Sometime between mid-September and October, we are more apt to stay inside and curl up on a couch while searching for something entertaining on TV. I always say that television gets better as the weather gets colder. This fall, that saying proves to be true. Lucky for us hibernators, there are not one, not two, but three returning TV series that will have you glued to your television this fall.
This Showtime thriller began its second season on Sept. 30. Last season told the story of a Marine Sgt. (Damian Lewis) who was a prisoner of war in the hands of al-Qaeda for eight years. CIA agent (Claire Danes) is convinced that there is more to his story, and he may not be the hero everyone thinks he is. Homeland is one of the hottest shows on television, if you do not believe me just look at their list of Emmy awards and nominations. Homeland left the 2012 Emmy’s with six awards, including Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, and Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series. Homeland airs Sunday at 10 pm.
If you have not seen Dexter, you have a lot of catching up to do. The seventh season started on Sept. 30 after leaving viewers with a major cliffhanger last season. Dexter is what every woman wants: smart, attractive, and diligent. He even has a great, interesting job working with as a forensics expert! The only problem is that he is also a serial killer. Dexter justifies his crimes by telling himself that he is doing society a favor. After all, his only victims are the criminals the police cannot catch. This Showtime series did not win any Emmy awards this year, but I can assure you that Dexter is worth your time. Dexter airs Sundays at 9 pm.
3. Boardwalk Empire
Crime, politics, and gangsters: whether you enjoy history or not, these three things will have you captivated. Boardwalk Empire is set in the 1920s during Prohibition, which means the business of selling alcohol is booming. The TV series is based off the book “Boardwalk Empire: The Birth, High Times, and Corruption of Atlantic City,” by Nelson Johnson. The show began its third season on Sept. 19 and is already full of love affairs and scandals. Boardwalk Empire was nominated for many Emmy awards this year. The cast and crew left with the titles of Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series, Outstanding Cinematography for a Single-Camera Series, Outstanding Art Direction for a Single-Camera Series, and Outstanding Special Visual Effects in a Supporting Role. Boardwalk Empire airs Sundays at 9 pm.
Homeland, Boardwalk Empire, and Dexter are THE shows to keep up with this fall. They are packed with more action and suspense than any other show on TV right now (don’t worry, AMC’s Breaking Bad would be included if it were not on mid-season break). If you only have time for one of these shows, I highly recommend Homeland. It is only in its second season, and this one is sure to have everyone talking.