Spring 2013 TV Preview
by Panagiotis Drakopoulos
With the end of winter, means that spring is here. What better way than previewing the spring television schedule. A couple of heavy hitters returning, Dunder Mifflin Paper Company closing its doors, a bizarre comedy based on a classic manga series, and a community college in trouble.
A Game of Thrones aka A Song of Ice and Fire Season 3
With the season three opener fresh out of the gates, George R. R. Martin’s epic fantasy series shows no sign of slowing down (expect in print form). This season will cover the first half of A Storm of Swords , the third book in the series. Making Sunday night the real “Must See TV” (Sorry NBC), along with it’s main competition…
Mad Men Season 6
…Mad Men. Yes, Don Draper and company return for the sixth season of the AMC hit series. From watching the season six teaser trailer, I notice that this season will focus more on female cast and Don Draper’s infidelity problems. Probably this season we’ll get to dive even deeper into the psyche of Mr. Draper.
The Office Series Finale
After nine long years, The Office will finally close its doors. Along with 30 Rock, The Office was the central core of Thursday night comedy. It’ll be sad seeing The Office ending, but it had a great run. The only dower for the final season is that Steve Carell won’t be returning as Michael Scott in a cameo or guest role. The final episode will be airing on May 16th.
DD Hokuto no Ken aka DD Fist of the North Star
Fist of the North Star is one of the most important mangas in Japan. So, for the 30th anniversary of Fist of the North Star, there’s a special comedy series based on the manga. The story of DD Fist of the North Star takes place in the dark future of 199x, where mankind was supposed to pick up the pieces after nuclear war, but that never happened. This show follows the characters of Fist of the North Star trying to make ends-meat in the present day Japan. The “DD” in the title stands for “Design Deformation”. The show hasn’t been announced for any streaming sites. So the only way to watch DD is to wait for the fansubs.
The Uncertain Future of... Community?
It’s been a rocky road for the fourth season of the cult hit show Community. Series creator Dan Harmon was either let go, fired or quit as showrunner (Thanks Bob Greenblatt). Chevy Chase losing his fucking mind, causing him to leave the show. NBC pulling the show from the fall primetime schedule to the winter schedule (Notice the trend). Ratings for season four falling faster and a boat load of troubles too long to list here. It doesn’t look like the show will be renewed for a fifth season, unless a miracle can happen.