Top 5 Wednesday: Upcoming TV Shows



This may come as a surprise to a lot of people but here at Death of the Author we watch a lot of TV. I know, it’s not actually that shocking.

There is nothing like after a long day to kick back and catch up on your favourite shows. Now that it’s the beginning of fall, its time for all of the networks to announce their new shows for the upcoming months.

Here are our most anticipated shows for 2014. Pay attention and you might find an overall theme….

Top Five Wednesday is a book tag started by GingerReadsLainey. Join the goodreads group to get each week’s topic and participate yourselves!

1. Gotham

I’ve been working at the carnival over the last few weeks and because of that I haven’t been able to read. This is both because I have no time to read and the act of reading pretty much puts me to sleep automatically. To keep me entertained my friend Dave lent me this huge stack of Batman comics that I have slowly been working my way through.

I am SO excited for Gotham. Gotham is basically Batman minus Batman and it’s going to be focusing on the origin story of James Gordon and a bunch of the big name villains. According to some of the articles that I have been reading (and I am taking this with a grain of salt) that even though this is going to be a series focused on origin stories, they are not going to offer a solid origin for the Joker. There are going to be multiple characters that might be the Joker.

2. The Flash

The Flash is a spin off of Green Arrow (which Chelsey loves) and is going to follow the Flash as he comes into his superherodom. It’s interesting to see how even though DC has had bad luck with movies, they’re very successful with television shows. Chelsey is excited for this show because she knows next to nothing about the Flash, so it’ll be fun to get to know the character. Here’s hoping it is made with the same amount of love that has been given to Arrow.

3. Constantine

I’m sensing a trend for this list… are you?

Our friend May loved Constantine. He’s her favourite comic book character (next to Superman that is). May has been heckling me to read Hellblazer for forever and I have been slowly working through it. Hellblazer is such a good comic because you can do so much with the character. Any aspect of the supernatural or the paranormal can be touched on.

Constantine has seen adaptation before in the form of the pretty much forgotten Keanu Reeves movie. This time round though the casting is eerily spot on.

The trailers for this show look awesome and I am so excited to see other comic characters show up and interact with John. Here’s hoping they do him justice this time around.

2. Galavant

This show doesn’t come out until next spring, but we are putting it on the list because we are so excited for it. Galavant is a musical tv show. Not like glee. A real musical. The story follows a knight who has basically given up on everything because the woman he was in love with decided to marry the evil King who kidnapped her. This show is totally not going to last, but you know what. I’m going to be there, enjoying every minute of it.


American Horror Story: Freak Show

I’ve had problems with this show in the past, but I can’t help but be excited for Freak Show. This season is taking place in a carnival during the 1940s. Carnivals are inherently creepy so it’ll be fun to see what the show does to make this season stand out.


Sleepy Hollow

The first season of Sleepy Hollow was like a sleeper show. No one really noticed as it quietly picked up steam. I loved the story of Sleepy Hollow as a kid so I decided to try out the show. I ended up falling in love with Ichabod Crane. He played the whole person from the past trapped in the present really well.

Yeah, this seems like it’s going to be the year for comic book shows, specifically DC comic book shows. I hope they all live up to their respective hypes.

What TV Shows are you looking forward to this fall? Tell us about them in the comments below!

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Alexandra is always looking for the next book she can devour. She has a love hate relationship with teen fiction specifically when it comes to fantasy, post apocalyptic and failed shakespeare adaptations.

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