Is There Too Much TV Now?

Today I finished the first draft of a short story I’m writing. I have to say, that feeling I get when I finish a first draft is great, it’s just a shame that it’s followed up with a feeling of dread that comes with read through’s and rewrites. Still, it’s only 4000 words, so shouldn’t take too long, then it’s straight back to Forces 2, or whatever side project jumps into my head next. This one is called ‘The Jump’ by the way, the plan is to release it for free online.

So it’s upfronts week! Which means we get to find out what shows will be starting/coming back/not coming back next season. Yes, it’s a nervy time but this year I only lost one show I watched due to cancellation, Scream Queens, and to be fair, that was never exactly likely to return.

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The renewal I’m happiest about

What I did realise though, was that there is just way too much TV to watch nowadays. Below is a list of every show that I want to watch that will be airing in the next 12 months, or that I haven’t finished watching yet. This list doesn’t include any shows that have finished airing that I still haven’t completed yet, and there’s a few of them. It’s getting to the stage where it’s no surprise that new shows fail, there’s just far too much competition.

Orville
Ghosted
Arrow
Flash
Supergirl
Legends of Tomorrow
Supernatural
Agents of Shield
iZombie
The 100
Blindspot
Leathal Weapon
Timeless
Better Call Saul
Walking Dead
Talking Dead
13 Reasons Why
Luke Cage
Iron Fist
The Defenders
Game of Thrones
Fear the Walking Dead
Twin Peaks
This is Us
The X-Files
Inhumans
The Gifted
Marvel’s Runaways
Black Lightning
Orange Is The New Black
Legion
Preacher
Outcast
American Horror Story
A.P Bio
Ash vs Evil Dead
Dark Matter
Killjoys
The Expanse
Colony
Feud
The Good Place
The Handmaids Tale
American Gods
Humans
The Last Ship
The OA
Stranger Things
Outlander
Alex, Inc
The Path
Peaky Blinders
Doctor Who
Victoria
Red Dwarf
The Gospel of Kevin
The Mayor
Splitting up Together
Seal Team
Me myself and I
Valor
911
Rise
Reverie

And I’m sure there must be one or two I’m forgetting. It may be the TV golden age right now, but it’s definitely becoming nigh on impossible to stay caught up.