Arts & Culture

Four must-watch shows for fall


Let’s face it: we all have those moments when instead of studying we choose to watch Netflix, or Xfinity on Demand in my case, for hours, and then we realize it’s 3 a.m. (okay, maybe that’s too extreme; 1 a.m. sounds better.) As your fairy movie mother, I am here to save you the time of endless scrolling and frustration. I have done my research to tell you what shows are really booming right now. So without further ado, let’s get started:

“The Good Doctor” is the perfect show for all the “Grey’s Anatomy,” “House” and “Nurse Jackie” lovers. This ABC show is based off of a 2013 Korean drama by the same name. It follows 17-year-old Shaun Murphy (Freddie Highmore) who is a surgeon diagnosed with autism and savant syndrome. His mentor Dr. Aaron Glassman (Richard Schiff) encourages him to relocate to a prestigious hospital in San Jose called St. Bonaventure. This is quite a change for him since he is from a small, country town. He uses his medical gift to save lives, but will he be able to connect with those around him? You’ll have to watch to find out.

“The Gifted” is about two parents who have the perfect life with the perfect kids living in a house with a white picket fence. Nothing could go wrong, right? Wrong! The parents discover that their children are mutants with supernatural powers. Now we all know that every superhero is always in danger, so it comes as no surprise that these parents have to uproot their lives and go on the run from a hostile government. While on the run, they discover other mutants in an underground network who are fighting for the same cause as they are, and they must all fight to survive. This action packed “X-Men” spinoff will debut Oct. 2 on Fox.

Alright, you dramatic folks, this one is for you. “Dynasty” follows the lives of two of America’s wealthiest families in the oil industry as they fight over their fortune in their land in Denver. Fun fact: this is a reboot of an 80s soap opera told in the perspectives of two women. One of them is the daughter of billionaire Blake Carrington (Grant Show) and his soon-to-be wife, Cristal Flores (Nathalie Kelley), a Hispanic woman marrying into this WASP family and America’s most powerful class. I already foresee a lot of plotting and cat fights. “Dynasty” premieres Oct. 11 on the CW.

“Alex, Inc.” is the show for you nerds. No, I am just kidding, this is more for the entrepreneurial mind. This ABC show follows the life of Alex (Zach Braff), a father of two, frustrated with the blandness of everyday life. Alex decides to quit his job and follow his dream of starting a podcast company where he will have the creative freedom to share and engage his audience. With this comes difficulties supporting his wife and family. The trailer and buzz signal that this show will be a mix of comedy and inspirational moments. Give this a go if you want a good laugh. Happy binge watching!

This article first appeared in the Friday, September 29, 2017, Edition of The Echo.