This probably comes as a bit of a surprise that I would suddenly be taking shots at season previews, but I am anyway. After being inspired via someone else MS Paint their own selections I had a go at it (above), at which point it became obvious that there really isn’t much to this. Reviews are infinitely more useful than previews in my opinion and this is how I think of it logically.
Using a few pictures and a brief plot synopsis, someone writing is supposed to convey why it would be a useful way to kill time by watching it. Yet, it’s hardly the basis of really determining what is decent in advance. Take my choices above, I probably profanely eliminated most of the shows people actually watch this season, and in the process alienate 99 percent of my readership.
I would tend to believe most blog readers would already have read over the plot outlines and decided for themselves what they were going to watch, anything said in a preview is unlikely to change that. So all I can really say is watch what you want to watch and don’t watch what you think is poor. I tend to watch at least part of each new series, so I’m doing that and probably not finishing much this season.
And some questions for anyone reading this: Does reading a preview definitely determine if you are likely to watch or not watch something? Am I horribly wrong in my complete guesses of quality above? Is there actually anything worth watching this season?