By Nick Mannion and Steven Baker
Lots of new TV shows have came out or are coming out this fall. According to freshman Jakob Ellithorpe, one of the “hilarious” new shows that is out this fall is “Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris,” which airs Tuesdays at 10 p.m. on NBC. In this show Tony award winning actor Neil Patrick Harris goes into the crowd to get volunteers for activities and pranks. This is just one of the many new TV shows out this fall.
The new show “Grandfathered,” which airs on Tuesdays at 10 p.m. on Fox, features Josh Peck who played Josh on the Nickelodeon show “Drake and Josh” and John Stamos, who played Uncle Jesse on “Full House.” “Grandfathered” is a comedy that freshman Darien Oliva “can’t wait to see.” “Grandfathered sounds like a great show and I can't wait to see John Stamos and Josh Peck together,” said freshman David Beseth.
“Limitless,” the new show on Tuesdays at 10 p.m. on CBS is a “very suspenseful, thrilling show,” according to freshman Chris Parker. According to sophomore Anthony Ciccone “Limitless’ is a great TV show and soon to be a hit TV show.”
Another new TV show out this fall is the “Muppets,” which airs on Tuesdays at 8 P.M. on ABC. Some students will watch the show with their younger siblings, including freshman Kendale Thompson who watches it with his 6-year-old brother Kamar, who thinks it is hilarious. Most students said that their favorite muppet was either Kermit The Frog, Miss Piggy, or Animal. “I love Animal (because) he is hilarious, man,” said freshman Ameen Iraqi. “Kermit is so funny and cool,” said sophomore John Bridge.
Something some teens don’t realize is that a lot of adults don't really have the time in their schedules to sit down and watch a new TV show, or even TV at all. An example of that is Principal Gasparini, Coach Tuck, and Mrs.Goldberg who all said “I don’t really have time to sit down and watch TV.”
Along with new T.V. shows there are some great movies out in theaters. The new movie “The Visit,” which is out now has been getting some strong opinions. Some students can't wait to see it, but others, including senior Connor Evans, will never see it. "I'm terrified of the trailers I've seen of it, I hate horror movies, and I love my grandparents," said Evans. The movie is about two kids who visit their grandparents for a week, for the first time. They learn some shocking secrets about their grandparents, leading them to believe that there is something wrong with them. "The trailer looked very interesting, and good," said junior Matthew Schultz. “It looks like a great Jumpscare,” said freshman Mateo Santos. Two students who did see it were senior Rebecca Shen who said it had "a huge twist,” and Oliva who thought “it was really funny, and surprising.”
Another popular fall movie among the students here is "The Martian,” starring Matt Damon. This Sci-Fi thriller is about an astronaut, played by Matt Damon who finds himself stuck on Mars after a vicious storm tore him away from his team. He has to find a way to survive on Mars with only a few months worth of food and water, before NASA can rescue him.“The trailer for it looked really good, and I love Matt Damon,” said Evans. “It looks like a good Sci-Fi movie,” said freshman Ahmad Abu-Ramadan. "It's an interesting storyline," said sophomore Joe DiDomenico. "I started reading the book, but I had to stop because it gave me anxiety," said freshman Greta Smith.
Some other movies popular among students here are, "Mockingjay Part Two" and "The Scorch Trials." Many students can’t wait to watch the ending in The Hunger Games series, which is playing in theaters on November 20. "I loved the other movies, and read all the books," said freshman Greta Smith. "I'm looking forward to seeing the final movie," said junior Jake Harron. The new Maze Runner movie “Scorch Trials” which is in theaters, has gotten mixed reviews. Sophomore Markos Pektopolous said "the movie was average, (because) I didn't like the second half of it." However, senior Patrick Cramer liked the plot.