In just over 24 hours or so depending on where you live, there are going to be opportunities to start celebrating the arrival of 2017. We’re sure that for some people out there, 2016 was a rather good year; for everyone else, though consensus seems to be that it was awful.
So while in the process of coming up for some great New Year’s resolutions of our own (create more fun articles, maybe go a little less crazy on the coffee), we’ve also come up with some for our favorite shows that we’re going to be sharing over the next few days. Maybe these will, at the very least, put a smile on your face while waving / giving a middle finger to the year that’s passed. Today, we’re starting off by looking at the dramas that are out there.
“Outlander” – Find a way to recruit more awards-show voters into the Outlander Clan in hopes of correcting all of the egregious awards-show snubs that have taken place over the years. Also, for us to find a way to travel through the stones to April so we can see the new season ASAP.
“Game of Thrones” – See if the stones will also bring us to the summer for the HBO show to return; also, to see the meeting between Daenerys and Cersei Lannister that we’ve been waiting for years in order to have. For whatever reason, there’s something about the idea of these two characters squaring off that us AMPED.
“This Is Us” – To keep Toby alive. Compared to many other ones on this, this resolution feels simple. As for whether or not it happens, we’re nervous just like we’re nervous for most things in 2016.
“The Flash” – To keep Iris alive. We’re a little more confident here.
“Criminal Minds” – To find a way to reassemble a consistent cast for at least a full year in order to see whether or not the new dynamic actually works.
“Riverdale” – Either try to find a way to be the new “Gossip Girl” when you premiere, or try to find a way to lighten up and be a little bit more of a dark comedy with dramatic undertones. You don’t have to send-up Archie by making it so deathly serious all the time.
“Twin Peaks” – Can someone give us a freakin’ premiere date, already?
The “One Chicago” franchise – We’re not sure a five-way crossover between these shows and “Law & Order: SVU” would be any good, but we just want to see it in the same way we want to see someone order the five-pound burger at one of those roadside restaurants you see on Food Network. It may be a mess, but it’ll be fun for at least a little while until someone gets sick.
“Sherlock” – For people to stop asking about season 5 and JUST BE GRATEFUL WE HAVE SEASON 4.
“The Walking Dead” – Try to progress the story forward a significant stretch of time — and then actually explain to us what this stretch of time really is. No more confusion!
Have any resolutions for some of your favorite drama series? Share now in the comments! (Photo: Starz.)