what TV I’m watching now
November 12, 2012
I’m a little bit amazed at how much TV I’m not watching at the moment. So many genre shows are on — and successful — right now, and I’m not watching any of them. Not Grimm, not Once Upon a Time, or The Walking Dead, or 666 Park Avenue, or American Horror Story. I haven’t tried Revolutions and I’ve not heard anything about it that would make me want to. I saw a preview for an episode of Last Resort where everybody gets infected with some kind of mad-making disease and thought, Wow, they’re having to do The Naked Time already? So yeah, just not all that excited about TV right now. I haven’t even caught up on this season’s Doctor Who. Because I’m still not real crazy about Matt Smith’s Doctor. Sorry.
There are exceptions.
Arrow. I didn’t expect to like this, but I’m finding it adorably charming. Superhero action and family drama. Likable characters and relationships. At least one plot twist that surprised even me. I know, right? In fact, a couple of episodes ago I couldn’t stop giggling because I just kept thinking, “OMG, this is like something I would write!”
Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome. Right now, it’s a web show, but I think it might migrate to SyFy in the future. I haven’t been bothered to dig up the info. But holy cow, I loved this with big big big floaty hearts. Military SF, the way BSG was so good at at the start. And we get to see Galactica in her prime, her decks filled with personnel, racks and racks of Vipers at the ready, a whole fleet of ships around her. Wow. And then young Adama does a walk-around and checklist on his Raptor, which I don’t think I’ve ever seen on a science fiction show. Pure love.
Castle. Still watching. The SF convention episode last week was just darling. It appears the series will survive Beckett and Castle hooking up. Huzzah!
And on DVD:
Justified. This was one I would never have watched if a friend hadn’t handed me the DVD set and made me watch. Really well written, intriguing characters. Good stuff. And now I can tell people that Boyd Crowder is the kind of guy Cormac was hanging out with he was 19 or so.
Lexx. I’m in the second season and still super impressed with just how off the rails this thing is. It’s crazy. And it successfully embraces and utilizes the crazy. I was a really long way into it before I realized: this is a space opera with hardly any metal in it. How cool is that?