The Link’s best TV distractions


One of TV's biggest shows has its last season, but there is plenty of TV to keep up with! Photo courtesy of @BreakingBad_AMC
One of TV's biggest shows has its last season, but there is plenty of TV to keep up with! Photo courtesy of @BreakingBad_AMC
One of TV’s biggest shows has its last season, but there is plenty of TV to keep up with! Photo courtesy of @BreakingBad_AMC

Another school year is beginning at BCIT, and with the autumn weather comes premiere season on TV – a perfect procrastination excuse for students.

Every year, the wait for television premieres in the last half of September is unbearable. There seems to be even more anticipation this year, as there are many exciting shows ending or just starting up.

The series finale of Breaking Bad has been a hot topic for discussion since the fifth and final season started last summer. Vince Gilligan’s AMC drama about chemistry-teacher-turned-meth-manufacturer has snagged many awards in its run, and earned worldwide praise for Bryan Cranston’s performance as Walter White.

Fans have seen just about every plausible plot twist, so whatever is coming in the last two episodes is sure to shock viewers. The final two episodes, which will each air for 75 minutes, are set for September 22 and September 29 on AMC.

Coming to a stop soon is How I Met Your Mother, the CBS comedy about hopeless romantic Ted Mosby (Josh Radnor) recounting the story of how he met his children’s mother and the love of his life.

Photo courtesy of @LukeMorrison
Barney’s catchphrases will be missed when How I Met Your Mother ends. Photo courtesy of @LukeMorrison

Ending on a high note with nine seasons under its belt, the CBS comedy is tying up its loose ends. Barney Stinson (Neil Patrick Harris) and Robin Scherbatsky (Cobie Smulders) finally get married, a momentous occasion for the notoriously commitment-phobic couple.

The entire season will be set on the weekend of the wedding, and will be devoted to the direct circumstances under which Ted finally meets the ever-elusive unnamed mother of his children (Cristin Miliotti).

In new fall TV premieres, there seems to be a drive to crank out sitcoms. Some don’t look so promising, but others have serious potential to become spotlight-stealers.

Particularly intriguing is a new series starring Andy Samberg, called Brooklyn Nine-Nine. The series follows the story of a lackadaisical NYPD detective (Samberg) who has to clean up his act when his new boss (Andre Baugher) turns out to be straight-laced.

Samberg finished seven years at Saturday Night Live last May, where he became well-known for digital skits. It will be exciting to see how the cut-up handles the reigns as lead on his own show.

It looks like there will be plenty of TV to keep up with this year,  so take some time between studying and classes to sit in front of the tube.

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