Surprises – to me at least – include the number of genre shows that are successful on TV, this year. I’m not talking mysteries/procedurals, sitcoms or hospital shows which always seem to thrive on the broadcast networks.
No, I’m talking the quality science fiction, fantasy, comic book and horror shows that are dotting the broadcast schedules of the Big Four, The CW and cable/streaming. There are so many of them that I’ve shuttled them off onto their own list this year – so with one exception, this is a mostly genre-free list of the best of network television for 2015.
As always, these are my favorites – your mileage will undoubtedly vary.
NBC’s Blindspot (Mondays, 10/9C) is the saga of a woman found naked in Times Square, her body entirely covered in fresh tattoos – one of the most prominent being the name of FBI Special Agent Kurt Weller. But that’s not the only thing about Jane’s tattoos – they seem to be clues leading to situations requiring FBI involvement… and part of an even bigger picture.
Oscar®-nominee Marianne Jean-Baptiste plays Assistant Director Beth Mayfair – Weller’s team’s immediate superior and someone who seems to have both a personal and professional vested interest in what Jane’s tattoos might leading to.
Ms. Jean-Baptiste recently spoke with a group of journalists/bloggers about the show.