I did this last year and figured it was something worth doing annually just because I am a TV aficionado and I like to come back after a season is over to see if my first impressions turned out to be correct (I was all over the place with last year’s picks). So strap in and take a gander at what I think are the best looking shows the big broadcast networks plan on giving us next season.
A vast international plot explodes when a beautiful Jane Doe is discovered naked in Times Square, completely covered in mysterious, intricate tattoos with no memory of who she is or how she got there. But there’s one tattoo that is impossible to miss: the name of FBI
agent Kurt Weller, emblazoned across her back. “Jane,” Agent Weller and the rest of the FBI quickly realize that each mark on her body is a crime to solve, leading them closer to the truth about her identity and the mysteries to be revealed. From Executive Producer Greg Berlanti (“The Mysteries of Laura,” “The Flash,” “Arrow”).
Aside from the colossal misstep that is THE MYSTERIES OF LAURA, I tend to have tons of faith in Greg Berlanti productions…he is the guy behind the CW DC Comics shows ARROW and THE FLASH. Add in Jaime Alexander, who I loved in the Thor movies, a plot that seems like it owes a little bit of its premise to the short-lived Fox show JOHN DOE (which I loved) and you have me instantly interested.
THE PLAYER (NBC)
From the executive producers of “The Blacklist” and starring Wesley Snipes and Philip Winchester (“Strike Back,” “Fringe”) comes an action-packed Las Vegas thriller about a former military operative turned security expert who is drawn into a high-stakes game where an organization of wealthy individuals gamble on his ability to stop some of the biggest crimes imaginable from playing out. Can he take them down from the inside and get revenge for the death of his wife, or is it true what they say: the House always wins.
I never thought I would ever see the day that Wesley Snipes would be starring in a weekly TV series on NBC but hey, I am pleased as punch to see it happening. As huge fan of Snipes and action-centric TV, THE PLAYER looks right up my alley. At first glance it looks like PERSON OF INTEREST Vegas style and the action scenes look extremely well done especially for a network TV show. Plus the antagonistic relationship between Snipes’ Mr. Johnson and Philip Wichester’s Alex Kane looks like it will be really fun to watch unfold.