the mutant powers and government crackdowns, at its heart, The Gifted is a story about family. There’s plenty of action, but the personal stories are what drives the series. (Fox). 9 out of 10

Mr. Robot – Mind-bending weirdness with a touch of the almost real. It is okay that it doesn’t always make sense, the narrator is insane after all. There are conspiracies and delusions galore but three seasons in and it is still hard to tell which is which. That’s not a complaint. (USA Network). 8.5 out of 10

Star Trek: Discovery – This is a show I would happily watch if it were on a network or service I already get. It is good and has potential and will probably not be the worst vision of Star Trek we’ve seen. (CBS All Access) 8.5 out of 10

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow – A fun action adventure that never takes itself too seriously and is filled with lots of charisma and real chemistry. Caity Lotz shines as a reformed assassin and Dominic Purcell is hilarious as the lovable brute. (CW). 8 out of 10

Meh:

Supergirl – It still feels like the show hasn’t quite figured out what it wants to be. Interesting and action-packed despite the mooning over the ex-boyfriend. (CW). 7.5 out of 10

Flash – This one also appears to be re-tooling. (CW). 7 out of 10

Stop Me Before I Watch Again:

The Orville – It’s not funny enough when it tries to be funny. It’s not original enough when it tries to tell a story. Worst of all, MacFarlane isn’t actor enough to be the lead. (Fox). 6.5 out of 10

Marvel’s “Inhumans” – When the most interesting character is a CGI teleporting giant dog and the most important character doesn’t speak, it should come as no surprise this show has big problems. Inhumans is inane. (ABC). 5 out of 10

Coming Soon:

Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency (BBC America)