March 7, 2014
It’s been awhile since I’ve talked about what TV I’m watching. Maybe because it hasn’t been changing much. I did enough traveling the last couple of months that it’s been a bit of a challenge keeping up. Thank goodness for all the On Demand and online options! We are spoiled for TV viewing options!
Castle: Still watching! Six seasons in! This is quite a feat. And it’s still the center of my “make dinner for friends/learning to cook” project, which has now been going for about the whole run, which is kind of cool. I really love that it’s turning into a show about two grownups working on their relationship. With cornball mysteries.
I finally watched the Doctor Who Christmas/new doctor thingy. Meh. Matt Smith’s doctor never grew on me. I would like to go back to a Doctor Who where all the women in the show aren’t throwing themselves at him. And then the story was rather unintelligible: the Silence, and the Angels, and the crack in the universe, and…and… This show is in danger of turning into one long inside joke. I’ll give the new Doctor a chance, but he’s really going to have to work to win me over.
Arrow: This one is getting better and better. It’s keeping up with the parts of I love and adding new bits all the time. This is a great show for women characters. It’s also weirdly giving me my GI Joe fix, because I swear, the flashback bits are Cobra Island. Have I explained my “the flashbacks are Cobra Island” theory? Seriously, I explained it to my friends and one of them said, “You’re right! That missile launcher even looks like a toy!”
Agents of SHIELD. A plot entirely built on acronyms. So wildly inconsistent I’m not sure what to think of it. Flashes of brilliance in between stretches of sheer stupidity. (I am a badass sniper…so I will place myself behind a giant truck that gives me zero line of sight…and not move… wut?) So frustrating. And yet, we watch for the easter eggs.
And…am I watching anything else? Sleepy Hollow, which is still lots of fun but would be even better if they could decide on one back story and stick to it. But I think that may be it. Oh! Face Off, what are we on, season 6? I have no opinions this season. Oh, and the next season of Justified has started! I’ll probably wait to mainline the whole thing at once.
There’s a lot of TV I ought to be watching, apparently. I seem to be watching NONE of the shows that everyone is talking about. And you know what? I’m okay with that. It’s like with books — never let anyone make you feel guilty for what you read, or what you haven’t read. Same with TV. Life is short.