November 27, 2013
I’m watching more TV right now than I have in a long while. Some interesting stuff going on.
Doctor Who, “Day of the Doctor.” The 50th anniversary special was…nice. I cried once (“This time you don’t have to do it alone.”). But Moffat’s gotten so wibbly-wobbly timey-wimey he just can’t resist retconning the whole damn universe, can he? And now we get to argue about the Doctor numbering we’ve been using since 2005. It just makes me so tired.
I still haven’t caught up on most of last season, and I don’t really care. Clara seems to be even more Amy Pond than Amy Pond, and I just can’t do it. You know what I want to see? An alien companion, or a companion from a different time period. Something new. I’m actually really looking forward to seeing what the new doctor will do with the whole thing, and if they build at all on what happened in the special.
Sleepy Hollow: I adore the characters, the secret history, the setting. But this “must have a shocking revelation every episode ” is starting to wear thin. The back story is about to collapse under its own weight.
Agents of SHIELD is growing on me. The episodes are starting to come together, and the characters are starting to gel. I still have some WTF moments: they don’t believe in telekenesis? Inter dimensional portals and Asgardians are fine, but they draw the line at believing in teke? Paging Dr. Grey…
Arrow is still my favorite show. I’m enjoying it so darned much. It’s managing its off-the-rails storylines, shocking revelations, and continuity very well indeed. And I still love that these characters all really love each other and look out for each other. Moire and Thea and their relationship are fantastic this season.
Castle: Still good! I keep waiting for it to jump the shark and it gets close but then doesn’t!
Almost Human: I caught the first couple of episodes, and oh dear, it’s trying so hard, isn’t it? Dorian is great. But the science word salad expository bits are driving me bonkers. Also, why didn’t anyone tell me Lili Taylor was in it? Yay, Lili Taylor! And maybe someday, we’ll get a near future something that doesn’t try so hard to be Blade Runner. In light of all the other good shows I can be watching, I may not stick with it.
Atlantis: This is a thing that BBC American was pushing hard, that premiered after “Day of the Doctor.” At first I was really excited because it looked like it was going to be Farscape but with Greek mythology (supersquee!). But it was all very meh. Full of Gen Y hotties and not much else. I’d rather watch Tom Mison, Karl Urban, and Nathan Fillion, thanks.