Would I Rather Be Watching Babylon 5? Fall 2015 Season Edition

By | September 24, 2015

babylon52Each year about this time I ponder whether I want to tune in for the new and returning Fall sci fi / fantasy shows or if I would rather just go back and re-watch a classic sci fi series like Babylon 5 (one of my all-time favorites).  I love re-watching classic shows and B5 is a sci fi epic that just begs to be watched multiple times.  Of course, there are plenty of current genre offerings on television these days, in fact so many that it would be quite a task to keep up with them all.  On our Fall 2015 Schedule (which you can see at this link), there are 37 shows scheduled to air between now and December!  37!  That’s practically a full time job just to keep up with all of those each week (I know that they are not all airing concurrently, but work with me here).  But how many of these are really worth watching?  I’m definitely looking forward to the return The Walking Dead as well as my guilty pleasure show The Librarians and The Originals.  Among the new entries Minority Report looks interesting as does Into the Badlands, Ash vs. the Evil Dead, The Expanse, and a few others.  And of course I have to check out the Heroes revival.  But while I enjoyed shows like Arrow and The Flash last season, I didn’t find myself tuning in every week for them (though I am pumped for mid-season superhero-fest Legends of Tomorrow).  And I gave up on shows like Agents of SHIELD, The Leftovers, and The Last Man on Earth because they lost my interest.  I have to wonder at this point how many of the Fall entries will go that way as well.

Interestingly enough, the series that I have enjoyed watching the most this past year is not a genre entry at all.  Continue reading at this link

2 thoughts on “Would I Rather Be Watching Babylon 5? Fall 2015 Season Edition

  1. Patricia Hampton

    You are so right! Where have all the writers gone? The only returns I am anxiously awaiting are Outlander, Game of Thrones and The 100. A few more are pleasant diversions, but most are just blah…

    1. pov

      Luckily for me there are a lot many more shows than those three that I find compelling. Way more than Babylon5, which for me was a fail.


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