This Halloween season fall television will dive into the worlds of DC comic book super heroes Batman and the Flash. Television watchers may also be catching up with the characters of “The Walking Dead” or indulging in another season of the severely mind-bending “American Horror Story.” Either way, this fall season brings a great variety of TV dramas that are horrifying, crime-oriented and comedic storylines about unexpected circumstances.
This year, FOX has taken on the challenge of telling the story of a young Bruce Wayne, Detective Harvey Dent and Police Commissioner James Gordon. On Sept. 22, the new TV series “Gotham” depicts the life of DC’s most villain-infested city with a star lineup featuring the Joker, Poison Ivy, Catwoman, the Penguin and Scarecrow. Season one will have 16 episodes, so there is plenty of time to catch up now before the end of the season; viewers can catch the next episode on Monday Oct. 13 at 8 p.m.
Returning to AMC, Rick Grimes is stuck in a train car with the rest of his zombie apocalypse survivors trying to fight their way out of Terminus. Many characters have come and gone as the story has progressed, but some still remain vigilant and strong as they come to the end of their ropes.
Joseph Sole, senior, said “I’m watching ‘Gotham,’ ‘The Walking Dead’ and ‘American Horror Story.’ My favorite is ‘The Walking Dead.’ I like how it’s not just a zombie show. It’s also about how you deal with people in a post-apocalyptic world.” Students can catch the premiere for season five of “The Walking Dead” on Sunday Oct. 12 at 9 p.m.
Returning for a fourth season is “American Horror Story.” This year's theme is "Freak Show," with the Ryan Murphy series taking viewers through a '50s era circus in Florida. This season is supposedly the show’s most horror-filled season yet, taking a step away from the melodramatic and focusing more on making the viewer scream in fright. The horror show's new season began on Wednesday, Oct. 8, and the second episode is this coming Oct. 15.
Also, new this season comes another DC comic classic, “The Flash.” The show came in full speed to CW on Tuesday, Oct. 7. The story follows the life of scientist Barry Allen who is a crime fighter who has superhuman running abilities.
On Oct. 13, viewers can catch “Jane the Virgin,” a new show premiering on CW at 9 p.m. Jane is a religious woman who vows to keep her virginity until she is married to her detective boyfriend, but surprisingly gets pregnant after she accidentally gets an artificial insemination at the doctor’s office.
This October will feature plenty of Halloween-themed shows. There may be more zombies, freaks and superheroes on the streets this year to mirror this extremely terrifying and heroic TV fall lineup. Plenty of scary series, with some comedic storylines in the mixture, will keep audiences on their toes this month.