Catch Them in the Fall

With new TV shows appearing and old ones returning, it is clearly evident that HHS students know what they like. A survey involving 75 HHS students proved a preference of TV comedy 100%, action 77% and horror 73% with this Fall’s lineup.

Sleepy Hollow is the most anticipated new TV show with 37% of students holding their breath for the next show. Sleepy Hollow follows Ichabod Crane who has been perceived as dead for the last 300 years. He awakens in 2013 Sleepy Hollow, New York, but so does the Headless Horseman, whose head Ichabod chopped off before his perceived death. The horseman begins his nightly killing spree, and Ichabod must partner with Lt. Abbie Mills. “It’s nice to see classics revitalized on Prime Time TV,” said English teacher Sandra DeRose.  “Washington Irving would definitely react to this one.”

Marvel Agents S.H.I.E.L.D.  followed closely behind in the survey with 30%. Marvel Agents is a spin-off of all the Marvel movies and is based on Marvel’s fictional and secret law-enforcement agency.

Super Fun Night, staring Rebel Wilson, completes the list for new shows with 13% of students waiting for the premiere. Kimmie  (Rebel Wilson) and her two best friends (Lauren Ash and Liza Lapira) worry that their Friday-night tradition (staying home in their pajamas) will be threatened when Kimmie gets a big promotion at her law firm and is invited to a party by the cute transfer from the London office (Kevin Bishop).

Walking Dead topped the returning show list with 58% of students looking forward to the premiere. Walking Dead tells the story of the months and years after a zombie apocalypse and the challenges of life in a world overrun by zombies. The survivors are changed by the constant exposure to death and are willing to do anything to survive.

The Big Bang Theory was second on the returning list with 41%. This show follows the lives of 4 nerds/scientists and a waitress who befriends them.

The Voice closed the returning shows with 26% of the students watching—thanks to HHS chorus teacher, Mrs. Barbara Fersch. Four judges—Blake Shelton, Adam Levine, Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo Green— judge contestants based on skill alone. With their backs turned to the singers, they base their scores on talent, skill and luck, rather than appearance and biased feelings.

All in all, Hopatcong joins the multitude who await each Fall for—what they hope will be— the best TV has to offer.

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