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Top 10 TV Announcements of 2014

It’s not just movies that were announced this year. We got a bevvy of upcoming TV shows to deal with! We seem to be doing a lot more with TV shows than in the past. Chalk it up to budgets, technological limitations, or studio fears, there always seemed to be something stopping us from seeing really high concept shows. At least compared to what we’re seeing today.

So here’s a list of the top 10 TV series that were announced in 2014! Let’s get this hype train a-rolling. Choo choo!

DISCLAIMER! This list is my own personal opinion. If you know of a series that is missing then tell me. Seriously. I checked three times. There can’t be any more. Right? RIGHT?

 

10. Krypton

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Really Goyer? Another Superman prequel? Only it takes place before Superman is even born? Okay. Yeah. Sure. Uh huh. I just… we all know what’s going to happen! Krypton go boom! Lil baby Supe go fly fly! Crash Smallville! We know this already! And before you say “Oh in Smallville we knew Clark would one day become Superman.”. Yeah, but what was interesting was the JOURNEY he took to becoming Superman. That was the point. Same with Gotham.

Here’s the thing, Krypton is going to go boom no matter what the characters do. So… what’s the point of it all? Well apparently it’s about Superman’s grandfather trying to “bring hope and equality to Krypton, turning a planet in disarray into one worthy of giving birth to the greatest Super Hero ever known”. Fine. That sounds kinda interesting. My original point still stands though!

 

9. iZombie

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Zombies… on the CW… yeah, okay. What’s it all about? According to the internet it is based on a Vertigo graphic novel from 2010. So what’s the story? This ought to be good.

Liv Moore is an over-achieving medical resident who had her life path completely mapped out, until she attends a party that unexpectedly turned into a zombie feeding frenzy. Afterward, she becomes part zombie and starts working at a coroner’s office so she can eat brains in order to survive, which gives her a useful ability to get the memories from said brains to help solve homicide mysteries.

SOLD!

 

8. DMZ

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DMZ is one of those comic books that I keep hearing about and I keep wanting to read when I get the time. Now I’ve got an additional incentive seeing as they’re bringing out a TV series. Set in the near future after a second American civil war turned the island of Manhattan into a demilitarised zone, the series followed reporter Matty Roth as he navigates several crisis in the DMZ.

All we know about the series so far is that it is being written by Andre and Maria Jacquemetton, who also worked on Mad Men and that the executive producer for the pilot is David Heyman, who previously worked on Harry Potter, Gravity, and is working on a movie adaptation of Fables, another comic I need to read.

 

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Scott Meridew