Fall always makes me kinda nostalgic for those emo and indie bands that I loved way back when during my teenage years and that kinda explains the high playcounts that both Dashboard Confessional and Postal Service had in this past week's charts (altho I would argue that like Ed Sheeran and Britney Spears they are relevant to my life all year round, various seasons be damned). Still as a result of the FreeFest a few weeks ago, Vampire Weekend and Avett Brothers remain on the playback charts - with playbacks for the Avett Brothers expected to rise even more in the coming weeks with the release of their new album. Still in relevancy to the playback charts is also the Kings of Leon with their album they just recently released a few weeks ago that won me back over again, as generic adult-pop rock as it is and as much as a sell-out/retread it is. The release of Britney Spears' music video for her lead single off of her upcoming album, 'Work Bitch', also helped with the playbacks she had this past week as well.
What I Watched
So the fall season and series premieres have started to roll out and I have started engaging in some of the returns and debuts. I also have started watching episodes from this past summer's mini-season of Pretty Little Liars. On the CBS front the one of the only series I am watching these days is Criminal Minds which is starting to get so disturbing and gross that it may lose me with this season if it gets even worse no matter how long I've enjoyed it. I'm also liking the shaky and unbalanced Robin Williams-Sarah Michelle Gellar comedy series The Crazy Ones executive produced by David E. Kelley. It's not the best but my childhood memories of Robin Williams and my love for 'Buffy' may have clouded my judgement. On NBC I have heard good things for The Blacklist and after seeing that it's fairly steady with its ratings so it likely has a future/possibility for a full season, I plan on giving it a chance and checking it out. On Fox I have love, love, loved Sleepy Hollow and have ben happy to hear that Fox has decided to give it a second thirteen episode second season already because it's decent and a good spooky series with a strong black lead in the female detective/policewoman. On ABC I haven't really been watching anything yet but I'm going to check out Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D even though it has been bleeding viewers so far in the three weeks it's been out.