Discuss: Favorite New Show of the Season

As I watched last night's new episode of True Blood (check out the Kendra's review of the episode here)!, it occurred to me that this is one of the few new shows of the new season that I really, truly, like.

In fact, I'd say it's my favorite new show of the season! It's quite original - I feel like there's nothing else on TV quite like it (whereas even if you are a fan of Fringe...there's also Eleventh Hour). The world that Alan Ball is portraying here is so twisted and fascinating (and at times grotesque)...that I really can't stop watching! It's the only new show that has fully drawn me in.

So...my question to you all is...which new show has done it for you? Which new show do you most look forward to the next new episode?

You can check out our New TV Shows Page to see the complete list, but some options include:

True Blood

The Mentalist




Sons of Anarchy

Kath and Kim

My Own Worst Enemy


Life on Mars

Eleventh Hour

Gary Unmarried



Nov 3, 2008 4:01PM EST

True Blood is definitely my favorite. I didn't expect to like it at all with its vampire theme, but as RachelL says here, it's incredibly fascinating and unique! I'm also enjoying 90210, though because it's fun and full of fluffy drama, which we need now and then. I'm keeping up with Sons of Anarchy and Fringe as well, but I just haven't been as drawn into any of the new shows quite like True Blood.

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Nov 3, 2008 4:51PM EST

Out of all the new shows I'd have to go with True Blood. I have to admit I was a bit nervous about getting into this show. After being let down with Moonlight last season I didn't want to fall head over feet for another vampire show, but TB hooked me in. From episode one I knew that I would enjoy this series. It's original and that's what I like about it. I haven't felt this way about a vampire show since Buffy. It's dark, romantic, full of drama and horror. I keep coming back for more.

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Nov 3, 2008 5:34PM EST

I kind of enjoy True Blood but I'd have to say my favorites are The Mentalist, Fringe, Eleventh Hour, and Crusoe.

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Nov 3, 2008 5:51PM EST

I haven't watched anything new this season. Just Dexter, House, Family Guy, South Park, 30 Rock.
But I'm now persuaded to start watching True Blood. I may also check out Eleventh Hour and Fringe, and decide which I prefer...

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Nov 3, 2008 6:20PM EST

For me it would have to be Privileged. You have to watch it from the beginning to enjoy it.

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RachelL Editor
Nov 3, 2008 6:22PM EST

@olivertwist. I am really liking Privileged too. Probably my second favorite.

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Nov 4, 2008 4:14AM EST

New faves:True BloodSons of AnarchyFringePrivilegedLife on Mars
New shows I hate:Eleventh HourKath and KimMy Own Worst Enemy

Default avatar cat
Nov 4, 2008 6:38PM EST

I would have to go for True Blood!

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Nov 6, 2008 3:48PM EST

among all the new shows only captivated me : TRUE BLOOD !!!! This is the best vampire show ever! I tried also to watch THE EX LIST and did feel like watching episode 3, older shows are giving their best my fav are : OTH, Gossip girl, ER, Chuck and Supernatural! The 4 ancient ones which did not get me this year are : Prison break, Ugly Betty, Heroes and Desperate Housewives!

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Nov 7, 2008 1:08AM EST

For sure it Life on Mars is the best new show I check them all, this show is so unique and story so well write it, and the original and unusually soundtrack. And the pick for the main character Jason O'Mara is such a good match, he acting is so innocent and real and he's HOT add to that Harvey Keitel I mean come what a treat could go on about how Life on Mars is the best new show,In the other end I was on front of my tv when the fist eposode of True blood was air and could watch more than 5 mn I though the concept of vampire come out of the close was totally ridicule. And I am huge fan and vampire tv show and movie too, my favorite all time tv show is Buffy the vampire slayer and was so so so so F upset when the cancel Moonlight what's wrong with people it was such a good show but I am still dreaming of a miracle for Moonlight come back

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Nov 8, 2008 4:45AM EST

Definitely True Blood! It's the only show I watch every week as soon as it's uploaded online.. i'm hooked on it! others i'd just wait till 3 or 4 episodes r out so i can watch them all together.. but not true blood kz i seriously can't wait!

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Nov 9, 2008 9:14AM EST

True Blood and Fringe....Well, I have to say it was a predictable choice from someone whose evelasting show-love goes to X-Files and Buffy... BUT I must say that I watched every vapire show and sci-fi and was often not happy with them at all, while this season's new ones look really good instead!!!True Blood is for sure..About Fringe, well, I'm betting on it, because it has the right amount of humour, balance scepticism/belief and characters' chemestry..

Nov 9, 2008 11:36PM EST

True Blood-Worst show on
The Mentalist-hella cool
Fringe-Sick hella nice
90210-come on waist on $$
Sons of Anarchy-awsome
Kath and Kim-SHt SHt SHt SHt
My Own Worst Enemy-nice but too fake the bomb with toilet cleaner and foil in a bottle dosent blow up like that
Crusoe-never seen cuz it sucks
Life on Mars-ah soso
Eleventh Hour-ok
Gary Unmarried-Sucks

Nov 10, 2008 1:40AM EST

True Blood is the # 1 BEST TOP show ever this season. No other show resembles TRUE BLOOD! KEEP up the good work HBO & keep em coming. Love it, just love it!

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Nov 11, 2008 1:03PM EST

I full heatedly agree with you! True Blood is my favorite new show also!

Nov 14, 2008 10:49AM EST

I never watched True Blood....but my favs from this list are Fringe, Life on Mars (which I am totally loving), and Crusoe. I am watching My Own Worst Enemy....but I have yet to be inspired by it. It is action-packed so I am watching it for that. It is a cool concept but there seems something missing...who knows.

Nov 17, 2008 2:35AM EST

True fucking blood.

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Dec 18, 2008 8:39PM EST

I tried to watch true blood but it just didnt work for me i would have to say the shows i cant wait for the next episodes are :PRISON BREAK!!HeroesSupernaturalGreys anatomyGossip girl:D:D:D:D:D:D

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Dec 18, 2008 8:55PM EST

True Blood and Fringe hands down! I'm a huge fan of anything vampire so even though I lost one show, Moonlight, True Blood came along. It's raunchy and gory and full of crazy excitement. Plus Alexander Skarsgard is just so nice to look at.
Fringe has had some ups and downs and I haven't liked every episode, but I do like the mythology that seems to be emerging, not to mention Jonathan Jackson has been absent from the small screen too too long. I think given some time, we will see Fringe develop into a series that rivals Lost for smarts.

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